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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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