I found an interesting example of stereotyping technology between genders in Judy Wajcman ’s book "Technofeminism". In her explanation, the typewriter keyboard remains the primary interface for connection to cyberspace. In historical context, typewriter keyboards and all the relative words were associated with the feminine:
- typewriter (machine)
- typist (occupation)
- typing (skill)
Typewriters were used in sewing machine factories, in piano, and in embroidery in 1870s. These were all feminine tools. "Hundred years before it is natural for men to be seated in front of the keyboard typing , and the practice of typing to lose its sex...."
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