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Hacking gender constructions

keywords: (doing) gender, (de)construction, social hacking/engineering

Abstract: Before hacking gender, it might be useful to have a look at how gender is constructed in society: Why do people usually ‘see’ only two genders? Which ‘tools’ are used to establish a bias between the concepts of ‘male’ and ‘female’? … And what can ‘hacking’ mean in this context? This will be a very basic introduction into the (de)construction of gender and some thoughts about ‘hacking’ in a broader sense.

Metodology:  I’d like to give a rather short talk ( I also try to transform abstract theory into handy comic-style images) and afterwards collect ideas on how and where you want to hack gender or which useful techniques you already tried.

Recomended lectures: you like and if you understand German, you can find the script on my blog (under the section ‘Material’):