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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

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

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

Putting the “Pan” in “Panopticon:” Josh Harris and the Rise of Internet Surveillance

In the documentary We Live in Public, filmmaker Ondi Timoner chronicled the meteoric rise of the dot com industry and Internet surveillance through Josh Harris, “the greatest Internet pioneer you’ve never heard … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Compulsory Heterosexuality and Violence Against Women

Feminist poet Adrienne Rich explored the cultural and societal notion that men and women are inherently attracted to each other, and that women are, by nature, dependent on men. She … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Transvaginal Tales: Women’s Reproductive Rights in the United States

As a young woman growing up in the good ol’ US of A these days, I am constantly baffled and angered at the transformation of my body into a political … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

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