39 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. November 8, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Roger Ebert Proves “Good Hair” Was made for White People: Looking at his review of the movie in which he infers that he has special knowledge about Black hair and why it is considered problematic

    Vampire Hotties: Examining the recent vampires and deciding who has played the greatest undead character.

    What if Jesus was a trans woman: Looking at a play in which Jesus is understood to be a trans woman and how the protest against it is a display of cisgender privilege in the guise of religious beliefs.

    My Friend Called to Say She Was Raped: Looking at the difficulty that I am having as a fellow survivor to help my friend deal with her sexual assault.

    Polite Prejudice : Looking at why even when said in a polite manner homophobia is still dehumanizing and intolerable. There can be no friendship when a person “disagrees” with ones sexuality.

    Finally, Sunday Shame Kids Movies: Looking at how to deal with children who watch the same shows repeatedly. The post also encourages the confession of the ridiculous shows we subject out loved ones to.

  2. November 8, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    1. Everything You Know About Lesbianism Is Wrong: on lesbian identity and Female Masculinity by Judith Halberstam.

    2. You Are Here: more thoughts on my gender & body issues.


  3. happybodies
    November 8, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    This week at Happy Bodies, Becky wrote about why climate change is a feminist issue.

  4. November 8, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    After a bit of a work-enforced hiatus from my blog, The Czech is BACK.

    Lance Kinzer Has the Gay Agenda All Figured Out

    Complicity (reflecting on Anthony Sowell)
    Semi-interesting conversation going on at that post about whether race plays a factor in serial killer victimhood.

    Americans with Native and Black Ancestry

  5. November 8, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    My review of Speechless, the tell-all from the former White House speechwriter.

    Fuck you, Stupak

    And, for a limited time only, some information about gender in my workplace. This post will go back to being Friends Only when I go to bed in a few hours.

  6. November 8, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    This week in Evil Slutopia:

    ~We updated the continuing saga of our comic, I Read While He Plays Video Games: You say she’s just a friend…

    ~We covered the protest of a transphobic article in the November issue of Seventeen.

    ~Some people just do not deserve a free pizza.

    ~We weighed in on a recent New York magazine feature on the issue of circumcision: Sexual Mutilation or Routine Medical Procedure?

    ~We took a look at a recent lesson from the Rock for Life blog on phrases to drop from the “pro-life vocabulary”.

    ~A recent article on Oprah.com suggests that we replace feminism, which is just for ugly and bitchy women anyway, with “feminine-ism”. We’re ever so slightly skeptical.

  7. evilslutopia
    November 8, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    This week in Evil Slutopia:

    ~We updated the continuing saga of our comic, I Read While He Plays Video Games: You say she’s just a friend…

    ~We covered the protest of a transphobic article in the November issue of Seventeen.

    ~Some people just do not deserve a free pizza.

    ~We weighed in on a recent New York magazine feature on the issue of circumcision: Sexual Mutilation or Routine Medical Procedure?

    ~We took a look at a recent lesson from the Rock for Life blog on phrases to drop from the “pro-life vocabulary”.

    ~A recent article on Oprah.com suggests that we replace feminism, which is just for ugly and bitchy women anyway, with “feminine-ism”. We’re ever so slightly skeptical.

  8. November 8, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Hey all! Here’s what’s been going on at Gender Across Borders:

    Once a Battle, Now an Outright War about Mexico’s abortion wars

    Comfort Women Still Seek Justice: about the women in Japan who were forced into sex slavery during WWII

    We just had our Circumcision series this past Friday: one post on the ethics of neonatal circumcision; another on feminism, brit milah, and circumcision in the Jewish faith; and finally one on female genital operations.

  9. November 8, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Prolific week at Yes Means Yes Blog.

    First, congrats to Jill, Cara and all my other awesome co-contributors, because Yes Means Yes made the Publishers’ Weekly Topp 100 Books of 2009!

    Are the whore/madonna complex and the challenges faced by mothers in the workplace closely related? I think so. I think it’s all part of a single theme, that I wrote about in Reductio: that society is willing to see men as complex and multifaceted creatures but insists on seein women as one-dimensional.

    A thread over at Feministing about trans folks, stealth and disclosure prompted me to put forth my view, which is that almost nothing should be presumed material information requiring disclosure (I make an exception for infections that can be transmitted). Everything else, the person seeking the information ought to ask.

    It should be obvious that anyone should be able to say no to any kind of sexual interaction with any other person at any time for any reason or no reason. It should be obvious, but it never hurts to say it anyway.

    Finally, I don’t talk about topping much. For several reasons, when I talk about BDSM, I usually talk about it from a bottom’s perspective, though I also top not infrequently. So, I talked about that a bit.

  10. ninjanurse
    November 8, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    The new vaccines against condyloma can prevent genital warts and reduce the risk
    of cervical cancer. This is very good, but another advance on the vaccine front
    offers hope to women who are already battling cancer. A vaccine has shown
    effectiveness in priming the immune system to fight vulvar cancer.
    Working with the immune system offers hope that we can find more effective and
    less harmful ways to treat all kinds of cancer. ‘An Effective Vaccine’…


  11. November 8, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    some people’s picket fences are covered in poison ivy: my problem with promoting “family” itself as a value, especially in the context of social work.

    on why i am against judging parents whose children are behaving noisily in public (follow-up which is mostly what other people said; more follow-up as someone else adds another important point).

  12. ninjanurse
    November 8, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Before we enter another news cycle of analyzing the perpetrator of a mass shooting, one post is worth reading. Vietnam veteran and veteran’s advocate, Max Cleland on

    ‘The Forever War of the Mind’…


    Triple amputee, former member of Congress, survivor of a right-wing smear campaign, Max Cleland speaks truth.

  13. November 8, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    How I found out I was “politically correct,” and why we should be proud to be so.


  14. November 8, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    There is still so much chauvinism surrounding the wedding ceremony and the institution of marriage:



  15. Froth
    November 8, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I talk about the disappointment many are feeling as Obama end his first year of presidency, and why I think that disappointment was inevitable: http://brainfroth.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/the-loss-of-high-hopes/

  16. Suzan
    November 8, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I was very angry regarding the ultra right wing Christian and their outside agitator friends voting away my equal rights this week.

    I wrote a piece saying it is time to fight fire with fire. They have called me a commie since I was a kid. I think the appropriate label for them is Nazi.

    I wrote a piece titled Nasty Girl, the title of a 1990s German film about a young woman who exposed the role her townspeople played during WW II.


  17. ethifem
    November 8, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I think I figured out the reason for the insulting trend on US sitcoms these days where husbands are portrayed as idiots in conjunction with their pretty, perfect, strong, intelligent wives.

    I also tried to analyze a potential flaw in the “-ism = privilege + power model. The comment thread was thought-provoling and apparently still going.

  18. November 8, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    This week at re:Cycling – the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, we wrote about the quiescent uterus, bioidentical hormones for hot flashes, men and menstruation (with a short film inspired by Gloria Steinem’s classic essay), the $75 million damages award in one of the Prempro lawsuits, and menstrual pads bigger than your head!

  19. November 8, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I posted a video of local carnival/Guy Fawkes Night traditions (it’s also sort of a music video for a piece I created), and observed once again that it’s based in religious hatred and all sorts of nastiness.

    I got back to my series of posts looking at the Letters of the New Testament, with St Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians.

    Attempting to learn more about right-wing political philosophy, I borrowed Ayn Rand’s “Anthem” from the library. The review I wrote pretty much gives the whole story away, but I drew some parallels with teenage “coming of age” stories, including some I’ve read (both real and fictional) of LGBT or kink folks coming out.

  20. November 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I didn’t have a lot of time this week (thanks student life!)

    But I gave a quick shout out to the importance of dropping tuition fees:

    And my frusteration at the lack of Canadian content in my Canadian university:

  21. November 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    A couple of highlights from this week:

    Review: Where the Wild Things Are – Spoiler alert: I really disliked it and thought the strange characterization of the wild things left us to witness an abusive parental relationships.

    <a href="http://notsolittlethings.blogspot.com/2009/11/tiny-room-of-ones-own.html"A (tiny) Room of One's Own – I can see the appeal of the women’s residences profiled in the NYT’s, and they remind me a bit of my first San Francisco apartment.

  22. November 8, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Oops, kitties aren’t so helpful with the html. Here is a better link to A (tiny) Room of One’s Own.

  23. November 8, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I respond to the confusion over the racism = power + privilege question and try to spell out why this construction is the right one:


  24. sassyfrasscircus
    November 8, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Sassyfrass Circus launches an epic lady-beard campaign. And is looking for zine submissions.

  25. shesabibliophile
    November 8, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I wrote about how, as a woman with a disability, I am treated in restaurants.

    My boyfriend wrote about disability and Hollywood.

  26. November 8, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    “Lemme ask you this… ” is my new advice column/social commentary blog! http://lemmeask.blogspot.com/

    I’ve doled out answers to questions about writer’s block, stress and deleting questionable Facebook comments. I added my two cents to the blogosphere talk about Sandra Bullock’s new movie “The Blind Side”.

    Send your questions to lemmeask@gmail.com. I’ll strip your name from the question, post it and give my best advice.

  27. November 8, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    I’ve just started a new series at FWD/Forward, called The Retrospectoscope, plucking bits from medical and health textbooks of the past. First instalment: The Retrospectoscope: Pinel, On Insanity.

    The NSW Disability council has a new edition of Made You Look magazine out, with the full PDF available online. It’s well worth a read. I have a short piece in it about playground accessibility for parents and carers with disability. “Made You Look! Magazine from Don’t DIS my ABILITY

  28. November 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    After a bit of a hiatus, I’ve started posting against at Natalie Does New York.

    To start, I wrote about why talking about how porn women look nothing like “real women” is not okay or even accurate.

  29. November 8, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I wrote some posts!

    It’s a start!, about the new Wanda Sykes show and the lack of women writers in television.

    Also, Stephen makes me laugh at the hate. :|, about a gay couple who was harassed by Mormons in Salt Lake City.


  30. November 8, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Another one: I wrote a piece in response to Stupak, where two women compare people to cars.


  31. November 9, 2009 at 1:25 am

    I wrote about the use of Jane Austen in anti-feminist writing this week:

  32. November 9, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Marlene at Body Impolitic wrote about my current art project involving lots of soiled panties and a chain letter. Intrigued?


  33. gnatalby
    November 9, 2009 at 4:24 am

    I wrote about the cringe factor of this week’s private practice about disability, dwarfism, and PC language.

    Nip/Tuck features a “feminist.”

    Then there’s the over-exposition on season 6 of Melrose Place, and about the over the top ridiculousness of the first episode of season six.

  34. November 9, 2009 at 4:55 am


    Sorry for the confusion of where to post this. I find that as I’m in the UK it’s quite late on Sunday before this appears and I’m always afraid I’ll miss my chance.

    I link to my recent musings about a recurring dream I have and what it all means. I dream vividly of meeting the man who raped me years ago and I discuss the various dreams I have and whether they mean that I secretly want to see him or not. It’s pretty dry/heavy stuff I suppose, but I wanted to write about it to put it “out there” and to set my head free, plus any opinions about my conclusions would be appreciated…


    Pru :-)

  35. November 9, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Sometimes it’s too late to say you aren’t a rape apologist looks at advice which claims to help girls avoid being raped but which provides backhanded support for the rapes being warned against.

    Understanding the diversity and limitations of rape statistics looks at why the National Crime Victimization survey underestimates overall sexual violence and violence against people with disabilities.

    Accidental rapists? highlights a man’s assumption that if a man is not a stereotypical sexual predator that when he rapes it is just an accident.

    MN sexual violence prevention network meeting highlights a quarterly meeting and the planned presentation for Nov. on the serious mental health consequences for women and children who have been victims of sexual violence.

  36. November 9, 2009 at 10:44 am

    The Problem with “privilege”: I talk about the problems with acknowledging privilege as a sex worker and “privilege” as a way my interpretations of my own experiences are ignored.

  37. Kaz
    November 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I have a guest post up at FWD/Forward, somewhat unimaginatively called Disability and Asexuality, about being asexual and disabled. The main things I talk about are how the usage of “asexual” as the description of a negative stereotype in disability rights course is offensive, and how the focus on romantic partners as care-givers for disabled people can cause serious problems for asexual people who don’t want or can’t count on having that kind of relationship.

  38. MomTFH
    November 9, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I have a little brag. I have been invited to be a contributor/ reviewer for the newest edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves!

  39. November 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I really liked the two blog entries I did this week. I had a lot of fun thinking about and writing them, so I wanted to share them with you.

    I did a really fun to write post about foot worship kinks: http://sexetcetc.blogspot.com/2009/11/spicing-it-up-foot-worship.html

    And a discussion on Female ejaculation, subtitled “Learning to love the squirt” http://sexetcetc.blogspot.com/2009/11/psa-female-ejaculation-learning-to-love.html

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