Gendered Technology


This article originally appeared in Issue# 48

"Who does what with a technology for what purposes is, at least in part, a cause and effect of gender.

Men are more likely than women to be owners and operators of cameras that take pictures of women. Women have their pictures taken and may be more likely to have responsibility for maintaining family ties and history through photographs.

Men speak, write and publish more in the public world of commerce, politics and ideas. But women write the family letters and make the family telephone calls."

— Lana Rakow in Gendered Technology, Gendered Practice, Critical Studies in Mass Communications #5