Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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53 Responses to Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. Alex says:


    This week I wrote about banned books, specifically books by authors who were black-listed during the McCarthy witch-hunts: Takin’ Names and Bannin’ Books.

    A really fucked up evolutionary biologist who claims that evolution is behind Domestic Abuse: Domestic Violence as Nature’s Fidelity? No Fucking Way.

    Terrible but funny (?) things horrible doctors have said to me: Shit My Doctors Have Told Me.

    Part one of my 16 year migraine saga: Migraines and Me.

    And reasons why I might be Dorothy Parker reincarnate: Dorothy Parker, Am I You?.

    Have a great week, everyone!

  2. alynn says:

    This week I grappled with…

    the Nomination of Julian Assange for a Nobel Peace Prize:

    and the latest iteration of Affirmative Action bake sales:

  3. Jocelyne says:

    I read the first of seventeen volumes of a series called IS, the first book I’ve come across with an intersex protagonist. It is pretty fascinating.

  4. Kathy says:

    This week I talked about “real name’s” policies, and why they benefit few people, and a new website that alters the voices of female pop stars so they sound like men, except that they don’t.

  5. Cluisanna says:

    I wrote a little rant about hateful people and why it’s so hard to change their minds. Feel free to check it out :)

  6. Nine says:

    I explained where I’m at these days in terms of my blog project, Everyone I Ever Kissed.

  7. UC Berkeley Bake Sale Offers Solution to Wage Gap

  8. Arbourist says:

    How do you teach ethics when you won’t arrest war criminals when you have the opportunity?

  9. A blog about general cultural/political issues that infuriate me. This one is about the death penalty and Lawrence Brewer:

  10. Clarissa says:

    Please think about joining the Violence Against Women Month in the Indian Blogosphere. Feminists from anywhere in the world are welcome:

    My response to The Male Privilege List:

    Part I
    Part II

    Anti-Muslim Hatred in Southern Illinois:

    An anti-child abuse banned in Ireland: does this case defend feminist values or not?

    And just to make you chuckle: what’s better a tampon or a book?

  11. alynn says:

    Jocelyn- you should read “Middlesex.” It’s fantastic.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    This week at re:Cycling, Chris H. wrote about new research that shows in a pretty compelling way that it’s not menopause that puts women at higher risk of heart attack but aging that does so; I wrote about dads dealing with their daughter’s first period; a guest poster from David’s class wonders why certain topics about bodily experiences have become so taboo anyway; and our weekend links include the “Raise A Stink!” video from Breast Cancer Action about the Komen Foundation’s latest pinkwashing venture.

  13. Liz says:

    This week I wrote a Reality/Irreality Index for the first two episodes of Glee. Surprisingly, for Glee, it was fairly realistic. Glee: Irreality and Reality Index, Episodes 301 and 302

  14. Tori says:

    Triggering Talk & Staircase Wit (TW body policing, responding to triggers) — What to say when people tell me I’m being too sensitive.

    More Censorship Subversion: Song of the Lioness Quartet — What these books taught me about healthy, empowering sex — and how I knew that message would never be accepted in my community.

    I think it’s my soleus. (TW fat shaming) — Sometimes people tell me the reason I can’t do something is because I’m fat. Sometimes, they’re wrong.

    Core Stretching: Fart Pose — Using wind-relieving pose to stretch the psoas and possibly alleviate some types of back and pelvic pain. Also, because farts, that’s why.

    Invisible Illness Backtracking (TW ableism) — What having endometriosis has taught me.

    Also too, a September links round-up.

  15. Meredith L. says:

    I’ve got three recent blog entries I think might be of interest:

    First, an interview with author Marlene Dotterer, in which she discusses her latest time-travel novel and what it’s like to be a lady writer in the sci-fi genre:

    Second, for some comic relief, my brother guest posts about college roommates from hell:

    And finally, I got a Liebster Award!

    -Meredith L.

  16. H.D. says:

    I went to the Slutwalk in Paris yesterday and unfortunately it was a bit disappointing:

  17. KateC says:

    This week I wrote a post weighing in on the portrayal of women characters in the DC Comics New 52, as a response to the over-sexualized depiction of Catwoman and Starfire in “Catwoman” and “Red Hood and the Outlaws”:

  18. Pablo K says:

    I wrote a post on Atrocity Porn, the Resource Curse and Badvocacy in ‘Unwatchable’ (2011), a short film by the advocacy group ‘Save The Congo’ which has been getting some attention for its vivid scenes of sexual brutality.

    I concur with those who have found its ratcheting and explicitness disturbing, but also suggest that matters are a bit more complex than that.

  19. Aydan says:

    This week, on Confessions of an Ist, I wrote about adventures in vegetarianism, or how becoming vegetarian has changed how I view a few things at the grocery store; problems with the media coverage of Occupy Wall Street (TW police brutality), kicked off a new series of recipes for one with bread pudding, wrote about how we’re not running out of sexual orientations, and linked to a set of things I wrote elsewhere about general categories of negative experiences that many asexuals and asexual-umbrella identified people face.

  20. This week I did a post about why I find the entertainment industry so boring right now:

    Brief posts:
    The Institute of Canadian Values made a manipulative and all kinds of phobic video to get Canadians to petition against proposed changes in the Ontario sex education curriculum:
    A judge in Kitchener gave a man convicted of sexually abusing his adopted children a lesser sentence because he was an “otherwise loving family man”:
    My favourite links for the week:

  21. Enter For A Chance To Win Volume 1 and 2 of The Walking Dead Graphic Novels: That’s right, the very same comics that the AMC hit is based on.

    ‘The Vampire Diaries’: What People of Colour Do When They Aren’t Snack Food: Looking at the way the people of color are othered on The Vampire Diaries

    Review of The Secret Circle episode one and two

    Review of Lover Eternal by J.R Ward

    Review of Lost Girl Season Two Episode Four: Mirror Mirror

  22. anna says:

    I made a petition asking for Obama to formally endorse the Equal Rights Amendment and make a speech to that effect. If I get 5000 signatures by October 24th it will be reviewed by the White House. Please sign it here:!/petition/endorse-equal-rights-amendment/pDF55rnW

    Thanks so much!

  23. andie says:

    Wrote this last Sunday so I don’t remember if I posted already or not:

    Disinformation, Douchebags, Disney and why you shouldn’t fuck with Saskatchewan

    Also, on feeling vulnerable in my own home:

    and a poem for the four-year anniversary of the death of a woman I only knew through the internet, but who touched many

    No Title Fitting

  24. I ask why there’s been no It Gets Better first anniversary:

    I look at raising a boy as a trans dad:

    A queer teen guest blogged on my site about her autonomy:

  25. Sylvia D. Lucas says:

    This week, after having seen one too many morning programs refer to a woman with children as “mom” and a man with children as “man,” wrote, “Our Country’s Psychotic Obsession with Motherhood is Psychotic.” Thanks for the sharing space. :-) – Sylvia

  26. Heather says:

    Super shameless (and not a link to an individual post, so mods-delete if you want), but; if you feel sad about the world, I started a new tumblr:

  27. Stephanie says:

    We had a very busy week at Bitch Flicks!

    “I Don’t Know How She Does It”: Most Misogynistic Film Reviews Ever–an analysis of horribly sexist movie reviews from The New York Times and The Guardian

    Ripley’s Rebuke: “Whitney” versus Whitney–a discussion of racism and objectification of women in the new TV show “Whitney”

    2011 Emmy Analysis–a look at the Emmys with a focus on Modern Family: Does it really teach tolerance?

    Quote of the Day: Barbara J. Berg–a quick look at her book “Sexism in America” with an excerpt from her discussion of Sex and the City: the Movie

    Tropes vs. Women Spotlight–we consolidate Feminist Frequency’s six-part video series all in one place

    Guest Writer Wednesday: Rom-Coms Don’t Suck–Seriously

    Documentary Preview: Women in the Dirt–a brief look at the new documentary featuring women landscape architects

    YouTube Break: Too Many Dicks on The Daily Show–a hilarious video remix proving the point that The Daily Show seriously lacks women

    Fall Television Preview: The Answer Is No–we preview the woman-centered Fall TV shows and discover serious problems with gender representations

    Bitch Flicks’ Weekly Picks–links to all kinds of feminist media pieces

  28. Nancy Green says:

    Heads they win, tails you lose. Of course Obama is the Antichrist. So’s Pope Benedict, Mikhail Gorbechev, your aunt and her poodle (aka Devil Dog-Hound of Hell). True believers– Jesus Himself couldn’t change their minds. But they vote…

    Obama is the Antichrist–What Else is New?

    Benedict was shook up when he heard survivor testimony in his native land. What would he tell in confession? Was he also a victim of abuse?

    Pope Benedict Hears it in German

  29. Rainicorn says:

    [TW bullying, suicide] The Hell Of Self-Awareness – on the kids who bullied 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer to death and beyond.

    On a happier note, my blog turned one year old this week!

  30. hld6 says:

    I wrote a piece for the End of Gender blog Carnival about using theater to destabilize the gender binary through cross-sex casting:

    And one about King Abdullah’s attempt to avert an Arab spring revolution in Saudi women by granting women the future right to vote:

  31. Tami says:

    I’ve started training to be a full spectrum doula, and here are my reasons why.

  32. Chally says:

    Cane and decidedly not able: Negotiating disability, stigma, and visibility.

    I’m also going back to the nineteenth century and investigating the Alice Mitchell case. Mitchell was a nineteen-year-old white society girl who killed her former lover. Hardly anyone believed she was really queer, and trying to figure out her “real” motivation became a lot more important to the US public than the murder itself. I talk about how her agency was denied: people insisted she was really jealous of her victim, or had a mental illness. And Mitchell was pathologised in a whole lot of ways.

  33. Witchylana says:

    Last night I had a whine about how my Depression/Anxiety is holding me back artisticly:

  34. After a bit more on dating, including thinking about how, going by the stereotypes in dating advice that’s out there, I have an approahc that is more female than male, and so I end up feeling “Oh. I guess I must not be a man, then” when I read it. In the same vein, I noted that at least astrology-based dating advice acknowledges and responds to different personality styles and approaches (although basing it on birth date still seems odd).

    It dawned on me that one reason for all this focus on dating is that I think I have a form of activist burn-out – so I have a post asking for some suggestions for nice, frivolous, non-frazzling topics to write about.

    I did have one final serious-ish thing to post on before I take that break: I took a moment to consider my representation of race and sexuality in my fiction “Cyborg Sleeps” – I would especially like anyone who’s actually read (some of) it to give me their thoughts.

  35. Jay says:

    I’m looking for any books y’all can suggest on the “call-out culture” and its effects on Liberalism, especially the c.c.’s impact on the Feminist and anti-racist movements.


  36. Tori says:

    I seem to be stuck in moderation, so I’m trying this again, with just the highlights.

    Triggering Talk & Staircase Wit (TW body policing, responding to triggers) — What to say when people tell me I’m being too sensitive about triggers and asking folks to respect them.

    More Censorship Subversion: Song of the Lioness Quartet — What these books taught me about healthy, empowering sex — and how I knew that message would never be accepted in my community.

    I think it’s my soleus. (TW fat shaming) — Sometimes people tell me the reason I can’t do something is because I’m fat. Sometimes, they’re wrong.

    Sorry to anyone who sees these links more than once!

  37. Katie says:

    This week I wondered about small (community-based) solutions vs. small government. My roommates and I also read anti-abortion pamphlets passed out at a school event out loud, and I got really pissed.

  38. Alan M. says:

    On Polyamory in the News, I used a fine newspaper article by the proprietress of a sex-toy shop and sexual-health educator in Edmonton, Alberta, as the jumping-off point for The Future of Our Defining Word: is “polyamory” being misused more these days to refer to plain old bad behavior? And, what to do about it?

  39. Zaewen says:

    This week I looked at the psychological underpinnings of what goes on after someone cracks an offensive joke.

  40. dr. b. says:

    Looking at Gender in games (characterization and narrative) this week at Not Your Mama’s Gamer

    Blog: All the World’s a Drag Show and We’re Just Kings and Queens: Gender Performance and Video Games

    Podcast: Episode 19: Kratos is a Giant P*nis: Video Games and the Manly Man Archetype

  41. Allison says:

    Just one post this week, talking about my experience with birth control and mental illness:

    Not So Simple

  42. dr. b. says:

    Not Your Mama’s Gamer is the featured blog of the week for BlogHer: Tech

  43. Wendy says:

    Myself and a few others, including Nine (commenter #7 above – hi Nine!) started a new Irish community blog this week for feminist sex-positive, queer and trans writers. My posts on it, which so far are the only ones but hopefully that will change soon, discuss the failures of the Swedish sex trade laws, how Swedish authorities’ claims about the law differ from what official Swedish reports reveal, the misuse of statistics in the anti-sex work campaign, and what a recent Canadian court decision about a drug injection facility might mean for a pending case about sex work.

    The blog won’t be entirely about sex work, BTW, that’s just my own main focus.

  44. Jocelyne says:

    Alynn- thanks for the advice! I’ll put it on my reading list.

  45. ballgame says:

    My co-blogger HughRistik wrote an excellent, thoughtful piece about the controversial change in evidentiary standards in collegiate sexual misconduct. It’s a change that’s even opposed by Ann Green, chair of the American Association of University Professors Committee on Women in the Academic Profession.

    * Note: article wasn’t posted this past week, but was posted after the last Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday, so I hope this is still acceptable. Feministe, Y U Have No SSPS In September?

  46. Bex says:

    This week I wrote about the relationship between current attitudes towards sex workers and the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh.

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