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  1. Heather
    Heather January 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm |

    I wrote about birth control and the waves of feminism (or the Fourth Wave).
    I wrote a little on suffering. And a little on the Reddit r/Atheism incident.

  2. Clarissa
    Clarissa January 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm |

    Do academics defend pedophiles and who needs to promote the belief they do: http://clarissasblog.com/2012/01/06/do-academics-defend-pedophiles/

    One-sided pleasure: how myths about sexuality are construed http://clarissasblog.com/2012/01/06/one-sided-pleasure/

    Contempt for Human Beings as a Political Stance http://clarissasblog.com/2012/01/08/contempt-for-human-beings-as-a-political-stance/

    Womanly women and manly men: http://clarissasblog.com/2012/01/04/womanly-women-and-manly-men/

    Are you wondering whether you are a writer? This is how you can know if you are one: http://clarissasblog.com/2012/01/06/am-i-a-writer/

  3. Andie
    Andie January 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm |

    An incident makes me wonder when we forgot all that nice shit we learned in kindergarten

    If you don’t have anything nice to say, STFU and go order your coffee

  4. Melissa
    Melissa January 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm |

    I listed my favorite feminist reads of 2011.

  5. Marsha
    Marsha January 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  6. Captain Awkward
    Captain Awkward January 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm |

    We always get similar letters in waves over at Captain Awkward Dot Com, and these three are about relatives who don’t understand that being related doesn’t mean that they can say and do whatever they want to their family members. They all contain info about emotional abuse scripts and boundary setting within families.

    My Mom Disowned Me On Christmas
    My Sister Won’t Stop “Jokingly” Calling Me A Slut
    My Mom Is Being A Jerk About What I Name My Baby

    Happy New Year, Feministe!

  7. Miriam
    Miriam January 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm |

    On moronic efforts to raise “awareness” about breast cancer via cryptic Facebook status updates: http://miriammogilevsky.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/the-complete-idiots-guide-to-breast-cancer-awareness/

    On why making fun of women for acting “like women” isn’t really funny: http://miriammogilevsky.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/shit-girls-say-isnt-funny/

    On why everyone (or almost everyone) should go to therapy: http://miriammogilevsky.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/everyone-should-go-to-therapy/

  8. BalancingJane
    BalancingJane January 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm |

    I wrote about bloggers and name-calling on the internet.

    I also weighed in on the Georgia PSAs based on fat-shaming kids.

    Then, I had two very different music video analyses:
    1) LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” (yes, the one with the penis wiggling) as a feminist video
    2) Kanye West’s “Monster” (yes, the one with the dead women everywhere) as socially irresponsible

  9. accalmie
    accalmie January 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm |

    I have writte two posts,

    You Know It’s A Bad Idea When It’s Blackface

    and the follow-up post, “Reasonable” Racism,

    about an established and publically funded theater company in Berlin, germany, that has had its premiere of “I’m not Rappaport” this week, and decided to stage a little Blackface in 2012 (after casting a white actor as ‘Midge’). When challenged, they strongly defended Blackface and stated that they (like so many other theater companies in german-speaking countries…), don’t include people of colour in their ensembles because the “lack of Black characters” would make that “unjustifiable.”

    …Why, yes, it was a horrible week…

  10. Forkis
    Forkis January 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm |

    These are old posts, but I’m considering submitting them to the blog run by my college’s gender equality society, and though I’d work up to it by offering them to internet strangers first: one on teaching children gender roles and one on the (needless) dissonance between feminism and traditional feminity.

  11. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green January 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm |

    I survive the Mall without using the ‘F’ Word and run into Santa on the #42 bus…

    Dis-Obey

    You don’t have to chirp. It’s okay. It’s the bleak midwinter…

    Solstice– Take Time for the Dark

  12. StripedLeopard
    StripedLeopard January 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm |

    Hi all!

    I’ve just started a new blog about feminist issues. My first post is a brief overview of the reasons that led to me starting one, and my aims for so doing.

    I’d very much appreciate it if you could check it out!

  13. C
    C January 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm |

    This week at Junkland, I wondered:

    Internet misogynists- who are these guys?

    Who should pay when breast implants go wrong?

    Then I got busy and didn’t write anymore.

  14. Fangsforthefantasy
    Fangsforthefantasy January 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm |

    Spunky Agency: Fake Empowerment and not-so-strong Female Protagonists: Looking at the way that supposedly strong female protagonists are disempowered by their decision making.

    Cover Snark: More Tattoos, Less Clothes! : Looking at the role of tats in the cover art for urban fantasy

    Paranormal Steampunk and Dystopian Erasure – the Unpleasant Implications : Examining what it means that marginaized people are particularly erased from steampunk and dystopian novels.

    Paranormal Romance: Engorged, throbbing and fainting, Oh my! : The ridiculous stereotyping of sex in paranormal romance.

    Cover Snark: Disembodied Women : Looking at how strong female protagonists are often displayed at disembodied.

    Cover Snark: The Sideways View: T&A for Everyone! : Common poses on book covers that unnecessarily sexualize women on book covers.

  15. Garberdog
    Garberdog January 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  16. Mike the Mad Biologist
    Mike the Mad Biologist January 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm |

    Some snarky thoughts about Santorum’s opposition to birth control here (the crazy will come so fast and furious, snark is the only way to stay sane): I See the Surge of Santorum As an Opportunity: The Contraception Edition

    Also, some good science news regarding antibiotic use, and bad news about HuffPo’s latest attempt to promote science.

  17. Tori
    Tori January 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm |

    Look Elsewhere — Recapping a conversation in which a coworker thought it was cool to describe someone as “a ham bursting out of Saran wrap.”

    On Squatting — Not shy in discussing malasana, pelvic floor dysfunction, and things coming out the bottom end of me.

    Also a couple of short pieces, one talking about the book that changed my life and an article that talks about how yoga can wreck your body (I did not, however, get around to tackling the assumption that injured/disabled = “wrecked”).

  18. ABlogofTheirOwn
    ABlogofTheirOwn January 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm |

    A member of the New York Mets is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money to fight sex trafficking. It’s a great story….but the media is more interested in the wrong part of it:

    http://ablogoftheirown.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/r-a-dickey-is-totally-not-pond-scum/

    (The video of R.A. Dickey tearing up as he talks about his own daughters is totally worth the click. Good guy.)

  19. K
    K January 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm |

    I wrote about student loans and self-righteousness at my new blog.

  20. Bake Up, Little Suzy
    Bake Up, Little Suzy January 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm |

    I’ve posted a new recipe for delicate zucchini ribbons, sauteed with garlic-infused olive oil and lemon zest. A simple side dish for zucchiniacs.

  21. Jocelyn the Master
    Jocelyn the Master January 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm |

    I wrote about being feminist enough, and about how feminism needs to be achieved collectively–there’s too much guilt and pressure and defensive-ness when we try and do it all by ourselves.

  22. Ashley
    Ashley January 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm |

    Why I Want My Students to Read – When we take away access to literature, we also take away access to the Human Experience, and part of being a teacher is opening students’ minds to empathy and tolerance.

    Walk Away from Your Problems – Self care is extremely important!

    What century is it again? – Bank of America won’t let a new bride who didn’t change her name deposit checks into a joint account she shares with her husband. What?!

    My husband is a grown man. – It may sound absurd, but it’s true. Women need to stop referring to their partners as “babysitters” and “children” and rather refer to them as equal partners.

  23. Liz
    Liz January 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm |

    I wrote about the need to take on sexism in politics following Congresswoman Bachmann’s departure from the presidential race.

  24. Kathy
    Kathy January 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm |

    This week I wrote (again) about classism within liberal spaces, and talked a little about embracing your “girly-girl” past.

  25. Chally
    Chally January 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm |

    Thinking about colonialism, morality, and the narrative of being the first ones there.

    A narrow band of relevance: ageism gets at us all.

    A property of the clan: on the death of Leigh Leigh, a case that has haunted eastern Australia for twenty years. Please note that this post discusses brutal violence against a woman.

    Lastly, I’m at Global Comment talking about violence against Muslims in western China.

  26. Victoria Gaile
    Victoria Gaile January 8, 2012 at 5:44 pm |

    This week I wrote about:

    - Hildegard of Bingen, who may soon be named the thirty-fourth Doctor of the Church

    - The green glowing alien in the middle of my favorite Nativity scene ever

    - and how practice and belief are both essential elements of religion

  27. lt
    lt January 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm |

    I take another look at the feminist classic Transformations:

  28. Becky
    Becky January 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
  29. alynn
    alynn January 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm |

    I wrote about The Problem with Princesses and…

    my experiences with Rape Culture last week (tw).

  30. Cellar Door
    Cellar Door January 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm |

    I wrote and wrote about the Egyptian Revolution…

    Egypt, Icon-Building and Women’s Bodies During War

    “Drag me, strip me, my brothers’ blood will cover me!”

    and finally connecting my personal feminist politics with marginalization and the egyptian women’s movement

    Marginalized Politics: Discussions on Feminism and the Egyptian Revolution

    In solidarity with these amazing women…

  31. Jadey
    Jadey January 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm |

    Wrote a bit about the transphobic Libra Tampon ad this week. The first is more of a signal-boost (should have had the presence of mind to post that one last week!) and the second is a follow-up that also includes my response to Sandee Crack’s (drag queen performer) defense of the ad in which he starred:


    Libra Tampons believe that “real” women menstruate


    Libra Tampons Update: Ad Pulled, Questions Linger

  32. Dominique
    Dominique January 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm |

    Venn circles of feminine/masculine/human logic.

    What does it really mean when someone says “you have a choice”? Women, agency, and choices.

    Join the Versatile Blogger Awards and let us all know who you read and why.

    O.k., guys, time for your lingerie football practice.

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

  33. anna
    anna January 8, 2012 at 6:16 pm |

    Just in case anyone hasn’t heard, there’s a really cool feminist project that needs your help:

    Frances Hugle was a scientist and engineer who developed many processes and pieces of equipment under secret military contract while at Baldwin in the 1950s. She went on to become a Silicon Valley pioneer, including co-founding Siliconix as its first Director of Research. Recently, some of her papers were recovered from a burn pile.Her daughter and others are trying to raise money to have the papers preserved, electronically archived, and published. They are a rare record of the work of a female scientist in the 1950s, and may become lost forever if money is not raised to preserve them (specifically, a total of $2,500 is needed by the end of January.)
    If you could give any money OR put a link to this project on your blog/twitter/Facebook/website/etc, that would be a great help.

    Here is the link:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/pro…..e?ref=live

  34. anna
    anna January 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
  35. Rinth de Shadley
    Rinth de Shadley January 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm |

    Good girls are quiet, obedient, and careful never to outshine the guys.

    F*** that!

    Bad Girls Go Everywhere: http://rinth1989.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/bad-girls-go-everywhere/

  36. FeministWhore
    FeministWhore January 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm |

    I pulled a few of the most head-desk inducing bits out of last months congressional hearing to investigate alleged “anti-Catholic bias” – the hearing was held because Catholic Charities was denied an anti-trafficking grant:

  37. SnowdropExplodes
    SnowdropExplodes January 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm |

    Just one post this week: figuring out what my dating chances might be, as a leftist, kinky, tobacco smoke-averse, monogamy-oriented lover. I looked at the “a little bit bi” issue as well.

  38. ozymandias42
    ozymandias42 January 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm |

    I discuss the Hugo Schwyzer debacle.
    http://noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/hugo-schwyzer/

    Noah Brand talks about the misunderstandings in feminism due to differences in libido.
    http://noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/libidos-assumptions-and-miscommunication/

    Ami shares the story of one hella cute gender-non-conforming boy and his brother.
    http://noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/amis-not-so-daily-dose-of-very-so-awesome-d/

  39. H.D. Lynn
    H.D. Lynn January 8, 2012 at 7:47 pm |

    On struggling with originality in writing: The story is in the retelling
    http://throwthisbookatme.com/2012/01/06/the-story-is-in-the-retelling/

    The constitution was not created perfect: Sins of the father(s)
    http://throwthisbookatme.com/2012/01/04/sins-of-the-fathers/

  40. Libby Anne
    Libby Anne January 8, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
  41. Katherine
    Katherine January 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm |

    I recently deconstructed anti-choice images two times this week:
    http://katreadsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/google-image-search-pro-life.html
    http://katreadsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/im-going-to-break-some-shit.html

    I also deconstructed conservative positive images from one of the websites I used that had the damn awful anti-choice images:
    http://katreadsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/bullshit-at-its-finest.html

    And the site also had anti-gay marriage images, which I also deconstructed. I learned the internet was practically made for bullshit:
    http://katreadsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/do-these-bulls-have-healthy-bowels-or.html

    I also started a very long project where I (as a pro-choice teen) go on an anti-choice teen website and deconstruct it from top to bottom for the misogynistic bullshit it is.
    Part 1 (On Abortion):
    http://katreadsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/welcome-to-dark-side-part-1.html
    Part 2 (On Emergency Contraception):
    http://katreadsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/welcome-to-dark-side-part-2.html

    I also have a book I strongly recommend for every open-minded person everywhere called “I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual” about Pierre Seel, the only French man to ever openly speak of being deported by the Nazis for his homosexuality:
    http://katreadsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-pierre-seel-deported-homosexual-by.html

    Can people please read and comment on them? I need to know what to improve on. Thanks. :)
    Oh yeah, I love finding the interesting articles you guys post here. They’re awesome!

  42. Jo
    Jo January 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm |

    I ranted a bit this week about people looking at me (in sexual ways) and other people telling me to get over it: My body is not there for your entertainment

  43. Sarah
    Sarah January 9, 2012 at 1:08 am |

    I recently published a post on rape culture. Re: how we’re likely to believe that Muslim women are victims because we perceive Muslim men to be barbaric, but when White women or WOC in the West speak up they’re silenced and accused as liars who want to destroy the lives of white men.

    “Muslim Women are Oppressed/ Western Women are Liars”

    http://politiciansathogwarts.blogspot.com/2012/01/muslim-women-are-oppressed-western.html

  44. PeggyLuWho
    PeggyLuWho January 9, 2012 at 2:35 am |

    The intersection of personal finance, personal politics, and hetero dating.

    http://becauseimacapitalist.tumblr.com/post/15498040611/authentic

  45. curtrice
    curtrice January 9, 2012 at 8:12 am |

    Equality Targets as Leadership Tools

    A decision to implement equality targets is a decision to pursue quality.
    Equality targets should lead to increased gender balance. And increased gender balance leads to many improvements, such as employee satisfaction and, concomitantly, the productivity of the organization.

    The concept of targets is the heir to the concept of quotas. And the claim that quotas feed quality is certainly not a familiar claim.
    On the contrary, when I speak about the importance of achieving gender balance in research organizations, I often ask audiences to tell me what they think the most common objections to quotas are.

    Can you imagine what kinds of answers I get?

    Read the rest of Equality Targets as a Leadership Tool

  46. Canbebitter
    Canbebitter January 9, 2012 at 8:46 am |

    this week I had a bit of a rant about calling me a woman, not a girl and not a female.
    http://canbebitter.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/i-am-woman-so-dont-call-me-a-female/

  47. Aydan
    Aydan January 9, 2012 at 9:38 am |

    Roundup of all the posts submitted to the Carnival for Aces. This month’s topic was asexuality and unfulfilled desires.

  48. Larkin
    Larkin January 9, 2012 at 11:55 am |

    I wrote about Georgia’s anti-obesity fat-shaming ads, and a collection of interesting (and sometimes disturbing) google searches that brought people to my blog in 2011.

  49. KayM
    KayM January 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm |

    I wrote about creating spaces online that are marked for women instead of just adding diversity to your main site.

    The Folly of Women Only Spaces Online

    Since this is a new blog I’d really love some feedback. I’m trying to improve my writing and it can only help! Thanks!

  50. KarenX
    KarenX January 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm |

    I wrote about how it’s still tone trolling when you go out of your way to tell a woman how glad you are she’s being polite to you in a heated discussion.

    Focus on the Message Rather than the Delivery, Part 2

    Part 1, which I link to in the above post, approaches the topic from the aspect of commenting on anger or hostility.

  51. Glauke
    Glauke January 10, 2012 at 2:01 am |

    I wrote a cookbookreview. In English, for a change.

    http://glauke.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/book-review-big-vegan/

  52. Sylvia D. Lucas
    Sylvia D. Lucas January 10, 2012 at 11:29 am |

    I’m late. Can I still do it? I thought you might enjoy my fake interview with Rick Santorum about this very “dangerous” birth control. Granted, we all know he’s an idiot, but this interview points out that his idiocy will have greater effects than just denying women reproductive freedom (and how big of an idiot he is to not see it): http://sylviadlucas.com/2011/10/21/an-interview-with-rick-santorum-on-birth-control-marriage-and-utopia/

  53. April
    April January 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm |

    I wrote about the recent arrests of some of the Global Revolution TV activists in NYC, as well as how the arrests of journalists has historically been used to quell protests, and how it’s a bad sign for the freedom of press in the US.

  54. SPAY - A Tragicomic
    SPAY - A Tragicomic January 16, 2012 at 9:15 am |

    SPAY is a comic about a female ferret who has two options — “get laid or get spayed” (background info: female ferrets who don’t breed develop aplastic anemia).

    Episode #9 is about how she takes birth control pills and has to deal with protesters and anti-choice bigots as she tries to live her daily life.

    (I didn’t see a self-promotion Sunday post for this week, so I am putting it here. :( Was looking forward to this.)

  55. Jerry Javier
    Jerry Javier January 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm |

    A post dedicated to the life of Joaquin Luna, an undocumented teen who recently committed suicide.

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