Episode 4: Technology and Women's Labor
Hosts: Anna Reser, Leila McNeill, and Rebecca Ortenberg
Guest: Marie Hicks
Producer: Leila McNeill
In this episode, Anna and Rebecca challenge us to expand our definition of technology to include women's work with technological foods and sewing. Leila breaks down the class and labor implications of a net neutrality rollback and urges feminists to include net neutrality in their activism. And finally, guest Dr. Marie Hicks joins us to talk about their book Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing.
Technological Food and Women's Labor by Anna Reser
Nicholas de Monchaux, Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo (MIT Press, 2011).
New Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Existing Net Neutrality Rules, Affordable Access, and Competition Among ISPs
Internet/Broadband Fact Sheet by Pew Research Center
13% of Americans don't use the internet. Who are they? by Pew Research Center
Net Neutrality is a Feminist Issue. Here's Why. by Sarah Mirk
Man Develops App to Reveal What Women Look Like Without Makeup by Madison Malone Kircher
Sewing Science, Sewing History by Rebecca Ortenberg
Dr. Marie Hicks website
Marie Hicks, Programmed Inequality (MIT Press, 2017).
Gutting net neutrality is a death knell for the resistance by Sarah Kendzior
Ruth Oldenziel and Karin Zachmann, Cold War Kitchen: Amercanization, Technology, and European Users (MIT Press, 2011).
Jessamyn Neuhaus, “The Way to a Man’s Heart: Gender Roles, Domestic Ideology, and Cookbooks in the 1950s,” Journal of Social History, vol. 32, no. 3 (1999): 529-555.
Glenn Sheldon, “Crimes and Punishments: Class and Connotations of Kitschy American Food and Drink,” Studies in Popular Culture, vol. 27, no. 1 (2004): 61-72.
Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (Harper Collins, 2016).