52 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. November 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    A meditation on the meaning of young girls watching female athletes:

    Chrissie Evert as My Solution to the Mean Girls

  2. November 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    This weeks I posted my thoughts on The Walking Dead’s descent into crap-dom:


    and a little take on the gender of thanking:


  3. Melanie
    November 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    PODCAST: Pia Guerrero of Adios Barbie, Melanie Klein of Feminist Fatale and Hugo Schwyzer–>Talking Men + Feminism on KPFK’s Feminist Magazine in preparation of this week’s Men + Feminism Panel Discussion in Los Angeles https://www.facebook.com/events/301294369900569/
    PODCAST HERE: http://www.feministfatale.com/2011/11/talking-men-feminism-on-kpfks-feminist-magazine/

  4. November 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I wrote about my experience trying to get rid of an animated gif of a man punching a woman on Wikipedia. I cried, I fought, I lost. I wrote about it.

  5. November 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    On how feminism caused autism: a new ridiculous theory from Simon Baron-Cohen:


    Romance and cultural differences: http://clarissasblog.com/2011/11/21/romance-and-cultural-differences/

    If you are in academia and want to join the discussion on how to deal with rejection, this might be useful to you:


    Looking good for your partner: http://clarissasblog.com/2011/11/22/looking-good-for-your-partner/

    Do you conceal your age? http://clarissasblog.com/2011/11/22/concealing-your-age/

  6. November 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    “What’s your nationality?”


    and on the hubris of using oneself as an archetype for womanhood:


  7. November 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I finished reading the series IS, a manga about growing up and living as an openly intersex person. Spoiler: They all live happily ever after.

  8. November 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I wrote a post on why choosing to take antidepressants has absolutely nothing to do with the strength of their character. Check it out! http://miriammogilevsky.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/antidepressants-and-strength-of-character/

  9. November 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Just some of the stuff I have posted recently.

    Just Some Writing

    The Art Of Belly Dance

    VS Fashion Show 2011

  10. November 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    As Walter Vance lay dying on the floor of Target, Black Friday shoppers stepped over his body. Is this American decadence, or the weirdness of crowds?


  11. November 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Before Occupy Wall Street, Martin Luther King led a March on Washington for Jobs and Justice. Fifty years later, here we are again, for jobs and justice…


  12. November 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    In which I ponder the new ubiquity of the term ‘lost generation’ and what it actually means as a young person today:


  13. November 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    9 resources for helping green your electronics: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/9-resources-for-helping-green-your.html

    Jay Smooth: We’re not supposed to be perfect when it comes to navigating race: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/changemaker-jay-smooth-were-not_22.html

    The false dichotomy of localization vs. globalization: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/false-dichotomy-of-localization-vs.html

    Why we need humane education: doing the ethical thing isn’t automatic: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/why-we-need-humane-education-doing.html

  14. Rachel
    November 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I posted this a couple weeks ago, but for some reason I’m still ridiculously proud of it. Sharing my thoughts about people I’m proud of

    I also shared some thoughts about Thanksgiving.

  15. November 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Unwisely: Part 8 [TW relationship abuse] — Responding to an abuser the first time he assaulted me.

    I Didn’t Mean You [TW fat shaming] — I dislike it when people make fat jokes (or really, any kind of oppressive jokes) then try to backpedal to excuse.

    On Misguided Compliments [TW fat shaming] — Starting many compliments with “For a bigger person” is maybe not the way to go.

    Better Wars [TW fat hate] — A war on obesity is really the best we can come up with?

    Teacher Secrets 11 — To anyone who expects magic from teachers.

    For people who are interested, I’m also organizing a Daily Dose of Yoga December challenge.

  16. November 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    something new, something old…

    Inspired by a troll. When other women put down feminism.

    Sticks like glue: gender essentialism is everywhere.

    “Why did you put up with it?” The sexual harassment and domestic violence continuum.

  17. November 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Hi everyone!

    I wrote about the Northern Cree Reservation of Attawapiskat that declared a state of emergency over three weeks ago and has yet to have any sort of help from the Canadian or Ontario government. There is a severe housing shortage (people living in tents and sheds – in Northern Canada – without running water and little electricity). It is severely fucked up. Surprising lack of international coverage, too.

    Also, a review/rant about Walking Dead.

    Have a good week everyone!

  18. November 27, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I have looked into the debate regarding prostitution and write about the different legislative approaches in Europe and what to make of them.

  19. anna
    November 27, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    There’s a blogger (Hilary Gardiner) whose mother is facing homelessness due to being unable to work and could really use some money, if anyone has any to spare. She needs $2,295 by the second week of December if she is going to keep her house.

    Here’s the link to the story and to donate: http://inwhichmymotherfaceshomelessness.blogspot.com/2011/11/in-which-my-mother-faces-homelessness.html

  20. November 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I’m still, at least supposed to be, a part-time music blogger, so this week I wrote about the controversy surrounding Florence + the Machine’s video for “No Light, No Light,” and the lack of female guitarists on Rolling Stone’s recently published 100 Greatest Guitarists feature.

  21. November 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    On getting dressed I don’t think feminism is doing right in denigrating femininity. On expanding gender expression rather than stifling it.

    On claiming to be a stupid man who doesn’t know anything On passive aggressive attempts to avoid engaging in feminism. It’s patriarchy that thinks men are clueless, not feminism.

    Menstruating isn’t something I’ve gotten used to with the years.

    If you read Australian and New Zealand blogs, please submit to the Down Under Feminists Carnival.

  22. Curt rice
    November 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Spanish professors hold women back. The system is easier on men. Women have to do significantly more to reach the top.

    This is the clear conclusion of the Spanish government’s White Paper on the Position of Women in Science in Spain. Men, the White Paper concludes, are 2.5 times more likely than otherwise identical women to become a Professor. (Libro Blanco: Situación de las Mujeres en la Ciencia Española)

    Read the rest: Spanish professors are sexist http://wp.me/p1xS1Q-kr

  23. lt
    November 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I write about Miranda July’s new book and the art of talking to strangers:


  24. November 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Holiday Special: What to Do If Your Family Gets Obnoxious About Occupy

    The holidays lend themselves naturally to the topic of how to cope with family. I’ve covered this in the past but it bears regular revisiting. Right now, for instance, many of us are gearing up for challenging conversations with family members about the wonderful Occupy movement.

    A fundamental problem, when relating to family, is boundaries, a topic that, from a time management standpoint, at least, is rather simple. There are two things you need to know…

  25. November 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I’ve been posty mcposterson this week

    I can’t afford a “lifestyle.”

    Let’s Talk TV Warning, may be triggering as I rather blatantly squee over some character abuse on Nikita. (It’s a writer thing) But if you want to skip that, I unpack what’s bugging me about The Walking Dead.

    A day in the life of a lazy liberal

    A couple of small business promotions: some crafters I like and a big sale at The Literary Underworld. (a lot of women writers, all small press) My ebooks are buy one, get one free.

  26. November 27, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Venting about menstruating: 27 Days Later

  27. November 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    A post on stalking for art. I discuss three artists who intrude into the private lives of others, ranging from teen girls to grown men, in the name of art. Is it ever acceptable?

  28. November 27, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Stories of providerly wisdom from the first nurse practitioner in the country to provide surgical abortions and more at The Provider Project.

  29. November 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I was wildly productive this week. I had a lot of inspiration from hot springing for my birthday. Here is my birthday post I Dream of Pliestocene .

    A traveling dilemma because I will be flying Southwest

    Herbal Tea recipe for fall health

    The self-explanatory Where There is Armpit Hair, There is Love

  30. November 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    A rather short piece on being fat in America: http://vanessasvsteck.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/on-being-fat-in-america/

  31. November 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! I had a mish-mash collection of pre-holiday musings including Christmas shopping, Occupy protests’ next steps, and education. Not all at once.

    I also posted a paper I’ve been working on on lesbian Victorian sexuality (as seen through Frances Willard’s diaries).

  32. Kristen J.
    November 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    After the funny pet post, M and I were talking about what our dog’s life is like. So put together her daily schedule. When written out it was hilarious (to us) to realize how much of our lives revolve around making her happy.

  33. November 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Hey Feministers,

    I wrote the 3rd part of a series I’m working on called SHOWING UP. This installment is callded PUSHING THROUGH.

    Someone working on their PhD said it helped as did someone pulling an all-nighter.

    Check it out:



    Black Coffee Poet

  34. November 27, 2011 at 7:08 pm


    I was on Indigenous Waves radio this week. I wrote about it:


    I videotaped it:


    I read 2 poems, and we chatted about racism in the feminist world, the murder of Reena Virk, and online vs print media.

    Check it out and signup to blackcoffeepoet.com for FREE!!!


    Black Coffee Poet

  35. Lindsay Smith
    November 27, 2011 at 7:17 pm


    My reaction to an article on Time’s opinion page trying to dismiss Twilight as harmless fantasy. I apologise for no hyperlink, but I am working from my phone as my laptop went softly exploding into that sweet goodnight yesterday.

    Even if you don’t read what I did with the article, I suggest finding the original article. It made me cry. And then laugh. And then cry again.

  36. November 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I wrote a response to Dan Savage’s correspondant, who wonders if he’s being transphobic if he’s really uncomfortable with the idea of sleeping with trans women. Dan Savage foisted his response off mostly on Kate Bornstien, who, in my opinion, could and should have done better.

    Here’s mine

  37. Lindsay Smith
    November 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Oh, and the title of the piece defending Twilight I used in my post was (Brace yourself!):

    The Harsh Bigotry of Twilight-Haters

    Again, if I wasn’t on my phone, I would’ve provided a hyperlink to the original. Sorry!

  38. November 27, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Naamah blogs about Femdom

  39. November 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Sorry, link

  40. November 27, 2011 at 8:26 pm
  41. November 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    A quick post on HEAS http://andiegoddessofpickles.blogspot.com/2011/11/heas-rhetoric-understanding-how-weight.html

    And a post on my MyFitnessPal site about following a weight maintenance program while having kids, and not giving them massive body image issues.


  42. November 27, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Have you heard of Janelle Monae? Katie Melua? The Pierces. Check out my blog and you’ll find out!

  43. November 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Because i am currently obsessed with this topic, this week I wrote:

    A comment on how the public and the government pays the corporate cost of doing business.


    A desperate quest for the answer to why aren’t conservatives funny? I really, really want to know. Please tell me if you have a clue.

  44. November 27, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    This week, I discussed my impressions of Occupy Brighton, after I went to visit the camp on Monday.

    I also defended the use of “so” to start a sentence (and other use of clichés).

  45. November 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    This week, on NSWATM:

    I write a post that is basically just an excuse to watch a bunch of ice-skating videos.

    Noah Brand discusses why hot men are teased for being “women” or “gay.” (TW for a very rapey picture included as an example of misandry.)

    I lolsob about the football coach who gender-policed and bullied his own students.

  46. November 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Don’t miss the Animated Children’s Films series, which begins tomorrow (Monday)!

    Fire: Part One of Deepa Mehta’s Elements Trilogy
    The controversy surrounding the film may have superseded the film itself–which is beautifully shot, heartbreaking, and even darkly comedic at times. Fire contains so many elements that I love in film: strong female characters, an exploration of complex issues that is never oversimplified and that never leads to individuals being labeled good or evil (although they certainly behave in good and/or evil ways), and immersion into a culture that isn’t entirely familiar to me.

    Who’s the “Hero” of the 2012 Oscar Awards?
    There’s something else, though, that I can’t not notice about the NYT article: In the entire 1,187-word article, only about 200 words (3 paragraphs) were devoted to one of the highest honors and most controversial moments of the night: Oprah Winfrey winning the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. She’s the first Black woman to win the award (Quincy Jones won in 1995, the only Black man to win it), yet her win has been called “boneheaded” and “a shameless bid for a ratings boost,” largely because her contributions to the film industry are seen by insiders as lacking.

    The Twilight Saga: An Interview with Dr. Natalie Wilson
    At the very least, it’s important to discuss Twilight because it’s the First Franchise Film Series Ever to directly target teen girls, and we should probably look at what that means for the future of films made for young women, especially since the Twilight Saga has been overwhelmingly successful at the box office.

    Post-Feminist Entertainment (on Fox’s I Hate My Teenage Daughter)
    In this post-feminist world, where there is definitely no concern about the emotional health of teenage girls and bullying is not a problem and misogyny is FOR SURE a thing of the past, where no one uses “girl” or “schoolgirl” as an insult, where no one accuses anyone of throwing like a girl or crying like a schoolgirl, and companies would never do something like conflate a teenage girl with mayhem, where teenage girls are all totally secure in their worth as full and equal beings and their humanity is never diminished by objectification or exploitation or marginalization or myriad narratives that daily communicate you are less than, in this amazing new world where feminism has been rendered moot, this is obviously a perfect show that is super funny.

    I Want to Establish the Ron Swanson Scholarship in Women’s Studies
    The beauty of Ron’s character is that he’s manly enough to go for powerful women, as has been clearly established in previous episodes. And his interest in the women’s studies professor (who was talking about the oppressive nature of society) is completely believable given his libertarian beliefs.

  47. November 28, 2011 at 1:34 am

    While we had a great new post on what to buy the techie in your life for the holidays and one on games and education, this week Not Your Mama’s Gamer hit a milestone….10,000 hits!

  48. November 28, 2011 at 5:37 am

    I wrote about the similarity between charity collection and street harassment http://stavvers.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/harassing-me-will-not-help-your-cause/

    I also wrote about a victim blaming anti-rape campaign for unlicensed minicabs http://stavvers.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/minicab-rapes-and-victim-blaming/

    On a lighter note, I destroyed an evolutionary psychology study about faking orgasms http://stavvers.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/female-orgasms-and-cheating-risk-in-which-evolutionary-psychology-actually-tests-a-hypothesis/

  49. November 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I wrote about K-Mart’s thongs for 7 year-olds and about an advert of a sexualized turkey. You know, happy Thanksgiving!

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