TOWARDS A SOCIO-POLITICAL ETHICS OF ART AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION. FIGHTING GENDER VIOLENCE IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE

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CONGRESO TOWARDS A SOCIO-POLITICAL ETHICS OF ART AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION. FIGHTING GENDER VIOLENCE IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE

Abstract

To address the issue of gender violence from an ethical dimension and from a socio-political perspective that promotes clarity on the development and achievement of equality between women and men, we must establish a contextualization that frames the globalization process and the development of new technologies. In order to achieve this, we will start from an understanding of our culture as the expression of a complex network of cultural relations which has promoted the gender binary and the consequent roles assigned to women, which are still to be overcome. It is through this gender binary that the need to visualize alternative feminist positions has emerged in confrontation with the decadence that the crisis of capitalist patriarchy reveals. From this perspective, the process of globalization can be seen as a sexist biopolitical generator, that could simultaneously contribute the use of technology to the progress and overcoming of this discriminatory situation that manifests itself in gender violence. We will start with the definitions by María Elena Rodríguez Simón in her book titled Hijas de la igualdad, herederas de injusticias (Daughters of Equality, Heirs to Injustice), where she helps us map out the current violence exerted on women: a violence that is structural, symbolic and direct.