Kerishma.

Blogging for HONS 201: Feminism, New Media, and Health at Hunter College.

This is, as they say, The End

So this is it. It’s been an interesting semester for sure, learning about the intersections of feminism, health, and new media – and blogging and vlogging along the way. As … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

UN Humanitarian Aid Work in Liberia

Assignment: You are a UN Humanitarian Aid worker who has recently been sent to Liberia to provide aid to women, men and children in surrounding IDP camps. Using the readings, … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Attempt to Publish Book Celebrating Thin Women Misses the Point

In a world where fat women are refused medical care because of their weight, poorly represented in the media (when or if they’re represented at all), and constantly stereotyped as lazy, unhealthy, or unhygienic, … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Women in Conflict Zones

In our final video assignment for this course, the lovely Christine and I used a transnational feminist approach. Enjoy! Assignment:  Working in a small group, produce a short campaign video directed to … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

On Queerbaiting; or, SUBTEXT DOES NOT EQUAL REPRESENTATION.

A few months ago, my wonderful colleague Sarah blogged about genderswapping and platonic relationships, specifically related to two contemporary adaptations of Sherlock Holmes: BBC’s Sherlock and CBS’s Elementary. As Sarah outlines in … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 9 Comments

Heart Attacks, Media Representation, and Men & Women

My earliest memory of watching a heart attack being acted out on film was in the (CLASSIC) Canadian miniseries Anne of Green Gables. In a scene that brings me to tears to … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Racialized “Beauty,” Bollywood, and the World

With the fabulous Christine Galotti. Assignment: In groups of two or three, produce a creative 1- 3min web video that challenges and/or demonstrates resistance towards some of the negative representations … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Redefining the Real World Through Queer- and Trans*- blogging

From the occasional innocuous Google search to religiously updating one’s Facebook status, different people use the Internet for different purposes. And some people – and communities – use the wide-reaching … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ladies? A Quick Word, Please

As I’m sure you know (or hope you know), tomorrow, November 6, 2012, is Election Day. The right to vote, dubbed eloquently by Dr. Maya Angelou as “the great equalizer,” … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

Pitch Perfect and Off-Pitch Stereotypes

I don’t walk around looking for things to criticize. I don’t spend my time sniffing out items of pop culture to complicate or deem problematic. Believe it or not, I … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · 15 Comments

On the Utter Ridiculousness of the Discourse of Size and Health

Meet Sarah Robles. Dubbed the “Strongest Woman in America,” she is the highest ranked American weightlifter of either gender. She was headed to the London Olympics this past year, and … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Look Out, There’s a Monster Coming

Perez Hilton. TMZ. Oh No They Didn’t. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people log onto their computers, and surf the many celebrity gossip websites. And while they peruse the … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Should Porn Actors Have to Wrap It Before they Tap It?

As a sex-positive feminist, I’ve struggled with the Southern California’s proposed Measure B plan. Measure B, if it approved, would mandate condom use by actors in adult films. The plan, … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Women Finally Enter the Debate

So the Vice Presidential debate just wrapped up, and women were finally deemed worthy enough to debate directly. ABC reporter and certified badass Martha Raddatz served as moderator, and was refreshingly … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Musings on Street Harassment and Male Privilege

When men used to harass me on the street I would say, "I have a BF." Now I just try to shame them. #fem2 — Morgane Richardson (@Morgane_R) October 9, … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Video Assignment 2: Sexual Assault in NYC, and How to Prevent It

Assignment: Produce a 1-3 minute rally speech as though you are attending a Slutwalk or Hollaback rally in the city that you live in, or country where you/your family are … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

On Chris Brown and Rihanna: It’s Alright to Forgive, but Let’s Not Forget

It would seem that partner violence as exemplified by Chris Brown and Rihanna is becoming a recurring theme on my blog (posts 1 & 2). I just wanted to write … Continue reading

October 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Remembering the Ladies

Wednesday was the first of the presidential debates for the 2012 election – and I have to say, when the most memorable statement made was regarding Big Bird, there’s a … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chris Brown and the Racialization of Domestic Violence: Part Two

A little while back, I wrote a post about Chris Brown, domestic violence, and the reason I believe he’s become the Partner Violence Poster Boy: race. I received interesting feedback … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Twitter Feed

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 28 other followers