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認識邊邊

Vision & Mission

邊邊想很大

邊邊女力協會關注性/別弱勢群體的身心健康、平等權利和人權尊嚴,旨在通過推動台灣性/別弱勢群體的科技近用權,實現台灣社會的文化多元、性別平等及安全永續。

我們希望透過女性主義視角來打破傳統對基礎科學與應用技術的二元分界,檢視科技的知識生產、發展與使用,尤其聚焦於科技如何形塑性別關係以及性別如何影響科技體制,致力推廣關注臺灣本地社會發展與多元性/別處境的科技觀,邁向具有身體溫度並擁抱差異的女性主義科技。

We envision a culturally diverse, sustainable, and safe society where gender and sexual minorities have dignity, equality, and realization of rights.

FLAME’s mission is to question the knowledge production, development, and application of technology from a feminist intersectional approach and to promote gender-equal access to resources and technologies in the society.

What technology do we want?

The modern definition of technology has been constituted since the eighteenth century by industrial engineering, which strictly applied science by excluding useful arts technology, such as needlework, weaving, and food production. Instead of questioning how women can be better treated within and by technology, we want to question how a technology deeply involved in masculinity and masculine projects could be used for the emancipation of women. We want to question further what knowledge matters in the history of human development. We want to develop a feminist interpretation of technology as well as challenge the masculinity of modern technology. We want to call for a new technology that is inclusive for women, that constitutes gender-equitable social relations, that favors women, rather than one that is dominated by men.

什麼是科技?

如果說科技改變生活,那是不是所有改變了人類生活的發明和創造都應被視為科技?

編織技術擴大了人類在不同季節的行動範圍,醃漬技術延長了食物的保存期限,烹飪工具的發明和發展豐富了人類的味蕾生活,那為什麼這些智慧很少被當作科技的一部分?通過檢視人類科技發展史中那些被遺忘的知識,以及那些被邊緣化的女性勞動,我們希望復興女性用生命傳承的生活智慧,打造一個有溫度、有性別視角的科技觀。

Who has access to technology?

Equal access does not only depend on available infrastructure but also has to do with the type of information available (in what formats and languages). Equal access also means any individual can enjoy their equal rights to inform themselves, to express opinions, to connect with others, to make noise, regardless of their race, ethnicity, nationality, class, caste, religion, belief, sex, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, health or other status. Therefore, we want to promote a culture in Chinese with a focus on ensuring women and queer persons with universal, affordable, meaningful and equal access to technology.

什麼是科技近用權?

近用權包括「接近權」和「使用權」兩個概念,意即接近和使用的權利。「科技近用權」則是指個人接近和使用科技的權利,不僅涵蓋了個人可以便利獲得科技相關資訊、學習科技相關知識的權利,也包括個人可以平等使用科技、讓科技進入生活的能力。因此,科普知識的語言是否老少咸宜?科技產品的設計是否考慮到不同身體、不同語言、不同性別的需求差異?科技的使用空間是否可以保障所有使用者的身心安全?這些都是涉及科技近用權,也是我們所關注的議題。

Why is access to technology unequal?

Technologies often replicate existing power relations and establish new ones, creating gender bias within the system of technologies that have consequences for women’s work, women’s health, and women’s life. The lived experience and specific needs of women are either simplified or ignored by both the system and the data. We are here to break the silence, to challenge the technology constructed by patriarchy as well as the states and private sectors that control technology and its access, and to take back the ownership of technology locally, regionally, and globally.

為什麼科技近用權很重要?

我們的世界正在變成一個數位化的世界:個人存在於政府的數據庫裏,知識存在於網路的搜索引擎裡,人與人的關係存在於社交平臺的評論和點讚裡。擁有較多科技近用權的3C達人在數位時代如魚得水的同時,較少接觸科技、甚至完全不了解科技的個人正在成為數位時代的邊緣群體。如何看到這些數位邊緣群體的存在?如何聽到她/他們的訴求?如何讓科技所帶來的改變惠及每個人而不是加劇已有的社會不公與貧富差距?這是我們透過平等的科技近用權所關注的最終問題。

工作團隊 Staff

dana 張丹丹

Executive Director

秘書長

dana@flameflame.org

Mallie 謝莉君

Operative Officer

辦公室主任

mallie@flameflame.org

理監事團隊 Board

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