We all recognize that technology is an important part of our everyday social and material lives – right from the tools we use for communication (mobile phones, the internet, radio), to the machines and technology that produce our electricity, food and clothes, transportation or monitor us when we’re ill. Whether in the Stone Age (when man learned to use fire to better his life) or the Bronze or Iron Age (when man began to manipulate metal for his own use) technology has been important to human society. Yet the history of technology has more often than not been a history dominated by men, and the inventions of men. While this is true about centuries past, we believe that this should not be true about the years ahead.
From this thought followed the idea of a feminist approach to technology - an outlook that questions the existing structures of technology, and seeks to incorporate women as equal partners within it. Whether in personal, social and professional spaces, women should be encouraged to participate equally in technology, take initiative in their own learning, and be comfortable in engaging and experimenting with technology.