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Digitizing Care: Women and New Codingsfor Hacker Ethics


Based on a mapping of actions by feminist groups to enhance digital security, called "digital care", we analyze strategies that arise in response to algorithmic opacities and injustices, the lack of diversity in technological spaces and growing gender-based violence in digital environments. We discuss an aspect of this hacktivism (by those who call themselves hackfeminists), that of digital care, considering the perspective of the feminist ethics of care (Gilligan, 2013; Hirata and Debert, 2016), comparing this with the principles of hacker ethics (Levy, 1994; Himanen, 2001).

Hacker Ethics; Ethics of Care; Hackfeminism; Digital Divide; Technoactivism

Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero - Pagu Universidade Estadual de Campinas, PAGU Cidade Universitária "Zeferino Vaz", Rua Cora Coralina, 100, 13083-896, Campinas - São Paulo - Brasil, Tel.: (55 19) 3521 7873, (55 19) 3521 1704 - Campinas - SP - Brazil