67 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. March 13, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Today is Feminist Coming Out Day: Today is Feminist Coming Out Day, and this is a friendly reminder that being feminist makes a bigger difference if people know about it! Today is the day to show your friends that being feminist doesn’t mean you hate men or have no sense of humor — or even require you to be female.

    Follow-Up on Faith, Religion, and the Sustainable Good Life: After I discussed Eric Reitan’s ideas about how religion might be able to counter advertising’s consumerist messaging, Reitan himself found my post. He commented to offer some context for his argument and address my skepticism of it. I found our exchange engaging, so I thought I’d give it a post of its own — the better for you all to read it.

    Cardinal Gender Faux Pas: Radical education experimentation! As often as not, this ends up being an exercise in self-awareness as much as anything else. I’m discovering internalized culture I didn’t even know I had.

  2. March 13, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Here’s what’s been goin’ on at Gender Across Borders this past week:

    International Women’s Day was this past Tuesday, and we celebrated with our second annual Blog for International Women’s Day event! This year’s theme was equal access to education, training and science and technology for women. To read this year’s Blog for IWD blog, click here.

    We also wrote about Sex and the City and the Post-feminist Myth

    Reproductive Health Bill Saga Drags on in the Phillipines

    We’re calling for submissions to our Feminism & Education series–deadline is tomorrow, March 14! For more info about making a submission, click here.

  3. March 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

    For Books’ Sake spent World Book Night meeting Margaret Atwood and Virago Press, then giving out copies of The Blind Assassin on the Million Women Rise March and at the London Rollergirls…

  4. March 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I wrote about how if the United Nations decides to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, by the same rationale, it would have to impose a no-fly zone over the U.S. and their allies in the Middle East. In this post, I also discussed how neo-cons and war hawks are exploiting American ignorance about their own wars in the region as a potential weapon against Libyans.

    In addition, I also recently wrote about how the lessons of the Open Source Ecology campaign could be transferred to environmental justice efforts.

  5. March 13, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Unconscious Prejudice and Climbing Shoes– looking at what an incident of incorrect assumptions in an outdoor shop can tell us about the unconscious prejudices of perfectly good and well-meaning people.

  6. March 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Feminema rants about how while Glee has become eloquently sensitive to its gay white male character, Kurt, while dumping all its female characters into a sludge of stereotype, cat fights, and sex dramas: http://feminema.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/glee-what-rising-tide/

  7. March 13, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Ultra shameless: I didn’t blog this week, but I did write a column for my campus newspaper debunking a Pro-Life Wisconsin ad that gets published every year prior to spring break.

  8. K__
    March 13, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Two up this week –

    About Northwestern University – By now you’ve probably heard about how notorious Prof. Bailey @ NU allowed a live demonstration of female ejaculation to take place after class. This is a summary of events & my own initial thoughts upon hearing about it.

    Guest Post – The Sexual Subject – This is a guest post by Elaine, who wrote about her experience with vaginismus & her difficulty finding a doctor who was prepared to address it.

  9. March 13, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Happy Women’s History Month, everybody. Here are a few of our women’s history related posts of the week.

    The Evolution of Menstrual Products

    The Role of Women in the Anti-Choice Movement

    Celebrating the Women of Country Music

  10. March 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

    My tumblr, Keep Your Boehner Out of My Uterus, is still going strong.

    STFU, Rand Paul: “You, sir, can’t see your hypocrisy because you are blinded by your super-white privilege. It’s so bright, it hurts my eyes, burns my brain, and restricts my civil rights, too.”

    Hating on Islam: Conveniently Brings Together TWO Republican platforms: anti-choice and anti-Muslim!

  11. March 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    My take on the nice guy vs bad boy conversation.

  12. March 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    A run-down of some examples of victim-blaming in rape cases by both the authorities and media No Witty Titles Here, Just Some Seriousness

  13. March 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Discussion of conceptions of domestic abuse inspired by a Post Secret submission

  14. March 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    BoLT Magazine, Ireland’s first and only magazine by and for LGBTQ women, has released issue 6th, thereby nearing our first anniversary (not yet, that’s issue 7!). Issue 6 is the gender issue, and in it we delve into the gendering of socialisation, dealing with exes in the lesbian scene, book reviews of two important works by trans individuals, and more!

    You can ALWAYS read all our issues for free at http://www.boltmagazine.ie

  15. March 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    A few brief thoughts on children from a feminist:


  16. March 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Stereotypes in film and television: I’ve been in the wrong business and I’m not the one who can change it. I’ve just had enough.

  17. Ben
    March 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I went looking for women characters in popular TV and films of today vs. 20 years ago…and was kind of saddened by what I found.


  18. March 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    This week at Yes Means Yes Blog:

    Following up on last week’s lengthy post reviewing Professor Conley’s casual sex research (which got picked up widely and quickly became out most read post ever), I put up a shorter post specifically discussing the implications of Conley’s paper for the evo psych Sexual Strategies Theory here.

    Taking off on a web comic I saw, I talk about my early parenting experiences and the role the night shift played in my relationship with my kids.

    Lots of people really likes Sarah Prickett’s “How To Have Sex With Me One Time”, and while there were parts of it I liked, there were also some problematic elements of it. I discuss some of them, and sort of agree with what I think she was trying to say instead of what she actually said, here.

    I had very brief thoughts on Clarisse Thorn’s latest series of stories, about sexual communication in her own life.

    Picking up on an earlier post, I expand on Speaker of the House John Boehner’s decision to defend the Defense of Marriage Act after the Obama DOJ announced that they would not defend it in certain federal courts anymore. I discuss the procedure, but moreso the politics of that the House GOP is stuck with, in Boehner’s DOMA Albatross.

  19. March 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I think my browser ate my post. Sorry if this is posted twice (feel free to delete one). This week I wrote about International Women’s Day, a long-standing pet peeve of mine, and why I don’t want to be an aging music blogger

  20. March 13, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    This week, I wrote about fat girls, and masturbation and teenage sex.

  21. March 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I started my yoga series on core health with some anatomy-type posts: What the eff is my core? and a post about diaphragms (the kind inside your ribcage).

    Expanding on that, I also talked about the inaccuracies of conflating core health and ‘6-pack abs’.

    Also a semi-unrelated piece about facing myself in a wall of mirrors.

  22. March 13, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I’m in DC right now at the National Center for Trans Equality’s lobby day! Reports next week. In the meantime…

    “Women should be ladies and men should be gentlemen” – How do you react to people who profess pro-equality, but don’t live up to their politics?

    Is “Orlando: A Biography” trans fiction – Written for a local production of Orlando in Chicago

    Not much of a man – Depositing sperm was one of the most surreal experiences of my transition

    The Princess and the Frog and the Gator – Queerness in Disney films

  23. Everett Maroon
    March 13, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I wrote about wanting a new framework for understanding terrorism: http://bit.ly/ehzroI

  24. March 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    My thoughts on the new book Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys. At least, these are my thoughts on what the author had to say in an interview. Let’s just say she is not very convincing.


  25. Adi
    March 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Over at Women’s Glib, I just published a piece on state legislator Martin Harty’s comments on how “the crazy people” should be sent to Siberia:


    Things are a little happier over at my blog, where I make drinks with my homemade blackberry liqueur!


  26. March 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    How can we fight for rights & protections for some, while oppressing and exploiting others? Animals Should Make Us More Humane: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/animals-should-make-us-more-humane.html

    How and when do we share difficult/horrific information with kids? The Importance of Educating in Age-Appropriate Ways: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-hate-environment-importance-of.html

  27. Natasha B
    March 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    This week I ask ‘Where is the Feminist Revolution?’


    “This is a global war against women. There is no country and no people that are immune. The sexism that women face may be perpetrated by individuals, but it stems from a systematic, deeply ingrained misogyny that permeates our entire society. The only logical response, when we look around and see the state of the lives of women and girls, is revolution. We need a feminist uprising; we must recognize our collective power and find the courage to use it.”

  28. March 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I don’t pick up your socks or raise your consciousness: my response to the HuffPo piece on “Femininity 2.0”

    Don’t tell me to “free my mind:” Why The Secret is not just hokum but dangerous, and especially insulting to people with disabilities.

    Tolerance, pluralism, and safe space: Why tolerating all viewpoints isn’t necessarily equality.

    What strippers taught me about unions: A recent example of why labor relations wasn’t just a 19th-century problem.

  29. March 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    My recipe and pictures of fusilli bolognese:


  30. March 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Heavy Metal and the Sanctioned Male Gaze

    What should I make of the “Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour”?

  31. March 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I wrote this week about Oprah Winfrey’s magazine using female poets as models and why it’s problematic.

    Poets Turned Fashion Models? Thanks but NO

  32. March 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    At Collector’s Weekly, we just posted a piece on the connection between “fembots” and the fear of strong women.

    Where Did All These Fembots Come From?

    What happens when you put fear of women and fear of technology into the same sci-fi stew? You get “fembots,” or often-deadly robots designed to evoke the appearance and mannerisms of beautiful women. A discovery of a mysterious action figure, and the 100th annual International Women’s Day, prompted us to investigate the origin of this word.



  33. JetGirl
    March 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Health care reform might be a lot easier to accomplish if we addressed our deep down belief that illness is punishment for character failings:
    Indirect proofs are confusing, particularly when you only have a day before the test:
    Will a disability make it difficult to pass geometry?

  34. March 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Recently I interviewed a blogger who is opening up discussion within the South Asian community about sexuality. She wants to remove the taboo-ness of it.

    Meet Eiynah

    My opinion on the appropriation of yoga.

    Appropriating Yoga

  35. ellid
    March 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm
  36. March 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    At World O’ Crap, Dr. Judith Reisman, who discovered the “eroto-toxin,” the deadly chemical released by the brain when you watch Cinemax After Dark, has done more groundbreaking research, and has definitively proved that Alfred Kinsey makes her think about homosexuals. So Planned Parenthood must be defunded!

  37. Sophie
    March 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm


    My new blog about teenage issues!

  38. March 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I write about eating disorder recovery/body image/cool feminist stuff I find. I’d love more guest posts/contributors or ideas!

  39. March 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Recently at Captain Awkward we talked about how to prepare for a performance review at work for both employees and bosses. For employees, it’s a platform to renegotiate your work life. For bosses, it’s an incredible mentoring opportunity (if you let it be) – if you’ve been giving employees consistent feedback all along, you can use the annual review to get them to recommit and buy in to making necessary changes.

    We also heard from a reader who wants to get her libido back and from another who wants to have enthusiastic, casual sexy friendships with men but finds it gets weird when she just comes out and says that.

    So stop on by for lots of advice about business communications, zero slut-shaming.

  40. March 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Good Sunday afternoon, friends! Over at wee Flâneur in the City:

    Coverage of the journalism failure of the Old Gray Lady herself, the New York Times, and hack journalist James McKinley nationally victim blaming an 11-year-old girl. (Trigger warnings for violence and rape apply. The title of the post is called “In Which Your Heart May Break,” and deals with sensitive topics.)

    In lighter news, Little Red 90210 — a discussion of the new movie Red Riding Hood, that includes Xena: Warrior Princess, tween girls, Twilight, Harry Potter, and naughty thoughts about Gary Oldman.
    (Spoiler free, so no worries there. Unless you do not know that Gary Oldman is hot. Spoiler! He is!)

  41. March 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    This week, i wrote quite a lot.

    Two stories in the right-wing freebie rag “Metro” caught my eye – the Tera Myers story and the latest accusations against Dov Charney of sexual assault – I noted that poverty, and lack of an adequate safety net, played a part in both stories.

    I also finally wrote a post that has been waiting for nearly 4 years (since I started blogging!) to get written, about how in practice BDSM doesn’t always live up to the high standards the theory suggests, looking first at male bottoms’ sense of entitlement and how it messes things up for those who want to do it right.

    With it being the first week of Lent, I have been returning to my bible studies. I started by explaining why I love the book of Job. Then I returned to my series “Taking The Epistle” (reading through the letters of the New Testament), tackling the letters attributed to St Peter and St John.

    Finally, I wrote a brief celebration of England’s successes against Scotland in the rugby union today (89-0 for the women, 22-16 for the men – there’s also a link to an Observer interview with Maggie Alphonsi, one of the England stars)

  42. March 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I wrote about Classism in in Animal Welfare and pet related discourse by “Progressives.”

    Opps, you got your classism all over my pet ownership

  43. March 13, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Two posts about the Texas GOP bill to require ultrasounds before getting an abortion (trigger warning)

    The Texas GOP Wants to Shrink Government to the Size Where It Can Fit in a Woman’s Vagina

    Texas Dems Fight Against Texas GOP Vaginal Intrusion Act*

  44. March 13, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I’ve finally started my grand opus on The Relationship Between Class and Culture in England, 1945 to the present, because I am an overly ambitious and more than a little pretentious history hound: part 1 is about attitudes to reading in working class and middle class families, and part 2 takes on the world of work.

  45. March 13, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    “Western Imperialism and Colonial Feminism in the Middle East” – http://michelleg3399.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/western-imperialism-and-colonial-feminism-in-the-middle-east/

  46. Arania
    March 13, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Quick OT question: did we ever get the winner of 2011’s Top Troll? Did I miss it? I’m dying to find out who won! :)

  47. March 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    It has been a few weeks since I have remembered to post my writings here, so here is what I have done:
    I finished the last two days of my nine week spiritual journaling adventure.
    Week 9, Day 6 was about rebirth — http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2011/2/16/week-9-day-6-rebirth.html
    Week 9, Day 7 was about rewarding yourself, the grand adventure — http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2011/2/16/week-9-day-7-rewarding-yourself-the-grand-adventure.html
    After learning that my partner had diabetes, I had to learn a whole new way of cooking and so wrote about that in getting back into the zone — http://www.inspiritual.biz/the-zenful-kitchen/2011/2/24/getting-back-in-the-zone.html
    One of the things I try to teach others is that it is all about the journey, whether it is cooking or spiritual evolution – so I traced my history with macaroni and cheese — http://www.inspiritual.biz/the-zenful-kitchen/2011/3/10/its-a-macaroni-and-cheese-kind-of-story.html
    Audre Lorde’s piece on poetry not being a luxury was the inspiration for my piece its not a luxury — http://www.inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-reflections/2011/2/14/its-not-a-luxury.html
    Then I wrote about a Buddhist concept called shenpa and how to put our emotional brakes on — http://www.inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-reflections/2011/2/21/putting-the-emotional-brakes-on.html
    And I reflected on the importance of real breathing before speaking — http://www.inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-reflections/2011/2/28/breathe-before-speaking.html
    Finally, I reflected on losing emotional and spiritual weight — http://www.inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-reflections/2011/3/8/want-to-lose-weight.html

  48. March 13, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    thisgirlongirls.blogspot.com – everything from what’s happening in politics to music to glee to my opinion on abortion to boehner memes. enjoy!

  49. March 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm
  50. March 13, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    We have a guest post this week at Happy Bodies! My Body Wisdom: A poem and reflection about body image, identity, and healing.

  51. March 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    This past week:

    A wrote a post for the Good Men Project Magazine on misogyny in the Men’s Rights movement.

    And on my blog:

    Misogynists fantasize about the apocalypse, and how it will put women in their place.

    Daniel Craig puts on a dress, and misogynists lose their minds.

    A rich lady loses a lot of money, therefore … women shouldn’t even be allowed to have money.

    Misogynists plan to bring down the economy by “Going Galt” and not paying taxes. That’ll show the wimminz!

  52. March 13, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    This may be a double post, so apologies in advance…

    Some thoughts from Madison, Wisconsin.

  53. March 13, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    On the assumption that because most bank customers agree to “opt in” to “overdraft protection,” that they like overdraft fees.

    Some new intensely dangerous weight-loss product.

    A rant about language, and why it matters. Complete with Gchat transcript.

    In the latest Reader’s Digest, HR specialists explain just how much they love to completely screw people out of their jobs, and how often and shamelessly they discriminate against potential employees in all sorts of terrible ways. What, unions? Who needs those?

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker pulled a fast one on the people of Wisconsin, and the 14 Democratic senators who fled the state to prevent the union-busting bill to pass. It pissed me off so much that I decided to go to Madison to join what’s being called the largest labor rally in American history, and took a lot of pictures. Much more to come about the experience, as well as, of course, more pictures.

  54. March 13, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I discuss the tragic situation of Neli Latson, an 18-year old Black autistic man, and discuss problematic media reports:


  55. Jillian
    March 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm


    My review of Wendy Shanker’s (of A Fat Girl’s Guide to Life fame) new book, Are You My Guru?

  56. March 13, 2011 at 10:42 pm


    This post is about multiculturalism in Canada and the wage gap between Canadian visible minorities and white Canadians.

  57. March 13, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Why women appear to some men to prefer to date jerks: http://notfrisco2.com/leones/?p=5951

  58. March 13, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    So much sad stuff going on in the world right now. So much nonsense going on in the U.S. while everyone’s distracted by the sad stuff elsewhere.

    So much to say too. This week I’m limiting my shameless self-promotion to I Gave $100 to Planned Parenthood Today. Instead of following that link you might go here (tax-deductible operations funding) or \here (non-deductible political action funding) and donate too.


  59. March 14, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Recruiting Women in Science: Bridging the Gender Pay Gap

    Reflections on the Washington State STEM Program and working towards pay equity.

  60. March 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I am in the process of beginning a blog about how many of the choices that women must make are not made 100% by them. I will be discussing how the government and society tries to control women’s lives and the choices that we make in some way. Please check it out and add to my list off choices that women do not make on their own.

  61. March 15, 2011 at 12:48 am

    I’m a day late! Oh well! Here are a few of my posts from the past week:

    The “F” word and why I’m proud to be a feminist: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/03/f-word-proud-to-be-feminist.html

    “When I Was a Boy” (Dar Williams’ wonderful song by that title): http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/03/when-i-was-boy-f-word-continued.html

    Link to the wonderful video “Heterosexual Questionnaire”: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/03/heterosexual-questionnaire.html

    Indiana Republicans proposing to link breast cancer with abortion: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/03/indiana-republicans-propose-link.html

  62. March 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    GNOME is an innovative free software desktop. It is easy to use and is the most popular desktop distributed with free operating systems.

    In an effort to get more women involved in free software, the GNOME project is sponsoring several internships for women from May 23 to August 22, 2011. The application deadline for the program is April 8. The applicants need to get in touch with individual GNOME projects ahead of time to decide which project they are interested in working on. The stipend for the program is $5,000 (USD).

    Participants will work remotely from home, while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating within their project’s team and the rest of the GNOME community. The projects include developing software for GNOME 3 desktop look, games, messaging, educational activities, document, photo, and video editing. There are also non-coding projects, such as graphic design, documentation, and marketing. The program is open to students and non-students alike.

    In addition, GNOME will participate in the Google Summer of Code program this year, which sponsors students working on many different free software projects.

    Please visit http://live.gnome.org/GnomeWomen/OutreachProgram2011 to learn more and apply. The mentorship opportunities are also available throughout the year for anyone interested in getting started contributing to GNOME outside of the internship program.

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