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Articles, research papers, and reports that focus on gender, communication, and internet issues.
- Cross-Gender Communication in Cyberspace
A graduate research paper that analyzes the effect of computer mediated comunication (CMC) on communication across gender.
- The Feminization of Cyberspace
- A personal reflection by "Doctress Neutopia," (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 31 January 1994) in which she explains why she identifies "virtual reality" as the perflect place for her "Neutopian imagination" to come to fruition.
- Gender Bias: Roadblock to Sustainable Development
Jodi L. Jacobson
Text of a report by the WorldWatch Institute (written by Jodi L. Jacobson) that discusses the ways in which gender bias contributes the growth of poverty and population, particularly in subsistence economies.
- Gender Differences in Communication: An Intercultural Experience
Becky Michele Mulvaney
Argues that cross-gender communication qualifies as a form of intercultural communication and offers advice on how to develop effective intercultural communication skills when speaking across genders.
- Gender Issues in Computer Networking
Leslie Regan Shade
Discusses some of the key issues and controversies that have arisen regarding gender and computer networking, including participation of women in computer science and networking, social interactions, and pornography.
- Gender Issues in Online Communications
Hoai-An Truong, Gail Williams, Judi Clark, Anna Couey
Article by Hoai-An Truong, Gail Williams, Judi Clark and Anna Couey in conjunction with members of the Bay Area Women in Telecommunications Group (Version Number 4.2, 1993). This essay discusses how gender "follows" women into on-line communities and sets a tone for their interactions online. BAWIT focuses on key issues in this situation and suggests possible solutions.
- Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
- Personals Are Political
- Sex and the Cybergirl
Article which discusses the sexual advances and pornographic comments that barrage women who enter live chat rooms.
- Women's Access to On-Line Discussions about Feminism
Suggests that the success of appropriating computer networks for feminist organizing in the future will reflect the extent to which women's access to computer networks is addressed by future users.
- What Do Women Really Want (Online, That Is)?
The May 1994 issue of Interactive Publishing Alert contains the results of a new IPA survey that analyzes women's online usage patterns and preferences and what this means for electronic publishers.