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  1. BalancingJane
    BalancingJane January 2, 2012 at 10:25 am |

    I’ve got a post on how the Lego Friends debate centers around community and individualism, one on the role of comment moderation on blogs (partly inspired by the Schwyzer fallout), and one on the portrayal of natural birth on the television show Bones.

  2. K__
    K__ January 2, 2012 at 10:32 am |

    Aren’t tax returns *Fun*? – Starting 2012 off not with a retrospective post but with a crash course on nonprofit organizations’ tax returns. Looked at some feminist & health nonprofit returns, not necessarily due to any irregularities but just to show some highlights and how hard it can be to get the info you want.

  3. Liz
    Liz January 2, 2012 at 10:35 am |

    I too <a href="“>wrote about LEGO Friends – and the challenges of raising a girl today.

  4. Mike the Mad Biologist
    Mike the Mad Biologist January 2, 2012 at 10:36 am |

    Some snark about the bogus race/IQ issue: A Modest Proposal: Alabama Whites Are Genetically Inferior to Massachusetts Whites (FOR REALZ!) (and there’s actually a very tragic statistic in there)

  5. Feminema
    Feminema January 2, 2012 at 10:37 am |

    It’s January, which means we’re all being attacked by diet and exercise fascists.

    I combat it all with a fractured feminist fairy tale in which a woman pops a button off her dress every time her best friend talks about diet and exercise — and goes on a quest to reverse that bewitchment.

  6. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth January 2, 2012 at 10:44 am |

    I don’t usually do end-of-year lists, but somehow was prompted to do a ‘best of 2011′ at re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research:

    What to tell the girl in my life about menstruation?, by Alexandra Jacoby

    Boxing and Bleeding, guest post by Robin Percyz

    Menopause isn’t for Dummies, by Elizabeth Kissling

    Curb Your (Menstrual) Enthusiasm, by David Linton

    Feeling Uncertainty, Confusion, and Frustration about Menopause, by Heather Dillaway

    (A completely subjective ‘best of’ selection, of course!)

  7. Tori
    Tori January 2, 2012 at 11:01 am |

    I’m continuing Unwisely, my story about adolescent relationship abuse. (This part also contains description of self-harm.)

    Pain, Drugs, & Anger — Reacting (okay, ranting) to an article on a new type of pain medication.

  8. Canbebitter
    Canbebitter January 2, 2012 at 11:02 am |

    this week’s post is a feminist analysis of the queefing episode of south park… it’s my first ‘by request’ topic… hoping to do more!

    http://canbebitter.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/bitterness-by-request-south-parks-queefing-episode/

  9. Comrade PhysioProf
    Comrade PhysioProf January 2, 2012 at 11:02 am |

    I have posted links to some of my favorite smaller blogges:

    http://freethoughtblogs.com/physioprof/2012/01/01/some-of-my-favorite-blogges/

  10. Melissa Huang
    Melissa Huang January 2, 2012 at 11:07 am |

    A post on gender portrayals in Classical Greek statuary. How did statues such as the Aphrodite of Knidos and the Spear Bearer reflect and reinforce kyriarchal values?

  11. Jessie
    Jessie January 2, 2012 at 11:11 am |

    I’ve been lurking here for a few year and have finally started my own blog to share :)

    Rape is Rape, Not Slang (A Conversation on Rape-As-Metaphor TM)
    http://www.feministfrenzy.com/2011/12/20/rape-is-rape-not-slang/

    The Short Stick of Women’s Surfing
    http://www.feministfrenzy.com/2011/11/22/the-short-stick-of-womens-surfing/

    Happy New Year!

  12. Hillary Rettig / The Lifelong Activist
    Hillary Rettig / The Lifelong Activist January 2, 2012 at 11:18 am |

    I post this every year around now, and it usually goes over well :-) :

    http://hillaryrettig.com/2012/01/01/new-years-resolution-do-less-housework/

    “The way it works is often this: it’s your scheduled time to work on your project. Suddenly, however, you feel an irresistible need to do the laundry, mop the floor, shop for groceries, mow the lawn, or clean out the garage. Probably, the need isn’t truly urgent — or, at least, no more urgent than it was a few hours ago, or will be a few hours from now, after you’ve finished your work. The sudden, irresistible urgency is the clue that it’s not really the laundry itself that’s important, but your need to procrastinate and avoid making progress.”

  13. JetGirl
    JetGirl January 2, 2012 at 11:40 am |

    On being an “above average but not brilliant” math student, and how family inadvertently crushes dreams, even if they’re not your own:

    http://onefemalegaze.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/mathochism-its-a-b/

  14. emkfeminist
    emkfeminist January 2, 2012 at 11:54 am |

    Hey everyone,
    I’ve just recently started blogging, so any feedback is appreciated! I’ve got a post about the gendering of affection, one on internet misogyny and the recent r/atheism debacle, and one on the currently very popular Lego debate. Thanks in advance for reading and please leave comments! :)

  15. Bake Up, Little Suzy
    Bake Up, Little Suzy January 2, 2012 at 11:59 am |

    I’ve got a new recipe posted for edamame hummus.

  16. Emily
    Emily January 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm |

    I expressed my displeasure at the #everygirlisbeautifulandspecial hashtag on Twitter: http://wp.me/p1v2p4-xC

    I talked about how ‘healthy weight loss’ Tumblrs aren’t very healthy at all: http://seaweedmonster.tumblr.com/post/15034106389/weight-loss-blogs-healthy-food-unhealthy-attitudes

  17. Colleen
    Colleen January 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm |

    I write a pagan-flavored blog that often discusses depression/mental health from a spiritual point of view. Last month I wrote about how I find my zen by cross-stitching .

    My most recent post wasn’t quite as serious- it’s well wishes for the new year with an embedded video of Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt singing “What are you Doing for New Year’s Eve?”

  18. Dominique
    Dominique January 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm |

    Why “sex positivity” has often scared the “fun and fearless” out of feminism.

    Rogers, I hate you. Ho, ho, not. Ads I want wiped off the air.

    On hugs and the “sissies” who give them.

    Prevent this! A personal history. Intense trigger warning for sexual assault, rage, swearing.

  19. librarygoose
    librarygoose January 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm |

    My friend is making a movie about the Trans population in Maine. Look into the project:

  20. librarygoose
    librarygoose January 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm |

    That should be the link.

  21. Kathy
    Kathy January 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm |

    Not a lot was said about this outside the LGBT blogosphere, but I wrote a short post about Lance Bass’s transphobic slur and his subsequent pseudo-apology and whether the LGBT media has a responsibility to educate; and this is old news, but I had some fun with an online app that “predicts” whether the writer of a particular text is male or female.

  22. Ashley
    Ashley January 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
  23. ozymandias3
    ozymandias3 January 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
  24. Andie
    Andie January 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm |

    A post inspired by a couple of threads here, namely airplane porn and christmas hugs.. not sure if I’ve linked this one last week:
    On the subject of boundaries and courtesy.

    Some love for my favorite band of the moment, the Mountain Goats (p.s. if you follow them on twitter, they have been very vocal about their pro-choice leanings, which is another reason I lurves them)
    Friday Music Lurve: The Mountain Goats

    And the obligatory personal retrospective, the end of year post:
    Well, I guess it’s that time again, isn’t it?

  25. Marsha
    Marsha January 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
  26. Drew
    Drew January 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm |

    I don’t have any links to post. I just wanted to mention that I’m pretty awesome. Just sayin’.

  27. Rainicorn
    Rainicorn January 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm |

    The holidays were kind of lonely for me this year, so I wrote:
    an Alternative Seasonally Depressing Playlist of Sadness;
    the obligatory true-meaning-of-Christmas post, My First Christmas;
    and, to alleviate the boredom, recommendations of Things To Read On The Internet.

  28. Heather
    Heather January 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm |

    LibraryGoose that movie sounds pretty awesome. I live in Maine! Our GLBTQA community is pretty tight in Portland, but lately I haven’t scoped it out. I would like to see more Trans people documented.

    Anyway, I rounded up Wise Grrrl’s greatest hits of 2011.

    And I posted something on my identity.

    How to make feminist skepticism fun.

  29. Shetu
    Shetu January 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm |

    Started a new Q&A site – http://rhubarbonline.org – where I ask women about current events, pop culture and other stuff. Latest interview is with a women who founded Ruby’s Red Wash, a product that helps get rid of menstrual stains.

  30. julia
    julia January 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm |

    i posted a 2011 year in review, with my favourite articles of the year.

  31. curtrice
    curtrice January 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm |

    I posted “6 steps towards gender balance in 2012!” at http://curt-rice.com. It starts like this:

    It’s easy to become a more diverse organization. And it’s smart, too.

    I’ve seen one example of dramatic change right here at the University of Tromsø: In 2007, only 18% of our full professors were women. Four years later, as a result of deliberate and explicit programs, we’ve increased that number by 50%! We now find over 27% of our professorial positions filled by women, well ahead of the 18% percent in Europe but lagging slightly behind the 30% documented in the United States.

    Maybe the next example of dramatic change will be in your organization. Could 2012 be the year in which you and your colleagues take a big step forward in diversifying your workforce? Is this the year you will see more women at the top?

    If you’re ready to act, the following six steps will move you in the right direction.

    Read the rest of “6 steps towards gender balance”!

  32. Victoria Gaile
    Victoria Gaile January 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm |

    A couple of Christmas posts: arguing that Christmas is not all about Baby Jesus, and a review of a “Nativity artwork” exploring its theological implications, and its associations with the recently introduced translation of the missal.

  33. Chally
    Chally January 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  34. Heather
    Heather January 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm |

    Oh I almost forgot! I also wrote about the play The Doll’s House and Female Autonomy and a post about why I was a feminist.

  35. H.D.
    H.D. January 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm |

    Happy New Year everyone! My last blog post dealt with my dissatisfaction after watching the movie “Drive” and with mainstream movies in general.
    http://disciplineandanarchy.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/confessions-of-a-movie-fan-im-tired-of-androcentrism-in-film/

  36. Rinth de Shadley
    Rinth de Shadley January 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm |

    “No Sex in Graveyards.”

    My quest for a halfway-decent guy who can form complete sentences and who isn’t a vampire: http://wp.me/pAZIu-1dK

  37. Procne
    Procne January 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm |

    I wrote about my experiences with BDSM, and how I think it’s more than possible to be submissive during sex and still be a feminist who believes women shouldn’t have to submit to anyone. (Not exactly radical stuff on the blogosphere, I know, but something I’ve been challenged on in real life more than enough times.)

    Trigger warning for discussion of violent (but fully consensual) sex.

    http://procnetheswallow.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/submission-and-the-art-of-letting-go/

  38. figleaf
    figleaf January 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm |

    So a week or two ago this post about insensitivity to assault of prisoners (Still Not a Joke — Good Awareness Campaign From Just Detention International) wound up spread far and wide via Tumblr blogs.

    This week I got a very nice note from Just Detention International saying thanks to everyone who sent notes of support to prisoners who’ve been dealing with assault. I’m relaying their thank-you on to everyone who passed the information along.

    figleaf

  39. Miguel Bloomfontosis
    Miguel Bloomfontosis January 2, 2012 at 10:32 pm |

    Why don’t men ever give a dignified defense of their own sexplorations in the style of Tracy Clark-Flory? I examine this question in either a penitent or a buffoon.

  40. glove
    glove January 3, 2012 at 5:42 am |

    I wrote a piece on the gendered expectations in Christmas adverts for a great new student blog, Shrillblog.co.uk.

    I wrote a parody of an advice article at my student newspaper, about 5 Things All Girls Appreciate. *cringe*

    Also, our uni voted on whether to replace our Women’s Officers with Gender Equality Officers. Check out my summary of why that would be a bad idea…(the student body voted to keep the Women’s Officers woooo)

    Finally, recognising my own privilege.

  41. accalmie
    accalmie January 3, 2012 at 5:46 am |

    Many people have written about it far more precisely and eloquently, but I had to comment on the latest Hugo-Schwyzer-, well, – clusterfuck: Fauxminists, Season 3.

  42. Jo
    Jo January 3, 2012 at 8:59 am |

    I wrote a response to Chally’s excellent piece on loving yourself and the social value of putting yourself down: here.

    And I wrote about why the Doctor Who Christmas special pissed me off in terms of its portrayal of motherhood and womanhood. I got some really great comments on this as well! Here.

  43. KarenX
    KarenX January 3, 2012 at 11:43 am |

    Happy New Year to all!

    I made a flow chart showing how an ordinary conversation about a woman’s experience with sexism can veer off into mansplaining, and wrote a short blog post as an introduction. I’m linking to the post and you can link to the full-size version from there.

    Mansplaining: A Handy Guide

  44. Scyntillating
    Scyntillating January 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm |

    Wrote an op-ed in my local newspaper regarding body image and the inconsistency of sizing through my own personal travails into buying a pair of jeggings…

  45. hena tayeb
    hena tayeb January 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm |

    Did a year in review post with adorable baby/toddler pictures and of our travels.. http://www.henatayeb.blobspot.com plus a brand new website http://www.henatayebphotography.com :)

  46. Anna
    Anna January 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm |

    Two recent posts at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona’s blog:

    A man’s probable cure of HIV infection has reinvigorated researchers: http://ppadvocatesaz.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/sti-awareness-the-future-of-treatment-for-hivaids/

    What has eight flagella and can live in your intestine? Check out the newest installment in our STI Awareness series: http://ppadvocatesaz.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/sti-awareness-intestinal-parasites/

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