It’s barely even March.

So I meant, lo these two or three weeks ago, to set out a V-Day post-mortem link roundup. It sort of snowballed (feminist bloggers, love/marriage/romance, you see the problem).

But now that I have a little bit of time, finally, I’d like to set it out for you, with some newer links than originally planned. (I’ll be adding to this over the next couple of days.) Think of it as a big red box of feminist candy from the discount shelf: the delay only makes it sweeter. And bigger!

First off, Amanda injects some realism into one particular vision of marriage.

…And raises the alarm about a species very near and dear to my heart.

And then Pam writes about a really saccharine book (not a bad thing) about a children’s book about a love affair that’s apparently way too sordid and graphic for children.

And way back when this was all being planned, Amanda wrote an awesome post about John Tierney’s valentine to American women.

And at Reappropriate, has written a series of posts about being cast in a production of The Vagina Monologues. It starts here, and continues here, and here.

Then there’s Echidne, who apparently didn’t much like Tierney’s sloppy wet ones, either, and who counters him with some sweet nothing which, despite being several hundred years older and coming from the guy who wrote The Taming of the Shrew, still sound more progressive.

Then Twisty defines patriarchy for all of us–twice!

Way back on V-Day, she presented us all with the ickiest photoshop valentine ever.

And you all remember Travis Frey, right? Biting Beaver takes a good, hard look at his “contract,” and the reasoning behind it.

(Then she gives a wheelbarrow-ful of Scharffen-Berger to feminist bloggers and blogfiends everywhere.)

And way back when, there was this post on marriage, entitlement, and abuse.

And just today, Shakespeare’s Sister has a post–read the comments–about coercion, social responsibility, and gender.

Last but certainly not least, this post from funnie at Male Feminists are Unicorns. (There’s the equivalent of a half-dozen more posts in comments, so stick around for them.) Funnie evaluates “marriage equality” through a radical feminist lens. Remember my post several weeks ago? This one’s better. She does a great job of sorting through myriad assumptions about freedom, equality, and responsibility. (Nota bene for anyone heading over there: that community’s purpose has been limited by its members for their own reasons. I think marriage-equality debates between Feministe-ers should stay here, and I ask that we be respectful here as well.)

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7 comments for “It’s barely even March.

  1. kate
    March 5, 2006 at 10:49 pm

    O posted on shakespeare’s sister about rape, about my experience with it as that was her query to posters; to share. I posed in trust.

    Little did I know that men of all stripe post there as well. I feel sucked in and defiled all over again. My fault. I should have taken the time to read all the posts first I guess. Or am I just dumb to assume that a blog that is about feminism is a safe place to be honest.

    A disclaimer announcing that men of all stripes are allowed to post there and their offending opinions left without comment should have been stated. I don’t think I”ll visit there for awhile. I’m pretty pissed right now.

    As a woman who has had enough bashing from the patriarchy, I would appreciate a woman who claims to be a feminist blogger to at least recognize that without strict controls, women cannot have place to discuss their experiences without patriarchal assbags piercing through to stomp on every women they can.

  2. kate
    March 5, 2006 at 10:49 pm

    O=I, sorry for the typo.

  3. piny
    March 6, 2006 at 2:46 am

    Oh, Jesus. I had this list saved; I didn’t check back to see how the comments thread had devolved before I posted it.

  4. piny
    March 6, 2006 at 2:46 am

    I’m so sorry.

  5. Tex
    March 6, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Piny, Idunno if this is something that would be better put in an email, but I can’t seem to find an email contact for you, so

    I wanted to say that I really liked the post by Funnie. Thanks for pointing it out.

  6. piny
    March 6, 2006 at 8:11 pm

    Piny, Idunno if this is something that would be better put in an email, but I can’t seem to find an email contact for you, so

    I wanted to say that I really liked the post by Funnie. Thanks for pointing it out.

    Yes, I should get on that.

    But no problem. All these links are here because I want people to comment on them. I’m glad you liked it.

  7. Tex
    March 6, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    And Zuzu too since it is part of y’all’s comment policy and whatnot.

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