Episode 5 - Health

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How does pregnancy lead to increased surveillance, especially for poor women? How is data on our bodies being used to police womanhood? In “Health” we look at some fantastic research into both of these issues, as well as getting into big questions like whose responsibility is health anyway, is self-care a con, and can fitness apps be fully anonymous?

Footnotes:

  1. Do poor women have privacy rights?
    https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/07/do-poor-women-have-privacy-rights/534423/?utm_source=twb
     

  2. The Poverty of Privacy Rights, Professor Khiara M. Bridges.
    https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=25115
     

  3. The Pregnancy Panopticon.
    https://www.eff.org/wp/pregnancy-panopticon
     

  4. Windrush scandal: Albert Thompson gets cancer treatment date.
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/24/windrush-scandal-albert-thompson-gets-cancer-treatment-date
     

  5. IAAF accused of ‘blatant racism’ over new testosterone level regulations.
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/27/iaaf-accused-blatant-racism-over-new-testosterone-regulations-caster-semenya
     

  6. Playful Heterotopias or Technologies of Control? Foucault, Governance, and Gamification.
    https://jenniferwhitson.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/whitson-foucaults_fitbit_draft.pdf
     

  7. Life-Hacks of the Poor and Aimless.
    https://thebaffler.com/war-of-nerves/laurie-penny-self-care
     

  8. Supreme court backs minimum income rule for non-European spouses.
    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017/feb/22/supreme-court-backs-minimum-income-rule-for-non-european-spouses
     

  9. How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/02/16/how-target-figured-out-a-teen-girl-was-pregnant-before-her-father-did/#71d5c5596668
     

  10. Fitness app Strava exposes the location of military bases.
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/28/strava-exposes-military-bases/
     

  11. City planners tap into wealth of cycling data from Strava tracking app.
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/may/09/city-planners-cycling-data-strava-tracking-app
     

  12. What Makes Michael Phelps So Good?
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-makes-michael-phelps-so-good1/
     

  13. Wearables at work: the new frontier of employee surveillance
    https://www.ft.com/content/d7eee768-0b65-11e5-994d-00144feabdc0

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