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date: 25 January 2020

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This article examines gender difference issues related to the politics of technology. It discusses feminists' identification of men's monopoly of technology as an important source of their power and women's traditional lack of technological skills as an important element in their dependence on men. It explains the concept of the so-called technofeminism and shows that such a perspective on technology adds a new dimension to the political analyses of gender difference and sexual inequality. It suggests that the process of technical change is integral to the renegotiation of gender power relations and that the recognition that gender and technology are mutually constitutive opens up fresh possibilities for feminist scholarship and action.

Keywords: gender differences, politics, technology, technological skills, feminists, technofeminism, sexual inequality, gender power relations

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