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.

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.

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.

Big Biomedicine

December 6, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Joseph E. Davis
The time is ripe for a redirection of biomedical research funding and a larger re-balancing between reductionistic “fixing” and holistic “healing,” requiring a deeper understanding of the “old-fashioned” social and environmental determinants of health and illness and a renewed commitment to addressing them.

Intersexy Fat

October 26, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Georgiann Davis
Aside from the inability to hide my fatness, being intersex and fat aren’t all that different for they overlap in the shadows of the “ideal” body.

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