"VOF Week 1: (we are women of dreams and choices )."
I am sitting in the lonely corner of my room aloof but I am talking to women who are thousands of kilometers away from me. I am sharing my thoughts, ideas, emotions cultural and gender issues and my ideology .Definitely, Web 2.0 excites me. Often I think, will this virtual communication empower women? Will it break the digital divide in our society? But still I think it happens …women communicate. They share their thoughts ideas and help each other. Why not? It’s the empowerment! The silent, passive, nervous, shivering women opens up. She speaks for herself and for society .The support extended towards women, the exchange and sharing of thoughts makes the idea of virtual communication a success. Can we call it a virtual communication? Yes..in technical terms and No in emotional values . Web 2 helps us to know more about women and their world. But still a question arises within me which I think is to be addressed. Most of the women in a developing country like India or under developed country have no access to the computer. It is only used by the elite or middle class women where more than half of the population is below poverty line . Another thing that come to my mind is about the cultural habits and values in India which is patriarchal and male dominant where women should get permission to ‘THINK’ or even ‘TALK’ from their male guardians. I think sitting here with Web 2 helps me to identify women issues. Helps to share and experience the thoughts and emotions of other women which definitely is empowering me and develops a sense of unity among us.