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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Vigilante Justice in Pink

After recently viewing the documentary Defending Our Lives in class, I got to thinking about the connections between partner abuse and the legal system in the United States. I thought … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Chris Brown and the Racialization of Domestic Violence

Chris Brown has a hard time staying out of the headlines. In 2005, he burst onto the music scene with his immensely successful debut album, Chris Brown. In 2007, his second … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · 4 Comments

Medicalization, Trans* Discourse, and Michelle Kosilek

In class this past week, we learned the definition of medicalization as “the conversion of natural human behavior into a medical condition.” We looked at examples such as alcoholism, drapetomania, … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Meet the blogger

Howdily doo to all of you! My name is Kerishma Panigrahi, and I am taking the Thomas Hunter Honors Program course Honors 201: “Feminism, New Media, and Health” here at … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

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