61 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. April 24, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Redefining Apathy: Let’s Remove Barriers & Obstacles to Positive Activism (video): http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/redefining-apathy-lets-remove-barriers.html

    Want to Influence Kids’ Food Choices? Just Add Cartoon Characters: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/want-to-influence-kids-food-choices.html

    Why We Need Humane Education: 60% of Young People Support Torture: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-we-need-humane-education-60-of.html

  2. April 24, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Unfortunate Etiquette, and why alternative medicine could kill you: what happens when faith in ‘alternative’ medicine trumps real medical interventions. And why it’s got nothing to do with intentions.

    Also, Drink from me and live forever: the case for Vampire Jesus. With the day that’s in it, because Jesus may be many things, but a zombie was definitely not one of them ;)

    Happy Unrestrained Chocolate Eating Day, everyone!

  3. April 24, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I am working on a feminist talk show. http://saramccool.com/frontstreet.html

    The first episode will air this Thurs 4/28 at 7pm on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/front-streetlooking. The guests will be rapper Psalm One and filmmaker Jennifer Reeder.

    I am also looking for someone in the Chicago area that has video experience to watch a second camera during shooting. Contact me if interested. Delicious foods and beverages will be available to guests and crew after shooting. Thanks!

  4. April 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

    On gender and emotions:


    An appalling story of a lecturer at Princeton who was driven to suicide by the horrible treatment at the hands of the university’s administration:


  5. April 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Trans reporting fail, missing the point – Way to switch pronouns mid-sentence. Also, lets focus on the more important part: this prisoner is being harassed and raped!

    Google ads and SEX – Apparently, Google won’t provide ad-words to my blog cuz of the sex toy reviews

    At what point do you leave? – What would it take for me to move to Canada?

    Being left behind – An open question: What does it mean to be left behind?

  6. JetGirl
    April 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  7. April 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I try to unpack at least a few of the layers around the attack on a trans woman in Baltimore: http://transplantportation.com/2011/04/23/ruminations-on-an-attack/

  8. April 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    This week I wrote about out country artists (or the lack thereof), and who get permission to call themselves writers.

  9. April 24, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I posted a quick reaction to the body-image blurb I saw on a T-shirt. In terms of more in-depth writing, I talked about endometriosis awareness (even among health care providers), how to strengthen the lats, and my experience with Earth Day and birth control pills.

  10. Dominique
    April 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    In honour of the Doctor Who Easter marathon on the Space channel, and inspired by a ridiculous book titled something like “How to raise your boyfriend” : Doctor Who helps clean the house.

  11. April 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I kind of missed promotin’ Sunday last week (I choose to read the title of this post as intentionally awesome and not as an unintentional typo) so I’m making up for lost links:

    From 4/10: When There Is No Nurse Ratched (You Can’t Sexually Assault the System or the World for Revenge) –About my terrible experiences in the psych hospital recently

    From 4/18: Drawing the Line (An Argument for Kink, Porn, Ethical Kinky Porn Marketing, and Lori’s Porn Choices– All in One Place!) –Kinda self-explanatory, that one

    From 4/22: In Honor of Earth Day, A Video on Ecofeminism and a Question for the ‘Leather’ Communities— Re-blogging a video by Breeze Harper about the intersections between black female slave vivisection and nonhuman animal experimentation and asking non-vegetarians (specifically of the kinky leather variety) to consider Ms. Harper’s questions about self-justification

    From 4/24: Let’s Talk About Sex (Specifically, the Kind I’ll Be Having with Dildos on Camera in 48 Hours) — Thoughts on my rapidly approaching porn debut

  12. April 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I wrote about Adele’s new album, vulnerability, and feminism:


  13. April 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    How Culture Tells Us What We Should Be How to be masculine: As told by Chuck Norris jokes—http://saltwatersociety.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-culture-tells-us-what-we-should-be.html

    School segregation 2.0–http://saltwatersociety.blogspot.com/2011/04/school-segregation-20.html

  14. April 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Suicide isn’t Pretty, Much Less an Effective Marketing Strategy

    Making your links accessible to people using screenreaders, Part 1 and Part 2

    Also, “stop mis-using trigger warnings.”

  15. April 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Gratuitous Uterus has had a busy week bowling for choice, baking cookies, and providing the Easter Bunny with eggs.

  16. Karen
    April 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Bodily Autonomy and the Rights of Property. Be gentle, I’m new to blogging.

  17. BKMama
    April 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I’m the new budget wine reviewer over at Moms Who Need Wine, and my April budget wine was just posted this week:


    We tried to go to Easter church this morning, and then we all remembered that we’re atheists.

  18. April 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    A parody song about Asian Pride that I recently was reminded of.

    Bema, on a timeline for Libya.

    Danny, on the flexibility of men and changing societies.

    Bema, with an excellent breakdown of Lady Gaga songs, and a timeline of his fandom.

  19. April 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I talked about how hard it is to try to find easy ways to talk about privilege with people who don’t know the first thing about it.


  20. April 24, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I spoke against sex-negative Congressional views regarding sex workers. A Comprehensive Look at Sex Workers

  21. April 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Living life with chronic pain, mental illness, and the ghosts of an abusive past

    Past blog entries include:

    Fireflies, fibromyalgia, & hippies

    I am many things

    Morning pain, appointments, & baby dreams

    Good news echoes in a lonely heart

  22. Amy
    April 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    My Life With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

    Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a rare genetic disorder that causes pain, spontaneous dislocations of joints, bowel perforations, even death in some types of EDS. Many other medical disorders are caused by the EDS. On my blog I not only chronicle my battle with EDS but I also have informational tabs at the top that give the reader information about these health topics.

    Some of my past blog posts include:

    Frustration & scheduled PT eval

    I had a dream I fell apart…oops that was real!

    EDS Babies III

    Saw Dr. W and got official diagnosis

  23. April 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    This week at Yes Means Yes Blog:

    The Big Wedge, which is what the chart of support for and opposition to marriage equality looks like now that the trend lines have clearly crossed and there are more supporters than opponents. It’s a huge political problem for the GOP, because they’re split between people who insist on being bigots and people who don’t want obvious bigotry to limit support for the rest of their agenda.

    [Trigger Warning on this post for discussion or electrical torture]
    A discussion of the latest developments in the Bagley case, the kidnapping and torture case that broke last September. Two of the five defendants have pleaded guilty, and Bagley’s wife has now also been charged.

  24. April 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Hello everyone, this week I wrote about learning about the European origins of “African print fabrics,” how we construct racial and ethnic identities and the notion of “cultural authenticity” in this post:


  25. April 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    How to Make a Home – A quick picture post on settling into our new place.

    You Just Do As You’re Told – Reflections on family, community, acceptance, betrayal, emotions, and justice.

    Heaven and Earth are Not Humane – (Potentially controversial) thoughts on Earth Day, and the human immediacy of environmental issues.

  26. April 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    It was a busy week around Chez Mudd. A Bad Week in a lot of ways. Two run ins with police (work related), an expected death and other things.

    But, on the plus side: I have a new book. Gay Cyberpunk mermen. This is the first in a series of cyberpunk novellas.

    For those who attend conventions, I have a question about a collectible card game as self-promotion.

    And I am hosting an internet yardsale. BPAL imps, clothing, cloth. I will be adding books, DVDs and fanzines later.

  27. April 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Are We Creating a Hobson’s Choice for Abortion Rights?


  28. April 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    abundance is where women who don’t want to wallow in powerlessness go to create a better life http://bit.ly/fyKydO

    Are We Having A Communication Breakdown When It Comes To Promoting Safety For Black Tweens? http://bit.ly/e6a3pL

  29. April 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    This week at The Sartorial Nerd, I discussed modern sci fi fashion icons like Doctor Who’s Amy Pond, Terminator’s Sarah Connor, and Firefly’s River Tam while also addressing why a nerdy feminist fashion blog is necessary – http://thesartorialnerd.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspiration-photo-essay.html

    I also wrote about what lessons one can take from the life of everyone’s favorite ill-fated French Queen, Marie Antoinette – http://thesartorialnerd.blogspot.com/2011/04/marie-antoinette-lessons-in-style-life.html

  30. April 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    This week I couldn’t help but notice the very different narrative surrounding photojournalists killed in Libya, as compared to Lara Logan’s assault in Egypt. Nobody mentioned their hair color or questioned their decision to be in a conflict zone.


  31. April 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Reflections on ass smacking dude and a few thoughts about abortion.

  32. April 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Nobody, and Other Names: on female writers and androgynous pseudonyms: http://blgoss.com/2011/04/02/nobody-and-other-names/

  33. April 24, 2011 at 5:36 pm


    New sex positive photography I have been working on.
    Even one titled holy just for Easter ;-)

  34. April 24, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Not sure it is relevant here, as the post is really aimed at people who, like me, are privileged, but anyway: Knowing when to listen

  35. April 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Happy Easter for those who celebrate it :)
    This week I rambled about:

    Dealing With My Deviance – on being a woman of color, pro-sex, and pro-kink

    Why Can’t We Really Run This? (Review of Beyoncé’s Run The World) – minor review of Beyonce’s new single

    The Rom-Com Conundrum – women of color in rom-coms

  36. April 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Still working through the Newmahr book, and I’ll link a summing-up post when I’ve finished that; in the meantime I had only one other thing: RIP Lis Sladen – and there’s also a great song and video up on youtube, song written by one acquaintance of mine, video compiled by another – it’s not mine but it’s worth promoting anyway: Goodnight Sarah Jane, commemorating what Elisabeth Sladen’s character meant.

  37. Eve
    April 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    EBF addressed:

    Refugees and Women – how asylum does not protect women, and how advances for other groups are leaving women behind

    Evolution of a Feminist – an autobiographical post

    The Three Threats – the three threats which corral women’s behavior in our society, as exemplified in the misogynistic comments received as a result of the prior post

    And pro Patria mori – thoughts on visiting Arlington National Cemetery, and our “necrophilic” society

  38. April 24, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I wrote about:

    My thoughts on the movie “Conviction,” about a high school dropout who went all the way through law school so she could get her brother out of prison because she knew he was wrongly convicted: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/04/conviction-inspiring-story-of-sisterly.html

    My journey from giving Greg Mortenson the benefit of the doubt: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/04/its-not-looking-good-for-old-greg.html

    And then determining that he has lost his way (after reading Jon Krakauer’s lengthy treatise, “Three Cups of Deceit”): http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/04/three-cups-of-tea-gone-rancid.html

    Thoughts on the depressing state of public education in my home state of Oregon: http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/04/depressing-state-of-public-education-in.html

    Did you know that the British do not kiss during their weddings? (Apparently it’s forbidden in the C of E): http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com/2011/04/so-thats-why-they-didnt-kiss.html

    I also reviewed plastic surgeon’s Anthony Youn’s book about his pathway to becoming a doctor, In Stitches, on my book blog: http://mariesbookgarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-stitches-journey-to-becoming-doctor.html

  39. April 24, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    On why being a talented emerging writer is like the stereotypical woman’s hunt for Mr. Right: http://lifesgarbage.com/?p=1478

  40. April 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I’d like to shamelessly promote:

    No Sex in Graveyards, Please: http://rinth1989.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/no-sex-in-graveyards-please/


    I’m Not Fat, I’m Curvy: http://rinth1989.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/im-not-fat-im-curvy/

  41. April 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I ranted about capitalism and the commercialization of pregnancy.

    I also baked a lot.

  42. April 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Jezebel and the Huffington Post get Bipolar II very wrong: http://anthonybsusan.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/speaking-of-ableism-sorry-jezebel-but-no/

    On Kathryn Joyce’s recent article for the Nation, and why the push to revise US policies on humanitarian parole is a reiteration of the White Man’s Burden: http://anthonybsusan.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/revising-humanitarian-parole-now-its-the-white-mans-burden-to-adopt/

  43. April 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm


    Death metal videos, gender, religion, old narratives, and reproductive rights all rolled into one silly deconstruction. Enjoy!

  44. April 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Feminist beauty blogger bonanza at The Beheld: I interviewed another feminist beauty blogger, Virginia Sole-Smith of Beauty Schooled (http://beautyschooledproject.com) at my blog about the role that feminism plays in the beauty industry, and vice versa:


    As a follow-up, we talked about ways you can equalize the power dynamic when you engage in beauty services:


  45. April 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

    What, Me Worry? About growing up a worrier, in a world that’s worrisome for women.

    (This one was really personal for me, so I’m interested in feedback!)

  46. April 25, 2011 at 12:55 am

    I don’t know if it’s because April is Sexual Assault Awareness month but I’ve wound up writing a bunch of trigger-y posts this week.

    Even though I’m sour on the entire mainstream model of transactional sex I still believe prostitution should be legal. Here’s yet another compelling reason, from my own personal neighborhood: Charming How Current Law Makes it A Crime For Some Workers to Protect Themselves (Not Scott Walker Edition)

    Then there’s the infuriating case out of Lynwood, Washington where a woman who was prosecuted and fined for “falsely reporting a rape” turns out to have been… the victim of a Colorado serial rapist. On Accusations, False Accusations, and False False Accusations

    And then, in a particularly dark mood after getting an earful from odious forced birthers, here are a couple more for Sexual Assault Awareness month: Moral Equivalence #1: Forced Birthers and Sexual Predators, and Moral Equivalence #2: Forced Birthers and Sexual Predators.

    Shifting gears, but still on the topic of forced-birthers, here’s yet more proof those asshats might be anti-abortion but they sure as checkers aren’t “pro-life:” Two Million Stillbirths Worth Only Two and a Half Lines to “Pro-Life” Bloggers.

    And speaking of choice, I’d like to shamelessly promote Canadian economics professor Marina Adshade’s post, Planned Parenthood Predates the Birth Control Pill, which provides a nice timeline showing that industrial-revolution related productivity rather than availability of contraception has been responsible for declining birth rates.

    And finally, even though I have to keep reminding myself I really am supposed to be a sex blogger I did manage to write about men’s pursuit of g-spot “ejaculation:” About that “Squirting” Thing: What If Women Expected Their Partners to Come in Quarts Like They Do in Porn?.

  47. April 25, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    FitC: a day late and a dollar short. Sorry, y’all! This past lazy week:

    Today in Insulting Adverts: Sexism, racism and colonialism in one beer ad. There has to be a bingo win for that.

    Gender Inclusion in Bible scares conservatives: Wimmenz! Thinking they are all equal and shit in God’s eyes! Scary stuff!

    Visual Reminder: Pro-choice image!

  48. April 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm
  49. April 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    As I seem to have missed posting here for a few weeks, here is what I have written the last several weeks.
    Starting with my Inspiritual Reflections.
    As we enter into spring — what inventory are you ready to let go of — http://www.inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-reflections/2011/3/14/clearing-out-your-inventory.html
    Are you auditioning to fill other’s roles or being your authentic self — it is time to be you and stop acting — http://www.inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-reflections/2011/3/22/no-more-casting-calls.html
    This might be a simple, but radical concept — love thyself! — http://www.inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-reflections/2011/3/29/love-thyself.html
    yesterdays thought for the day was that God is love, so if God is love, then what does that mean http://www.inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-reflections/2011/4/5/if-god-is-love-then-_____.html
    how often have you been blessed and not even known about it — i learned this lesson one from my car tire of all things — http://www.inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-reflections/2011/4/12/your-tire-is-on-how.html
    Have you ever read a piece of poetry that touched you and shaped your life in ways you did not expect. If so perhaps you will enjoy reading my piece on Why I love Pat Parker :) http://www.inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-reflections/2011/4/18/why-i-love-pat-parker.html
    when was the last time you thought about your thoughts and words and the power your language has on your life? this week, i reflect on the lessons learned while being a sacred observer of my own life. http://www.inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-reflections/2011/4/26/being-a-sacred-observer.html
    For the last several weeks, I have been reflecting on the various aspects of zen as they apply to the kitchen, cooking, and creating.
    Practice is the discipline that leads to freedom — for those of you who put themselves down about their culinary skills — remember it is all about the journey and practice does make perfect — http://www.inspiritual.biz/the-zenful-kitchen/2011/3/16/freedom-and-discipline.html
    There is a Chinese proverb that teaches, “Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” So the question is, are you ready to go through the door? http://www.inspiritual.biz/the-zenful-kitchen/2011/3/23/are-you-ready-to-go-through-the-door.html
    Takuan Soho who wrote, “Zen is to have the heart and soul of a little child.” It seems to me that I do my most creative cooking when I am at that place in the kitchen when I have the heart and soul of a little child. — read more about this at http://lnkd.in/hSCnmk
    to read this week’s The Zenful Kitchen about how unlearning can be empowering visit http://lnkd.in/7FpN9f
    ok, so i could not resist the title for this reflection, but i promise it has nothing to do with a knock knock joke :) rather it is about making butter out of oranges :) — http://www.inspiritual.biz/the-zenful-kitchen/2011/4/21/orange-you-glad-i-didnt-say-banana.html
    There are times where i just throw something together, but for the most part when I am cooking or creating in the kitchen, i try to remember this quote — “God is in the details” http://www.inspiritual.biz/the-zenful-kitchen/2011/4/27/god-is-in-the-details.html
    After I finished working through Stirring the Spiritual Waters, I decided to begin working through another book which I had bought more recently called Soul Coaching. With time devoted to each element, air, fire, earth and water, I have developed goals for myself for air for now. each day is an affirmation I meditate on, and I journal about my process and those things which gave me joy.
    My air goals — http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2011/4/1/air-goals.html
    My daily affirmations — http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2011/4/1/my-daily-affirmations.html
    My process journal – http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2011/4/1/my-process-journal.html
    My joy journal – http://www.inspiritual.biz/stirring-my-spiritual-waters/2011/4/1/my-joy-journal.html

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