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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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  1. This month we are giving away 1 7.0 TFT E Reader please enter for your chance to win.
    GLBT People and themes in The Black Dagger Brotherhood: Looking at the ongoing homophobia in the series.
    GLBT Hollow Characters: Gay Uncle, Lesbian Shark, and The Gay Maris: Looking at the treatment of GLBT characters in Urban Fantasy.
    Cover Snark: Disembodied Women: Looking at the tendency to have disembodied women on book covers even when the protagonist is a woman and the author is a woman.
    The Black Dagger Brotherhood and the Treatment of Women: Looking at the ongoing sexism in the series.
    Paranormal Steampunk and Dystopian Erasure: Examining the treatment of historically marginalized people and what their erasure from the genres in question means.
    Review of Heartless by Gail Carriger Book 4 in the Parasol Protectorate Series.

  2. accalmie says:

    I’ve written about my latest annoying experience with certain men* who feel the need to sit as spreadeagled as possible in public transportation, and why it pisses me off how those “random big balled dudes” know they supposedly own every inch of public space and have to show that to women*: Different Dimensions.

  3. Marsha says:

    Why we need humane education: study shows link between domestic violence and harming animals: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/why-we-need-humane-education-study.html

    Don’t even think about it: report highlights harms of school commercialism http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/dont-even-think-about-it-report.html

    12 must-see movies of 2011: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/12-must-see-movies-of-2011.html

    Let the youngest teach you mindfulness: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/guest-post-let-youngest-teach-you.html

  4. Elizabeth says:

    This week at re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, we’ve got news about the new warnings — and lawsuits — about Yaz and Yasmin and their higher risk of blood clots than other birthc control pills; and an article about another reason why endometriosis is hard to diagnose (the delay between onset of painful periods and diagnosis of endometriosis is measured in years: average is 8 years in the UK and 11 years in the US).

    Plus lots of good stuff in our ‘Weekend Links’ feature — should nuns be on the pill, gross tampon stories, and an awesome new menstruation primer.

  5. Rainicorn says:

    I plunged headlong into the “If I were a poor black kid” clusterfuck, with Bacon-Flavored Strawberries: Gene Marks Is Socially Constructed, And So Are You

  6. Clarissa says:

    Personal trainers bully women into needless dieting: http://clarissasblog.com/2011/12/13/what-is-it-with-personal-trainers/

    Here I answered questions about the recent wave of anti-government protests in Russia: http://clarissasblog.com/2011/12/13/answering-questions-about-the-protests-in-russia/

  7. DonnaL says:

    Fangsforthefantasy: This month we are giving away 1 7.0 TFT E Reader please enter for your chance to win.
    GLBT People and themes in The Black Dagger Brotherhood: Looking at the ongoing homophobia in the series.
    GLBT Hollow Characters: Gay Uncle, Lesbian Shark, and The Gay Maris: Looking at the treatment of GLBT characters in Urban Fantasy.
    Cover Snark: Disembodied Women: Looking at the tendency to have disembodied women on book covers even when the protagonist is a woman and the author is a woman.
    The Black Dagger Brotherhood and the Treatment of Women: Looking at the ongoing sexism in the series.
    Paranormal Steampunk and Dystopian Erasure: Examining the treatment of historically marginalized people and what their erasure from the genres in question means.
    Review of Heartless by Gail Carriger Book 4 in the Parasol Protectorate Series.

    I was hoping to read some of these, and just wanted to point out that none of the links seems to work — they seem to be just the names without the urls.

  8. GirlJanitor says:

    Some of my buddies and I have started a feminist blog. My posts are mostly about books, and what they mean to me.

  9. Nancy Green says:

    A blogger gets 5 marriage proposals for mocking people who use food stamps at Walmart…

    Christine Rousselle is Cuter than Ronald Reagan

    On tent patrol under a full moon I meet interesting people in the Park…

    Occupy Evening Shift

    A shocking, under-the-radar story. If you blog, tweet or Facebook you should care that Joe Gordon is in jail…

    Wrath of the King

  10. Tori says:

    Jiggles [TW… assault?… and fat-shaming] — I wrote about a stranger who touched me to see if part of my body would jiggle.

    Also being queer in the context of religious upbringing as well as socialization and relationships [TW for homophobia on both].

    Finally, the latest post in my December yoga challenge detailing how to let go and look awkward.

  11. Dominique says:

    On hugs and the “sissies” who give them.

    Prevent this! a personal history. Intense trigger warning for sexual assault.

    The right to age while female.

    Hypatia and the history of misogyny: portrait of the astronomer as a naked blonde.

    CGI bodies are a symptom of the sickness, not the cause

    Online threats, stupid hostile comments, and how free speech and censorship do not mean what misogynists think they mean.

  12. This month we are giving away 1 7.0 TFT E Reader please enter for your chance to win.
    http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2011/12/enter-to-win-fangs-for-fantasy-e-reader_16.html

    GLBT People and themes in The Black Dagger Brotherhood: Looking at the ongoing homophobia in the series.
    http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2011/12/gblt-people-and-themes-in-black-dagger.html

    GLBT Hollow Characters: Gay Uncle, Lesbian Shark, and The Gay Maris: Looking at the treatment of GLBT characters in Urban Fantasy.
    http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2011/12/gblt-hollow-characters-lesbian-shark.html
    Cover Snark: Disembodied Women: Looking at the tendency to have disembodied women on book covers even when the protagonist is a woman and the author is a woman.
    http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2011/12/cover-snark-disembodied-women.html
    The Black Dagger Brotherhood and the Treatment of Women: Looking at the ongoing sexism in the series.
    http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2011/12/black-dagger-brotherhood-treatment-of.html
    Paranormal Steampunk and Dystopian Erasure: Examining the treatment of historically marginalized people and what their erasure from the genres in question means.
    http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2011/12/paranormal-steampunk-and-dystopian.html
    Review of Heartless by Gail Carriger Book 4 in the Parasol Protectorate Series.
    http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2011/12/review-heartless-by-gail-carriger-book.html

    Sorry about the double first. The links in my first response weren’t working for some reason.

  13. I’ve got a post about fighting the culture wars on Facebook (and it’s gotten me called a “fat liberal feminist” today, so I guess I was too mean).

    I’ve also got a post cautioning against letting the new study that working moms are happiest drive another wedge in the working vs. stay-at-home debate and one that examines Rachel Crow’s X-Factor breakdown for lessons on <a href="http://www.balancingjane.com/2011/12/competition-and-children-lessons-from.html&quot; competition and childhood.

  14. Obviously messed up the last one. Sorry.
    Here’s the post about kids and competition: http://www.balancingjane.com/2011/12/competition-and-children-lessons-from.html

  15. This week I wrote about why I think purity makes no sense in Christianity, and on one of the most important passages in the Shared Scriptures that we heard at church this weekend, and how it connects to the psalm and the gospel that we also heard.

    Both posts are quite seasonal, though you might not guess it from those short descriptions.

  16. RichaelF says:

    asterisk* satire magazine call for submissions!

    asterisk* is an online “women’s” fashion magazine, to be launched in February, aimed at providing useful and truthful advice on relationships, sex, beauty, love, success, men(!), fashion and more! It has all the wonderful features found in any Cosmopolitan magazine for all of you Mademoiselles out there. It’s filled with Glamour, spark, and edge–so much so, that you’ll find yourself In Style by time you’re done with reading it. So get in Vogue, ditch your friend Marie Claire, and read asterisk* satire site.

    The goal of asterisk* is to highlight the funny, ridiculous, and offensive messages that fashion magazines constantly perpetuate and give to people of all genders, but especially women who are assumed to be heterosexual. asterisk* will provide a platform for feminist/womynist critiques on U.S. American culture through its online satirical fashion magazine, with all of its typical features, such as articles, how-tos, fashion guides, advice columns, spotlight stories, horoscopes, and advertisements.

    This is a call for submissions from writers, dreamers, artists, and folks with a sense of humor. we need articles, advertisements, fashion guides, and horoscopes, all through a satirical lens.

    what we need from you: one submission of an article focused on a topic normally found in a “women’s magazine” including, but not limited to (we love new ideas!)

    articles
    horoscopes
    ads
    DIY
    recipes
    dating tips
    quizzes
    advice columns
    fashion finds, and tips

    we love satire, and we LOVE humor, AND this is an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, sex-positive, queer loving, accessible magazine- we welcome submissions from folks of all genders, abilities, and classes, and prioritize the voices of women, trans, and genderqueer folks of color. please include your contact information and a brief (150 words, give or take) bio at the top of your submission.

    The deadline for accepting submissions is: January 5, 2012

    Please submit your writing and bios to: asteriskeditor@gmail.com.

  17. Meredith L. says:

    If you needed “switching to nothing but sweatpants and yoga pants” for your Pregnancy Cliche Bingo Card, here you go:

    http://greyskiesnyc.blogspot.com/2011/12/pregnancy-cliche-bingo.html

    Also, my December budget wine review is up over at Moms Who Need Wine. This month for the Holidays I reviewed a bottle of prosecco:

    http://www.momswhoneedwine.com/2011/12/budget-wine-review-cupcake-prosecco/

    -Meredith L.

  18. Kathy says:

    I wrote a little about the heavily blogged about Shit Girls Say video series, and did a quick post on vocal fry to clear up a few misconceptions (also a reaction to a story that made the rounds of the feminist blogosphere last week).

  19. Chally says:

    The representational politics of hair. How do social pressures influence how non-white women represent our bodies?

    And I’m still going with the campaign to raise money for the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital – we’ve just passed the $900 mark, which is very exciting.

  20. Nine says:

    I crossed the planet again and then kind of wondered what the hell I was doing. From New Zealand: Gumboot.

  21. Cellar Door says:

    Six Myths about Teenagers, Sex and the OTC Plan B

    Addressing some of the arguments I have been hearing about why OTC Plan B should not be available to under 17 folks.

  22. alynn says:

    This week I discuss my concerns about stereotypical masculinity:

    http://www.nerdyfeminist.com/2011/12/why-i-worry-about-masculinity.html

    and throw in my 2 cents about “Baby, It’s Cold Outside:”

    http://www.nerdyfeminist.com/2011/12/baby-its-cold-outside-when-old-stuff.html

  23. Bob Jones University has the first demonstration in its history, recognizing sexual abuse survivors, still a local media blackout:

    http://daisysdeadair.blogspot.com/2011/12/greenville-news-brainwashed-by-bob.html

    Local BJU grad sent to cover anti-BJU demo on Fox News Carolina brags on Facebook that she will make the demonstrators look bad, predictable hoopla ensues, but larger point missed:

    http://daisysdeadair.blogspot.com/2011/12/alyssa-clemens-explains-it-all-for-you.html

    And the saga continues!

  24. Emily says:

    I talked about the idea of weight loss as ‘winning’, in the context of female friendship groups.

    http://whatemilydidnext.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/on-weight-loss-as-winning/

  25. gudbuytjane says:

    I wrote about a recent controversy in the Toronto queer scene, in which a cissexual editor of the leading gay and lesbian newspaper outed a trans woman’s birth name, and the larger issue of cis gay male transphobia and transmisogyny.

  26. K__ says:

    Where are all the good advice columnists? – I wrote about how and why I can’t pick out a good one to read.

  27. andie says:

    I wrote a post in response to an anti-atheist diatribe on Christopher Titus’ facebook page. And he responded, albeit a bit incoherently.

    Christopher Titus, I am disappoint

  28. Jo says:

    I wrote about an interesting book I read a while ago and then pondered the question is sexism easier to see when it’s the other way around?

    Also, the previous post has a nectarine cake recipe, if anyone likes cake.

  29. LatinaFatale says:

    We blogged about the sexism that is inherent in salsa and other music:

    Salsa and Sexism: Are You Mouthing Misogyny?

  30. I wrote about autobiographical memory in I was young and I was wild , and looked at a troublesome idea presented by Christopher Hitchens in his essay “Why Women Aren’t Funny” in Trying to be funny.

  31. This week, I wrote about Nick Robinson’s “Your Money And How They Spend It”, and explained how the rich get back far more than just the money the government spends on them.

    Also on the television theme, I grumbled about portrayal of coerced sex (the post carries a trigger warning for that element), sizeism and a racist stereotype in episode 2 of Charlie Brooker’s “Black Mirrors” mini series (clue: it’s “rape as plot point”).

    I also picked up on a story that came from Yahoo News about a US high school cheerleading squad barred from competitive cheerleading because one of their members is a boy. I argue that this is sexism against women because it sends the message that “Cheerleading is women’s work”.

    Finally, also via Yahoo News, I riffed off a NY Times piece, and explained why I’m a Facebook holdout.

  32. When the mainstream is extreme: research on sexism in lads’ mags (a close reading of that recently published research in which subjects had a hard time telling quotes about women from lads’ mags from quotes about women from interviews with convicted rapists).

  33. FemReligion says:

    Great feminist articles from scholars such as Carol Christ, Mary Hunt, and Rosemary Radford Ruether as well as upcoming feminist theologians who blog about building community through scholarship and advocacy focusing on the issues of the F-word and Religion.

  34. Hannah says:

    I couldn’t stop myself from ranting a quick rant about promoting holiday gifts FOR HIM and FOR HER. And reviewed Property by Valerie Martin, a great book exploring ideas of intersectionality in the antebellum South.

  35. Raja says:

    Kim Jong Ill is dead. hallelujah

  36. curtrice says:

    This week, I posted The fatherhood bonus: have a child and advance your career.

    It starts like this:

    The careers of different men progress at different rates. That’s just as we would expect. Higher performers are rewarded; lower performers slow down. Our accomplishments guide our careers. Good workplaces are meritocracies — do your job well, and you’ll get ahead. That’s what we believe.

    Or, at least that’s what we want to believe. But after a few years on the job, we start to wonder. Other factors seem to play a role.

    What about parenthood? Does that figure in to how we get evaluated? Does fatherhood affect the careers of men? How are fathers perceived when we’re asked to appraise them?

    We know how it works for women. There is a motherhood penalty, and it’s not related to performance; evaluation in laboratory settings of otherwise identical files in which the only difference is parenthood proves this claim. If you’re a mother, that will affect how your job performance is perceived. Negatively.

    Is there a fatherhood penalty, too?

    Read the rest of The fatherhood bonus: have a child and advance your career

  37. Henry says:

    accalmie: I’vewrittenaboutmylatestannoyingexperiencewithcertainmen*whofeeltheneedtositasspreadeagledaspossibleinpublictransportation,andwhyitpissesmeoffhowthose“randombigballeddudes”knowtheysupposedlyowneveryinchofpublicspaceandhavetoshowthattowomen*:DifferentDimensions.

    And show it to men too…I once turned to the guy next to me whose crotch apperently needed most of the train seat, and said “can I have some space, it’s not that big, I know your ex-girlfriend.”

  38. LotusBen says:

    I don’t have anything to link, but I do have a few things I’d like to say:

    I’m the best!!! Everybody worship me!!! I’m better than everyone else!! God Bless LotusBen!!!!

  39. ozymandias3 says:

    This week on NSWATM:

    I begin a series deconstructing Nice Guys(tm).
    http://noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/nice-guys-part-one-i-was-a-nice-girl/

    Noah Brand talks about defining masculinity through the number of women you sleep with.
    http://noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/achievement-unlocked-human-woman/

    Hershele talks about gendered differences in orgasm and the lack thereof.
    http://noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/gender-and-orgasm/

  40. Two Kinds of Color is the story of a mother’s love and sacrifice for her racially divided children; two of them are white, two of them black, raised in a hustler’s brutal environment on the South Side of Chicago. There are great Kindle, Nook, and Paperback reviews! I hope you get a chance to read a sample!
    http://www.amazon.com/Two-Kinds-of-Color-ebook/dp/B0031TZPH0

    Best regards,
    Deborah Kennedy

  41. In which I recieve an unexpected surprise in work, but our suppliers think is an absolutely superb gift:

    http://disorientatedgraduate.blogspot.com/2011/12/unexpected-free-porn-not-just-google.html

  42. Julia says:

    Anyone traveling for the holidays should check out the links I culled for you — and happy trails! http://bit.ly/sZXnt2

  43. curtrice says:

    Have moved my blog to:

    http://curt-rice.com

    and thereby my blogging on gender balance issues to:

    http://curt-rice.com/category/gender-equality/

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