Women’s History: Rethinking Birth and Food

March 24, 2016 nyupressblog 0

Let us not only celebrate the first woman to head an Obstetrics department, and the first woman at a five star restaurant, but all the women who came before them, whose knowledge is being threatened by professionalization and corporate industrial take-overs of both food and birth.

Cycles of gender testing

March 31, 2014 nyupressblog 1

—Ellen Samuels A friend who cycles competitively just sent me a link to the new policy on transgender participants in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference. It seems like a progressive and welcoming policy, stating that:

A call to men: Ending violence against women

March 24, 2014 nyupressblog 2

—Silvia Domínguez During my research for Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing and Immigrant Networks, I developed a framework that demonstrates how women get ahead through social networks and their own individual agency. The majority of

Muslim women’s dress, a tool of liberation

March 20, 2014 nyupressblog 2

—Jamillah Karim It was in a black feminist/womanist course at Duke when I realized that black Muslim women fit squarely within black women’s tradition of navigating the complex of race, class, and gender struggles. Not,

“Untitled Feminism”

March 19, 2014 nyupressblog 0

—Juana María Rodríguez In their 2013 video, performance artists Amber Hawk Swanson and Xandra Ibarra (aka La Chica Boom) capture feminism’s ambivalent and decidedly vexed relationship to sexual politics. Their piece, Untitled Fucking consists of

Making America Christian: A forgotten HERstory

March 13, 2014 nyupressblog 0

—Priscilla Pope-Levison Visit dusty archives around the country, even into Canada, and you’ll discover a slew of sermons, diaries, papers, and autobiographies of women evangelists, whose profound impact on American religion is now neatly boxed

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