Women and Cellular
Community. Telefones celulares são mais que objetos de desejo. Eles podem servir para reforço comunitário e como forma de combater a pobreza e condições desfavoráveis. Interessante pensar questões de gênero ligado aos desenvolvimentos das tecnologias móveis.
Vejam post do MobileActive.org:
“(…) For women around the world, mobile phones not about sexy designs and knowing when it’s that time of the month. Mobile phones are slowly changing the lives of women who use them and the communities in which they live. They’ve created a path out of poverty for many women in the developing world, as microfinance and ‘phone ladies’ running businesses increase in numbers. Mobiles are enabling translation for victims of domestic violence in the United States, provide Ukrainian sex workers a way to safety, and protect Philippine domestic workers in the Middle East. Mobile phones are giving voice to female reporters in Africa and encouraging free speech in Egypt. And as mobile phones become increasingly ubiquitous — they’re already at 3.3 billion and counting — they are likely to continue to influence the lives and societies of the women who use them in the future.”