The trailblazing women religious

March 30, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Margaret M. McGuinness
Including stories of nuns in discussions of “Trailblazing Women” in business and labor would clearly enrich our knowledge of this aspect of women’s history, as well as help us to understand the complexities of their lives.

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.

#BodyShaming

July 22, 2016 nyupressblog 1

—Amanda M. Czerniawski
Last week, Playboy model Dani Mathers got herself into trouble after posting a photo of a naked woman in an L.A. Fitness locker room to her Snapchat account. This kind of body shaming is, unfortunately, not uncommon and quickly provoked reaction throughout social media.

Buying a Bride vs. Making a Match

June 21, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Marcia Zug
The stigma of meeting someone online is gone, but there is one glaring exception to this acceptance: mail-order marriage. The dislike of mail-order marriage has a complicated history, but while the reasons men and women seek mail-order marriages have changed throughout the centuries, its use as a means to increase one’s marital options and thereby improve one’s situation through marriage has changed very little.

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