66 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. February 27, 2011 at 10:42 am

    This week at Yes Means Yes Blog:

    A bit of humor about the attacks on reproductive freedom, The Anti-Choice Gnomes’ Three Easy Steps To Restore Morality;

    and Obama Abandons DOMA Defense

  2. February 27, 2011 at 10:45 am

    This week at I Can’t Ask My Doctor THAT!, I took on questions about how to ask a partner about STIs and what happens when you start to doubt decisions you thought you’d made about having sex.

  3. February 27, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Just quit my job and have decided that in addition to working on finally getting one of my manuscripts finished and published, I’m going to write a blog on the process of my life, from a feminist and progressive point of view.

    I’m including book reviews from a feminist perspective, stories about my daily life, knitting, baking, and gardening experiments, and occasional (or more than occasional) direct posts about stuff in the news (the personal is political). So here I am, shamelessly self promoting Am I the Only One?. I have two posts up so far, and two more scheduled for later today. I am planning one a day for the foreseeable future.

  4. February 27, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Someone mentioned this week that the definition of a liberal is a conservative who has found out that bad things really do happen to good people. I started there and went on to discuss why the just world fallacy undermines social justice and fosters a society that hates itself.

  5. February 27, 2011 at 10:55 am

    More Ranting about the War on Women and Georgia Whackjob Bobby Franklin

    Margaret Atwood Can’t Roll In Her Grave As She’s Not Even Dead Yet

  6. February 27, 2011 at 10:57 am

    My brain is taking on all the books! This week, the continuing battle with Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84.

  7. February 27, 2011 at 11:02 am

    An historical excursus: women and politics in the German Democratic Republic.

  8. February 27, 2011 at 11:09 am
  9. February 27, 2011 at 11:09 am

    American Wind Power and the Power of Advertising: Musings on advertisements, logic, reinforcing consumerism, Eric Reitan, and messaging for more sustainable views of the “good life.”

    Being Watched, Being Seen, and Walking Alone: Street harassment, femme visibility (and the lack thereof), and the need for community.

    Make History! Help Conduct the First Ever Community Safety Audit in the United States: An opportunity to combat street harassment.

    Not an Awful Waste of Space: Contact the movie, the necessity of faith, and how emptiness is ok.

  10. February 27, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Not much over at emporiasexus this week, just a short post about dumb teenagers who have sex.

  11. February 27, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I am super excited about this post- links to two reviews I wrote, and one link where *I* got interviewed about a project I’m doing.
    Would love to get people’s thoughts about this:
    I blogged about eBooks and reading and I’m not sure I’m done thinking it through.

  12. Heather
    February 27, 2011 at 11:23 am

    My friend Katie is going on a road trip across the country to find women who love muscle cars. She’s documenting the whole experience on video. She’s an awesome lady, and this could turn into something amazing, so I’m trying to spread the word :)

  13. February 27, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I pointed out just one of the massive gaping holes in the Tories’ Big Society plan – the idea that charities should take the place of government’s social responsibilities – which is that charities plug the gaps, but only governments have the power to actually fix the damn gaps.

  14. February 27, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Inspired by the “how to be girl in the boys’ club” article that made the rounds this week (and the consequent Tumblr discussion), I wrote about my experiences being in the “boys’ club,” and well as the girls’ club .

  15. February 27, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Cultivating Compassion Through Creative Thinking — seeing beyond the jerk: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/cultivating-compassion-through-creative.html

    Choosing MOGO Means You Don’t Have to Choose Just One Issue: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/choosing-mogo-means-you-dont-have-to.html

  16. ellid
    February 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I posted a lighthearted look at bad but lovable books over at Daily Kos. It’s the first in a projected series:

    Books So Bad They’re Good: Gothics

  17. February 27, 2011 at 11:56 am

    At Global Comment this week we had

    Sady Doyle writing about Lara Logan and Julian Assange and the different ways rape culture functions

    Anna Lekas Miller on the “domino theory” of change in the Middle East and how that might play out in Libya and Bahrain

    Our writers talked about their favorite revolutionary music

    and my personal favorite, Hannah Cooper talked to artists in Cairo about the street art of the January 25th protests. There’s some great photos in that one.

    Next week we’ve got an interview coming up with Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox about his documentary Gasland and various other cool things.

  18. February 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Not from sicknes, but from passion – Trans and Jewish – Thoughts on my attempts to find peace with a silent deity

    Return to Hebrew School – This week I taught a class of seventh graders about gender identity, at the same synagogue I attended growing up

    Trans inclusion and a survey on vulvas – An attempt at trans inclusion doesn’t work as well as it might

  19. February 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I hope this doesn’t fit into the “this happened to me” type of post Jill just wrote about, but I was thinking about why single dads seem to suddenly connect with kids they previously neglected, and whether or not it’s a good thing.

    I also wrote about my daughter’s habit of lying, and different ways men and women pursue a mate.

  20. February 27, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    The single dad link didn’t work above – it’s here: http://sagesymposia.blogspot.com/2011/02/image-creation-and-single-dad.html

  21. February 27, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    This week I started a new blog project – Pr0n and Chocolate – virginal confessions of a sex-positive feminist :)

  22. February 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    This week at Captain Awkward, Rape: Awkward.

    It’s about how victim-blaming works – now that you were raped, people need to “helpfully” second-guess everything you’ve ever done that led to that moment (like, say, becoming a really successful reporter and being sent to cover an important story).


    <blockquote cite="Here’s how you got raped:

    1. You went about your life and used your liberty to pursue happiness.

    2. You encountered a rapist who decided to rape you.


    I realize that as humans we are wired to problem-solve. So faced with something horrible and wrong (like rape), we want to solve the problem, ie, figure out what led to the rape and what we can do to prevent it from happening again (or happening to us). So our inner prosecutor comes out…if we can make up a story where the victim sorry, “accuser,” could have controlled her fate by not wearing that short skirt and stuff, we can pretend that we have some control over who gets raped. Sometimes this argument comes out as “common sense”, like, “If you’d just used basic common sense about (walking home late/drinking/dating people/wearing makeup/having a sexual history/smiling at people/living in a better neighborhood/not dating that guy, etc.), this never would have happened.” How fucking insulting is that?”>

  23. February 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Eh, messed up the coding up there a little bit. If you’re looking for something less depressing, you might also check out Captain Awkward’s Emporium of Cutting Remarks, written for a polite pearl-wearing reader who wants to know how to tell someone off.

  24. February 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I dissect an article from the New York Times which addresses issues of gender inequality in Hong Kong.
    New York Times article on gender inequality

    This is an old post, but I wanted to share it. I’m a yaoi fangirl and I ask whether yaoi can be seen as a type of “female gaze.”
    Yaoi/BL: The female gaze

  25. February 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I had a not-so-productive week at Tales of a Kinky RadFem (and, okay, a not-so-productive week in general), but I did put up one piece I’m really proud of, discussing
    a personal experience with abuse

  26. February 27, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    TRIGGER WARNING for descriptions of sexual assault: After several months of hiatus, I wrote a lengthy post in response to some of the things I’ve been hearing in my classes on sexual assault law and feeling frustrated about.

    A Practical Education on Rape

  27. February 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    (Sorry for the double post- the code in my first post didn’t work)
    I had a not-so-productive week at Tales of a Kinky RadFem (and, okay, a not-so-productive week in general), but I did publish one piece I’m proud of, which discusses a personal experience with abuse

  28. JetGirl
    February 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    The math studies continue, and this phobe discovers she has been using the dreaded geometry out of school for years: http://onefemalegaze.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/mathochism-practical-math/
    Also, does anyone else think math is more fun with the right accessories?

  29. Dina
    February 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm
  30. February 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I considered tokenism in relation to women on boards of companies, and concluded it’s a good thing.
    (New UK targets for more female representation on boards has caused an outrage… no surprise there.)

  31. K__
    February 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I cranked out 2 posts yesterday to go with Lady Porn Day. I was a little late. They’re both SFW, I think.

    For (belated) Lady Porn Day: What are the experts saying? – This is a look at contradictory stuff that different sex educators & therapists are saying about porn. Some of them are all like, “Porn is ok!” and others are all like, “Porn is not ok!” And I’m like, people look to you guys for sex therapy. Why can’t you just come to an agreement so that patients & clients don’t get used as your political football?

    And then there’s For (belated) Lady Porn Day: This time it’s personal which is about my own personal experiences with porn. Probably TMI.

  32. February 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Yesterday I participated in the Walk for Choice here in Austin, Texas. One of my good friends took a ton of pictures. See them here.

    I guess I was a bit angry this week because:

    STFU, John Boehner: My reaction to Boehner’s reaction to Obama’s decision to no longer defend DOMA in court. In short: Boenher’s a hypocrite of the worst order.

    STFU, Tabitha Hale – You are NOT Lara Logan: I wouldn’t even have a problem with Ms. Hale taking to the internets and spreading this video around and yapping it up about this union guy who pushed her camera. This is time is different, though.  Because Ms. Hale goes WAY TOO FAR in trying to make her point about how terrible this entire episode was.  She compares herself directly with LARA LOGAN and sexual assault victims who are blamed for their sexual assault. And she is neither.

    For Fun: George Mason University’s band perform Rage Against the Machine.

  33. February 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Comrade PhysioProf’s Cioppino with Cheesy Polenta recipe and pictures:


  34. Tori
    February 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Maybe it’s just early enthusiasm, but I’ve been writing pretty regularly at my yoga blog:

    Shoes of Doom, inspired by fashionable yet painful footwear.

    Grasshopper, on balancing.

    And three posts on shoulder/chest/heart opening and backbending:

    Shoulder Strap Quickie and Why Backbend?, both of which are suitable for chair and office yoga.

    Also The Supported Sequel, which combines two of my great loves — yoga backbending and lying in bed.

  35. February 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm
  36. February 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I have two this week: Obama gets it right by refusing to defend DOMA in federal court.

    I also talk bout Saturday’s rally for Planned Parenthood in Columbus Ohio, and what the Republican Agenda toward women’s rights really means.

  37. February 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Continuing my series on trans inclusion in queer politics….

    Trans People Are Not Queer, Part 3: “Queer Is The Opposite Of Straight”

  38. February 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I had a busy blogging week. Among other topics, I wrote:

    About muslim pioneer Daisy Khan: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/02/muslim-pioneer-daisy-khan.html

    British indie film Starter for 10: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/02/movie-review-starter-for-10.html

    Elvis’ pelvis (a funny anecdote from singing with 2nd graders): http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/02/elvis-pelvis.html

    In thanksgiving for Lady Gaga, who has convinced Target to stop funding anti-GLBT causes: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/02/thanks-to-lady-gaga-now-we-can-go-back.html

    Why non-organic milk is not that good for women: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/02/why-milk-might-not-be-that-great-for.html

    Warning about Facebook scams: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/02/beware-nearly-scammed-on-facebook.html

    What the bible really says about sex (link to article): http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/02/what-bible-really-says-about-sex.html

    Rant about Rep. Bobby Franklin, who thinks women who miscarry are murderers: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/02/dear-bobby-franklin-women-who-miscarry.html

    Breast milk ice cream, anyone?: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/02/breast-milk-ice-cream.html

    For the GOP, “pro-life” applies only before birth: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/02/for-gop-pro-life-only-applies-to-pre.html

  39. February 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Warren on the GOP trying to defund public broadcasting, and why we need it:

    The importance of the Wisconsin protests, and where they’re occurring:

    More on Wisconsin. Specifically, the larger implications of the protests.

    DOMA was declared unconstitutional by the Obama administration, and Republicans lost their shit.

    In an attempt to lighten the mood at my blog, I want people to tell stories of embarrassing moments. IT’S FUN DO IT!

    A couple newfangled sexist things I’ve heard recently:

    About Mark Bittman’s column on McDonald’s oatmeal, and the importance of actually paying attention to whether or not someone is an elitist turd before treating them like they are:

    I installed a new commenting platform and want to know what you think about it, or whether or not it totally sucks.

  40. February 27, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    We discussed the concept of violence against women in the arts, and offered an introduction to Pagan Feminism. We further examined the challenge of getting women in the boardroom, the role of global media in women’s rights in Afghanistan, and the ongoing integration debate for Germany’s immigrants.

    GAB participated in the I Stand with Planned Parenthood Feminist Carnival and we announced the second annual Blog for International Women’s Day, on March 8, and look forward to your participation!

  41. February 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    My take on the “Stay-at-Home Girlfriend” article: http://robinabrahams.com/2011/02/22/should-we-blame-mad-men-for-this/

  42. February 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    What Else. The assault on working people by the neo-Fascist Republicans has joined the assault on women’s rights as a prime topic.

  43. February 27, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I started off this week comparing conversation to debate, and talking about why I see the latter as an entertaining spectator sport, and the former as the way I mainly want to get things done.

    The rest of the week was mainly taken up with musings on remembering grief on my friend’s anniversary, taking a few days off from blogging, and then making food. Because sometimes you’ve just gotta.

  44. AVS
    February 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Hi everyone! I wrote a post this week about the horrendous rape-apologist judge in Manitoba who let a rapist walk because sex was in the air and included information on how to lodge a complaint with the Canadian Judiciary Council http://networkedblogs.com/ePdBx

  45. February 27, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    The Q Center at the University of Washington has a new blog! Not only are we a great resource for queer students, staff, faculty and community members, but we are also pretty damn funny (though we can be serious too, when it’s called for). Check us out!


  46. February 27, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I’ve posted a number of ‘mainstream-feminist-friendly’ posts over the past week or so, including:

    Some plaudits to Stephanie Coontz in her discussions of her re-appraisal of The Feminist Mystique.

    A brief look at the entertainingly infuriating Ann Althouse discussing ‘bad boy-ism’ with Robert Wright.

    Some looks at a couple of Bloggingheads excerpts about the challenges facing women in academe, including talks between Kathryn Clancy and John Hawks and some follow up between Maggie Koerth-Baker and Christina Agapakis.

  47. February 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I wrote about two Sumerian goddesses, Inanna (goddess of writing, civilization, war, love, sex changes, and much more) and Nanshe (goddess of social justice), and the tension of wanting to do social justice work vs. wanting to write stories:



  48. February 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I wrote a post this week about the word cunt that contains footage of germaine greer speaking.

  49. February 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    The US ranks poorly for maternity leave policies, infant mortality rates and maternal death rates. More than two women die every day in the United States from pregnancy related causes. And yet, the lawmakers are trying to prohibit access to health services – in the name of “life.”


  50. February 27, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    This week I wrote about research into ways in which people relate subjectively to porn, mainly just to publicise it more widely but also to respond to the political element in the conclusion.

  51. February 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I’m so behind!

    Here’s a post on the racial diversity of the town I grew up in, and why in alot of ways I was raised in an Eden of cultural diversity.


  52. February 27, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I wrote about the personal toll of unemployment among youth in Canada. http://theovereducated.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/kidulthood-your-20s-as-a-prolonged-adolescence/

  53. February 27, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I am experimenting with a Genderqueer Historiography. I found some amazing histories of Moral Regulation Social Movements in the Puritan Diaspora countries. I believe these are actually Gender Reform movements.

  54. Everett Maroon
    February 27, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    A trans guy and his queer partner finally get pregnant (meaning me and my partner): http://transplantportation.com/2011/02/27/bumbling-into-baby/

  55. February 28, 2011 at 12:07 am

    More on the Wikipedia 13% thing – (how females make up only 13% of Wikipedia participation)

    A feminist joke captions a fashion ad

    Browsed the New York Times spring fashion magazine as a feminist this morning and posted a series of images from it with thoughts – here’s the introduction to the series.

    I’m posting quotes from Anaïs Nin’s A Spy in the House of Love like this

    And on-going is my project of reading old issues of Ms. Magazine from the 90s and posting thoughts. The main one so far is this post about healing, addiction, travel, and ultimately: when a feminist loves the wrong person.

  56. February 28, 2011 at 1:19 am

    A couple of posts related to my search for common causes (which isn’t quite the same thing as “common ground”) for feminism and men’s rights — a project I think is important because the real problem is still patriarchy. These all tend to relate to ways pre-feminist assumptions stereotype men’s roles either directly or in the process of also stereotyping women’s.

    Do Men Have Some Catching Up to Do? Sure, But It’s Not Women We Need to Catch Up With — It’s Our Own Supressed Potential, Via Bridget Crawford an Unusual Statutory Rape Case Suggests Need to Revisit Pre-Feminist Assumptions About Paternity, With Paternity Revision Comes Great Paternity Responsibility — Good Thing New Male Contraceptives Are Finally On the Horizon

    This one reflected on geek feminist Restructure!’s observation that it’s not tech that alienates women from tech culture. My interpretation is that it’s an odd role-reversal where women just want to talk about tech, while men keep interrupting to talk about their feelings. Yes, Male Tech Geeks Have Feelings and Emotions… and They Need to Find Outlets For In Non-Tech Venues to Share Them In

    And finally, more on my evidently-Quixotic quest to slow down anti-choice “fetal harm” legislation by throwing ‘wingers polluters, pesticide users, and unregulated industrial-chemical using buddies under their bus: “Pro-Life” War on Polluters Escalating? South Dakota Wants “Justifable Homicide,” Georgia Says Death Penalty

    Have a great week.


  57. February 28, 2011 at 5:16 am

    My 500th post, and a retrospective

    “Here’s a secret: you can be conventionally ugly as fuck, and someone out there will still adore your body.”

    I talk about visiting colleges (UChicago and Reed)

    Then I re-hashed a fight with another blogger about making a separate blog for “call-outs” (which is an awful idea), and how we should handle the Shakesville/trans debacle in light of the Shakesville being a safe space.

  58. February 28, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Keeping Seattle’s Working Moms Healthy and Safe: Seattle’s Paid Sick Days Campaign

  59. February 28, 2011 at 9:48 am

    We completed the series of Best Picture Nominee Reviews (from a feminist perspective) and linked to them all in one place.

    Last year’s Oscar-winning actresses and their acceptance speeches.

    Our Weekly Picks from around the web.

  60. February 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Love seeing everyone’s contributions.

    This past week we started our Baroness Blogs, which follows a WVFC contributor through Europe as she begins work on a documentary about a remarkable woman and her life experiences starting with WWII.

    We also had a highly informative piece on HPV and Anal Cancer – Risks and Prevention.

    A new regular feature we just started as well is our Sex Talk Series, where two leading gynecologists talk about women, sex, and sensuality over 40.

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