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Scene 1 (Opening Scene)

[Enter centre stage all actors. Each steps forward, speaks and then retreats in turn, one after the other, in quick succession.]

Debbie:
I want to argue that there are no fixed identities, that identity is fragmented, indeterminate and overdetermined (as exemplified in ``Sammy and Rosie get Laid''). But I also want to argue that there is a boundedness to cultural identities. I am also interested in the global interaction of women on the internet as part of the feminist movement. Will this interaction be useful for women in terms of political participation? Of course, this raises the question of who has material access? Who has access to knowledge? What knowledge is legitimate? Who has technical skills? etc. (http://www.ed.ac.uk/ejua35/paper4.html)

Erin:
We are but a heartbeat away from the ability to project sensation. An entire full-body suit capable of transmitting and receiving all sensory data is now viable. If full sensory projection is possible, we will assume the full emotional complement as well. Does changing gender image mean anything? Does changing gender in physical life mean anything? I suggest that culturally we are presently engaged in a psychical battle for control of imagery. If gender and racial image is a choice in Virtual Reality, what gender and race will prevail and why? Does ``identity'' - whether in terms of gender, race, sexuality or class - cease to have meaning in virtual life? (http://www.ed.ac.uk/ejua35/paper1.html)

Lydie:
I'm interested in the notion of equality from a postmodern perspective and in improving communication among women and men of various backgrounds. Postfeminism is a possible solution. It conveys to men that feminism is not a struggle for power, but a search for both self and mutual understanding and respect. It lets go of hierarchical and judgemental psychological frameworks. (http://www.ed.ac.uk/ejua35/paper2.html)

Michael:
What is gender? Can we be sure of the fact that there are men and women? The terms masculinity and femininity, or maleness and femaleness, by no means refer unambiguously to the factually given, obvious genders. I propose that masculinity and femininity do not have their origins in two different kinds of human being. The origin has to be sought elsewhere. The beingness of human being has to be put into question. And is communication a matter of intersubjectivity? What is between subjects (if there are subjects)? (http://www.ed.ac.uk/ejua35/paper3.html)

Radhika:
There is a need to articulate a non-western feminist position. A position that is neither separatist nor one that can be subsumed under multiculturalism. It is based not on the notion of essential difference, but of difference in experience. (http://www.ed.ac.uk/ejua35/paper7.html)


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