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  1. lt
    lt June 5, 2011 at 10:28 am |

    I write about the Philip Roth/Carmen Callil dust-up, literary prizes, and why so-called ideological readings of literature aren’t such a terrible thing: http://goldennotebooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/writers-who-sit-on-your-face.html

  2. becky
    becky June 5, 2011 at 10:36 am |

    Hi everyone! This was a bit of an angry week for me… I have written two blog posts:

    The first one about a high-profile rape case (prominent “weatherman” Jörg Kachelmann who got acquitted) and rape culture in Germany.

    The second post, It’s Getting Boring By the Sea, is a rather personal one, and deals with my frustration of having to justify my self-identification as a person of colour to White people, and then being labelled the token Angry Fat Brown Hyper-Feminist™ who is solely responsible for calling out discriminatory behaviour whilst simultaneously being mocked for her “oversensitivity.”

  3. Literata
    Literata June 5, 2011 at 10:36 am |

    I critiqued stereotypes and gender inequality in iPad applications, both overt (pink! flowers!) and covert (only male voices are allowed to give instructions). I also wrote about how forgetting can be a skill we practice in meditation, and how divination helps us step outside ourselves.

  4. becky
    becky June 5, 2011 at 10:38 am |

    I am sorry – I forgot to add a trigger warning regarding the first post!

  5. David F
    David F June 5, 2011 at 10:45 am |

    I wrote a piece about the proper way to apologize for saying/doing something horribly stupid and offensive, using Ed Schultz, Psychology Today, and Scott Adams as examples. (Warning: I do use a bit of information from each, and link back to the offending stuff in each.)

    I also wrote on the importance of a Plan B for anybody pursuing a dream.

  6. C.
    C. June 5, 2011 at 10:46 am |

    Back from Spain and blogging at Junkland:

    Happily, I was in Madrid during the protests. My impressions here.

    Unhappily, my friend and I experienced a nasty little episode in Nerja of beach harassment from a grubby public masturbator. Sigh.

    I learned about labia dye and was not amused.

    And I’m getting back to my Fluent Feminist Collective initiative. Please join us and take part!

  7. Hillary Rettig / The Lifelong Activist

    The Perils of Overgiving

    and

    Why am I so hateful and a Perfectionist?”

    that last one in response to a reader query.

    Thanks for reading!

  8. Marsha
    Marsha June 5, 2011 at 11:03 am |

    Doing the most good and the least harm: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/doing-most-good-and-least-harm.html

    Why we need humane education: misleading messages about farmed animals: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/why-we-need-humane-education-misleading.html

    “Everything causes cancer!”: Thinking more deeply & critically about the news: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/everything-causes-cancer-thinking-more.html

  9. Anisa
    Anisa June 5, 2011 at 11:04 am |

    I wrote a piece about the Saudi women driving ban (in light of the upcoming campaign to protest the ban) and how it relates to restricting women’s movement more generally.

  10. Anisa
    Anisa June 5, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  11. Kathy
    Kathy June 5, 2011 at 11:15 am |

    I collected some of the blogosphere’s reactions to Rihanna’s “Man Down” video, and wrote a short piece about Moby’s comments on pop music, and whose work is considered art and whose is considered commerce.

  12. JetGirl
    JetGirl June 5, 2011 at 11:20 am |

    Can a geometry test ruin your love of ice cream?
    http://onefemalegaze.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/mathochism-brain-freeze/

  13. Carrie
    Carrie June 5, 2011 at 11:26 am |

    Breasticles: Why women shouldn’t stay with a man just because he doesn’t hit her. Or rather my rant on why women should stop supporting and loving men who don’t respect them (inspired by the concept of “Ride or Die” partners):

    http://poopingredguy.blogspot.com/2011/06/girls-get-your-breasticles.html

  14. Aydan
    Aydan June 5, 2011 at 11:27 am |

    On my ostensibly environmentalist blog, I actually wrote an environmentalist post: why Starbucks’ new “ethical water” is silly and disingenuous.

    And inspired by all the ace uproar on Tumblr at the moment, I made a post trying to think about the more serious problems that asexuals face. TW for rape, sexual assault, suicidal ideation, and acephobia on the second link.

  15. Rachel
    Rachel June 5, 2011 at 11:46 am |

    How Sarah Palin uses the Star of David to shamelessly promote herself politically:
    http://thirdhandnews.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/sarah-palin-and-her-giant-ass-star-of-david-necklace/

  16. Kristin
    Kristin June 5, 2011 at 11:54 am |

    I wrote a three-part article on the privatization of education in the United States:
    Privatizing Education Part One
    Privatizing Education Part Two
    Privatizing Education Part Three

  17. Brigid
    Brigid June 5, 2011 at 11:56 am |

    LGBT Families, My Queer Family, and Queering Community – Because we are a same-sex couple, we fit under the umbrella of “LGBT families.” But what makes our family magical, to me, is that it is a queer family. For me and many others, to be queer (or to queer) also means to deliberately challenge normativity. It is a radical political stance, lived fully and deeply. (This post was written in participation of the 6th Annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day.)

  18. Comrade PhysioProf
    Comrade PhysioProf June 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm |

    Ragu risotto recipe with photos (not vegetarian):

    http://physioprof.wordpress.com/2011/06/04/ragu-risotto/

  19. Tin Foil Hat Man
    Tin Foil Hat Man June 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm |

    I took a trip in the way back machine this week and wrote about the First Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls.
    You can check it out here:
    https://tinfoilhatman45.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/pick-your-topic-tuesday-the-first-womens-convention-at-seneca-falls/

  20. figleaf
    figleaf June 5, 2011 at 12:10 pm |

    This started out pretty straight forwardly — Jon Stewart being pretty funny about the deliberate smear on Rep. Anthony Weiner. Jon Stewart on CNN’s Weak Weiner ReportingJon Stewart on CNN’s Weak Weiner Reporting. Over time I added links suggesting a) he could possibly still be a jerk but b) someone absolutely forged the infamous underpants photo.

    Kyle Munkittrick on Baby Storm, Language, and the Human Sacrifice Reqired to Make Us Human kind of speaks for itself. Mukittrick laments that we freak out about ungendered babies because making someone a he or she is how we distinguish human from thing. I lament that the sacrifices that go with gendering someone requires the amputation of half our potential human-ness.

    And finally, sorta-kinda related to the Weiner links, two posts that relate to the issue of circumstance and privilege vs. gender and biology:People Who Ride in Glass Elevators Don’t Get Sexually Accosted (Plus Question About Gender and Groping) and “Nature” Vs. Natural Opportunity: Powerful Women As Attracted to Adultery as Powerful Men. (Note: you know that saying “‘well-behaved’ women never make history?” I’ve been realizing lately that a lot of my gender-questioning posts are pitched towards women behaving outside allotted traditional gender boundaries because sort of by definition men who are “well-behaved” as tradition has dictated women should be… pretty much never make history. That’s not so much a problem as an observation that they rarely show up in articles and blog posts. For instance if I didn’t have a blog I’d only a be stay-at-home dad and would thus be invisible… as in fact I almost completely am when I Google my real name.)

    figleaf

  21. Rebecca Kling
    Rebecca Kling June 5, 2011 at 12:11 pm |

    Meeting about THE SURGERY – I had my first consultation with a doctor I’m considering for sex reassignment surgery. Ahh!

  22. vanessa
    vanessa June 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm |

    I wrote a short piece about the importance of YA literature after the Wall Street Journal went after it: http://wildprecious.net/2011/06/05/the-wsj-attacks-ya/

  23. Suzan
    Suzan June 5, 2011 at 12:29 pm |

    The usage of “Transgender” as an umbrella term including everyone form post-transsexual people to folks who are mildly gender not conforming has caused so many flame wars and so many fights between transsexual and transgender people that many of us are tired and ready to move on to something else.
    Monday I published:
    http://womenborntranssexual.com/2011/05/30/the-transphobia-of-self-loathing-transgender-people/
    On 6/2 Mercedes Allen published: “The Death of Transgender As Umbrella”
    http://dentedbluemercedes.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/the-death-of-transgender/
    I followed up with:
    http://womenborntranssexual.com/2011/06/04/smells-right/
    http://womenborntranssexual.com/2011/06/04/transgender-as-umbrella-is-dead-what-it-means-to-win/

  24. PrettyAmiable
    PrettyAmiable June 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm |

    I actually wrote this week! I got me a job and I’ve been excited enough to share some thoughts.

    My initial conflict thoughts on the job offer. Mostly excitement, with fear of expressing that excitement thrown in.

    Thoughts on the jobs report, my comparative luck, how I can help others, and how if it were still me, that very help would be a small token compared to what I would need.

    Random thoughts about getting things together for my move and my temp job for the month of June.

    And this last one – where I muse about how fucked up it is to harass me and ignore my nos when I’m an assault victim. Trigger warning, obviously. It ends in me musing about my legal recourse.

  25. kloncke
    kloncke June 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm |

    Finally finished up Zine Week with a thoughtful and uplifting zine on animal liberation + class struggle, and a gorgeous publication from 1985 about DIY street performance.

    Plus a bomb recipe for pan-crusted gold potatoes with white beans and green cabbage, shallots, and parmesan. Addictive.

  26. Heather Freeman
    Heather Freeman June 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm |

    I started a new tumblr with the specific purpose of intensifying and refining pro-choice messaging, and getting away from the “moderate” stance that I think is hamstringing most pro-choice organizations. It’s called “Hey Prolife” and goes on the offensive by taking down anti-choice messaging. Here’s the opening post where I explain why I’m doing it.

  27. Scott C.
    Scott C. June 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm |

    Life is good for Joseph Farah, the chief Ballyhooer of Birtherism. He’s suing Esquire for making fun of him, and he gets invited on TV to discuss President Obama’s Constitutional illegitimacy, even though his website, WorldNetDaily, reads like something the National Enquirer scraped off the bottom of its shoe. But a Black congressman is threatening to take the fun out of racism, and Farah is not having it. He is not having it!

    Also at World O’ Crap: a DIY guide to how WorldNetDaily has done what Bull Connor and Lester Maddox could only dream of: turned simmering racial resentments into a perpetual motion cash machine.

  28. Yonmei
    Yonmei June 5, 2011 at 1:35 pm |

    FeministSF – the blog! is back, after months during which it was only an error message.

    I blogged about the Naipal thing – his moronic or bigoted claim to be better than some of the best writers in the world, because they’re women.

  29. Tori
    Tori June 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm |

    Me & My Camel (TW for sexual assault) — On an asana, memories, emotions, and PTSD. (Also a physical analysis of camel pose.)

    I Wouldn’t Do Anything Differently (TW for sexual assault and victim blaming) — On the “bad” choices I made the night I was raped.

  30. Lela
    Lela June 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm |

    A little pick-you-up and lots moooore!

    Lela London – Fashion Blog :)

  31. Melissa Huang
    Melissa Huang June 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm |

    I went to the Chicago Slutwalk and had a wonderful time! For some photographs and stories check it out here: http://whatistalent.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/going-to-the-chicago-slutwalk/#more-394

    There’s a film I desperately want to see, !Women Art Revolution, that is unfortunately not scheduled for Chicago. But you may have the opportunity to go! Here’s my post including the trailer and links to their screening schedule: http://whatistalent.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/women-art-revolution/

    The two year anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s murder was this Monday. I wrote a post about his life and work, Operation Rescue’s scare tactics, and included photographs of a memorial design for Dr. Tiller that I made as a school project: http://whatistalent.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/remembering-dr-tiller/#more-379

  32. ABlogOfTheirOwn
    ABlogOfTheirOwn June 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm |

    Anybody out there who likes baseball and poetry? If so, click:

    http://ablogoftheirown.wordpress.com/2011/06/04/saturday-night-poetry-slam/

    Thanks, and happy week!

  33. stavvers
    stavvers June 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm |

    This week I wrote about a depressing conversation I overheard on a bus http://stavvers.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/listening-to-a-conversation-on-a-bus/

    I also wrote about the experience of being a woman in activist circles http://stavvers.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/it-speaks-on-being-a-woman-and-an-activist/

  34. Rinth de Shadley
    Rinth de Shadley June 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm |

    I didn’t give the student address at our MHC commencement, but if I had, this is what I would have said:

    http://rinth1989.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/valediction/

  35. Pixie
    Pixie June 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm |

    Hello, it’s my first time commenting here. *waves* I’m pretty bad with blogs but trying to get better & write more (which seems to also mean procrastinate from work more…) so I put up a post today about the Wall Street Journal’s anti-young-adult-fiction article on my still-very-new little blog, here:

    http://bracketsandampersands.blogspot.com/2011/06/actual-writing-now-with-50-more.html

    (Trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence & self harm in teenagers.)

  36. Hannah
    Hannah June 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm |

    Despite not writing anything else this week, my teeny tiny blog was blessed with My First Troll! Apparently I’m a “weak misandrist whore” – clearly I’m doing something right.

  37. Gillian Love
    Gillian Love June 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm |

    I wrote a piece on my blog about the Slutwalk movement:
    http://inthenameoflovex.blogspot.com/2011/06/inside-slutwalk-movement.html

  38. DaisyDeadhead
    DaisyDeadhead June 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm |

    Get your geek on! HeroesCon 2011 photos and links:

    http://daisysdeadair.blogspot.com/2011/06/heroescon-2011.html

    … with a special emphasis on WIMMINZ COMIX and fandom, yeah! Please support your local women comic book artists!

  39. John
    John June 5, 2011 at 4:10 pm |

    This week, I wrote about the latest ridiculous gender-related trend piece in the New York Times, and Nicholas Kristof’s ‘white men saving brown women from brown men’ narrative.

  40. andrea
    andrea June 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm |

    I wrote a response to Nahida’s excellent post from last week on accepting compliments.

    “Oh, this old thing?” and the Fine Art of Self-Deprecation

  41. SnowdropExplodes
    SnowdropExplodes June 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm |

    This week, I looked at the Observer newspaper’s “Call that a job?” magazine feature, in which their columnists’ children helped out with the columns. I felt that some interesting elements of this highlighted gender-based assumptions, and just how children come to acquire socialised gender roles.

  42. sherunslunatic
    sherunslunatic June 5, 2011 at 5:57 pm |

    From now until the 26th, I have pretty much foregone actual content on my blog in favor of True Blood gifs. But since several of you mentioned Eric Northman in the sexting thread, it may be of interest.

  43. Jeanne Sarson
    Jeanne Sarson June 5, 2011 at 7:25 pm |

    Rape is not a weapon of warring: It is an act of patriarchal misogynistic violence & oppression.

  44. Alyssa
    Alyssa June 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm |

    This week, I wrote a blog post called SEX!!! on my thoughts about sexuality and sex education: http://jewishcurrents.org/the-kibbitznik-sex-5621

  45. RachelW
    RachelW June 5, 2011 at 9:41 pm |

    I have my Sunday news round-up posted, with links to interesting bits from the June 5, 1981 CDC report of what turned out to be some of the first reported U.S. AIDS cases to what I found hilarious about the WSJ’s anti-YA fiction silliness.

  46. Dominique
    Dominique June 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm |

    Musing on culture and its effect on me and my feminism: Misogyny – you’re soaking in it!

  47. Leum
    Leum June 5, 2011 at 11:28 pm |

    I’ve decided to start a series on conceptions of the divine (though I’m using the term “god” as a stand-in), this week a posted an introduction.

  48. annalytica
    annalytica June 6, 2011 at 4:03 am |

    Trans woman, biologist and feminist Sally Outen discusses her gender identity and how it relates to radical feminist ideas about gender.

    http://lashingsofgb.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-gender-identity.html

  49. Gender Across Borders
    Gender Across Borders June 6, 2011 at 5:13 am |

    This week on Gender Across Borders

    Check out the Behind the Mask of Masculinity Series!

    We also ask what happens when feminism is brought into Indian classrooms, we deplore the IMF, DSK and rape metaphors and we review a blog called Gay Girl in Damascus.

  50. Beth Mann
    Beth Mann June 6, 2011 at 7:01 am |

    My company, Hot Buttered Media, provides non-traditional, sharp content for websites and other written word needs. In addition, I provide affordable creative consultancy for people in need of career shaping.

    This week, my piece Depression and Weed – a Girl’s Story, was quite the hit. Check it out. There’s free Elton John!

    http://www.freedomisgreen.com/depression-and-weed-a-girl-s-story/

  51. Alex
    Alex June 6, 2011 at 7:01 am |

    Migraine laid me up yesterday so this is going up a little late, sorry! At Once Again, to Zelda we wrote about Gil Scott-Heron, a completely uneducated (and apparently unpopular) opinion of Game of Thrones, Betty Tibikawa who is being deported from the UK back to Uganda despite being branded for being a lesbian, 1949 Dating Do’s and Don’ts, and we kicked off National Aboriginal History Month with some movie/doc recommendations.

    Have a great week, everyone!

  52. ethecofem
    ethecofem June 6, 2011 at 9:29 am |

    Over at ethecofem, our various writers have produced this:

    Warren discussed economic momentum and its relation to conservative Presidential candidates.

    Bema compiled the voices of six frequenters of ethecofem from England, the Midwest, Gulf Coast, West Coast, East Coast, and the Middle East.

    April delineated two popular brands of feminism [radfem and third-wave] for the perenially uninformed and shyly curious.

    Danny reminisces about a childhood television program.

  53. dosomethingquickly
    dosomethingquickly June 6, 2011 at 11:56 am |

    My latest suggestion in terms of quick actions:
    Email Fifa about the ban on the hijab in competitive football, asking them more about their ruling (health and safety? a ban on ‘religious statements’? media reports seem unsure) and to work with hijab-wearing women to widen participation.

  54. William
    William June 6, 2011 at 7:50 pm |

    Well, its not Sunday, but anyway…

    As some of you might know, I’m in a band. Its hard rock, we drink, its fun, we do our best to make it safe space. The band is called Sutured Psyche and this Saturday we have our album release show at The Elbo Room in Chicago, a cool little venue. The show is $10 at the door and you get to see a night of local music and take your shot at a pretty good beer selection. I’ll even hook up any Feministe folk and sell you the CD for half price if you mention Feministe to whoever is working the merch booth. So, if you’re in Chicago, please come check us out! If not, I’m pretty sure iTunes should have our CD on June 11th (although I have no idea if they’re going to get it up on time or not). Heres the facebook event page, you can find photos, live videos, and there should be some music kicking around on there:

    Sutured Psyche Album Release Show

    Heres a commercial for the EP on youtube:

    Bastard Nation Commercial

    Hope I see some of you there!

  55. Tall Girl Productions
    Tall Girl Productions June 19, 2011 at 9:56 am |

    We have been working hard on our new Kickstarter account! The funding is almost totally completed for a series of shorts that explore the negative stereotypes of women on mainstream tv. Check us out if you haven’t already!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tallgirlproductions/tall-girl-productions-the-damsel-collections?ref=live

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