Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Self promote away. Leave a short description of something you’ve written this week, along with a link.

79 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. April 19, 2009 at 9:57 am

    “Making Light”: a rant about video game bloggers making jokes about domestic violence

  2. mk
    April 19, 2009 at 10:07 am

    I’ve got a piece I’m calling A Reqiuem for Home, on the acute homesickness I get every year around this time.

    Because it’s been a slow week for me, I’d also like to plug a new blog called A Military Feminist: I’m Not What You Think. She’s fantastic.

  3. April 19, 2009 at 10:10 am

    I have a love/hate relationship with liberal publications, like the New York Times, that discuss progressive issues and at the same time print articles that seem to use stone age mentality to “prove” the differences between women and men…I have a similar love/hate relationship with Ben Karlin’s collection of essays, Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me.

    From the moment I laid eyes on the Come for a Cause Kit, it was love, or at the very least lust, at first sight…The Come for a Cause Kit benefits not one, but two organizations. The condoms benefit Planned Parenthood, while the Papillon vibe proceeds go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Charity has never felt so good.

    Astra Taylor’s documentary, Examined Life, is fantastically untimely in both its form and content.

    I often felt guilty that I took on a “typical” female character in World of Warcraft. Although I love my character, I constantly feel un-feminist when gaming from such a culturally feminine position. These are the sorts of questions and conversations we are ready to have rather than simply an analysis of the demographics in gaming, and Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat moves us in this direction.

    Don’t be fooled by the somewhat whimsical title of Jayanti Tamm’s memoir Cartwheels in a Sari; this account of a young woman’s life as “growing up cult” couples the childlike innocence of a cartwheel with the feeling of inertia and tumbling.

  4. April 19, 2009 at 10:11 am

    On the Nature of Assistance about how we, as a society, are really and truly messed up about asking for and receiving a request for help of any kind.

    In other news, Cleopatra might have been African! /gasp/

  5. April 19, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I’ve been reading a lot of queer zines –especially ones by transgender and genderqueer authors– and I linked to my favorites:

    Queer Zines

    The creators think it’s important to preserve these zines “because of what they represented – a look at queers’ lives, stories, and histories that are seldom visible through mainstream media.” They also make for great reads: zines are usually very personal and sincere, poetic, and sometimes funny. Plus they delight the senses, with all the nice pictures and typography.

  6. April 19, 2009 at 10:13 am
  7. April 19, 2009 at 10:13 am

    This week I wrote about a number of interesting positivity-related topics, but my favorite was called “don’t settle for anything less than butterflies.” Basically, its a post about how we all HAVE to stop settling in our lives. Life is too short!

    Check it out here:

  8. April 19, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Yet another idiot prosecutor brings yet another unfounded “sexting” prosecution — this time charging an assistant principal with child pornography over possession of a single non-nude photo he received in the course of an official school investigation.

    And a conservative campus paper’s asshole jokes about a student activist’s weight have sparked a free-speech firestorm at UMass.

  9. April 19, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Berlin’s Eruv is a conceptual project that addresses the assumed non-presence of Jews in Germany. Berlin does not actually have an eruv. There is however, an active Jewish community, one that is frequently overshadowed by the city’s prominent monuments and memorials commemorating Jewish life (death).

  10. April 19, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Is Boycotting Jamaica The Solution For GLBT People? Looking at why boycotting the tourism industry and all things Jamaica might actually be more harmful than good.

    Of Course Something Is Wrong With Your Vagina: Looking at products that claim to “fix what nature got wrong”.

    What Is and Isn’t Racist: Why it is a conflict of interest for whiteness to declare something not racist.

    Judge Mathis Prison Rape Is Part Of The Game: Judge Greg Mathis’ new video game uses rape as a punishment for those that break the law. It’s all fun and games apparently.

  11. April 19, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I’ve written about the Susan Boyle phenomenon recognising that we shouldn’t be so quick to pat ourselves on the back for recognising her talent, and that there’s more lessons to be learned than just “not judging a book by its cover.”

    Susan Boyle’s Got Talent

  12. April 19, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Slow week (in blog-post-writing anyway!) Did put up a brief post about a crap piece the Boston Metro that reduced a new study on China’s gender disparity into a host of sexist stereotypes about men and boys.

  13. April 19, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Actually, this was last week, but I wrote a post about how to spot an abusive jerk:

    And then this week, I posted a follow-up about mental illness and domestic violence:

  14. April 19, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I’ve got a piece up on my brand new tv blog about the depiction of women’s studies on the ABC Family show Greek.

  15. April 19, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I want to hear from people: what is the opposite of “disabled”?

  16. April 19, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I talked briefly talked about my experience of being bullied here, and talk about one of the reasons that I’m homeschooling. (Possible trigger warning).

  17. April 19, 2009 at 10:55 am

    1. Imperialist Atheism: why atheist evangelizing (a la Dawkins) is white supremacist.

    2. Notes From A Not Yet Successful Gender Journey: a post about my gender (system) issues.

    3. Father-Trauma And The Gender System: traditional masculinity is the problem, not the solution.

  18. April 19, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I just discovered Save the Ta-Tas which tries to make objectification of and assaulting women okay because…they raise money for breast cancer!

    Mad Housewife cellars thinks its good to advertise their sangria as “the Slutty Mad Housewife.”

    Why I don’t (normally) miss T.V. (part two).

  19. April 19, 2009 at 11:11 am

    1. Dealing with religion in your family: How as an atheist I’m trying to cope with the religious upbringing of my nephews.

    2. Fiction for Fiction: My thoughts and reasoning behind an event where you can trade religious texts for novels.

    3. A BS in Biology Without Evolution: How universities are failing to produce biology students who accept evolution, and how we need to deal with that before we can educate the nation.

  20. April 19, 2009 at 11:13 am

    From Autostraddle 1.0:

    Interview with Obie-award winning playwright and acclaimed television writer (The L Word, Thirtysomething) Susan Miller about her new webseries ‘Anyone But Me,’ featuring lesbian protagonists searching for love in a post – 9/11 era — on Autostraddle.

  21. April 19, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I’m unhappy with our (anti-refugee) Premier gawking at severely injured asylum seekers in hospital in order to remark on their dressings and their pain to the press. Non-citizens should have a right to privacy just as citizens should. Being hospitalised and dealing with severe burns should intensify this right, not negate it.

  22. April 19, 2009 at 11:15 am

    A brief overview of an Easter Sermon on that famous theologian, Dr. Seuss.

  23. April 19, 2009 at 11:25 am

    I wrote about female bullying on Sunday, then Scarlett Johansson and a new scientific finding later in the week :)

  24. April 19, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Like everyone else in the world I put in my two cents about Susan Boyle’s courage and asked if you are an After cancer Saint.

  25. April 19, 2009 at 11:32 am

    My Susan Boyle post: about that wee mocking smile on her face because she sees how the judges and audience are reacting to her appearance, and she knows exactly what they are about to hear. They got played.

    Written last weekend, inspired by Amazonfail, about how mainstream booksellers always try to make Lesbian and Gay Books Disappear.

  26. April 19, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I tried to post a comment with a couple of links and it’s been disappeared.

  27. April 19, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Women’s History_Matilda Joslyn Gage

    Kristen of Antique Roses sells roses rooted from roses growing in her own gardens.

    Starless Designs

    Amy of AG Ambroult designs and fabricates contemporary silver jewelry with an eye on the link between industry and nature. Her “3-Day necklace” is made to order and HALF the purchase price goes directly to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-day.

  28. April 19, 2009 at 11:42 am

    i created new artwork to greet my readers, hope everyone likes it (or at least is creeped out–either emotion works for me):
    and the final installment of my three-part gender sexuality and identity analysis of china mieville’s iron council:

  29. April 19, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Boycott Jamaica: Worthy Cause, or Misguided Activism? about gay rights activists in New York boycotting Jamaican goods because Jamaica is the “most homophobic place on earth“.

    An article about the high rate of Corrective Rape in South Africa and its critical examination.

    Analysis of the PEPFAR program—something that President Bush failed and succeeded at in U.S. Funding for AIDS in Africa Succeeds…and Fails.

    An entry about Gender Performance & Understudying by a male-gendered feminist.

  30. bellareve
    April 19, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I wrote about the overlap of stereotypes about bisexual and bipolar women:

    And about feeling content with my unwaxed “ladygarden”

  31. April 19, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    This week at Happy Bodies, I shared a post called Happy Knees, in which I and some of my peers reflected on how we felt about our knees as we work toward body positivity.

  32. April 19, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Daisy, I completely disagree with you that “new atheism” is white supremacist, and have thus made my own post on why I disagree =P

  33. April 19, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Since the site has justed made a large donation to RAWA, I don’t need to introduce the crazy bullshit going down in Afghanistan but I was sufficiently amazed at some statements that I felt compelled to blog, twice.

    Another top public health official points out that criminalising drugs is harmful and counter-productive.

  34. FashionablyEvil
    April 19, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Thoughts on the NYT article about OMG FAT ACTORS!!!1!1!!

    Also, notes on writing to your Congressmen when your Senator is a right wing Republican and your Representative is a liberal, Civil Rights era, Democrat.

  35. April 19, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Why kids should learn the Kinsey scale in sex ed. Plus, a dating site for guys with big penises.

  36. April 19, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I don’t get cis people who don’t get trans people – or maybe more specifically, why the feel the need to “get it” at all, what with it not really being their business.

  37. April 19, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    ~We highlighted the Teen Book Drop, which delivered young adult books to teens in hospitals for Teen Literature Day.

    ~Sarah Haskins taught us about lady parts.

    ~We replied to a blog that we read that claimed that there would be no offensive or hateful signs at the tea party protests by taking a tour through the bad, worse, and ugly signs from Wednesday. (We also talked about surviving teabagging day with a little humor.)

  38. April 19, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    I’ve been thinking a lot about sex reassignment surgery and whether it’s for me, and wrote up my thoughts in a post called ‘The Penis Game.’

  39. Nina
    April 19, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Been writing about changes in Plan B policy and about the relationship between women’s health and retouched magazine photos.

  40. April 19, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    A quick post, “Sexist Reprotech” about the coloration of sex-related drugs, such as the “female Viagra” being a “little pink pill.”

  41. April 19, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    My posts this week are:

    So Let’s Talk About This Supposed Mass Dysfunction of Black Women – It’s about why BW need to divest from residential and emotional cesspools.

    We All Deserve Love – How our standards impact our choices.

    Ladies and Their Gadgets – About my love of of kitchen tools and vibrators.

    Why You Must Support the Film “American Violet” – A film about a poor woman who fought draconian drug laws that would’ve landed her in prison for a crime she didn’t commit.

  42. April 19, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I wrote a post about how crazy the susan boyle coverage was this week, and how it illustrates that beauty is a requirement for women to be seen as human beings with worth, along with some stories about how expensive/potentially harmful beauty can be to achieve.

  43. April 19, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    GT 2009-04-19: Men in Uniform #3, (possible trigger warning) in which an L.A. county sheriff’s deputy stalks, terrorizes, and forces unwanted sexual contact on a woman he singled out at a bar, flashing both his badge and his gun along the way, and, by way of consequences, gets to plead out to “disturbing the peace” and return to work after a two-week vacation. Malestream media treats the case as if it were an example of a problem with alcohol abuse on the force, rather than, you know, sexual predators being allowed to roam around the city with badges and guns.

    GT 2009-04-17: Death by Homeland Security #3: The Disappeared, in which the United States government’s border Securitate leaves a man to die from a heart attack while in immigration lock-up, because they just couldn’t be bothered to get a mere immigrant medical attention, and then spends the next few years denying that the man ever even existed.

  44. Kat
    April 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I did a guest post over at A Room of Mama’s Own.

  45. April 19, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I wish I was able to post a comment here with a couple of links to my blog.

  46. April 19, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    addendum to my comment above @13: I just put up a quick post about children as caregivers.

  47. April 19, 2009 at 4:05 pm
  48. April 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    A wingnut got to my blog; a post about the UNCRC and why it should be ratified; and a humourous list about same-sex marriage is circulating through the blogosphere, which is why I posted a copy of it.

  49. April 19, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    My apologies. I forgot to mention that my post about the UNCRC has a trigger warning.

  50. April 19, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Wrote a piece for Hyphen called The Great Melting Pot: “Edging” Us out within Interracial Families”, about the phenomenon of white parents “edging out” their mixed-race children’s non-white identities.

  51. April 19, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Read my blog post: Capitalism vs. Feminism: Is Marxist Feminism or Socialist Feminism the answer?

  52. April 19, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    sorry if this got posted twice,
    I wrote a blog post: Capitalism vs. Feminism: Is Marxist Feminism or Socialist Feminism the answer?
    the blog post talks is about the role capitalism plays in the oppression of women, especially single mothers.

  53. April 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    The trial of the alleged murderer of Angie Zapata as well as the murder of another transwoman outside a club where she worked got me to thinking about the role misogyny plays in these murders as well as the consequences of permitting bullies to abuse transkids and sissies in school.

    Do those who get away with abusing transkids and sissies in school grow up to become murderers? What role does religion play in this when they rant and rave about the evils of LGBT/T people.

  54. April 19, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    A few rantings about the inconsistencies of theism, set against the backdrop of The Prophecy I and II. Enjoy!

  55. April 19, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    I wrote a post called “Men are silly” about the differences between men and women nude models in ads.

  56. April 19, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I wrote about a dark satire piece about religion, hypocrisy, neglect, poverty and the shit jobs in society, entitled Shocker: God discovered working in a brothel in Ciudad Juarez.

    Admittedly, it’s not a very ‘nice’ piece. But, some ‘fundie’ came to my site this week and commented on My Rape Story, saying that it happened because I was not living in a ‘pure’ religious society like his.

    Also, the new site – is launching on May 1st.


  57. April 19, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Finally blogged the talk I gave at the sexuality unconference KinkForAll NYC, plus later thoughts. Topics: BDSM Outreach, media management, privilege, BDSM orientation, more!

  58. April 19, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Hello people!

    This week I posted the following:

    Seriously? Do people not get what taxes are for? and Whenever I think to myself, both about the recent TEA parties across the United States

    “What about fetuses with guns?” about Rep. Aaron Schock’s appearance on The Colbert Report


    A Separate Peace about being a lonely black lady


  59. April 19, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    A PostSecret card from last week got me to thinking about how porn affects & effects our sexuality, going into how maybe I’m bi because of all the sexual objectification of women that I see.

    I’ve also been working on this for about a year off and on, feel free to lend me hand :)

  60. April 19, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I respond to a claim that feminists understate the rate of false rape reports for political reasons in my post False allegations about false allegations: part 2. In this post I also respond to the “a man’s life is at stake” justification for “real” violence against women who report rape.

  61. April 19, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I wrote a few days after having an emotional meltdown following the purchase of my first pair of jeans in ten years.

  62. April 19, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I got mad at P.Z. Meyers (evolutionary biologist blogger) for suggesting a sexy lady Jesus as new Catholic iconography.

  63. April 19, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    As a transwoman in the US Military I have some challenges. One of those is the fear of rape:

    I also talk about Focus On The Family’s anti-trans scare letter

  64. April 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Hmm, I am late to the game, but here goes:

    I did some navel gazing about finishing my last med school class exam.

    More analysis of birth rates means more misplaced hysteria about those fertile brown women.

  65. April 19, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    A post about being contacted online by a former student who tells me she was sodomized a couple of years ago and is now concerned that her daughter might be being abused at the girl’s father’s house: Teaching and the Need to Speak Out About Sexual Abuse.

  66. April 19, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    I wrote a response to a local blog post written by a local right wing radio station that frequently get on my nerves. This time they were whipping up a moral panic about needles in the local parks. This seems to come up every spring.

  67. April 19, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    A Good Week at Chez Mudd. Includes talk of prom dress and lesbian prom date.

    I’m not “anglo.”

    Eight Movies and the Beschdel test

  68. April 20, 2009 at 1:03 am

    “Thomas Taylor, reacted to Mary Wollstonecraft’s 1792 call for ‘the rights of woman’ by writing a mocking call for “the rights of brutes.” To him, it seemed as absurd that women should have rights as that animals should have rights.”

  69. April 20, 2009 at 1:52 am

    This week I wrote about quitting my tarot-reading phoneline job, because I just couldn’t square my feminist and Christian ethics with the enabling role I was being asked to play for women trying to steal other women’s husbands (I always found a way to advise said women to dump his worthless ass, because he’s obviously the worst). Ditching the Dirty Job

    I linked to a webcomic which posited a great joke that also seemed to be the 10-7 split of causing offence. Very funny!

    Finally, I wrote about the life and importance of Lady Felicity Rosenthyme – my aristocratic Domme persona.

  70. April 20, 2009 at 5:03 am

    I dive back into critiquing pop culture w/ a couple of posts.

    The Bait and Switch, about the character changes on CSI, the way they handle actor exits, and overshadow a woman’s first w/ a big named man.

    Dave Arneson, co creator of the famed Dungeons & Dragons passes away.

    In “Painless” I look at the way what we see on TV can reflect what is actually happening to chronic pain patients.

  71. April 20, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Glamour Job

    I’ll be happy to plug my novel, Glamour Job. Romantic Times loved it and said:
    “Farrell’s debut is first-rate, a clever combination of the paranormal, urban fantasy and social commentary. The shallow but lovable heroine tells her tale from a prison cell in a snappy irreverent voice. A delightfully quirky cast of goblins, gnomes, faeries and half-breeds cuts the fashion industry to shreds. There are unresolved conflicts, but you’ll have to buy book two for the answers. Rating: 4 Stars HOT.”
    I hope you’ll check it out.

  72. April 20, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I don’t know why we continue to be suprised that there are misogynists out there. They are even effecting the UNOS transplant list. Sorry, it’s true. I was shocked about this one — if you are a girl or an older woman in need of a new kidney, you have less of a chance getting on the kidney transplant list — merely because you are female. Due to gender bias, fewer girls and women get on the list. It’s LIFE-AND-DEATH SEXISM. Ethic Soup has a good post reporting on the research for this at:

    PS — Apparently the referring physician (mostly nephrologist) who must put a person’s name up for includsion on the waiting list for a kidney, think of women as more frail than men and less likely to have a successful transplant. In reality, women do just as good and sometimes better than men when receiving kidney transplants. For God’s sake, let’s do something about this! Are women’s lives really not as worthy to save as men’s lives?

    Think about this — There are only about 22,000 kidney traansplants from deceased donors that are done in America each years and about 80,000 people on the waaiting list for a kidney. The disparity evidenced by these numbers is staggering — particularly if you can’t even get on the waiting list because you’re female. By the way, the same applies to little girls. Little boys are favored to get on list.

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