Tag: gender

Group D Anomymity

I first want to bring up my sense of confusion or lack of correct understanding on the connection between the ability of anonymity on the Internet and Transgender, Non Gender, POC. As a straight white male I’m very cognizant to the fact that I have bias, or a lack of ability to understand some of these connections based on personal…

a lot of thoughts that might not make sense – Group D

  First, I wanted to write that I am struggling with the words ‘necropolitics’ and ‘necropower’ because they appear redundant. Necro- is the prefix meaning death, but adding ‘death’ symbol to ‘politicals’ or ‘power’ symbol might be repetitive because I feel like death is embedded in power and politics from their configuration?? Is the use of this prefix to emphasize…

Shifting and Passing: A Form of Identity

“Shifting is a form of communication, of media, because anything that can change state can carry information, and further, the transformation of bodies is often facilitated by the addition of technologies to a body, such as administered hormones or lipstick.” “What matters most is not the moment of being opaque or invisible, or the moment of being visible and therefore…

Stereotypes and Cybertypes in the internet and video games

In Lisa Nakaruma’s, Cybertyping and the Work of Race in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, the author brings out a distinct concept that perhaps doesn’t come out a lot in the issues of race (or at least not often as I know it).  Cybertyping as Nakaruma calls it, is “the distinctive ways that the Internet propagates, disseminates and commodifies images of race…

Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto,” Affinity and Identity, and Wishing I took LIT3046

Originally published in 1985, Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto exists as a major work of late 20th century feminist discourse, and offers challenging however highly interesting and influential ideas regarding the roles of feminism and feminists in science, technology, and socialism. It’s amusing that in this version offered to me, editor Simon During’s author’s note poses a question and intentionally does not…

Cyborgism: Haraway, Huxtable and New Feminism

Virtual online worlds have revolutionized our communities due to their global reach and also their disembodiment. I believe that part of why the LGBTQ and feminist communities have developed such a vast and thriving online life is the fact that the Internet is severed from the body. It presents a reality distinct from the physical, and as such attracts people…