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  1. September 5, 2010 at 12:13 am

    A serious-minded conservative pundit with a large slice of cheddar draped over his scalp like a mantilla explains why “The Ground Zero mosque is not about religious freedom.”
    Aristotle’s The Rhetoric of Head Cheese

  2. September 5, 2010 at 12:15 am
  3. September 5, 2010 at 1:04 am

    A humorous post on how neurotypical people often talk to autistics.

    Who benefits from the destruction of academia?

  4. September 5, 2010 at 1:23 am

    I’m hesitant to put this up here because it is quite personal, but two random internet people just made my night by commenting, so what the hell.

    It is a reflection on childhood trauma and subsequent struggles with self-worth and the notion of “achievement.”

    Maybe it’s the anti-depressants working…

  5. September 5, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Literally, what I’m reading.

    What is Larbor Day to you?

    How do we fix the real and present over-population problem?

  6. September 5, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Been a while since I last commented on Feministe- so I feel a bit weird leaving a self-promote, but here it is:

    Misdirected Enthusiasm– On a recent study of strippers in the UK and coverage of it.

  7. September 5, 2010 at 2:00 am

    On QT:

    Out of sight, out of mind? – Transgender People’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse – Trans people experience very high rates of domestic abuse

    Social Justice: What do we want? – More talk on calling out, but also looking beyond that specific conversation and talking about how to do social justice better

    QT and Posting and My Inability to be Consistent – This is really about my ADHD and infodumping, and the title is about dealing with my inability to meet my own expectations.

  8. September 5, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Hi! I am starting to post regularly PatientC and I think am starting to get a feel for it.

    Watch This Space! is a post where I talk about plans for the place, and what people would like to see.

    The SmartAss Guide to Wheelchair Etiquette, in which I go off about how to treat a person in a chair… you know, like a person.

    Awkward Moments 2 the next installment in a series of the weirdness that can happen with disability and interacting.

    DC Cabs — No Rides for Service Animals where I hope to continue the service animal discussion started in the SM Guide above.

    Thanks for taking a look!I am really, really hoping I did not mess up the HTML code, and I apologize if I did.

  9. September 5, 2010 at 2:24 am

    I posted a fun interview I did of my friend Jamie who rode her bike across the country for the DC Area Books to Prisons Project. She had some great experiences along the way. Who says transfolk can’t enjoy Kansas?

  10. RMJ
    September 5, 2010 at 2:33 am

    At Deeply Problematic this week:

    On Wikipedia’s main page, men outnumber women nine to one.

    A man was arrested last week for paying a kid to say racial slurs and filming it for YouTube.

    Going a little meta and explaining why I like the word “problematic”.

  11. K__
    September 5, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Book review – The Camera My Mother Gave Me – this is a memoir of life with the chronic pelvic pain conditon/sexual dysfuncton vulvodynia, by Susanna Kaysen. Yes this is the same Susanna Kaysen who previously wrote Girl, Interrupted.

  12. September 5, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Our new arts and culture podcast episode is finally up! Just search ‘The Motel Sisters’ in Itunes store, or check it out online, here:

  13. September 5, 2010 at 5:07 am

    My response to recent Guardian story aboutindie rock’s boys’ club problem. (My comment got a little long, so I turned it into a post.)

  14. September 5, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Majority of Caesareans Are Done Before Labor. I would feel better about these c-section numbers if I felt like women were choosing surgery because they had been given all the options, had weighed their possibilities, and then decided this was the best course of action for them. But I’m not sure that doctors are having conversations with women about all their options for labor. To have anything other than a doctor-deemed “normal” medical version of birth, you have time, resources, and, therefore, levels of privilege. That is what these numbers mean to me.

    Woman, Take off Your Heels. You are TOO Tall. Redskins’ cornerback demands female reporter take her heels off before TV interviews so that he wouldn’t look too short and make him look bad.

    Girl, you are TOO tall to ride the bus. 14yo Brazilian girl says she can longer go to school because she is too tall for the bus. Sad.

    Shocker: DC Taxis Don’t Like to Pick Up Blind People With Guide Dogs.

  15. September 5, 2010 at 6:33 am

    We’re SuperBendy NOT Spineless Edition Of OxyMorons : A post on the common stereotypes Indian academia is dedicated to when it comes to feminism, caste and class issues.

  16. September 5, 2010 at 7:35 am

    I wrote about shaming and its cousin concern-trolling, and how it’s rooted in an inherently false assumption – that anyone has the right to comment on what someone else does with their body.

  17. September 5, 2010 at 7:45 am

    I briefly reviewed a book my mother purchased for my daughter entitled how to be a princess.

    I wrote about a street harassment based on a comic.

    I also posted about Jacob’s no retouching policy as being a step in the right direction, but not going nearly far enough.

    A link sent to me by my brother contained an anorexia joke that got me thinking about my own relationship with food, exercise, and my body.

    Coca-cola is closing 3 plants and blames a 2-cent a can tax, not the recent strike and their attempt at union breaking.

    Lastly, I linked two Advice from a cartoon princess videos.

  18. September 5, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I wrote that, contrary to how some might frame it, Science and Religion Don’t Have to be Rivals

  19. September 5, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Author Margaret Atwood signed a petition against a television conglomerate nicknamed ‘Fox News North’ and now she’s getting flamed by the right. ‘Witch’ is the least of the names she’s being called for opposing what has been called ‘hate broadcasting’.

  20. September 5, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I’ve launched a Twitter app to encourage discussion about better uses for the £20 million being spent on the upcoming UK pope visit:

    We’ve currently had retweets from Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. I’d love it if you could also help spread the word.

  21. September 5, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Happy Sunday to you all. Here’s my totally shameless self-promoting links!

    Marriage and Motherhood – A Tragic Life Scenario – my points to ponder about a study published in Time Magazine and reviewed by Hanna Rosin over at Double X via Slate

    What’s Wrong With Regular Black Girls – a look into the intricacies of light skinned privilege in culture

    The Brownest Eyes – Miss Tasha Fierce at her best!

  22. September 5, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Hi there. I’ve been subscribed to this blog forever, but this is the first time I’ve commented. I write a book review blog where I only review books written by women. This month, in anticipation of banned book week, a lot of the bloggers are writing posts related to censorship and the freedom to read. I’ve made a list of banned books written by women, so if anyone wants to take part in banned book week/month, you could stop by and get a list of books to read. I’ll also be doing reviews of a few frequently banned books later in the month. is a link to my list. I can’t wait to read all of your posts!

  23. September 5, 2010 at 8:39 am

    This week, I wrote about compulsory pregnancy in Poland:

  24. September 5, 2010 at 8:41 am

    R. Kelly: When A Woman Loves: Looking at why she should not rush out to buy R Kelly’s no CD. Race does not trump gender.

    Strippers Protest Christian Fundamentalist Church: A fundie group decided to shut down a strip club but the women turned the situation around and protested right back.

    Missy Ann Syndrome: Purse Grabbing White Women: Looking at this racist action and how Black people respond to it.

    Are You Really Broke?: Looking at recognizing economic privilege.

    I am neither male or female, but I have tried to be both: A great testimony from a inter sex person about her fears and how people read her body.

    No Labels for Figure Skater Johnny Weir: Looking at how Weir refuses to declare his sexuality.

    “Out in Silence” The LGBT Community in Small Town U.S.A.: Looking at a great documentary regarding the experience of a 16 year old gay kid regarding the homophobia in a small town.

    True Blood: Fresh Blood: Looking at the latest True Blood Episode and True Blood: A Tribute To All We Have Lost: Looking at all who have died since the start of the show.

  25. September 5, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I wrote posts:

    Musings from a Black Woman: On Hip Hop and Cultural Ramifications, about My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-Hop, a documentary airing on BET.


    I never realized that., about Debbie Allen and A Different World.


  26. September 5, 2010 at 10:40 am

    This week at re:Cycling, we’ve got posts about menopausal women targeted by marketing, the new Canadian Stayfree internet ad campaign (including a guest post from Chella Quint), infertility and physical fitness, and our regularly featured weekend links.

  27. September 5, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I’ve just started a new blog, where I’ll be chronicling a social experiment of sorts. I’m refusing to participate in any beauty rituals that serve no purpose past the cosmetic for the next full year. I’ll be unpacking and analyzing my thoughts about it and the reactions of others.

    I wrote a quick introductory post, and a more in-depth look at my relationship with and framework for body hair. There will be more coming soon!

  28. September 5, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I argued that Sarah Palin is a feminist, with plenty of precedent in history – but her brand of self-centered Palinofeminism is antithetical to real justice.

  29. LSG
    September 5, 2010 at 10:59 am

    After taking most of the summer off, I wrote about the rape epidemic in the DR Congo — and how the U.N. has failed in its response.TRIGGER WARNING.

    (This post is one that almost pushed me into the “despair” realm. One thing I found in the course of researching that perhaps I should have expected but absolutely did not: U.N. peacekeepers in the DR Congo have not only been ineffective in preventing sexual violence by rebels, they themselves been accused of raping Congolese women and girls. Unforgivable.)

  30. September 5, 2010 at 11:06 am
  31. Mal
    September 5, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I wrote about the study his week showing 22-30 year old women make more than their male counter-parts, something Nina Power predicted a year ago, in Young Women’s Work

  32. September 5, 2010 at 11:25 am

    More from our “When did you know?” series: When I knew that weight doesn’t matter

  33. September 5, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I started a blog about science fiction, evolutionary biology, and feminism a couple of weeks ago.

    So far I’ve reviewed Ursula Le Guin’s The Dispossessed and two short stories.

    I’ve also written an assortment of less relevant, very geeky, posts.

  34. September 5, 2010 at 11:31 am
  35. September 5, 2010 at 11:43 am

    This week I responded to a Canadian news story about a woman judge who has been forced to step down because her husband harassed a client with nude photos of his wife that he also put online without her permission. I call shenanigans on the entire event.

    Judges, Women, Sex and Responsibility

  36. September 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

    I was raised in a union family. I think it is incumbent upon people who are struggling for their own rights to honor picket lines put up by those workers engaged in union drives and strikes.

    Therefore I was dismayed this week to learn The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association was holding a convention at San Francisco’s Hyatt Regency Hotel this weekend.

    Workers rights including the right to unionize are human rights and are as important as other civil rights.

  37. Dina
    September 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm
  38. Dina
    September 5, 2010 at 1:16 pm
  39. Kairiki
    September 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm


    Just two things I’ve written since starting to read feministe in the last month – Why I am pro-choice and a ramble about hypocrisy and Christianity

  40. September 5, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Sooo, this week was my first week of classes, I didn’t write much, BUT: I just wrote a post on how not to be an asshole to someone with celiac’s disease, I posted a drunken music rant where folks discussed Billy Joel’s crappiest song (there are so many, I KNOW), I explained why I identify myself as “crazy,” and my cat “helped” me change the sheets. I also started an open thread, but the comments turned into a discussion between a reader and I about orgasms. Feel free to weigh in!

  41. Amy Beth
    September 5, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    New posts up on Elysium Avenue!
    I wrote a humorous post about my long time obsession with John Cusack

    as well as the paralyzing force of perfectionism

    Lisa wrote about her body and body normality

    Natasha wrote about having a song that lasts you your whole life

    and about learning to cook a new curry for friends

  42. JetGirl
    September 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    How the budget crunch and a misleading registration can deny you an education and end a math quest:

  43. September 5, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    In which I write about my experiences with security in the United Kingdom, when compared with my experiences with security theater in the US. And also regret my choice of underwear.

  44. September 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    A thank you to the president for announcing the end of combat action in Iraq:

    And a post on my furious rage at a Wonkette post blasting people for racism, but in which the comments were a steady stream of absolutely hateful, but apparently totally okay sexism:

  45. September 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Just what you need to hear during a recession:
    “We don’t hire women drivers”

    A reflection inspired by a Nellie McClung Canadian heritage vignette and several recent studies. “Nice” women don’t want power or cash. Okay, I’m with Scrooge.

  46. Cate R.
    September 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    My essay in the Bourdain Medium Raw Contest, which answers the question “Why Cook Well?”

    Because You Can

  47. September 5, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I wrote a book review of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.

  48. Allison
    September 5, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Are we going to get any kind of follow-up on the Fat & Health post?

  49. September 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I’ve been posting about the Seattle teacher contract negotiations. A sticking point was the use of student test scores to evaluate teachers – which is being tried nationwide despite opposition from the National Education Association (NEA). After a bunch of serious posts, I decided to just have fun & post what Pippi Longstocking would do on test day.

    What Would Pippi Do on Test Day?

  50. September 5, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Read the Gender Across Borders post for the THIS IS WHAT A YOUNG FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE carnival.

    After that, read up on the Guerrilla Girls on Tour!

    BTW, we have a fancy new podcast–you can add it to your subscriptions via iTunes or other media player

    We covered a range of topics in the past week, including Prosecuting HIV in Germany, feminism and porn star, Nina Hartley, and Miss Universe, Jimena Navarrete’s views on gay marriage. Come on over, and leave us your thoughts and experiences :)

  51. September 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    The Tennessee Mosque Burnings: Christian Extremism versus the Gospel of Niceness:

    “Now, there are people who would argue that the mosque attacks in the U.S. are not about race, but I think the kid on the bus yelling “White Pride!” at mosque congregants serves as a reminder that here in the South, even the schoolchildren know what this shit’s about.”

  52. September 5, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I admit to being an anime and yaoi fangirl. I also discuss the various genres within anime.

    I’m an anime fangirl

    I’m an anime fangirl: Part 2

  53. September 5, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Why are perfectly great women freaking out about turning 30??

  54. September 6, 2010 at 2:27 am

    As an indie game developer, I decided to write a scathing critique of the video game industry’s latest attempt to use and abuse women’s bodies for fun and profit.

    It is in very professional language (prepare for exceptional levels of cursing), but it’s funny, or at least I thought it was funny at the time. I still can’t look at the last picture and caption without giggling, then feeling slightly uncomfortable, then giggling again (I think it’s something about the expression).

  55. September 6, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I started the week by doing the music meme that Lauren O self-promoted last week! One term turned out to be directly related to Feministe, being a piece I created myself inspired by one of the “top troll” contests.

    I responded to the news reports that Stephen Hawking said there’s no need for a creator God.

  56. Magpie_Seven
    September 6, 2010 at 9:13 am

    With Allison here. Are we getting any follow-up on the Fat and Health post? Or is it all done and dusted as far as Feministe is concerned?

    • September 6, 2010 at 9:36 am

      Magpie and Allison: You are. Meanwhile, please keep the comment thread on topic.

  57. September 6, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Alternative holidays! Use these as an occasion for organizing, personal action, education opportunities, or simply alternatives to holidays celebrating jingoism, imperialism, genocide, and consumerism. The list is incomplete and US-heavy. Please add any additions in the comments!!

  58. September 6, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I’m interning at a Women’s NGO in Ghana and…

    This week I wrote about my frustrations with individuals who have not opened their minds….

  59. September 6, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    This week on Kloncke, lots of spirituality and politics. Yum.

    Forming a radical sangha (dhamma practitioner community);

    Holding sidewalk meditations to advocate against a proposed sit/lie law on the November ballot; and

    Using spiritual feminism to disarm the Bay Area subway police. Second flyer photo here.

    Take care, y’all!

  60. September 6, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I know it’s not Sunday, but I thought I’d share my follow up to the guy speak piece I wrote a week ago. The girl talk article was just as infuriating and sexist. No surprise.

    I also tried my hand at making a comic. I had to poke some fun at Sarah Palin’s ridiculousMama Grizzly line. She makes me sad in the brain.

  61. September 6, 2010 at 11:57 pm
  62. September 7, 2010 at 3:41 am

    A bit on gender dysphoria:


  63. September 7, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I wrote a quick note on prejudice and checking your prejudices. In light of Monica’s post here re: fat and health, I wrote my take on BMI, health issues, and weight loss.

  64. September 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I wrote a post about advertisements in pornography. I used some examples from the 2nd most popular porn website in the world, and the 1st most popular free porn website. And despite how mainstream this site is, the advertisements it hosts are truly frightening and disgusting… to spoil the suspense for yall, they are ads featuring women who have makeup and photoshopping so that they look as young as 9. And this is all on a mainstream website; this is what is supposed to be normal.

    I’m no prude, but porn culture sickens and scares me.

  65. September 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm

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