I advocate for Feminism and Free Software….

“...poststructural feminist theory is concerned with ‘theorizing the ways in which cultural discourses and social practices shape forms of social organization, knowledge, meaning, subjectivity, and identity'” (McCann & Kim)

I am, and always will be, a feminist.
I came to love feminism through the writer Marge Piercy, and I will forever be enchanted by the heavy and cynical clouds of feminist theory.  I also believe that it is important to begin thinking of issues surrounding technology through a lens of social justice and the GNU philosophy can aide in thinking critically about a broad range of pertinent topics.  As new technology becomes more and more intertwined in peoples lives the more it becomes apparent that privacy, anti-exploitation measures, and equal access to technology is necessary.  I think free software and its (growing) community has the power to begin thinking through crucial problems of not only  personal autonomy and privacy in relation to technology, but of the problems of the recapitulations of oppressions (i.e. sexism, racism, classs, ableism) in relation to technology.  At the heart of what I do, I believe responsible and effective social change can happen through deep intellectual engagement with issues of oppression- in all its various forms.
Currently I work at Perkins School for the Blind and am pursuing a new found interest in learning about d/Deaf culture in the United States.

You may contact me at sarah.adelaida.mcintire [ @ ] gmail . com


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