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Conclusion

Genderblindness is too deeply encoded in our knowledge tradition to be cured in one brief chapter. Becoming aware of the ways in which one individually makes assumptions based on gender, the ways in which technoscientific thought is encoded with gender (while claiming genderneutrality), and how that influences women’s participation, and rediscovering the histories of women in science and technology, requires an ongoing commitment to the process of discovery. I hope these ideas have inspired you to engage in the process of becoming increasingly genderaware, because only then can we all work together to manifest our full human potential.

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Notes

  • 1. In accordance with science and technology studies scholars, I use the term technoscience rather than science or technology as a marker of the ways in which these knowledge traditions are socially situated.
  • 2. Thanks to Cordelia Fine’s (2010) Delusions ofGender: How Our Minds, Society and Neurosexism Create Difference for this title.
  • 3. This is a big project for one chapter. For a more in-depth explanation of some of these issues, see my (2009) book Gender and Information Technology: Moving Beyond Access to Co-Create Global Partnership. I’m currently working on a new book.
 
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