Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Alternative Facts

February 7, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Antony Alumkal
From the intelligent design movement to claims the biotech industry plans to reengineer the human species and the environmental movement is using (non-existent) climate change as an excuse to usher in a totalitarian world government, paranoia has driven the creation of alternative science—“paranoid science”—which functions as part of the Christian Right’s alternative reality.

Sipping on the Indian haterade

February 5, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Stanley Thangaraj
The small segments of South Asian Americans who support Trump, particularly Hindu fundamentalists and nationalists, seek wages from that relationship that will not secure rights for the rest of South Asian America, especially Muslim Americans.

Modeling intersex liberation

February 2, 2017 nyupressblog 1

—Georgiann Davis
Until recently, very few people were publicly open about their intersex status. But now, intersex is popping up everywhere—even on the runway.

Resistance Now and Then

February 1, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Gerald Horne
African American history provides a textbook for resistance against oppressors and points in a similar direction: that is, to be effective in the U.S., resistance—dialectically—must be global.

Botox’s popularity raises important questions

January 30, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Dana Berkowitz
The fact that young, wrinkle-free women are turning to a potential lifetime of Botox and other preventative aesthetics speaks volumes about the unattainable appearance demands we place on women, our cultural infatuation with youth, and the sinister pressures we feel to buy our way to self-improvement.

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