Monday, January 16, 2017

Natalie Harris, Student Work

Touch is an action and feeling we all experience each and every day. Touch can take on many different forms and can cause many different emotional and/or physical responses. In the Touch article, the affect of physical touch on newborns is inarguable. The article stated that "newborns who were [touched or] massaged were released from the hospital on average six days earlier". It's clear that the effect of touch in newborns is positive, but what if you look at the other side of touch and observe the negatives to it? Touch to some people can equate to somewhat of a type of ownership of an individual or an idea that the individual is their property. This misogynistic mind set is where touch can become negative. 

Touch can mean so many different things.  For me at least it's intriguing that one simple action can resonate and react on so many different levels with different individuals. Touch can make us happy, sad, angry, or confused. While making us feel secure, uncomfortable, loved, small, worthless, or beautiful. Such a small act elicits such an array of responses. It can be negative or it can be positive. For some lucky ones it can simply bring bliss.

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