And there it was, one of that rare zen moments everyone experience once in while. Mind/heart/stomach came all together and a shift happened. I am shifted, enlightened, transformed by a collective intelligence driven by feminism, solidarity, recognition of each others and most of all thanks to people who looks and experience life in one of the most difficult condition of confinement.
Worst is a word, whose echo depends on the vastness of the cave
Two years ago the
main struggle in mine and my twins lives was making sense of my
partner’s / their father’s suicide and one of the twins’ fresh
diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, a chronic condition.
We entered 2020 with the quiet hope of resilience.
A few days after the start of spring in the northern hemisphere, we are in an almost total lock down, initiated by the news from Italy. In few weeks we went from no schools of any grade running, to everything but services of public use shut down; younger of 18 years old and older of 65 years old forbidden to exit their homes; police officers going from door to door and checking if people, who have received an order for self-quarantine and isolation, comply with it.
Feminism is a political statement, and more importantly political practice, way of thinking, understanding and public articulation of practically every issue of life.
If I try to translate this virtually, in Internet language so to say, I can state that feminism should be the basic, non-exclusive, element of the code that constitutes every possible algorithm. The human mind-intelligence is embodied in the real world. If the real world is sexist, it is very likely that most of the technology that develops will have the virus of sexism in its core as well. That core will seamlessly define rules and space of the virtual world. Continue reading “Why feminism matters to Internet?”