Bias on the net?

Katherine Durack kdurack at
Wed Mar 17 12:29:30 EST 1993

What do you think?

Many researchers have suggested that communication via computers is more
egalitarian and less subject to the kinds of power structures and
struggles that exist for other means of communication. This suggests that
those who might suffer bias due to ethnicity, disability, or gender might
find the net to be a "freer" place.

As net users, what's your experience? Do you pay attention to or try to
figure out the ethnicity, gender or disability status of other net users? 
If you've experienced bias in "the real world," do you experience less
bias on the net?

What do you think?  I'll summarize and post if there's interest in this

Katherine Durack
kdurack at

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