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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D.
Prof Host Words etc Book CLASSROOM WARS, 2015 New research: FIT NATION
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. 11h
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. 12h
Remember when we thought “lock her up” was rock bottom?
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. 16h
For anyone who talks glowingly about the liberation of going cashless, this is a must-read!
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. 17h
"Grownups are so cute when they wear crocs. It's like they're wearing little kid costumes" My 7 yo is NOT WRONG, though "cute" might not be my adjective of choice 🙃
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. 21h
I believe this kind of luring still exists in the yoga world - I must admit that given the economics of teaching yoga today, my jaw ALSO dropped at "full time position" Can you imagine?
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. 23h
Replying to @nataliapetrzela
Coverage of Epstein crimes is rightly increasingly acknowledging how larger culture of corruption, patriarchy, celebrity, materialism enabled his behavior and its cover-up; I'd add the 1990s emergent wellness culture as another way he found cover for his behaviors /fin
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. 23h
Replying to @nursingclio
Epstein preyed on women under pretense of bodywork at a moment when these practices were becoming mainstream, shedding association with sensuality STILL such slippages persist far beyond private islands/luxurytownhouses... wrote abt it /3
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. 23h
Replying to @Yoga_Journal
This ad - from 1993, 5 years before the relatively niche pub was bought by a corporate investor - ran at a time when yoga's popularity was rising in cities like NYC, but it was def still considered exotic by many This would likely have seemed a great opportunity /2
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. 23h
Fascinating/revolting to see how Ghislaine Maxwell enabled Jeffrey Epstein's sexual predation Also relevant context is that the emergent luxury wellness culture of the 1990s was fertile terrain for finding victims under the pretense of massage/yoga /1
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. Jul 16
I buried this link deep in my thread because there are so many good replies/people in conversation, but sharing it here for greater visibility:
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. Jul 16
Replying to @margaretomara
thank you! and congrats again on your new book. I am excited to read it!
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. Jul 16
I thought being assigned on college syllabi was cool! Getting my article on Jazzercise shared with a FITNESS CLASS to explain its origins might be even cooler! THANK YOU!
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. Jul 16
wow, glad to hear! thanks!
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. Jul 16
Replying to @allofmilov
The kind of challenges discussed above were at play, which is NO EXCUSE FOR NOT CITING At least 2 lessons, for all of us who might find ourselves in various roles re these dynamics 1) CITE! CITE! CITE! Push producers! 2) Resist oversimplifying to good v bad actors!
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. Jul 16
Replying to @chronicle
Important (but paywalled) YES patriarchy structures this situation where it’s considered acceptable (even preferable!) for male historians not to cite a jr woman BUT it seems problems of translating scholarship to mass media just as relevant...
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Past Present Jul 16
New episode! This week we discuss the , the life and legacy of , and the case against . Listen to Episode 188 now!
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. Jul 16
tbh I could imagine a pumped-up version of doing some of this work- sourcing talent to media as they already do, but also with a code of ethics/behavior around using their contributions (if they had the funding to staff this!)
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. Jul 16
we are getting away from the citation issue, but I WONDER if there are some lessons in that story for "historians in public" and the need to have a unified set of norms, some body helping to enforce them, represent people etc etc
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. Jul 16
(the latter isn't wrong), but there was enough of a perceived need that a talent agency was formed to do some of what you're describing. LOTS of pushback from a community that saw itself as above such transactionalism/self-promo, but it's still around + I say performs a service
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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. Jul 16
THIS is interesting, and reminds me a lot of the convo in the yoga world like 10 years ago, where teachers were constantly getting screwed over in various ways bc they had no representation AND there was this kind of lofty sense that they were doing it for the love of practice
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