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  1. EvilSlutClique
    EvilSlutClique July 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm |

    This week in Evil Slutopia:

    ~Would Cleopatra have used Summer’s Eve products to feel “fresh”? The people at Summer’s Eve think so.

    ~Is Cosmo running out of things to do with a naked dude?

    ~Redbook’s “Whys Guy” attempts to tell us what men secretly don’t want in bed.

  2. Holly Pervocracy
    Holly Pervocracy July 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm |

    Shamelessly self-promoting an unusually serious (and triggery for abuse, big-time warning) post on why people stay with abusive partners:

    http://pervocracy.blogspot.com/2011/07/why-does-she-stay-with-that-jerk.html

  3. Miguel Bloomfontosis
    Miguel Bloomfontosis July 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm |

    On the subject of elevatorgate, I wrote about hitting on women in elevators and subway exits.

  4. Rainicorn
    Rainicorn July 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  5. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green July 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm |

    To make it in a man’s world, Rebekah Brooks had to out-macho the competition, and she dug the dirt with ruthlessness and success until her tactics violated a little girl and her family…

    Murdoch Culture of Fear

    Have another cup. Coffee kills MRSA. It’s hard paying big bucks for fragrant, chocolaty, locally-roasted fair trade, but

    I Do it for My Patients

    Sen. Lori Klein violated the first rule of politics– don’t threaten reporters, they’ll write about you. She feels safe, but everyone else is diving for cover…
    Unregulated Loaded Gun

  6. Jadey
    Jadey July 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm |

    Nerdy post this week on the meaning of data and its interpretation. Interestingly, I conceived of this post a month ago and published it last week, but since then I’ve noticed several further instances of the subject of my irritation in various places. Possibly confirmation bias, but I think this will be a constant (if minor) thorn in my side. Ah well.

    Yet Another Peeve: “Anecdata”

  7. Clarissa
    Clarissa July 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm |

    The current economic crisis might end up contributing to the cause of women’s liberation:

    http://clarissasblog.com/2011/07/16/new-regulations-promote-feminism/

    A PBS documentary uses scare tactics to make women live in a state of permanent terror:

    http://clarissasblog.com/2011/07/15/women-as-perennial-victims/

    The amazing Erica Jong writes on the anti-sex backlash in this country:

    http://clarissasblog.com/2011/07/14/erica-jong-on-the-anti-sex-backlash-in-this-country/

    Women and self-deprecation:

    http://clarissasblog.com/2011/07/13/women-and-self-deprecation/

  8. MercuryBlue
    MercuryBlue July 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm |

    I’ve never commented here before, but hey. Shameless day. None of the above, a guest article at The Slacktiverse on bisexual invisibility and erasure.

  9. Meredith L.
    Meredith L. July 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm |

    This week on Grey Skies: Writing Exercises in Real Life, or how to improve your life by improving your writing. (Humor)

    http://greyskiesnyc.blogspot.com/2011/07/writing-exercises-in-real-life.html

  10. Tori
    Tori July 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm |

    Obesity Objection (TW for fat shaming) — I’m sort of tired of assumptions that “obese” must also mean “bad” and “unhealthy.”

    Thoughts on a Word: Strength — How my ideas about the word inform what I ask my body to do and how I regard the results.

  11. hld6
    hld6 July 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm |

    new post on modern day Medeas (like Casey Anthony) and the social institutions that continue to fail mothers: http://hld6.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/american-medea-coming-soon-to-a-black-box-no-where-near-you/

  12. Chally
    Chally July 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm |

    Why I Post Pictures of Myself on the Internet. Don’t let the arseholes win.

    Physicality. On finding myself somewhere new, in a few senses!

    And have you any dreams you’d like to sell: We’re having a discussion about dreams.

  13. Charlotte
    Charlotte July 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm |

    Mysterious, hour-long running of the bison in Yellowstone park: http://livingsmallblog.com/2011/07/11/playing-tourist-in-yellowstone/

  14. Don Durito
    Don Durito July 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm |

    Brief Observation: Been re-reading some writings by C. Wright Mills, Herbert Marcuse, and André Gorz, and getting a stark reminder of how little some things change – namely we still are in search of a “left” (in any meaningful sense of the term) in the US.

  15. Dominique
    Dominique July 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm |

    Reflecting on my tubal ligation at age 24: sometimes, you just know you don’t want kids. And sometimes, the sad part is why.

  16. Hannah
    Hannah July 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm |

    A white colleague of mine announced that “Paki” is no longer a racial slur, or at least it isn’t if the person saying it is “not a racist”. I disagreed. Hilarity ensued.

  17. Hillary Rettig / The Lifelong Activist

    A new excerpt from my forthcoming book:

    Perfectionism is Rooted in Grandiosity”
    “Grandiosity, or the delusion that you’re special and/or don’t have to follow the normal rules governing productivity and success, underpins nearly every aspect of perfectionism…Grandiosity is a problem for writers because our media and culture are permeated with grandiose myths and misconceptions about writing, which writers who are undermentored or isolated fall prey to. Red Smith’s famous bon mot about how, to write, you need only “sit down at a typewriter and open a vein,” and Gene Fowler’s similarly sanguinary advice to “sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead,” are nothing but macho grandiose posturing, as is William Faulkner’s overwrought encomium to monomaniacal selfishness, from his Paris Review interview…”

    And a featured chapter from The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way:

    Self Actualization: a Progressive Value
    “Is self-actualization a progressive value? I believe so, because Maslow’s characterization of self-actualization closely resembles Lakoff’s nurturant parent model. ”
    (entire text of The Lifelong Activist now online)

  18. Kathy
    Kathy July 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm |

    This week I wrote a short piece about the lack of women authors on Pitchfork’s list of favorite books about music.

  19. Warren
    Warren July 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm |

    Wrote an article for ethecofem today about “Reverse Discrimination Amid the Cubicles”.

    Otherwise you’ll find me writing about politics at Auspicious Scuttlebutt.

  20. eastsidekate
    eastsidekate July 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm |

    I wrote a piece about tomatoes and abortion.

    More specifically, it’s about farmworkers’ health, and how respect for consent is an integral part of environmental and labor justice.

  21. Ashley
    Ashley July 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm |

    When women change their names or don’t change their names after marriage, the decision is deeply personal.

    A guest post on what to do when, given all the options, your little girl chooses to play princess.

    Why not doing a DIY wedding is OK.

  22. Heliconia
    Heliconia July 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm |

    You know how we often refer to animals by default as “him”? One way to avoid this is to learn how to tell male and female animals apart and use pronouns appropriately. So I wrote a quick guide to to telling males from females in some backyard critters (mostly applies to North American fauna).

  23. no, seriously, what about teh menz?

    This week on NSWATM:

    Ozymandias starts a series on common misconceptions and insecurities about cis straight men’s penises.
    http://noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/cocks-rock-part-one-penises-are-attractive/

    Doctor Mindbeam writes about Catherine Kieu Becker.
    http://noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/dont-blame-the-victims/

    Godless Altruist says Horrible Bosses is not actually as misandric as previously supposed.
    http://noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/why-%e2%80%9chorrible-bosses%e2%80%9d-is-a-step-forward-for-masculists/

    And we start running the RAINNstorm, which is half to raise funds for RAINN and half a campaign to have RAINN mark its statistics about the rape of men as being, while the best we have available, rather unreliable.
    http://noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/strictly-moderated-nswatms-rainnstorm-of-love/

  24. Xeginy
    Xeginy July 17, 2011 at 5:35 pm |

    At Transitions and Transgressions

    Comedy: Full of White Guys…I explore (part of) the world of comedy troupes I find online, and what my conclusions are based on the representations of gender, race, etc.

    Schools Should Serve All Children, Not Just Some…I link to an excellent article by AAUW about school districts shuffling money around in order to better serve the “better” schools. This has been happening in my city, so I feel strongly about it.

  25. Faith
    Faith July 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm |

    Inspirational Quotes: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross http://bit.ly/nZDZcR

    Major Screw-up or False Advertising? Why Target’s Failure To Fix An Incorrect Computer Ad Should Concern You http://bit.ly/qzISMD

  26. Julia
    Julia July 17, 2011 at 5:41 pm |

    I haven’t done this in forever, I hope my html still works. *crosses fingers*

    I write about teaching writing in an intensive SPED classroom for part 1/4 in an ongoing series Metaphors Are Important .

    My writing, a complete opposite to my speaking, is joy and confession and a need for both of these things, and I hope this is transparent…I am a writing snob, and some of the kids in lifeskills are my very favorite writers.

    I also finally got a version of up that I’m content with. It’s about media, entertainment, story-telling, and Glee.

    “I consume and interpret media and entertainment in a context that often feels more like a war-zone. Probably this is why I like Glee.”

    “Glee tells you, right in the pilot episode, that it’s about not-people discovering that they’re people. Oh sure, there are layers and complications and distractions and other features and a million different ways to say the same thing, but it really does come down to that. It always surprises me, because since when is that a story I see on my TV?”

  27. Julia
    Julia July 17, 2011 at 5:45 pm |

    ….my html sucks after all. I’m sorry. Here are the links:

    Metaphors Are Important: http://juststimming.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/metaphors-are-important-14/

    The Greatest Crime In Television: http://juststimming.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/the-greatest-crime-in-television/

    Someday I will master this.

  28. Jocelyne
    Jocelyne July 17, 2011 at 5:56 pm |

    Looking at The Hidden Reality and wondering why it is such a sausage fest. Sigh.

  29. Jocelyne
    Jocelyne July 17, 2011 at 5:56 pm |

    Looking at The Hidden Reality and wondering why it is such a sausage fest. Sigh.

  30. Jocelyne
    Jocelyne July 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm |

    PS. I don’t know why that comment ended up posted twice. Sorry!

  31. Bridget
    Bridget July 17, 2011 at 6:15 pm |

    I wrote about the Mac McClelland issue and how it reminded me of something that I experienced while working for a huge V-day event a few years ago: http://spaceshipnola.blogspot.com/2011/07/intentions-arent-everything.html

  32. Amelia Glebocki
    Amelia Glebocki July 17, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  33. Camilla Peffer
    Camilla Peffer July 17, 2011 at 6:45 pm |

    This week at Girls Are Made From Pepsi, I posted part 2 of In Defense of Women Behaving Badly.

    I also interviewed Meg Clark from Good Morning Midnight about fashion blogging, feminism and queer issues.

    And the usual Sunday Hustle post briefly touched upon mental illness, beauty privilege, and the politics of Harry Potter.

  34. Consider the Tea Cosy
    Consider the Tea Cosy July 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm |

    This week at the Tea Cosy:

    These fearless women? Questioning the characterisation of Arab women as either submissive or ‘fearless’. Isn’t it just a bit… orientalist?

    A toast to all our saviours, each so badly behaved (yep, shameless Ani quoting in the title) is about our heroes, what we expect of them, and how quick we often are to turn on them and reject them wholesale.

    And on a far more self-absorbed note: I’m off walking the Camino de Santiago from this week on, and looking for book recs to fill up my ereader with. If you’ve anything you think would be appropriate, interesting, or entertaining, I’d be super appreciative of recommendations. And it’s totally on topic, because I love me some books that don’t make me headdesk with the misogyny. ;)
    Ta!

  35. Kjerstin Gruys
    Kjerstin Gruys July 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm |

    On day 109 of my year without mirrors, I wrote a nerdy/academic post for Feminist Fashion Bloggers, about “The Sociology of Fashion, Feminism, and Social Class”.
    Check it out here:
    http://www.ayearwithoutmirrors.com/2011/07/day-111-sociology-of-fashion-feminism.html

    For additional essays on the subject, the full FBB list is here:
    http://feministfashionbloggers.blogspot.com/2011/07/roundup-13th-july-fashion-feminism-and.html

  36. Melissa Huang
    Melissa Huang July 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm |

    I just got back from DC where I was able to visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the world’s only museum dedicated to specifically recognizing women’s artistic contributions. Click through for some more info on the museum/badass women artists, pictures, and discussion!

    I also managed to visit the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago to see the Sketchbook Project. I learned about a few new organizations, saw some great artwork, and had a ton of fun!

  37. Marsha
    Marsha July 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm |

    Humane Educators’ Toolbox: Timeline of Women’s Right to Vote: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/humane-educators-toolbox-timeline-of.html

    MOGO Mindfulness: “Green” Doesn’t Always Mean What We Think It Does: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/mogo-mindfulness-green-doesnt-always.html

    Art, Truth & Teaching: An Interview w/ Robert Shetterly about Americans Who Tell the Truth: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/art-truth-teaching-interview-with.html

  38. Elsa
    Elsa July 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm |

    I wrote about why leaving the fundamentalist Christian faith is so difficult.

    Why and how I left the faith, starting with questioning the morality of my belief system at 11.

    A review of a chaptor in Anne Fausto Sterling’s book Sexing the Body. Fascinating stuff.

    From last week, thoughts on the Larry King murder trial and the troubling defense the murderer is mounting.

    Hopefully my hyperlink attempt doesn’t fail miserably.

  39. SnowdropExplodes
    SnowdropExplodes July 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm |

    Two things I would like to promote this week:

    This guy does not deserve cookies, responding to a piece that came up on Yahoo news about a guy who decided for a magazine article to be “a better husband”.

    Something that I’ve been turning over in my mind for a while now: A conscience is a consumer commodity.

  40. KateC
    KateC July 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm |

    This week I wrote a review of my favorite new sci-fi webcomic, Cura Te Ipsum, about a man who tries to overcome his depression with the help of alternate universe versions of himself: http://tinyurl.com/3wexns5

  41. cheshire
    cheshire July 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm |

    hey, straight geek boys, want to get laid?

    now with bonus troll comment

  42. KarenX
    KarenX July 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm |

    I’ve been lurking for ages, and I was so happy to see the skepticism/atheism movement “ElevatorGate” topic discussed here. It was a blogosphere event that led me to think about how to get more women into skepticism (since many, many prominent skeptics and atheists seem to pay at least lip service to that goal) and have been writing about it. Two of my suggestions are here:

    Don’t blame women for their non-participation in skepticism.

    Broaden skepticism’s horizons.

    I figure if I’ve been invited to shamelessly self-promote it, I might as well seize the opportunity! Thank you, Jill, and all the guest bloggers for making this such an educational place.

  43. Scyntillating
    Scyntillating July 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm |

    Sorry for the double post, but I also just decided to write another post, discussing makeup and how it should not be part of a required dress code.

  44. Rebecca Kling
    Rebecca Kling July 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm |

    Gendered Dreams – How my sense of self in my dreams has changed over the years

    An interview about journalism – My responses to some questions on writing about sex and gender

  45. Allison
    Allison July 17, 2011 at 11:09 pm |

    Part one of a story about an abortion I got.

    Turning Point, Part 1

  46. Feminist Slut
    Feminist Slut July 17, 2011 at 11:16 pm |

    I was on holiday in Ibiza and posted some random images from the island. It’s the only place I’ve been where I regularly see bare butt cheeks and crazy costumes every day of the week and it’s normal.

    http://feministslut.com/2011/07/14/random-images-from-ibiza/

  47. Carla Fran
    Carla Fran July 18, 2011 at 12:30 am |

    This week I wrote about Summer’s Eve “Hail to the V” ad campaign, which got Millicent thinking about Maidenform ads (always the dreamer, never the dream?)
    http://millicentandcarlafran.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/hail-to-the-v/
    http://millicentandcarlafran.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/maidenform-ads-inside-the-madness/

  48. Bakka
    Bakka July 18, 2011 at 6:19 am |

    I wrote a criticism of a video in which Beatrix Dart claims that women don’t contribute as much to society as men do. I point out some flaws in her argument.

    I also wrote about the reporting on Ikenna Njoku’s case in which Chase bank accused him of fraud. I noticed that the reporter cuts Mr. Njoku off when it seems like he might identify racism at work. I suggest that shielding privileged audiences from the effects of racism is one way that privileged people are kept ignorant of their privilege.

  49. becky
    becky July 18, 2011 at 6:30 am |

    A bit late, sorry: In Whiteness, Whiteness Everywhere, and not a Drop to Drink, I write about the racist experiences I and the few other people of colour had at an academic Critical Whiteness conference in the UK last week, and wonder whether things can ever or anywhere be different when it comes to the analysis of privileges, if this is not even possible in such a setting.

  50. Rachel
    Rachel July 18, 2011 at 8:48 am |

    It was a good week for writing!

    I wrote a short story for the Yahoo! Contributor Network right here, http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8235242/crazy_legs.html?cat=44

    I also wrote about my ideas of motherhood in the public eye, http://hubpages.com/hub/Motherhood-in-the-public-eye

  51. stavvers
    stavvers July 18, 2011 at 10:39 am |

    A wee bit late, apologies.

    This week, I wrote about why we should be angry with Topshop for their body policing and other unpleasant practices http://stavvers.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/reasons-to-hate-topshop/

  52. shauna
    shauna July 18, 2011 at 11:43 am |

    Some Body: How understanding what my body does helped me to accept what my body looks like.

  53. Larkin
    Larkin July 18, 2011 at 11:46 am |

    I wrote about the new mobile game “Top Girl” and how it markets what it considers to be a “female-focused” game: http://larkincallaghan.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/top-girl-does-not-help-girls-actually-end-up-at-the-top-of-anything/

  54. Shoshie
    Shoshie July 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm |

    Religion is a hot topic these days on Feministe, so I’ve been thinking about it a lot. I wrote a post about why I wear tefillin, aka phylacteries, the odd-looking leather boxes that Jews wear during prayer.

  55. Alisa
    Alisa July 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm |

    A quick comment on the pregnancy weight/due date police… http://thejugglingmatriarch.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/this-is-news/

  56. jjuliaava
    jjuliaava July 19, 2011 at 2:36 pm |

    I am not self promoting…
    Wondering where is the feministe.us blog about Jamie Lee Jones’ trial that she lost!! I have hard feelings about it like the Women vs. Walmart case!! I know the guy who made his gf get a rhinoplasty and then feels awful about wanting to dump her is interesting and dirtbagish but POOR WOMEN OF WALMART AND POOR JAIME LEE! Those cases are mos def feminist blog worthy!

  57. Faith Aloud
    Faith Aloud July 25, 2011 at 1:19 pm |

    Want to see how feminism, religion and health intersect? Check out our blog!

    http://faithaloud.blogspot.com/2011/07/picking-and-choosing.html

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