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  1. Bond
    Bond November 22, 2009 at 4:07 pm |

    1. Tips For Crafting A Masculine Presentation. For various FAAB genderqueers.

    2.
    Socially Constructed ≠ False
    . Short rant on a common conflation.

  2. Gender Across Borders
    Gender Across Borders November 22, 2009 at 4:15 pm |

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

    The Place of the Privileged about why white, heterosexual men can be allies in the feminist blogging community

    This month’s Global Feminist Profile is on Suraya Pakzad, an Afghan women’s rights activist

    Only boys throw punches: about the ponytail scandal with University of New Mexico women’s soccer player Elizabeth Lambert

    Are you a F*&^#ist? about what being a “feminist” stands for

    Also, GAB is having a series on Women, Art, and War in mid-December and we’re calling for writers–find out how you can contribute!

  3. Renee
    Renee November 22, 2009 at 4:23 pm |

    For this weeks Sunday Shame we compare Twilight and Charmed. Drop by and weigh in on which is most shameful.

    According to Google Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are: A look at what is revealed when the two names are googled.

    Honouring the Rage: Looking at we we need to consider the legitimacy of rage when someone reacts with violence after being targeted with an ism.

    But accessibility is too expensive: Looking at why cost cannot be an issue when it comes to making a public area accessible.

  4. Lauren O
    Lauren O November 22, 2009 at 4:26 pm |

    On being a worker bee: Why extra time is more valuable than extra stuff

    Every single day

    So, about boobs: Snark about the new mammogram recommendations

  5. Anita
    Anita November 22, 2009 at 4:28 pm |

    New video blog: Beyond True Blood’s Sensationalism

    Anyone else disturbed by the parallels of equating queer rights and civil right to monstrous, murdering vamps?

  6. Clara
    Clara November 22, 2009 at 4:41 pm |

    This week at f/law our contributor discusses the daily grind of working in private practice: http://canadianwomenandthelaw.blogspot.com/2009/11/daily-grind-of-private-practise.html

  7. nolittlelolita
    nolittlelolita November 22, 2009 at 4:45 pm |

    I wrote a little bit about DJ Hero (the new music game from Activision) and the male gaze, you can take a look here – http://hystericalbroads.blogspot.com/2009/11/dj-hero.html

    and I wrote about dark fiction settings and how our perception of how a game is going to end affects the way we play through it here – http://hystericalbroads.blogspot.com/2009/11/dragon-age-warhammer-and-happy-ending.html

  8. K
    K November 22, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    I’d been on a break for two Sundays this month so I have got quite a lot of work to do.I announce my triumphant return to the blogosphere here – Back for more which also includes a few links of interest.

    Vulvodynia to be on TV again, interviewees wanted – if you or someone you know has vulvodynia, please let them know that we can expect to see another TV show on the subject sometime in the future. And that this TV show (which isn’t named in my sources,) is looking for people willing to open up about living with the condition.

    Also since I was out for most of the month, I missed Shameless Self Promotion Sunday during a week where I really wanted to promote this – Talking about FSD: How Not To analyzing a lot of problems with typical articles about female sexual dysfunction.

  9. Katherine
    Katherine November 22, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    I wrote this last Sunday, but it was my birthday, and I forgot. Is it against the rules to share late? I hope not. I wrote about the lack of late night hosts on TV, made a table, and then offered myself to help fill the void. http://winsomeicarus.blogspot.com/2009/11/where-are-women-on-late-night.html

  10. Rachel Hills
    Rachel Hills November 22, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    Should feminists engage with the mainstream media? Of course they bloody well should.

    Why I’m writing about STIs: an FYI.

    I’ll also be posting a piece about Britney Spears and why it’s painful to be (conventionally) beautiful in about an hour, after seeing her in concert last week.

  11. Elizabeth Kissling
    Elizabeth Kissling November 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm |

    This week at re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, we wrote about male hysteria, menstruation and/as disability, a Tampax parody using Edward and Bella from Twilight, femcare products on PostSecret, and we welcomed new readers from Women’s eNews.

  12. Brett K
    Brett K November 22, 2009 at 4:59 pm |

    I finally got around to starting a blog over my own: radicalbookworm.wordpress.com. It’s still very much a work in progress, but so far I’ve written about the Trans Day of Remembrance and women in academia, as well as a brief introduction.

  13. nikki
    nikki November 22, 2009 at 4:59 pm |

    Some queer lady friends and I started a new girl/queer music blog (videos, interviews, reviews, mp3s mixes). We were all tired of reading the same manblogs about the same manbands, searching for the occasional mention of a woman or queer person playing music. On the queer/girl websites, one is hardpressed to find music info on anything other than Lady Gaga these days (ugh).

    P.S. Eliot and Punk Rock Loveletters is the first entry on the blog, and it’s about a girl band from Birmingham, and how I wrote them a ridiculous band loveletter like I did in the early 90s. Write your favorite new band a loveletter and encourage them! Don’t just consume!

  14. Brett K
    Brett K November 22, 2009 at 5:01 pm |

    That was supposed to read “OF my own”, not “OVER my own”. Typos FTW.

  15. Thomas
    Thomas November 22, 2009 at 5:08 pm |

    This week on Yes Means Yes Blog:


    Couldn’t Give It Away
    . I took the title from Tina Fey’s quip on Letterman, and it’s really about how women’s choice not to take the options available for partnered sex is important, and has to be supported against the tide of compulsory sexual activity.

    I also put up a TDoR post about Gwen Araujo, not because she symbolizes every transgendered person who has been killed or is in any way representative of every dynamic that the day means or any other rational reason, but simply because she sticks in my mind.

  16. Becky
    Becky November 22, 2009 at 5:09 pm |

    This week at Happy Bodies:

    Patriarchy as Protection: I react to the news story in Norway “Police Warn Women” after as series of rape attempts in a small city.

    “I am HIV-Positive”: A brainstorm for an on campus campaign to raise awareness about how Aids is the number one killer of women of reproductive age.

  17. Ariel
    Ariel November 22, 2009 at 5:11 pm |

    I typed up my apple pie recipe for Thanksgiving. I’ve been making this with my grandma for the holidays for as long as I can remember =]
    http://cookandhook.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/apple-pie/

  18. Girls Can't WHAT?
    Girls Can't WHAT? November 22, 2009 at 5:14 pm |

    At Girls Can’t WHAT?:

    Interview with female heavy metal drummer Lux

    Also a couple new giveaways:

    Girls First Car Giveaway $60 Prize PackageWould make a great holiday gift!

    Girls Can’t WHAT? hoodie giveaway

  19. Andrea
    Andrea November 22, 2009 at 5:26 pm |

    I had a little argument this week with a “friend” about how violence against women isn’t funny under any circumstances, using a video he posted on facebook as a jumping off point. I consider his arguments for seeing the humor in such crap and explain why they’re wrong (not that he’ll listen):

    http://loos-talk.blogspot.com/2009/11/violence-against-women-great-way-to.html

  20. EvilSlutClique
    EvilSlutClique November 22, 2009 at 5:31 pm |

    This week in Evil Slutopia:

    ~According to Cosmo, self-love is not so hot, but apparently slut-shaming is.

    ~We reminisced about a classic Slut-Shaming Pop Culture Moment from Beverly Hills, 90210.

    ~We took a look at one of those ridiculous fear-mongering email forwards about Muslims in the Obama administration.

    ~We rounded up some good gay news, and we’ve officially created an adorable little feminist guest-blogging monster.

    ~Cosmo’s latest sex tip could lead to some wacky vibrator hijinks.

  21. Jesurgislac
    Jesurgislac November 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm |

    A pro-lifer I was having a discussion with, turned away problematic (to a Catholic) issue that the Netherlands achieves the world’s lowest abortion rate with accusations that the Netherlands kills handicapped babies: this was a pro-lifer whose repeated argument consisted almost entirely of the assertion “ABORTION IS MURDER!”

    So I discussed the issue at more length with better cites: On the Netherlands and ethics, or lack thereof.

  22. Rebecca
    Rebecca November 22, 2009 at 6:01 pm |

    1. Transgender Day of What? – Why don’t feel a huge connection to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, and why it’s important anyway
    2. Glee’s Gravity – A post on the messages Glee is sending about its gay character
    3. Glee Pt 2 – A followup on the above, about my own feelings of awkwardness around singing

  23. Bianca Reagan
    Bianca Reagan November 22, 2009 at 6:28 pm |

    I wrote posts!

    From the back of the bus, to kicked off the bus, about Couples Retreat and international racism.

    “We need to go far, quickly.”, about Al Gore’s appearance on 30 Rock this week.

    Enjoy!

  24. Katie
    Katie November 22, 2009 at 6:38 pm |

    recent posts on my fat liberation blog:

    Are You Really Going to Eat That?

    Gratitude

  25. JasperGregory
    JasperGregory November 22, 2009 at 6:58 pm |

    Nov 22, 2009
    I have been looking for a pair of women’s stretch jeans everywhere. Nothing fit until I tried the Latin stores in the mission. Everything is stretchy enough to fit any body.
    This is my look. I am playing with feminine silhouettes rather than bright colors. I am emulating a chic but sexy feminine look. It has a strong political message. "I have a sexy feminine body without hormones. Deal with it!"

    This week on Jasperswardrobe:
    Homosocial Bonding & Sorority Girl Femininity In A Karaoke Bar
    I combine Photos and Audio. http://emansipashun.jasperswardrobe.com/2009/11/the-girl-i-never-got-to-be/ I thrive on the homosocialty among women. It is a source of support and comfort in my life. Ironically I had to disidentity as ‘Man’ before I could experience the comfort of feminine social space.

    Feminine Markers wiki page
    I document my experience integrating women’s fashion into my wardrobe at emansipashun.jasperswardrobe.com/2009/11/queerpedia-femin…

    Naked, Fat, Transvestite, Crippled Bodies
    I played with two girlfriends and a camera. We appropriated a Renaissance nude by Titian and mutated it into our time and our Fat, Transvestite and Disabled bodies.
    The photos are interesting, but more interesting is the girly slumberparty that produced it. We were just three girls sitting around in our underwear and playing with our digital images. emansipashun.jasperswardrobe.com/2009/11/contemporary-nudes/

  26. Simplejewel
    Simplejewel November 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm |

    I highlighted the sexist actions of the IOC towards female ski jumpers. SHAME, SHAME.

    http://feministcatalyst.blogspot.com/2009/11/female-ski-jumpers-vs-ioc.html

  27. Julia
    Julia November 22, 2009 at 7:58 pm |

    Are Stupid Blog Commenters Keeping Good Scientists Down? is a look at the commenters’ responses to the article Is Motherhood Keeping Good Scientists Down?

  28. gudbuytjane
    gudbuytjane November 22, 2009 at 8:04 pm |

    I wrote a piece on my relationship as a trans woman with the Trans Day of Remembrance.

  29. Ilavenil
    Ilavenil November 22, 2009 at 8:30 pm |

    I wrote a piece the domestic abuse and street harassment that women accept as normal. I am from Chennai, India, and this post also pertains to that area in particular – I can write only about what I know, right?

    http://scientificruciverb.blogspot.com/2009/11/its-been-raining-in-chennai-for-almost_22.html

  30. Erica A
    Erica A November 22, 2009 at 8:48 pm |

    It was a week in which every student columnist at my university decided to tell us about how white kids are getting the shaft because of all those unfair racial privileges people of color get:

    http://angryfeministdoc.blogspot.com/2009/11/angry-white-girl.html

  31. Erin V.
    Erin V. November 22, 2009 at 9:13 pm |

    I went to a parochial school,and after reading about a new round of ads promoting humanism in the UK, I got to thinkin’:
    http://mywordnerdery.blogspot.com/2009/11/hey-preacher-leave-those-kids-alone.html

  32. whatsername
    whatsername November 22, 2009 at 9:18 pm |

    This week at The Jaded Hippy I shared some art, asked “didn’t we already work through that?”, shared an update on the Oscar Grant case, also shared the new Doctor Who – The End of Time preview, posted about the murders of Jorge Mercado and Jason Mattison, and laughed along as The Daily Show made Lou Doobs very uncomfortable.

  33. The Czech
    The Czech November 22, 2009 at 9:22 pm |

    Did I already mention I just had my 1st blogiversary? Well, I did.

    In my “Czechness” folder, I point my readers to information about the Czech Legion… a little known yet awesome chapter of World War I. Yes, I say “awesome” because essentially this is a story about how a group of Czech POWs decided to resist being manipulated for other people’s war games and decided to simply find their way home. Across Siberia.

    Here is a satire piece I wrote, upon hearing that Lincoln University is forcing it’s fat students to go to fitness class if they want to graduate: Obesity, Like Poverty, Is the Result of Personal Failure.

  34. FilthyGrandeur
    FilthyGrandeur November 22, 2009 at 9:38 pm |

    Presentations of violence and gender in the Twilight novels: yeah i read em. they sucked. here’s why.

    17 years ago today… wishing my parents a happy anniversary.

    Fuzz Therapy: because you so want a kitty picture right now.

  35. Jha
    Jha November 22, 2009 at 9:46 pm |

    I read and reviewed Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter!

  36. Abyss2hope
    Abyss2hope November 22, 2009 at 10:21 pm |

    Fundamental Conflict Between Rape As Crime Second Only To Murder And Proceeding When Other Person’s Willingness Not Certain discusses how people cannot truly believe the first when they tolerate guesswork or generic assumptions about consent.

    Homelessness and sexual assault provides information about Australian research including the importance of having trauma informed policies in services for the homeless.

    It takes 2 not to tango (rape) discusses a statement made in opposition to: “It’s not the victim’s duty to stop a violation, it’s a violator’s duty not to violate.”

    Trouble with “inviting trouble” discusses statements made about a case where a college student and basketball player was accused of rape which pass judgment on the alleged victim because she sat on his bed to watch a movie.

  37. SnowdropExplodes
    SnowdropExplodes November 22, 2009 at 10:22 pm |

    Starting with the serious:

    I wrote about concerns with how the Labour government in Britain is proposing to start a “Domestic Violence Register and while the problem it aims to solve is horribly real, I don’t think it will help to solve it.

    I also express concern over the BBC’s advice to teens on porn (and point to Scarleteen as a much better example of how to do it).

    And the very silly:

    After Archbishop Rowan Williams went to confront Pope Benedict XVI over the latter’s attempts to poach worshippers from the Anglican church, I pictured the whole thing as a grudge match boxing fight.

  38. Alexa
    Alexa November 22, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  39. Katherine
    Katherine November 22, 2009 at 11:02 pm |

    I wrote about some sexist commercials.

  40. Aftercancer
    Aftercancer November 22, 2009 at 11:12 pm |

    I wrote about the <a href=http://www.aftercancernowwhat.com/2009/11/new-rules-for-people-with-breasts.html" "New Rules for People with Breasts"

  41. Aftercancer
    Aftercancer November 22, 2009 at 11:14 pm |

    Sorry, my html is a little rusty
    I thought you might be interested in my take on New Rules for People with Breasts

  42. cleofaye
    cleofaye November 22, 2009 at 11:15 pm |

    I helped edit the first addition of [e] lust http://elustsexblogs.com/
    and was voted one of the top three submissions!

  43. Suzan
    Suzan November 22, 2009 at 11:25 pm |

    People with transsexualism and people with trangenderism have been fighting a war based on and umbrella that claims we are the same when we often view the world completely differently based on how we experience life.

    Within Transworld there is a hierarchical structure that places post-SRS women who are pretty on a pedestal as a peak level attainment of what starts out with cross dressers at the bottom.

    In the real world we are not part of this hierarchy and indeed may well be disadvantaged people who are poor and struggling with under employment and all the issues cis-sexual women struggle with.

    In short we are no longer part of transworld but rather are part of the cis-sexual world we assimilated into.
    http://womenborntranssexual.com/2009/11/19/class-structure-in-transworld-vs-the-reality-based-world/

  44. Radfem
    Radfem November 23, 2009 at 12:30 am |

    I’m blogging about the trial of a local police officer charged with three sexual assaults under the color of authority.

    Police officers testify about one incident and how some of them joked and played with a pair of the alleged victim’s lingerie.

    Sexist behavior by officers while they search the alleged victim’s residence.

  45. Mandy Van Deven
    Mandy Van Deven November 23, 2009 at 3:14 am |

    Stripping Burlesque of Whiteness: Brown Girls Burlesque Take Center Stage
    Known for its bawdy sexual humor, over-the-top characters, and underlying social criticism, Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales set the stage for the satirical theatrics which came to be known as burlesque. During its 700-year metamorphosis, burlesque has utilized various styles of music and performance to poke fun at issues spanning social and political themes, particularly conventional gender roles and sexual scripts. Combining the fundamentals of classical burlesque—parody, double entendre, and risqué sexuality—with elements derived from their own ethnic traditions, New York City’s Brown Girls Burlesque (BGB) is a 21st century incarnation of Chaucer’s magnum opus. Founded two years ago by AuroraBoobRealis, BGB is drawing a new audience to this old art form by blending women of color’s experience and artistic aesthetic with this historically Caucasian craft.

  46. Bitch Magazine
    Bitch Magazine November 23, 2009 at 3:15 am |

    Argentinian Marriage Is Soooo Gay!, a judge in Buenos Aires ruled this week that preventing gay marriage is unconstitutional

    Girls Just Wanna Play With Dolls, Joan Jett and Debbie Harry get Barbie-fied by Mattel

    Kristen Stewart will share a mere moment with Dakota Fanning in “The Runaways”, how will this lesbian rock legend come off on-screen?

  47. Feminist Review
    Feminist Review November 23, 2009 at 3:16 am |

    Oh My God: Peter Rodger’s trek across every inhabited continent in search of the answer to one of humankind’s ultimate questions—“What is God?”—is both a revelation on the unifying conceptualization of something higher and a celebration of what elevates us.

    Trouble The Water: The vintage news coverage interwoven throughout the film provides a contextualizing counterpoint to Kim and Scott’s story as they assume places in front of the camera; simultaneously, their story works as a powerful antidote to the coverage of the hurricane as seen from above, lorded over by pundits. The viewer hears the story of the storm, and the story of a city chronically afflicted by poverty cheek by jowl with its chipper tourist industry, from those who have lived it.

    Women of Color and Feminism: The limitations I find in Rojas’ already expansive account is the omission of feminist work by women of colour whose goals are integrated within mainstream feminism’s agenda. This is important, especially in her final chapter on transnational feminism in which she stresses the key to feminism’s dynamism is the need for common links with other feminists to be established on a continual basis—not just with other women of colour, but with white women too.

  48. Mary
    Mary November 23, 2009 at 7:32 am |

    Not Caring If I Die is a recent post from my blog Sex With God.

  49. DaisyDeadhead
    DaisyDeadhead November 23, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    Is Alcoholism a disability? (no definitive answers, apologies in advance)

    Odds and Sods (links)

    Ethics panel finds probable cause for charges against Gov. Mark Sanford (your Mark Sanford update!)

  50. aj jenkins
    aj jenkins November 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm |

    Here are some of the articles I wrote at feminists for choice this week.

    Apparently the Government Doesn’t Proofread in Texas http://feministsforchoice.com/apparently-the-government-doesnt-proofread-in-texas.htm

    Can the Princess Narrative Please Die Already http://feministsforchoice.com/can-the-princess-narrative-please-die-already.htm

  51. Erin
    Erin November 23, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    I recently wrote about about the relationship between disability and ownership. It was featured in the 2009 Blog Carnival over at FWD/Forward.

    Ownership & Disability

  52. Radfem
    Radfem November 24, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    I’m still blogging on the police officer trial. Something came up when the defense attorney cross-examined one witness, about whether there was a difference between getting arrested by an undercover officer for agreeing to accept money for oral sex or getting coerced to give oral sex to a uniformed police officer and then have him pay money after the fact to help him locate drug dealers.

    It reminded me of the myth about how sex workers can’t be raped.

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