Go right on ahead.
“Why doesn’t she just leave?”: On domestic violence. I share stories about my own family in this post to understand why domestic violence is such a hard thing to eradicate.
Romantic and sexual success: what makes it possible?
I also published some dating stories from my online dating experiences:
And a humorous post on how to remain alone forever:
And we’ve been having an interesting discussion on Occupy Wall Street protests:
Passing comments about how “some people shouldn’t be allowed to have children” bother me:
I recently won the title of Miss Indiana International 2012!!!
And Oh well, whatever, nevermind
Wrote a post on my fitness blog about honesty and why sometimes people should keep their mouths shut.
“Honesty is the Best Policy” and other myths
Two new posts this week on our travel blog:
A Day in the Life of a Housesitter
Photo Essay of Stonehenge
How many slaves are working for you? Find your slavery footprint: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-many-slaves-are-working-for-you.html
No sweat: understanding the labor behind the labels & choosing sweat-free fashion: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/no-sweat-understanding-labor-behind.html
Why we need humane education: helping kids, parents sabotage the sexualization of girls: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/why-we-need-humane-education-helping.html
Some random musings about teen sexuality,
Details of a Swedish police report from earlier this year which shows increases in the number of reported prostitution and trafficking cases.
An analysis of the dodgy statistics in a motion currently before the Irish Parliament to criminalise the purchase of sexual services.
And an old but once again relevant analysis of the anti-choice claim that Ireland’s low maternal mortality rate has something to do with its abortion ban.
I’ve written a couple posts for a new sex column for a local free paper:
What makes a good sex shop
Communication is sexy
Please leave some comments if you’re able. Any feedback or suggestion is greatly appreciated!
Busy week for me. I had some guest authors, wrote a guest post, and am trying to put together a blog carnival. Last one first:
Blog Carnival: Domestic Violence Awareness Month (TW domestic violence) — I’d very much appreciate anyone who can contribute or who can spread the word about it.
The Most Interesting Patient in the World — Guest author ThatWordGrrl on difficult-to-diagnose conditions and provider responses.
Exercise: What’s the Point? (TW body policing) — Guest author Katie on exercise, body image, and feminism.
Hating Gym, Scale Edition (TW body policing, weighing) — My guest post at Fit and Feminist on 9th grade gym and our “competitive fitness” unit.
The SHEER WILLPOWER Diet (TW dieting, disordered eating, body policing) — On why dieting via “sheer willpower” is not always health — and does not always require the most willpower.
Also a couple on beauty standards:
The Price of Pretty (TW body policing) — What a compliment of “pretty” actually cost me in terms of time, money, snide remarks, and self-loathing.
Beauty Labor: Counting the Minutes — Autumn at The Beheld and I counted our beauty labor for the week, found a daily average, and wrote about our results.
I was thinking a lot this week about the nature of desire, and of different kinds of attraction, so I wrote about problems with some models of sexual orientation and how they interact with each other, and different kinds of wanting.
After a month-long hiatus due to tooth trauma, I am back in the blog saddle with an attempt to wrap my head around Sons of Anarchy’s surprise feminism – surprising because apparently it’s written solely for “white guys”.
The Daily Mail provided Typo Of The Week, and some other stuff happened in Tottenham that wasn’t rioting.
I write about an assaulted trans man.
Noah Brand asks what makes you cry.
Marc discusses a Quiet Riot Girl post on the end of men.
For the sake of decency, and all we hold sacred,
Please Don’t Use the ‘C’ Word, Reverend
This week I asked whether Melissa McCarthy’s “Arelene” sketch on SNL was a fat joke or not, and had a few critical things to say about Ms’s list of the best feminist non-fiction.
For LGBT History Month, I wrote a review recommending the documentary series “In the Life.” http://tinyurl.com/3r6os4r
I wrote a post about sadness, anger, and political action (or inaction).
I will be seeing Miss Representation today.
I wrote a call to action to my fellow white feminists, to stand up and be in solidarity with WOC in the wake of SlutWalk NYC.
I got sick of the ridicule around Chaz Bono: http://transplantportation.com/2011/10/07/who-chaz-bono-is-not/
Test anxiety, and trying to accept settling for less:
Why are there not more history of math classes taught in college?: http://onefemalegaze.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/mathochism-depressed-equations/
Queer the body, a conversation – queer bodies, lesbian history, and a new tattoo.
What if disorder is the protest? – Disorder, far from being Occupy Wall Street’s fatal flaw, may get at the heart of what the movement means and what it is trying to do.
Broken spirits: I’m thinking about what happens when the odds break you, and how fearless heroes don’t tell all the stories we need to hear.
I’ve also finished up my series on Alice Mitchell, so you can check it out in full. 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 wrote an article about the US hikers recently released from Iran, the Kurdish Spring, and western misrepresentations of the Middle East.
Hiking in War Zones
I wrote a post for Ada Lovelace day on two women psychologists, one historical, one current and their scientific research into gender differences.
Also, earlier in the week: a post on interactive fiction, situationism, and empathy.
Didn’t have much time to write this week but it’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada so I wrote two posts, one nice one about what I’m thankful for on both the micro and the macro level and a post reminding non-Aboriginal people of the not-so-nice history of colonization Things to Keep in Mind About Thanksgiving. I also wrote briefly about Barbara Sheehan who was found not guilty for killing her husband by reason of battered woman defense A Win for Battered Woman Defense.
Hope everyone has a good week!
This week on Grey Skies I discuss my adventure in going to New York’s Museum of Sex. Alone. With an obvious baby bump. And no wedding ring.
I enjoy Cordelia Fine’s witty breakdown of neurosexism in Delusions of Gender.
This week I finally finished the second of my comic strips, The Pink Strip #2: Smile, someone’s looking at you! http://50ftfeminist.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/the-pink-strip-2-smile-someones-looking-at-you/
Why I’ll probably never get to be Young and Fun: http://50ftfeminist.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/why-ill-probably-never-get-to-be-young-and-fun/
I’ve started a webcomics resource page where I’m hoping to collect links to comics written by women and/or with decent characterizations of women, lesbians, gays, bisexuals and/or transgendered men and women. Check it out here: http://50ftfeminist.wordpress.com/webcomics/ . If you have you any suggestions about things to add to the list (feel free to promote your own stuff) I would be grateful if you left a link to the webcomic in the comment section here: http://50ftfeminist.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/webcomics/
Thanks for visiting!
And thanks to Feministe for hosting Shameless Self-Promotion Sundays!
THis week, I wrote about feeling wrong versus feeling uncertain.
I talked about my latest project with my sewing machine.
I missed posting this last week, so here it is now: noting a cricinfo article about possibly the most inclusive cricket team in the world.
A short introduction to the underappreciated artist Sibylle Ruppert who died just this year: http://disciplineandanarchy.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/portrait-sibylle-ruppert-1942-2011/
I wrote about how the meaning of feminism is warped by the media:
I also had a guets blogger this week, discussing male feminists and ‘-ist’ humor:
We reached the 20 episode milestone at Not Your Mama’s Gamer and we posted our first official game review video . Check it out!
I wrote a follow up to my last piece about my girl hate issues w/ Zooey Deschanel and the whole MPDG thing:
I also wrote about the importance of being a bit selfish as women:
I wrote a piece in response to Topeka’s move to decriminalize misdemeanor domestic battery — mainly discussing the difference between felony and misdemeanor assault, how felonies are downgraded to misdemeanors and why this negatively impact people in a domestic violence situation.
Why Topeka Can’t Afford to Decriminalize Domestic Battery
I wrote about China Mieville’s “The Scar” and Chuck Palahniuk’s upcoming “Damned” at my book blog Keep Your Bridges Burning.
I’m just upset that you don’t make any accommodation for those who wish to self-promote on Mondays. It really speaks to the “bubble” that Feministe resides in, that you show no understanding that some people have their own self-promotion schedules.
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