Posts by Maria Arseniuk

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    Alan Kurdi: The Day Humanity Washed Ashore

    September 9th, 2015     by Maria Arseniuk     Comments

    This article is dedicated to the family of Alan Kurdi and all those who have lost their lives fleeing persecution, abandoned by the countries they placed their hopes, dreams and aspirations in. READ MORE

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    The Mayweather Spectacle: What the ‘Fight of the Century’ Tells Us About Violence Against Women

    May 14th, 2015     by Maria Arseniuk     Comments

    On May 2, 2015 McCarran airport became “the richest runway in the world” as roughly 100 private planes totaling $1.5 billion in value lined the Las Vegas airport tarmac, wing to wing. The event that drew unprecedented crowds, temporarily closing the airport, was the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight at the MGM Grand. The match, with a record number audience of 400 million and a $300 million payout, was dubbed “The Fight of the Century.” Pacquiao is an eight-division world champion. Mayweather is the undefeated, five-division world champion with eleven world titles. He is also a known abuser. READ MORE

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    American Horror Story: Ableism, Voyeurism and Popular Culture

    March 10th, 2015     by Maria Arseniuk     Comments

    On October 8, 2014 the fourth season of American Horror Story, Freak Show, premiered. The season aired for four months, concluding on January 21, 2015. The trailer’s (watch here) opening line speaks to the tangible ways in which ableism - any form of discrimination or social prejudice against Persons with Disabilities (PWD) - and voyeurism - the fervent observation of sensational subjects, typically from a distance or secret vantage point - continually intertwine to reinforce the cultural subjugation of bodies that fall outside normative conventions. READ MORE