#GAReads | Open to Gender Transformation?
Of course open governance is also about gender. It is about power and structural power patterns (again, read gender). And it is about how power patterns and gender biases affect the data that filters through change processes. It is easy to assume that feedback and open data – which in itself is neutral – should steer clear of normative interpretations around gender. Should openness not maximize the availability of data for all citizens? Yet, the ability for ‘all things open’ to remain (or become?) a movement for everyone relies on us addressing the inherent power structures at play. Open data must benefit women as well as men.