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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGIE ET FÉMINISME SOCIALISTE À LA FIN DU XXe SIÈCLE * Donna Haraway Rêve ironique d’une langue commune pour les femmes dans le circuit intégré. Je vais tenter ici de construire un mythe politique ironique qui soit fidèle au féminisme, au socialisme et au matérialisme. Le cyborg est un organisme cybernétique, hybride de machine et de vivant, créature de la réalité sociale comme personnage de roman. La science-fiction contemporaine est peuplée de cyborgs, créatures à la fois animal et machine qui habitent des univers ambigus à la fois naturels et fabriqués. Je plaide pour une fiction cyborgienne qui cartographierait notre réalité corporelle et sociale, une ressource imaginaire qui permettrait d’envisager de nouveaux accouplements fertiles. La fin du XXe siècle, notre époque, ce temps mythique est arrivé et nous ne sommes que chimères, hybrides de machines et d’organismes théorisés puis fabriqués; en bref, des cyborgs. Il en va de même pour la race. Related:  Théories

The essential feminist manifestos Does a piece have to be called a manifesto to be a manifesto? In a tradition as powerful and rooted in argument – which is, after all, what manifesting is all about – as feminism is, we think not. From radical second-wave tracts to viral tumblr treatises, here are our top ten picks for pro-woman proclamations. Penned in 1967 by the woman who would shoot Andy Warho the following year, the SCUM Manifesto ("SCUM" possibly stands for "Society for Cutting Up Men") epitomises everything you think when you hear the word "manifesto": outrageous, incendiary, a demand for action. Subtitled "The Case for Feminist Revolution", this radical 1970 book focuses on how the biological differences between guys and gals caused the large-scale inequalities perpetuated in our culture. Essentially a list of feelings outlined in simple language, this Tumblr entry posted last April by the imitable musician has generated nearly 20,000 notes, serving as a feminist statement that is unapologetic yet accessible.

22 Things Only Women's And Gender Studies' Majors Understand The Big Feminist BUT: The Caveats of Gender Politics in Comics by Maria Popova “There’s both liberation and possibility in pointing out that you’re not a sellout or a coward for refusing to adopt a label that doesn’t quite name your experience.” “Feminism is too important to be discussed only by academics,” Caitlin Moran wrote in her excellent How to Be a Woman and, indeed, gender politics permeate everything from our language to our capacity for love to our economy to how kids come to see the world. Luckily, Moran’s point comes wonderfully alive in The Big Feminist BUT: Comics about Women, Men and the Ifs, Ands & Buts of Feminism (public library) — a magnificent Kickstarter-funded collection of “the ideas, experiences and impressions of individual cartoonists and writers at a very specific moment in time,” titled after the all-too-familiar caveat of “I’m a feminist, but…” (or, occasionally, “I’m not a feminist, but…”). By Emily Flake 'Feminist, adj' by MariNaomi Shannon O’Leary writes in the introduction: 'Queer, Eh?' 'Boy's Life' by Andi Zeisler

Le "male gaze" (regard masculin) Après l’article de Thomas la semaine dernière sur le « slut-shaming », on continue avec les concepts féministes difficilement traduisibles. To gaze signifie en effet « regarder fixement », « contempler »; on peut le traduire par « regard masculin », que j’emploierai alternativement avec l’expression anglaise. Issu de la critique cinématographique, ce concept est devenu central dans le vocabulaire du féminisme anglophone. Le « male gaze » peut en effet être étudié au cinéma, mais aussi dans d’autres domaines de la culture visuelle (BD, publicité, jeux vidéo…). Origines du concept: Laura Mulvey, « Visual pleasure and Narrative cinema » En 1975, la critique de cinéma Laura Mulvey forge et définit le concept dans un article intitulé « Plaisir visuel et cinéma narratif ». Mulvey distingue trois types de regards: celui de la caméra sur les acteurs et actrices, celui du public regardant le produit final, et celui des personnages se regardant les uns les autres au sein du film. Jeux vidéo

Simone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist” in a Rare TV Interview (1975) In Simone de Beauvoir’s 1945 novel The Blood of Others, the narrator, Jean Blomart, reports on his childhood friend Marcel’s reaction to the word “revolution”: It was senseless to try to change anything in the world or in life; things were bad enough even if one did not meddle with them. Everything that her heart and her mind condemned she rabidly defended—my father, marriage, capitalism. Marcel’s fearful fatalism represents everything De Beauvoir condemned in her writing, most notably her groundbreaking 1949 study, The Second Sex, often credited as the foundational text of second-wave feminism. In the 1975 interview above with French journalist Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber—“Why I’m a Feminist”—De Beauvoir picks up the ideas of The Second Sex, which Servan-Schreiber calls as important an “ideological reference” for feminists as Marx’s Capital is for communists. Yes, that formula is the basis of all my theories…. Related Content: Free Online Philosophy Courses

« Je ne suis pas féministe mais…  | «notachocolatecake « Je ne suis pas féministe mais… » « Je ne suis pas féministe mais… » : Le féminisme est un terme qui semble mettre certaines personnes mal à l’aise, hommes et femmes confondus. « Etre féministe », parlons-en… … On oublie ! Mais si vous êtes anglophones, enjoy ;-) [mise à jour le 12.04.2013] En effet, le texte que je m’étais permise de traduire librement de l’anglais – et dont la source se trouve en cliquant sur le lien ci-dessus – est contesté par son auteure pour des questions de droits. Yeaaahhh ! Cela dit, il me semble que défendre et promouvoir le féminisme impliquerait aussi de savoir ouvrir la discussion sur le thème avec un plus grand nombre en tissant des liens au delà des frontières… [Mise à jour le 14.04.2013] «Le féminisme n’est pas un gros mot. Les Dégenreuses nous donnent une petite définition pour mettre les choses à plat: «Le féminisme, c’est un ensemble d’idées dont le but est de réfléchir sur la place des femmes dans la société et de militer pour leurs droits. J'aime :

Women's Studies: Feminist Theory French Feminists Suggestions and submissions for publication on this page are welcome, see our Call for Contributions. Reviews of Feminist Theory Books Reviews published in online journals (mostly PostModern Culture). Women in Philosophy Gallery Images of women philosophers and theorists - slow loading, be patient. The Agony of Feminism: Why Feminist Theory Is Necessary After All Essay by Nina Baym, Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences, U. Anne Balsamo - An Interview on the occasion of her presentation, "Cyberflesh: World Wide White Wash" on 28 April 1997. " My project, whether it has been body building or cosmetic surgery or the Web itself, has been trying to investigate how these technologies have been taken up and the way in which they work and the way they function institutionally." Approaches to Feminism Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST) Back to the Future: Marriage as Friendship in the Thought of Mary Wollstonecraft Bat Kol: A Feminist House of Study Mary T.

Don’t blame Emma Watson’s speech for liberal feminist failures. | Laura McNally Emma Watson’s speech isn’t the problem. The problem is liberal feminism. Emma Watson’s speech at the UN has made headlines worldwide. It wasn’t a bad speech. Several feminists have already addressed some of the problematic aspects of her speech. But as a woman who is most concerned with women’s liberation, I acknowledge that Emma Watson has created more awareness in ten minutes than I could in my lifetime. So you know what is more problematic, male-centric, and piecemeal than Emma Watson’s speech? Liberal feminist analysis. The liberal feminist movement argues sexist objectification and violent pornography can be feminist, but that Emma Watson’s speech was barely sufficient.Liberal feminism frames sexual violence in porn as an empowered choice for women.Liberal feminism responds “not all porn” in the same way sexists respond “not all men” when we talk about male violence and misogyny. Yet now, I hear, the liberal feminist movement is upset because Emma called upon men in her speech.

Cute as Subversive (originally posted on my tumblr) Eline and I have had on and off conversations regarding the cute aesthetic for a couple of months. I was reminded yesterday when my boyfriend jokingly referred to me as tsudere and then it delved into a serious conversation about how cuteness could possibly be a subversive thing depending on what is going on (he tried to argue that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was not subversive, and someone that Jun Togawa would be against, but I argued the opposite). I think cuteness is a bad thing when its infantilizing. See Hayao's Miyazaki's comments on moe and otaku fetishization of cute lady and girl characters in anime/manga/idol culture: It's difficult. In Western culture, it's a bit different, but of the same thing. White women who are labeled as infantilized also come with another layer to their identity: they are sexualized. So what does cuteness look like if it is subversive? Cuteness may have usefulness in some circumstances. « Je ne suis pas féministe mais… » : je ne compte plus le nombre de fois où j’ai entendu cette phrase, comme si vouloir l’égalité entre les sexes était un gros mot ou un crime de lèse-majesté. L’ex première dame Carla Bruni est allée encore plus loin en affirmant dans une interview à Vogue Paris : « Je ne suis pas une féministe active. Au contraire, je suis bourgeoise. J'aime la vie de famille, j'aime faire la même chose chaque jour ». Après les clichés sur la féministe poilue, mal baisée et hystérique, voici une nouveauté : on ne peut être féministe et être bourgeoise, on ne peut être féministe et avoir une vie de famille. Récemment, le site « La Parisienne » posait cette question fondamentale : Beauvoir était-elle une femme soumise ? Si je résume donc mes lectures des derniers jours, on n’a pas le droit d’être féministe si on est mariée. En bref, des brevets de féministes en veux-tu en voilà délivrés par des personnes qui n’ont rien à voir avec un quelconque militantisme en la matière.

Is Feminism Funnier and Less Serious? How Snarky Feminism Is Making Strides Is feminism becoming funnier and less serious? Is that a blow to women’s rights? Last month, Slate Double X’s Katie Roiphe wonders “if the era of earnest popular feminism is over.” She declares a new era of “Mockery Feminism,” in which feminists use humor to ridicule sexism. Roiphe bolsters her argument by using best-selling feminist writers Tina Fey and Caitlin Moran and feminist blogs Jezebel and Double X as examples since they all bestow healthy doses of sarcasm and snark with their feminism. Roiphe asserts: “The implicit attitude of this kind of writing is: “Can you believe these bozos are still acting like this?” While Tina Fey is a feminist icon to many people, a backlash occurred with feminists questioning her portrayal of gender. What’s interesting about both best-selling books isn’t that funny feminists penned them. The media continually perpetuates the myth of the humorless feminist, with some invoking the particularly offensive moniker “Feminazi.” Um, no.