Shameless Self-Promotion Monday

Shoot, totally forgot to put this up yesterday, sorry dudes and dudettes. Self-promote away!

63 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Monday

  1. January 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I feel like I’m always one of the first people to comment on these… >.<

    Anyway, here's what I got:

    "If You're Fat, Then What Am I?" (TW for eating disorders)

    Is Homosexuality Unnatural? (spoiler alert: no)

    And, not about feminism but may be of interest:

    Obscenity and College Admissions: Don’t Judge People by Their F-Bombs

    You Don't Need Alcohol

  2. January 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Humane educator’s toolbox: Sh*t white girls say…to black girls:

    Connecting People, Animals, Planet: 6 Questions for Connectionist Ashley Maier:

  3. January 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Some fangirlishness in the wake of Margaret Cho’s Twitter-rant

    Son, Margaret Cho Will F*** You Up But Good.

    A Twitter contest on CBC Radio 2 gets me all teary-eyed

    Things I Love Today: #changethetweets (also.. 500th Post! or not)

    And just some musing on the weather

    Winter is Finally Upon Us. Whoopitty-Doo.

  4. January 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    It’s not for lack of trying, that my husband and I haven’t taken a proper vacation in over 4 years.

  5. January 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Seems like every time I see Meryl Streep win an award or get compliments in a review for her performance in The Iron Lady, they talk about her “impersonation” of Margaret Thatcher. But why didn’t the same reviewers talk about Colin Firth’s “impersonation” of King George V in The King’s Speech last year? I write about the gendered politics of acting and “impersonation.”

  6. January 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Fat Enough [discusses body policing] — “IDK why you claim fat acceptance; you’re not fat enough.”

    Earlier in the week, I mused about Saying Goodbye to My Skinny Jeans [more body policing] and whether my bother would approve.

    I also deconstructed revolved triangle as one of the poses I love to hate and learned there is such a thing as metabolically active fat.

  7. January 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm
  8. Anna
    January 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    We posted two great pieces on Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona’s blog this week.

    The first gives you one more reason to eat your vegetables: A Spotlight on Folic Acid
    Did you know folic acid was discovered in the ’20s by a British physician named Lucy Wills? She called it the “Wills factor.”

    The second is about flu shots. Did you know you can get flu shots at Planned Parenthood (at least the ones in Arizona)? I didn’t! Over 90 Percent of What Planned Parenthood Does: Part 1, Flu Shots

  9. January 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    An early effort to re-enter the blogging world for me: “An Observation on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day”

    My post is not particularly analytical, so for more on the problems of “sanitizing” and “Disnefying” Dr. King:

    The Crunk Feminist Collective, “Some reflections on the limits of sainthood”:


    Fred Grimm, “Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.: Safe icon or radical organizer?”:


  10. January 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I have a new-ish blog called Amazing Women In History that features short biographies of lesser-known kickass women like Stephanie Kwolek who invented Kevlar, or the writer/poet Sor Juana of New Spain.

  11. January 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    My letter to Taylor, the girl calling for a boycott of Girl Scout Cookies over “transgender promotion” – Taylor posted a video (my transcript is here) saying that the Girl Scout’s inclusion of tans girls deserves a boycott. I disagree.

    Some exclusions may apply – My ongoing fight to get transgender treatment covered under Illinois’s high risk insurance pool.

    Review: Vibratex Mystic Wand – Fun fun fun!

  12. MC
    January 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I discuss starting my journey to regain my creativity after years of public and engineering education has removed it from me.

  13. January 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    This is a bit of a nostalgia-fest, but this week I wrote about a long-defunct punk zine, aging music fans, and why outing someone isn’t cool.

  14. January 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    This week, I answered the question, “But what about men’s rights?”

    I also wondered about the best way to deal with angry, sexist comments.


  15. January 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I just posted a round-up of some of the great videos spawned by the (in my opinion awful) Sh*t Girls Say series: Sh*t White girls/cis people say to Native Americans/Black girls/Brown girls/Arab girls/Trans people/Gay guys/Lesbians. They are all infuriating, hilarious and so frakking amazing.

    Have a great week!

  16. January 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I finished up blogging my ecclesiology course with a post on my definition of the church, and started getting ready for my course on the Holy Spirit with an overview of the books we’ll be using.

    After the first meeting of that class, I wrote about my relationship with the Holy Spirit, and wonder about the extent to which it was influenced by the gender issues involved with “the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”

    I’d love to have any Christians (or former Christians) comment with their relationship with the Spirit and how gender has played into it, if at all.

  17. January 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I may or may not have poisoned myself and my housemate.

  18. January 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I wrote about how we gender cats and dogs (which is totally mind boggling…)

  19. January 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I wrote a rebuttal to author Ralph Richard Banks’ rant in the Sunday NY Daily News, titled: “It’s not “defensiveness’–why we should challenge ‘the black marriage crisis’ narrative”

    I also critiqued the racism in SNL’s mock Ricky Gervais/Golden Globes promo skit: “Lazy racism kills amusing skits dead.”

  20. January 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I wrote a shot post touching on slutwalks, MRAs, and men’s self-image: We could be that mistake.

  21. January 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    This week I wrote about the western hospitalization of childbirth and how it’s development was not always rooted in what is best for women:

    The Hospitalization of Childbirth:

    Also, why I think the “Why Are Candidates Talking About Abortion Instead of Jobs?” argument is counter productive:

    Repro Rights vs. Jobs: The Wrong Argument:

  22. January 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I wrote a response to people in the skeptical and atheist communities who react as if women are causing problems (and for no good reason) when they feel the need to boycott–however informally, even if it’s just one person refusing to buy something–some event or product that is favored by skeptical or atheist men.

    Boycotts are perfectly rational responses to sexism.

  23. January 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I wrote a little letter to a dude who came up to me while I was Reading a book at a bar (John le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and asked a silly question about me and my reading habits…

    And then me wrestling with, and trying to make excuses for, an extremely bad habit: watching Bridezillas.

    Thank you!

  24. January 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Race and the Non-White Reader: responding to white and non-white authors’ writings on race.

    What pieces of writing have been important in your life?

    “You shine a light on hidden parts”: the many layers of Garbage’s “Cherry Lips”: a song based on a literary hoax, cissexism and more, oh my.

  25. January 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I wrote a personal post, Fighting Windmills, about pervasive racism, talking to walls of white privilege, and how I have to realize that even though I hate “hurt feelings”-centered debates about discrimination, it still has a bigger personal impact on me than I wish it had.

  26. anna
    January 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    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:

    Thank you so much.

  27. January 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Margaret Atwood turns Greek myth on its head, fun had by all: Meditations on The Penelopiad and its take on women vs other women.

    Lisbeth Salander doesn’t live here. She never did The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo vs. How Life Actually Works: what really happens to women armed with evidence, who try fighting back?

    The Delphiad presents: ten reasons why you’re not in a relationship. Inspired by Cosmo, HuffPo and the default home page of my web-based email provider.

    Nudity as protest, aka pimping out women for the cause.

    Venn circles of feminine/masculine/human logic.

    Women, agency, and choices.

  28. Marina
    January 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    What unites the Republican Party? (Hint: it isn’t good)

  29. January 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I wrote about how I’m working on pushing back against my own depression, and my thoughts on what might work.

    Beating the Illness

  30. January 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Chinese state television’s condemnation of homophobic remarks led me down some interesting thought-paths.

  31. January 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    It’s been a while since I promoted myself here, so thanks. I have quietly split my blog into three distinct blogs over the past month.

    Readers can now follow my work in integral thought and practice at Awake, Alive & Aware

    my writings on LGBT/gay issues at Soulfully Gay

    and my writings on language, mysticism, and magic at Language Mystic

    Have a good week, everyone.

  32. rox
    January 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I’ve been trying to work out some thoughts related to traits we expect of women, how feminism changed that and whether it harmed some women while benefitting others. I’d love any feedback, thoughts, or ideas!

  33. January 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    In response to a terrifying, transphobic “bathroom bill” introduced in my former home state last week:

  34. January 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, Feministe readers have written some awesome posts this week!

    This week at A Bookish Beemer:

    Tucson Unified School District Bans Books First they banned ethnic studies, now they’re banning books, too. I have a list of the banned books and wonder if maybe we can start a donating drive a la OWS library so these kids can at least have their books.

    Domestic Violence Shelter Renovating to Accomodate Pets This story made me blub, ya’ll. A woman’s dog protected her from her abuser, and she refused to leave without him, so the director of the shelter took her in, and had a change of heart about their no-pets policy. Yay!

    Should the NYT Report the Truth? My response to that clusterfuck of a column in the New York Times last week.

    Aaaaaaand An Update on the NYT Truth Vigilantes Post It’s like this guy is new to the internet or something.

    The Public Good In response to an article in the HuffPo about the decline of the public good, I talk about what the “public good” is to me, and why I support it.

    Nickeled and Dimed: An Unfinished Project I started to analyze the book last year, but never finished. I link the posts that I wrote, and I’m looking for feedback as to whether I should finish the project.

  35. January 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I participated in an awesome project called The Marriage Project, that asks women to talk about their experiences with marriage and how they subvert gender norms and the normative practices of others in their partnership.

    The Huffington Post wrote a totally prescriptive article about how cohabitation is bad for people, and how people should really just get married. I talk about how bogus that is.

    A workout that is good for you AND fun? Count me in.

  36. January 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    In my latest post on Heartache Into Beauty, I talk about how I became interested in Wicca/witchcraft, and how it blossomed in college.

  37. RenKiss
    January 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I wrote a post to share my thoughts on the recent trend of “end of men” narratives and how women making up the majority of the workforce isn’t really a feminist victory.

    A look at the “end of men” narrative

  38. January 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    this week I shared my thoughts on porn and then I freaked out a bit.

  39. kim
    January 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I wrote a post about how I want to be a better ally this year, and what that means: resolution in solidarity.

    I’d love to hear responses.

  40. January 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Sharing Too Much Online: Is New Media Really So New? A look at whether new media is really that different from the old

    “No-No”: The Body Autonomy of a One-Year-Old My daughter’s check-up and subsequent vaccinations lead me to question how to teach her that she has control of her body even when, sometimes, she doesn’t

    2 Broke Girls: Let’s Talk about Racism on TV The producer of 2 Broke Girls insists it’s not racist. Perhaps he hasn’t watched it.
    You Put WHAT in My OJ? Some Thoughts on Food Labeling

    The Concern Over Beyonce’s Vagina is Worrisome Really. It is.

    Good Fences Don’t Always Make Good Neighbors My neighbor’s kids throw things at my dogs. I’m trying to fix it without starting a feud.

  41. January 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    This week I continued my teenage exploration of the Teens For Life website, making me wonder how I’m in the same age range as the ones aimed at in the site. Apparently euthanasia has something to do with abortion! Also, let’s not forget pure guilt trips.

    I commented on the Ulbert the Unborn comics (Spoiler: The comic is misogynistic shit):

    I’ve began making memes (I’m currently doing the Y U No Guy):

    I comment on one of the most misogynistic YA books around (Spoiler: It’s not Twilight, but it may as well be.)

    A post I made concerning GIFS (I’m looking for advice) and on GIFS from Glee:

    The post on Glee where I stop banging my head against a brick wall long enough to write on my blog about it:

  42. Jo
    January 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    This week I wrote about Indigeneity, connection to landscape and discourses of ownership/colonalism/dispossession from a white girl’s pov. I’m really interested in feedback for this, Aboriginal Australian perspectives especially. Link:

    And some books, femonist and otherwise, that I found at a second hand book fair. Link:

    Sorry if the links mess up, I only have my phone for internet this week!

  43. January 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Last week, I wrote about:

    How kink and gender and sexuality all work together for me (inspired by Biyuti’s piece @ Womanist Musings about the latter two).

    Why guys who don’t make the first move aren’t necessarily shy when it comes to dating

    Two things about mental health and sportspeople: first how a profile of NFL player Ricky Williams resonated with me about intorversion/lonerhood, and then another piece that resonated a lot was Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff’s look at professional sportsmen who have suffered from depression (he didn’t speak to any women in the programme, which disappointed me).

  44. DonnaL
    January 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Domestic Violence Shelter Renovating to Accomodate Pets This story made me blub, ya’ll. A woman’s dog protected her from her abuser, and she refused to leave without him, so the director of the shelter took her in, and had a change of heart about their no-pets policy. Yay!

    Brittany-Ann; thanks for that. It made me blub too!

  45. January 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm
  46. January 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    We’re a new blog that seeks to cover progressive state and local politics with an eye to how government actions particularly affect women and an eye on women running for office.

    Several thoughts on the good and the very bad in the pardons this week in Mississippi – here, here and here.

    The compromise Living Wage Bill in NYC is probably not going to help many women.

  47. January 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    The 17-year-old woman had always been anti-choice…until she landed in a Seattle clinic needing an abortion. Deborah, an abortion provider, tells the story of how this woman changed her beliefs and challenged others in her community to do the same.

    Plus, a new post on “Patients Who Give Us Hope.”

  48. lt
    January 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    On giving a feminist reading to the life of just about the most unsympathetic woman you can find:

  49. January 17, 2012 at 12:22 am

    I wrote about the double standard of expectations of sexuality for women in hetero dating in I Can’t Be Gay For You

  50. January 17, 2012 at 12:22 am

    I wrote about the double standard of expectations of sexuality for women in hetero dating in I Can’t Be Gay For You

  51. January 17, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Late to the party, I posted tonight about my very queer Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows feelings.

  52. Bya
    January 17, 2012 at 6:11 am

    another article from romanian womens here

    @PeggyLuWho you are greate, RESPECT!

  53. January 17, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I wrote about role models and reported on research suggesting that it’s all a little more complicated than we thought. Not just anyone, male or female, makes a good role model.

    It’s called “Not just any old role model will do: what early career men and women need” and you can read it at:

  54. January 17, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I also wrote “Report from Norway: Women at the top have less power than men” in which I tell about a new report showing that even though there are women in management positions, they don’t have access to the same information as the men, and are therefore without the necessary tools for central decision making. The numbers are pretty striking. Have a look at:

  55. ozymandias42
    January 17, 2012 at 9:23 am

    This week on NSWATM…

    I talk about “good consent,” my alternative to enthusiastic consent.

    The men’s rights movement continues to suck.

    Why it is not okay to call someone a pedophile for liking MLP! With bonus pictures of Matt Smith in drag.

  56. January 17, 2012 at 9:59 am

    If anyone here watches Boardwalk Empire, there’s some interesting discussion going on about viewer perception of its female characters (Lucy in particular), here, here, and here.

  57. January 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I am ALWAYS late on this! But I posted this week on how having a foreign accent can make you feel isolated, and would love you to check it out (I also bought my domain name! So I am now at!!!

  58. January 17, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I’ve been as guilty as anyone else of this. Sometimes, we are

    “Killing Ourselves to Look Good”

  59. January 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    @Bya – Thank you!

  60. January 17, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Also late. But check out my most recent piece on State of Formation: “The Obligation to Vaccinate: ‘Health Freedom’ and communal responsibility”

  61. January 17, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    A long post, but worth it. Updates from Occupy Wall Street, along with a meditation on why the act of providing free food and shelter is so important to the Occupy movement, in fact at the very heart of it.

  62. January 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I wrote about a flare up between an Atheist Society and some Muslim students at the University of London.

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