Hello everyone, I hope you all had a relaxing spring break! A few classes ago we had the discussion about chapter two, which explained that more men use technology/Internet compared to women.
Some part of this I do believe to be true, but other times, I believe it to be false. In the past I would fully agree with anyone to say, “Men use the Internet more than women and are more advanced in this department.” I say this because forty to fifty years ago it was the men who went to work and as they say, “brought home the bacon.” Women were recognized as staying at home, taking care of the children, and baking cookies. I believe this to be true because men dominated the work force earlier than women and were able to have a jump-start of incorporating technologies into their everyday life.
Today, women are working outside of the home and using the same technologies that men do, although some may say that they do not use it to its full extent. I did find a website that disagreed with this from Huffington Post. It explained, “Women are dominating in the digital "battle of the sexes." That's what the numbers say, anyway.” This incorporates social media, video games, and research. Do not get me wrong; everyone has different preference to what he or she does on the Internet, but women are starting to get more involved with technologies, but are moving at a slower pace, because they are not as advanced. In addition, it may not be a woman’s preference to use a certain type of technology or research certain information.
In conclusion, do you believe that women are held back from Internet because they were not given this as the same time as men were? Also, do you believe that women will be able to take on Internet use as men do now, in the next ten to twenty years, or do you believe it has already happened?
Check out the website http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/women-facebook-twitter-pinterest_n_1655164.html