Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

Female-Programmer in Education and Career: Technofeminism Studies in Science and Technology

Andi Misbahul Pratiwi

Abstract

This paper defines women’s status and agency in Information Technology (IT) in education and career as a programmer. In fact, technology is never a neutral ground. Technologies have a masculine image not only because they are dominated by men but because they incorporate symbols, metaphors and values that have masculine connotations. How do women define, control and transform herself in this area? The transformation of relationship between women and machine is important to be investigated. The new definition about masculinity domination and the new style is the technofeminism movement. Technofeminist approaches
emphasize that the gender–technology relationship is fluid and flexible. Therefore we can re-define “technophobia” to “technophilia”, as a celebration of woman’s agency to new digital age.

Keywords

technofeminism; female programmer; female developer; gender and technology.

Full Text:

PDF

References

Millet, Kate 1970, Sexual Politics, New York, Doubleday

Oracle Women’s Leadership (OWL): Developing and Empowering

Oracle Women Leaders, https://www.oracle.com/corporate/

citizenship/workforce/owl.html (diakses pada 19 Agustus 2016)

Tong, Rosemarie Putnam 1998, Feminist Thought: Pengantar

Paling Komprehensif kepada Aliran Utama Pemikiran Feminis, terj. A

Priyatna, Jalasutra, Yogyakarta.

UNESCO 2006, Report on Gender, Science and Technology in Five

Asian Countries, UNESCO.

UNIFEM 1995, Missing Links: Gender Equity in Science and

Technology for Development, Canada, International Development

Research Centre.

Valenduc, Gérard et,al 2004, Widening Women’s Work in Information

and Communication Technology, Research report, Work &

Technology Research Centre European Commission.

Wacjman, Judy 2001, Feminisme versus Teknologi, SBPY (Sekretariat

Bersama Perempuan Yogyakarta), Yogyakarta.

Wacjman, Judy 2009, “Feminist theories of technology”, Cambridge

Journal of Economics, http://wiki.medialabprado.es/images/4/4b/

Wajcman_Feminist_theories_of_technology.pdf doi:10.1093/cje/

ben057.

Wajcman, Judy 2007, “From Women and Technology to Gendered

Technoscience”, Information, Communication & Society, vol. 10, no.

, h. 287-298.

Wajcman, Judy 2006, “TechnoCapitalism meets TechnoFeminism:

Women and Technology in Wireless World”, Labour & Industry,

vol. 16, no. 3, April-May 2006, diakses pada 9 September 2016,

http://ross.mayfirst.org/files/wajcman-technocapitalism-meetstechnofeminism.pdf

Camera, L 2016, “Women Can Code-as Long as No One Knows

They’re Women”, usnews.com, diakses pada 9 September 2016,

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2016/02/18/

study-shows-women-are-bettercoders-but-only-when-gender-ishidden “Computer Programmer”, n.y., technopedia, artikel technopedia, diakses pada 20 Agustus 2016, https://www.techopedia.com/

definition/6589/computer-programmer

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.