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Part 1: Transgender in Cincinnati

Part 1: Transgender in Cincinnati | The Body and Society | Scoop.it
Jason and Chasilee Crawford struggled to understand Zay. Then they faced puberty.
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Deep Racism: The Forgotten History Of Human Zoos | PopularResistance.Org

Deep Racism: The Forgotten History Of Human Zoos | PopularResistance.Org | The Body and Society | Scoop.it
Racism is deeply embedded in our culture. Slavery of African people, ethnic cleansing of Native Americans and colonialist imperialism are seeds that intertwine to create racism that still has impacts today. One example of the sad human history of racism -- of colonizers seeing themselves as superior to others -- is the long history of human zoos that featured Africans and conquered indigenous peoples, putting them on display in much the same way as animals. People would be kidnapped and brought to be exhibited in human zoos. It was not uncommon for these people to die quickly, even within a year of their captivity. This history is long and deep and continued into the 1950s. Several articles below with lots of photos so we can see the reality of this terrible legacy
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Do We Need to Redefine the Human Subject? - H+ Magazine

Do We Need to Redefine the Human Subject? - H+ Magazine | The Body and Society | Scoop.it
While McKibben deals with the posthuman, posthumanism can be seen as not a specific time in history, for as R. L. Rutsky states as a critical point of Katherine Hayle's posthuman theory, “The posthuman cannot simple be identified as a ....
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Olympic Sex Verification: You Say You’re a Woman? That Should Be Enough

Olympic Sex Verification: You Say You’re a Woman? That Should Be Enough | The Body and Society | Scoop.it
A new policy is expected to ban those with naturally high testosterone levels from women’s competitions, pawning a social question off onto scientists, the authors argue.
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Track Meet Gender Controversy - YouTube

A female South African runner competing and winning at the World Track and Field Championships is shrouded in controversy after rumors that she was born a ma...
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Dmitry Itskov and the Avatar Quest

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The Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov wants us all to live forever, our minds inside avatars. And he is spending a bundle to try to make his colossal dream happen.
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Doctors implant lab-grown vagina

Doctors implant lab-grown vagina | The Body and Society | Scoop.it
Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.
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The Mask You Live In - Trailer - YouTube

From the team behind Miss Representation. Coming in 2014, an exploration of American masculinity. http://facebook.com/themaskyoulivein
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Whatever happened to the term New Man?

Whatever happened to the term New Man? | The Body and Society | Scoop.it
The New Man was once a radical way to describe a male who wholeheartedly accepted domestic life. But 30 years on, what has happened to the term?
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From Athena on the history of the New Man and the metrosexual -- both great paper topics!

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The Ethics of Being Brain Dead: Doctors And Bioethicists Discuss Jahi McMath And Marlise Munoz | Bioethics International

The cases of two young women — a California teen and a pregnant Texas mother — have generated sympathy for their families, but also have left some doctors and
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When I’m Sixty-Four

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If the Beatles sang about getting old today, the age might need to be increased by a few decades. But radical life extension would take the world into dangerous territory.
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