Is if the Internet is female? My initial thought was ‘Of course’ Women are innately more social, emotional, and creative than men, thus being drawn to the the ever growing social sphere of the Internet. Sure, all of us ladies just LOVE to communicate. But, with that, the majority of popular Internet companies has and continues to be created by men. Thus employing a mindset quite different than a web community created by females. As much as we want to make the Internet a genderless community, we continue more than ever before to be more judgmental and harsh of the sexes. With the constant gratification faceless bloggers getting slandered for their appearance, race, gender, etc. We have created a place that is more sensitive than ever. I’m still split upon what exactly a Female Internet looks like, but I do know that with this empowerment. Also comes an overt repercussion that must not be ignored.
Feel free to email me (Meghan@NonSociety.com) with your thoughts about this, as I’d love to get some perspective tomorrow’s panel.