VOF Week 1:Opportunity packaged in a privileged medium.
The world has shrunk greatly, physical distances becoming obsolete and possibilities for interconnectivity limitless.The immense potential of the Internet is yet to be fully uncovered. Web 2.0 is yet another platform that this medium has to offer.
As a modern tool for self-expression the technology, Web 2.0 has demystified the entire aspect of writing on web. It has created an opportunity to share, discuss, debate and campaign for a cause.
I find the use of this technology immensely useful. I am able to bring to light the stories, the state of affairs of many injustice I see prevailing in the society that I live in. I feel excited to share, comment , help and connect with a huge groups of women. The very fact that a wide network is operative, creates a positive affirmation towards the cause of women's empowerment.
I feel that this technology is yet to be fully explored and uncovered by the masses of women from the disadvantaged sections of the society. The stark disparities keep them from accessing this technology. When the basic necessities like food, shelter, water and health care remain questionable , women do not have the luxury to share,debate and discuss solutions with millions of women on the web. The opportunity is blinded for them and erased by patriarchal values through religion, caste, class and so on.
However, I feel the WEB 2.0 can be the place for women's empowerment.It can create more opportunities for information sharing. The portal can be a tool to come up with ways to enlighten gender issues. It can be the platform to showcase the work of the women as well the work done by women. It can help create awareness about the existing social evils and practices and ways to curb them. It can be a collective medium with a single minded goal- Women's Empowerment.
Stories can create space for dialogue, dialogue could lead to answers............