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Ectogenesis, Feminism, and the Metaphysics of Pregnancy

12th September 2019 | 255 views
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Advances in biological sciences suggest that in the future it would be possible to give birth to babies outside of the woman's body, and this upsets assumptions that connect reproductive labour to fixed gender roles. What are then the implications for feminist imaginations and futures?

Feminist talk

What are the complications that identity can produce in research? And when can it be fruitful - can we design solutions and technology keeping in mind the diversity of people, and seeking particularly to include those voices often less heard in technology design.

 
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Nana Kesewaa Dankwa

Nana Kesewaa Dankwa  is a ghanaian living in Germany since 2014. She currently works as a...

In depth

In this article about research with domestic workers and unions, we look at the implications of feminist methods of research and standpoint theory, and how feminist methods of research should seek to destabilise power hierarchies and dynamics. 

 
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Ambika

Ambika is a researcher with the Centre for Internet and Society, India. She works at the...

Editorial

Feminist ways of knowing have paid close attention to the power dynamics of knowledge-making and extraction. In this editorial, we look at how these questions are of importance especially in relation to research that seeks to contribute to liberation and transformation of technology to be used by women and people of...

 
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Tigist Shewarega Hussen

Tigist Shewarega Hussen is an African feminist specializing in feminist internet stidues. She is...

Feminist talk

The hallowed halls of academia, meaningless standards of rigour determine who can be a researcher. Would it be possible to truly undertake independent research outside of the aegis and agendas of institutions.

 
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Shreya Ila Anasuya

Shreya Ila Anasuya is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, an independent journalist, and the...

In depth

What is the place of memory in research? What happens when researchers hold fragile links to the past for a community? How can we pleasantly complicate our ideas around research and writing by including the role of memories - that of those being researched and our own as well.

 
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Débora Prado

Débora Prado is a feminist, activist, journalist and researcher from Brazil. She has a...

Feminist talk

Research is often meant for lofty objectives of ensuring policy change, and at at the very least, it should do no harm. But what if your research is about violence - and what risks do we run when asking participants to revisit their trauma and hurt that they experienced because of online violence.

 
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Neema Iyer

Neema Iyer is the founder and director of Pollicy, a civic technology organization based in...