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

Monthly Archives: December, 2012

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

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