Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Our Blogs, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Women's Health Activism in Digital, Global Context


Published on

Published in: Health & Medicine, Spiritual
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Our Blogs, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Women's Health Activism in Digital, Global Context

  1. 1. Jessie Daniels, PhD Graduate Center and School of Public Health-CUNY Berkshire Conference ofWomen Historians - May 24, 2014 Our Blogs, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Women’s Health Activism in Digital, Global Context
  2. 2. Twitter: @JessieNYC #Berks2014 #fem2
  3. 3. medicine a tool of empire
  4. 4. “pioneer” in gyn surgery 4
  5. 5. women’s health activism
  6. 6. in the digitally augmented present
  7. 7. One mention of “Internet.” Zero mentions of “digital.”
  8. 8. websites, blogging, twitter
  9. 9. feminism and anti-feminism
  10. 10. 13
  11. 11. 14
  12. 12. 15
  13. 13. historical precedents
  14. 14. argues that the Black Panther Party’s focus on health care was practical and ideological and that their understanding of health as a basic human right was prescient
  15. 15. had a huge impact on the way women thought about their bodies – began in the US but has become global
  16. 16. DC Feminists Demonstrate in Congress
  17. 17. contemporary transnationalism
  18. 18. Which feminist movements become ‘transnationalized’ and by whom? Is the control of one’s body a form of middle-class- feminism-for- export?
  19. 19. A movement? Or a product? Both?
  20. 20. “We work for free and then pass this on... (to younger women). We must create a new culture of work, a virbant, feminist economy.” ~ Vanessa Valenti & Courtney Martin, The Future of Online Feminism
  21. 21. “Maybe we can just be ‘weekend feminists’ with day jobs managing other websites or driving taxis, but when writing about feminist issues is what we want to do for a living, why shouldn’t we be able to?” ~ Elizabeth Daley
  22. 22. raises a set of questions
  23. 23. is women’s health activism labor?
  24. 24. is online feminism digital labor?
  25. 25. Does framing women’s health activism as labor forestall discussions of race & colonialism in feminism?
  26. 26. Twitter: @JessieNYC #Berks2014 #fem2 Thank you! If you’d like to continue the conversation: