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20151009_111216[1]In the Fall 2015 issue of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, I participated in a Roundtable discussion: Feminism, Religion, and the Internet.

The lead essay was by Dr. Gina Messina-Dysert, “The Evolution of Feminist Studies in Religion”. The other writers in the Roundtable are Drs. Kate Ott, Monica A. Coleman, Jennifer Zobair, Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Sara M. Frykenberg, and Xochitl Alvizo.

Below is a segment of my article, “The New “Dot.com Women”: Women Engaging Religious and Theological Discourse Online”.

A few years ago, I blogged about the new “Dot.Com Moms” for Ethicsdaily.com.[1] It was a blog about “dot.com moms” who are now overtaking the endearing appellation of “soccer moms.” That term was once used to signify the multifaceted roles of a mother, particularly that of driver for their children’s activities. It is a fond term for moms who are constantly juggling duties as they busily drive their kids to various activities after school or on the weekends. However, the reality of motherhood is rapidly changing. Mothers are now working, staying at home, or doing both. Motherhood is demanding and requires a lot of time and know-how from mothers. Their evolving role in our world of technological change is allowing them to become more active on the Internet.

20151009_110525Mothers today are shopping, reading, blogging, chatting, and creating communities online. Mothers are influencing the world through the World Wide Web as we could have never imagined before. This crazed phenomenon is sanctioning an opportunity for mothers to have a growing impact on the world today. Their presence online affects strategies of how one markets, how one sells, what one sells, what one blogs, and the list goes on.

[1] Grace Ji-Sun Kim, “Remember Soccer Moms? This Election, It’s Dot.Com Moms,” September 18, 2012, Ethicsdaily.com, http://www.ethicsdaily.com/remember-soccer-moms-this-election-its-dot-com-moms-cms-20005.

 

For the rest of the article, please see Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Fall (2015) 32.2:154-158

 

[read also: Five Questions with Grace Ji-Sun Kim]

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BN7A3104-MGrace Ji-Sun Kim is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is the author of  Embracing the OtherHere I Am; Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice co-edited with Jenny Daggers; Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style” co-written with Joseph Cheah;Reimagining with Christian Doctrines co-edited with Jenny Daggers;Contemplations from the Heart; Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Spirit;The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other; and The Grace of Sophia. She is a co-editor with Dr. Joseph Cheah for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, “Asian Christianity in Diaspora”.

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