Reading Response to A Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway
Donna Hardaway claims that the people of the late twentieth century have become cyborgs, a concept of hybrid machine and organism which blurs the line between reality and imagination. Previously, machines were not capable of self-motivation, self-design and autonomy, but now our machines have become more and more lively and humans have become more inert. This all comes down to a blur in the concept of our identities of gender, race and class. I feel that we have progressed even further down this path now that we are in the year 2015 (Haraway originally wrote her manifesto in 1983).
She also criticizes the feminism movement as alienating its audience rather than communicating. I feel that any movement or cause that is trying to achieve influence over other people should make it a fundamental principle not to alienate or leave out other people. I agree with Haraway, and believe that it makes it harder for people to listen or be influenced if they feel alienated.