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Chally is a student by day, a freelance writer by night, a scary, scary feminist all the time, and a voracious reader whenever she has a spare moment. She also blogs at Zero at the Bone. Full bio here.
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  1. Tiara the Merch Girl
    Tiara the Merch Girl December 26, 2010 at 5:55 am |

    My post on being the Exotic Taboo – invisible in the queer/sex-positive world because my race/culture/colour gets in the way – just got posted on Racialicious.

    I’ve been accepted for a 3-month residency in San Francisco in mid 2011 to work on performance projects & internships that have much to do with what I bring up in the Racialicious article: looking at gender, sexuality, love, and relationships as a female queer migrant minority. I’m currently fundraising and seeking support to make it there – so come and check me out :D

  2. IrrationalPoint
    IrrationalPoint December 26, 2010 at 6:29 am |

    This week at Modus Dopens:

    “Grow out of it”: a post about the socialisation of children with regard to sex and relationships.

    –IP

  3. Natalia
    Natalia December 26, 2010 at 7:13 am |

    I’ve been bitching about the Western expat narrative in Moscow. Bah humbug, etc. ;)

  4. Ariel
    Ariel December 26, 2010 at 7:31 am |

    I have a wicked roundup of some of the best Xmas videos EVER OF ALL TIME (including Charo and Grace Jones!): http://interestinginteresting.wordpress.com/2010/12/25/internet-videos-about-xmas/.

  5. Liz
    Liz December 26, 2010 at 8:37 am |

    Looking forward to reading some of these links. I’m new to html, so just in case my awesome article isn’t shown through me failing at following the example, here is it just typed out: http://spasmsblogger.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-honest.html

    “How Honest?” is a story about my journey with black hair, and with abusive relationships.

    I look forward to checking the other links out!

  6. GallingGalla
    GallingGalla December 26, 2010 at 9:18 am |

    I’ve started blogging again after a long hiatus. Some of the articles have a (leftist) Christian theme, so be forewarned.

    An open letter to my father regarding our differences in worldview and my reclamation of emotion, intuition, and the subconscious as equally legitimate as rationality; and also laying out that some wounds don’t heal and “put your past behind you” doesn’t always work.

    My reaction to the #mooreandme twitter campaign.

    My discomfort with Google Street View in light of the threats made against the two Swedish women who have made rape allegations against Assange.

  7. Kathy
    Kathy December 26, 2010 at 9:39 am |

    This week I started compiling a list of books about music written by female critics and musicians.

  8. Heather
    Heather December 26, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  9. armillaria
    armillaria December 26, 2010 at 10:46 am |

    The University and the Carnivalesque: On encountering college as a freak/psycho, and trying to make sense of the relationship between academic space and broader liberation struggles.

  10. Michelle
    Michelle December 26, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    An interview with Erik Kondo, founder of the non-profit organization, NOT-ME!, about street harassment and self-defense:
    http://michelleg3399.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/what-you-should-know-about-street-harassment-and-self-defense-an-interview-with-erik-kondo/

    This week, President Obama signed the bill which will put an end to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell:
    http://michelleg3399.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/goodbye-dont-ask-dont-tell/

  11. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green December 26, 2010 at 11:25 am |

    A Real American Holiday

    It’s December 26, and Kwanzaatide is here again.

  12. Clarisse Thorn
    Clarisse Thorn December 26, 2010 at 11:32 am |

    An extensive literary quotation about sex workers and whore stigma:
    http://clarissethorn.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/litquote-sex-workers-and-whore-stigma-in-southern-africa/

    Also, I mused about how to talk about and process anger, fear and pain in a BDSM context, and what my experiences have been with doing so:
    http://clarissethorn.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/anger-fear-and-pain/

  13. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green December 26, 2010 at 11:42 am |

    Marvell Comics Too Subtle for Racists

    A black actor in the movie, ‘Thor’ has the racial purity protectors all worked up. The funny thing is that the actual Pagans think it’s a hoot.

    Why We Need Universal Health Care

    William Siewiert will need huge tax dollars for his government care now that his health is ruined. When he needed a modestly priced pill it was unaffordable, insurance out of reach, no doctor to help. The suffering he must have endured as his kidneys slowly failed is unimaginable.

  14. Mal
    Mal December 26, 2010 at 11:52 am |

    I wrote a piece about James Franco’s acting and its incompatibility with movies like 127 Hours in a piece called “On Looking at James Franco”

    http://thenewinquiry.com/post/2452137111/on-looking-at-james-franco

  15. Sungold
    Sungold December 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm |

    I wrote about the strangeness of naming one’s baby after Betty Draper, which Babycenter.com claims is a small but noticeable trend.

    I tried to tease apart the differences between libido and arousal in connection with a product called Zestra that claims to enhance sex for women. I’m still waiting to hear from anyone who has actually tried it!

    In a couple of seasonal posts for those of you who celebrate Christmas, I got a laugh out of a German game that features a pooping dachshund, and I reflected on how to bring the Santa myth in for a gentle landing – which luckily worked out well for my kids. (Actually, the dachshund game is amusing no matter what you celebrate.)

  16. Rebecca Kling
    Rebecca Kling December 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm |

    Pinning down “rape” in the media – Coverage of Julian Assange’s rape charges have gotten me thinking about the difficulty of discussing rape in the news

    Review: Amante remote-controlled vibrator – Some wireless fun. Yum!

    Consent to be touched – When does a pat on the back turn into non-consensual and damaging touch?

    Obligatory Cloud Reference: CR-48 and Google’s Chrome OS – I managed to get a tester copy of Google’s new Chrome OS netbook

  17. Jessica Isabel
    Jessica Isabel December 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm |

    Good morning all :) Yesterday I wrote a post about movies I’ve seen recently and recommend. They’re all romantic movies (NOT romantic comedies, bleh) so if that’s what you’re into, check it out.

    Love Stories

  18. JKBC
    JKBC December 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm |

    Me getting into my stride about anger and kyriarchy and related concepts; http://angerisjustified.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/anger/

    And my frustration with the ubiquitous ‘that’s gay’ thing that so many people say and don’t acknowledge that it is homophobic; http://angerisjustified.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/thats-gay/

  19. vanessa
    vanessa December 26, 2010 at 1:37 pm |

    I wrote about the gendered toys at Toys R Us with accompanying photos. It’s disturbing!
    http://wildprecious.net/2010/12/25/christmas-eve-at-toys-r-us/

  20. Millicent
    Millicent December 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm |

    Riotgrrrl blog Anarchapistemology posted an outline for a consent workshop that looks at intersecting oppressions, Sexualized Violence as a Weapon of Oppression, with a request for comments & edits.

    Also, a link roundup on why people who support abuse survivors should not buy from DIY zine publishers Microcosm Publishing.

  21. April
    April December 26, 2010 at 2:09 pm |

    New contributor, Chris, on the fallacy of the “free market,” and the temporary extension of the Bush tax cuts.

    My thoughts on Moore’s Maddow appearance.

    A rant about the progressive dudes on the teevee that everyone’s mad about, and how I plan to continue liking them, anyway,

  22. JetGirl
    JetGirl December 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm |

    I continue to blog about hip replacement. This week, on mysteries in marriage, swallowing pride and taking help, and dealing with parents as an adult:
    http://onefemalegaze.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/the-hip-chronicles-part-viii-mysteries-in-marriage/

  23. Miguel Bloomfontosis
    Miguel Bloomfontosis December 26, 2010 at 2:23 pm |

    I floated the idea of affirmative action for younger siblings, discussed asking versus guessing within the context of a sexual encounter, and talked about getting beaten up by a girl.

  24. violet
    violet December 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm |

    I am starting a series of blog posts about the more practical side of trans 101. This week I cover dealing with gender ambiguity.

  25. Triptrain
    Triptrain December 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm |

    I’m doing a series on how anti-abortion researchers and organizations “bend” science to skew results in their favor. These posts will hopefully help pro-choicers identify the weaknesses in much of the research that exists on abortion outcomes.

    Bent Abortion Science: Using Inadequate Comparison Groups

    Bent Abortion Science: Using Biased Participant Groups

  26. Inspiritual
    Inspiritual December 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm |

    I think I have developed a new addition the past couple of weeks. so here goes
    I wrote two pieces for The Zenful Kitchen. The first was on what happened when I released fear in my life and how that truly was the biggest change in my kitchen.
    http://www.inspiritual.biz/the-zenful-kitchen/2010/12/22/the-biggest-change-in-my-kitchen.html
    the other is actually a recipe that I made for our holiday sharing gathering. It was my mother’s noodle kugel recipe. What was awesome for me was that I had not make this since my mom passed away in 2001. the whole time I was making this I could hear my mom advising me through the process like she used to when I was SIGNIFICANTLY younger 
    http://www.inspiritual.biz/the-zenful-kitchen/2010/12/26/making-noodle-kugel-with-my-mother.html

    I ended the first week and began the second week of Stirring my Spiritual Waters. In doing so, I found myself writing my way through so many feelings and literally stirring stuff up and being able to write through my past and into a different future. It has truly been a blessing in my life and I look forward to the next 7 weeks of this specific journey.
    On Week 1, Day 6, I reflected on grace and how it helped shape my relationship of and with others, especially those who challenged my capacity to love
    http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2010/12/20/week-1-day-6-grace.html
    on week 2, day 7 I was supposed to leave the house and sit with a sculpture, but unaware this was going to be the assignment I had not made a liftline reservation and so spent time with my own sculptures and realized I have an affinity for stone and what it has to teach me and has taught me.
    http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2010/12/21/week-1-day-7-rewarding-yourself-gift-in-public-places.html
    week 2, day 1 was one of those days I really did not want to write about the topic – loss – it was one of those days that opened up so much emotion for me as I reflected on all the losses in my life, physical, spiritual, emotional, mental, etc.
    http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2010/12/22/week-2-day-1-loss.html
    on week 2, day 2 I got to write about my 2nd least favorite emotion – anger – and those things that make me angry, what makes me angry and why I have such problems with anger or do I have problems with anger
    http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2010/12/23/week-2-day-2-anger.html
    on week 2, day 3I got to reflect on this word I have a love hate relationship with – acceptance. One of the things I came to realize is that at some point I had made the agreement with myself that acceptance meant I could either agree to accept or not agree to accept and eat other peoples’ stuff and while I had written about this before, it somehow felt different this time.
    http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2010/12/26/week-2-day-3-ourselves-as-we-are.html
    week 2, day 4 was probably one of my favorite writings this week because I got to reflect on my relationship with my BFF who is so different from me it is not even funny. Yet despite all the differences, we have found a way to build one of those relationships that will last a lifetime and still be so different.
    http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2010/12/26/week-2-day-4-differences-between-us.html
    finally, today on week 2, day 5 I looked at the greys in my life – my strengths and my weaknesses and how I could and have used my strengths to help my weaknesses and how I can continue use them
    http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2010/12/26/week-2-day-4-differences-between-us.html

  27. manboobz
    manboobz December 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm |

    This past week on Man Boobz, my blog about misogyny.

    Some dude explains why he thinks it’s unfair that women get to enjoy air conditioning and the polio vaccine.

    My take on the highly problematic notion of “involuntary celibacy” and how it can lead to perpetual resentment of women.

    Some dude explains why he thinks single mothers are a grave threat to Western civilization.

    Another dude gets excited by the prospect of the complete collapse of western civilization because he thinks it will put the wimminz in their place.

  28. Faith
    Faith December 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm |

    How Old Is Too “Old” In Choosing a Partner When There’s An Age Gap? http://bit.ly/flxz0V

    Sisterhood of the Emancipated vs. Settling For Scraps http://bit.ly/gZpM7s

    Is There A Bus That Will Take Me There? http://bit.ly/e405fc

  29. Faith
    Faith December 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |

    Is There A Bus That Will Take Me There? http://bit.ly/e405fc

  30. Constance Lambson
    Constance Lambson December 26, 2010 at 6:31 pm |

    This week I wrote about the repeal of DADT and what happens next:
    “Today is a Good Day”

  31. SnowdropExplodes
    SnowdropExplodes December 26, 2010 at 6:56 pm |

    This week I posted a couple of responses to posts in last week’s SS-PS:

    The first explaining why I hate the “rule” thatgirls should never ask the guy

    The second was weighing on on the argument over whether guys should feel more sexual entitlement.

    I also posted about political censorship moves in the UK:

    The Tories want to ask ISPs to censor all ‘adult material’ on an “opt-in to receive it” basis.

    They are also axing a scheme that provided free books to children aged 9 months to 11 years. This one in particular makes me Very Angry.

  32. Arianna
    Arianna December 26, 2010 at 7:55 pm |

    No.

    This week, I wrote a post about sexual assault. With Assange and Michael Moore in the media and the multiple friends I have who have been sexually assaulted, I decided to write my outrage out on my blog.

  33. Sarah J.
    Sarah J. December 26, 2010 at 8:02 pm |

    This week at anthonybsusan, I wrote a follow up post to my Feministing piece that hopefully lends a bit more insight into Christian feminism: http://anthonybsusan.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/follow-up/

    I also discussed Sr. Carol Keehan’s stand against Bishop Olmstead’s decision to revoke St. Joseph’s Hospital Catholic status due to the performance of a life saving abortion: http://anthonybsusan.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/sr-carol-keehan-takes-another-stand/

    And added some resources for those interested in Christian feminism: http://anthonybsusan.wordpress.com/egalitarian-resources/

  34. Jill G.
    Jill G. December 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
  35. Brett K
    Brett K December 26, 2010 at 11:36 pm |

    After six months’ hiatus, I’ve started blogging again. This week I wrote about consent and the normalization of boundary violations in the wake of the Assange case and a recent anti-rape campaign, and challenged my own transphobia when it comes to ostensibly feminist organizations that refuse to include trans women. It’s great to be writing again, and hopefully there will be much more to come.

  36. Noticed
    Noticed December 27, 2010 at 12:57 am |

    This week I celebrated as the UConn women’s basketball team broke the UCLA men’s basketball streak of 88 straight wins. Then, I reacted to the apathy/anger in the media coverage, which many deny is rooted in sexism, here:

    http://noticingthegap.com/2010/12/22/college-basketball-no-longer-a-sport/

  37. Hopeful
    Hopeful December 27, 2010 at 2:57 am |

    Oops, it’s here.

  38. Atheling
    Atheling December 27, 2010 at 2:36 pm |

    I missed last week’s, so here are two posts from the last fortnight: another advertising fail, this time for Nivea For Men, and a post about shaving my head.

  39. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green December 27, 2010 at 9:28 pm |

    Please boycott us. Stay far, far away.

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