Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Geek Feminism and Women's History

As far as I can tell, no-one has alerted aqueductistas to a blog they may find interesting and relevant, Geek Feminism:
The Geek Feminism blog exists to support, encourage, and discuss issues facing women in geek communities, including science and technology, gaming, SF fandom, and more. (Yes, we take a broad view of geekdom.)

Things that are on-topic for this blog:

1. geeky discussion about feminism
2. feminist discussion about geekdom
3. geek feminist discussion about other things

I have recently been added to the roster of their posters, and it occurred to me that my post on the recent Women's History Network annual conference on ‘Women, Gender & Political Spaces: Historical Perspectives’ might also be of interest to readers of Ambling Along the Aqueduct.

Other papers of interest that I heard not mentioned over there included a peep at some preliminary work on the nanny and paid childcare more generally, which sounds as if it will be a very exciting project, by Kath Holden, who recently published a splendid scholarly study, The Shadow of Marriage: Singleness in England, 1914-60 (coming out in paperback early in 2010). In the same panel were a couple of interesting papers about the politics of nursing, which raised a number of further questions about women and caring work, and issues of power, authority and hierarchy within female-dominated professions.


Timmi Duchamp said...

Thanks, Lesley! I'll add this blog to the roll. The link to your post doesn't work, however. I think this is the correct one: http://geekfeminism.org/2009/09/15/the-long-long-trail/

Liz Henry said...

I'll add you to geek feminism blogroll too or do some linking!