Linda L. Layne, Sharra L. Vostral, and Kate Boyer (Editors)
Feminist Technology
Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2017
Reviewed by Moria Howes, 2012

Hypatia 27.2 (2012): 446-449
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Moria Howes is an associate professor of philosophy at Trent University.  Her research address issues in epistemology, feminist philosophy, philosophy of science, and metaphysics.  She has published work on biological self-identity and philosophical concepts in immunology, reproductive immunology, and reproductive biology.  Currently, she is writing about community epistemic virtue in public discourse about science and problematic analogies in research literature concerning menstrual suppressant contraception.  She is also working to clarify relationships among intellectual virtue, emotion, and epistemic trust in scientific reasoning. (

…feminists need to influence technosocial relationships and technological design more actively. Feminists cannot continue to ignore technology or engage with it only at the level of intellectual critique.