Technology Is Not the Great Equalizer: A Feminist Perspective on the Digital Economy
Lamìs Shejni ()
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Lamìs Shejni: Society for International Development
Development, 2019, vol. 62, issue 1, 128-135
Abstract This article looks beyond the hype around the digital economy’s potential to create gender justice by busting the myths and illustrating the facts, as well as proposing holistic solutions. It is mainly an adaptation of the webinar ‘Does the digital economy promote women’s rights? Unpacking the Myths!’. In its essence, it is a call for action to create and shape technology that breaks with traditional gender biases, creating digital justice and opportunities for the many not the few in a world that is increasingly restructured and unequal.
Keywords: Gender justice; Digital justice; Digital economy; Technology; Feminist economics; Algorithms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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