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Forum VII (Summer 2018)

Once and Future Feminist

From the breast pump to freezing women’s eggs, new technologies have long promised to “liberate” women, but the results are often uneven, freeing some women while worsening the oppression of others. Once and Future Feminist explores the intersection of feminism and tech with guest editor Merve Emre. The collection explores the advantages and disadvantages technology offers feminism from all angles: sexual, biological, economic, and political. In the age of Silicon Valley, these issues are more pressing than ever, and this collection pushes readers to consider not only whether emancipatory feminism is possible today, but also what it might look like.

 

 

Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen
 

 

Essays

Silvia Federici, Jill Richards
Silvia Federici interviewed by Jill Richards.
Sarah Sharma

From laundry to meal prep, apps tend to mimic maternal care. Is this good for women?

James G. Chappel
Many Amazon holiday orders will be fulfilled by homeless retirees, America’s newest precariat. Taking better care of them is part of feminism’s next big challenge.
Cathy O'Neil
How sex with robots became safer—and better—than sex with actual men.
Michael Bronski

Seventies activists wanted to emancipate kids and destroy the nuclear family—so how did we end up with gay marriage instead?

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