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

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

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

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

Video Assignement 2: Imagining Our Own Feminist Health Clinic – The Lorde-Rivera Clinic

Assignment: In groups of 3, produce a short video describing the kind of feminist health care clinic that you would create. Make sure to include: 1. Target Community Members (Low-income, families, … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a 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

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

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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