Below is how to participate in visual culture and gender woven voices:

  1. Register with VoiceThread at with an email and password, add an image if you’d like. It is free to register and to use VoiceThread.
  2. After you register with VoiceThread, go to or click on the comment button to sign in the VoiceThread on the Visual Culture & Gender (VCG) volume 4 webpage.
  3. Click “comment” and then the “record” button to record your voice message.
  4. You can listen to your recording before you decide to save or cancel. If you save it, you can also delete it later.
  5. If you have questions email Karen at There are instructions at VoiceThread to record with your telephone if you do not have a built-in mic in your computer. It will take a few minutes for your icon to show up on the VCG webpage. A refresh to your browser, or quit and reopen, will be a fast way for your icon to show up for you and others to click on it and listen to what you recorded.
Visual Culture & Gender
Volume 4 • 2009

Every year new advances in user-friendly technology allow us to expand the limitations of traditional print journals. You are invited to record or write text to share with others concerning the issues raised by authors in volume 4 of VCG. We would like to hear your response to the articles, as well as what areas are of concern and interest. Your ideas will guide submissions, criteria for reviewing, and our editorial decisions. We have created the warp and weft for you to weave your voice to form a varied and intricate Visual Culture & Gender tapestry using a Web 2.0 application, VoiceThread.

Begin your recording with your name, the article or issue you are responding to, and the date of your recording. We offer prompts related to the articles in VCG volume 4 to generate stories and to stimulate dialogue amongst readers of VCG. We encourage you to share stories about visual culture and gender from a feminist perspective.

    • Share a story about aging, especially one that is different from stereotypes of aging and exposes issues of power and privilege.
    • Share a story about becoming, or of constructing subjectivity,
      or of intersubjectivity.
    • Select a family photo and share a story of family.
    • Share a story about mothering, especially one that is
      different from stereotypes of mothering.
    • Share a critique of patriarchal visual culture.
    • Share a story about masculinity, especially one that is
      different from stereotypes of masculinity.


CONTENTS (click on a title for pdf document)

Hyphen-UnPress Editorial: Visual Culture Tapestries and Woven Voices: Mothers and Mothering and More




Helping Older African American Women Who are Homeless through Visual Images and Creative Strategies


Olivia Washington, Holly Feen-Calligan, & David Moxley


A Raining Afternoon Growing Younger and Wiser



Christine Ballengee Morris




Jennifer Eisenhauer

Becoming Plastic: Don't Hate Me Because I'm Mean


Maria Robinson-Cseke


Shaking + Quaking + Breaking the Boughs:
Deconstructing Family with Digital Visual Culture Media


Mindi Rhoades


Integrating Feminist Pedagogy with Online Teaching:
Facilitating Critiques of Patriarchal Visual Culture



Alice Lai & Lilly Lu




Eve at 70 in the Garden, 2009: A Collaboration
between Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman



Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman



The Male Body and Masculinity: Representations of Men
in British Visual Culture of the 1990s
by Monika Pietrzak-Franger (2007)

Stefan L. Brandt