Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Apparently there’s some sort of major sporting event happening today, so perhaps many of you are away from your computers. If you’re around, though, self-promote away. And Go Giants.

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  1. February 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Sports? What is this ‘sports’?

    Anyway, slightly busier week for me than usual. I must be procrastinating.

    First, I did some signal-boosting of an awesome post on cultural appropriation: âpihtawikosisân: signal-boost and blog rec (does that make this a meta-signal-boost?)

    Then I wrote a follow-up to my WOC protagonist round-up that I linked last week, commenting on some of the issues of my white privilege in creating such a post: addendum to the round-up: a note on white privilege

    Last but not least, I finally finished my review of some of the problematic aspects of the BBC series Downton Abbey, specifically concentrating on issues of classism and gender politics: Downton Abbey: the problems of nostalgia

  2. February 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    We need pro-hero instead of anti-bully schools:

    Teacher Activist Groups Launch “No History is Illegal!” Campaign:

    Great new book for all activists, including animal protection activists — Animal Impact:

  3. February 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    When ‘lad banter’ becomes encouragement to rape
    About a magazine called “UniLad”, rape jokes and casual misogyny on campus.

  4. February 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    What if the diamond is too small?

    And I don’t know if it’s OK to post this, but I also have a self-promotion thread where people can promote their blogs. Welcome, everybody! I think that it’s always a good idea to spread the word about your good blogs as much as possible. Besides, I’m always on the lookout for new blogs to follow:

  5. February 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    This week on my blog, Grey Skies, we’re re-watching that classic 90s conspiracy p.orn, The X-Files. Some points to ponder:

    *What’s up with Scully’s autopsy boners?

    *Is there anything Mulder won’t blame on aliens?

    *Am I too old to crush out on Alex Krycek?

    -Meredith L.

  6. February 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I wrote Rape & Superpowers in response to the recent terrible Dear Prudence column.

    And Adjustment on yoga, injury, and being touched without my consent, even when the intent is to help.

    Also an asana sequence of twisting postures for upper back and shoulder issues (computer users, any of us?) as well as how I respond when things I think should be easy… aren’t.

  7. Anna
    February 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona’s blog posted its newest installment in its STI Awareness series. It answers the question, “Can I get an STD from oral sex?” Includes information on teenagers’ (mis)perceptions about STI risk and the deleterious effects of virginity pledges.

  8. February 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Trans youth and informed consent – How should adults – and the medical profession – deal with trans youth? At what age can kids make informed medical decisions?

    Cut it open. Push it up. – Thoughts as I consider gender reassignment surgery.

    Health. Care. Healthcare. – Is there a difference between ‘healthcare’ and ‘queer healthcare’?

  9. February 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I wrote a love letter to the NHS. Go socialised medicine!

  10. February 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I have a couple posts about the way female performers’ images and voices are policed, particularly among critics.

  11. February 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Anyone in NYC interested in guerilla activism might want to check out the transgender-positive street art I have been doing in Midtown, particularly near the Metropolitan Community Church of New York on W 36th St between 9th and 10th Ave (where I am staying).

    Feel free to take pictures of my art and post them online. I don’t have a camera.

    And don’t be afraid of donating to the shelter I’m staying at, Sylvia’s Place. Go here and remember to write “Sylvia’s Place” in the comments box of your donation. Thank you.

  12. February 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Nothing can tear me away from my computer.

    Call For Miss Teen Indiana Contestants

    Body Memes

  13. February 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I wrote about some great books I’ve read recently as well as my new courses for the semester –

  14. February 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Sorry, it didn’t publish the link for whatever reason. I’ll try again!

  15. February 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Rape is Not That Hard to Define– Something bad happened to someone I love. I call it rape, and it frustrates me that other people don’t.

    On Punctuality and PhDs– I’m usually a very punctual person, but now I’m on the slow track to a PhD.

    The Revolution Will Be . . . Polite? SPARK has a new plan to combat gendered toy aisles. I examine the rhetoric of their call to action.

    Alabama Sen. McGill Says Paying Teachers Leads to Poor Education No. Really. He said that.

    Follow-Up to the Birth Debate: Of Homemade Bread and Privilege– My post last week about how the polarized way we discuss birth options limits the voices of less privileged women caused some controversy. Here’s my response.

  16. Ruthi
    February 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    As a UMich grad living in Boston, I’m pretty sure I am supposed to take issue with your last sentence.

  17. February 5, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Billionaires don’t have to go to jail when they try to kidnap sex workers and the women break an ankle.

    Pondering the premises behind the appeal in the Shafia trial, which has been labeled as an honour killing: It seems the goal of eradicating patriarchy tends to “colour the evidence.” Oh my.

    Everywhere are red hearts and flowers, some plastic, some silk, some real… The cheap sentimentality of Valentine’s Day is soon upon us. With this in mind, let us examine The “feminist” man. Yay. Or not.

    About threats of violence against politicians, most of them women. If I were an American in Missouri.

    Inspired by a local news story. When is burlesque empowering, and what isn’t? Empowerment sale – get yours today!

  18. jillian
    February 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    @ marsha – love the pro-hero post. i find “anti-bullying” messages are problematic because i find a lot of them hinge on the hope of the “ugly duckling” who will ultimately give comeuppances to the bully or “imagine the trouble you (might or might not) get into” if something horribly tragic happens to the victim. what if those things never happen? or maybe you just dont care? it also does not address the culpability of bystanders.

    pro-hero messages give power to everyone to do something. not just the bullies, not just the bullied.

  19. February 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I published my first erotic short.

    I started releasing the epic fantasy my partner and I have been writing. It’s available for free (updated Wednesdays) or a month’s worth of posts are available for purchase. Feel free to subscribe by email and get updates as soon as they go live! Comments and reviews are appreciated.

    I also blogged about:

    Sexism and Racism in Media

    White Privilege and Fiction

    SWTOR: Peer Pressure

    I have been a busy woman this week!

  20. February 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    My brain took on a collection of short stories by the always wonderful feminist noir author Natsuo Kirino.

  21. February 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    At my new blog, Reclaiming Our Lives, I posted about pleasure and orgasm in sexual abuse survivors (obvious triggers).

  22. February 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    This week I explored why Using “witch” as a slur supports xian patriarchy, so don’t so it! Highlights: etymology, dissection of puritan society, and snark!

    I also respond to the “hysteria” over the cases of teenage “hysteria” in New York. Spoiler: Hysteria is an invented “condition”.

    Since my mum started reading “Hunger Games” last week, and there was a touching interview between a mom and her daughter on the series, I posted “Hunger Games and Moms”

    A short piece of poetry and a picture of the powerfully magikal Lady Xoc.

    Lastly, I make a turn at the Intersection of Queer Theory and Goddess Thealogy. Spoiler: I take Queer Goddess Thealogy!

    And as always, I love comments. Thanks for all your great posts!! I am wicked inspired now!

  23. February 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Over the past few months I’ve been working on a video compiling about 100 examples of misogyny or misogyny-related activity in pop culture and politics, ranging from clips of Conan joking about Kirstie Alley’s weight, to Fox News’ reaction to John Edwards caring about his appearance (like a woman!) during the 2008 campaign, to anti-choice speeches made by House Republicans and Republican candidates, to examples of the flamboyant displays of masculinity required of our politicians, with a bibliography and references and a few paragraphs trying to connect the pop culture side with the political side. I’m still working on it, but I think it’s on its way to being done finally. I’ve posted it all here.

  24. February 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Race isn’t Based on the colour of one’s skin – so can we talk about how racism really functions?

    ‘One still ought to show the good manners to act ashamed’: thinking about The Poisonwood Bible and the intersection of race and disability.

  25. February 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Existence is not Entitlement, Erasure is not Acceptable: A discussion about why the desire to see marginalized people in urban fantasy does not amount to a sense of entitlement.

    Cover Snark: Bring on the Mantitteh!: Discussing how the sexualization men differs from that of women on the covers of urban fantasy books.

    Face Off: Elena vs Sookie, Battle of the Spunky Agents: A battle in which we attempt to decide who is the worst protagonist.

    Review of Blood Cross by Faith Hunter: Book 2 of the Jane Yellowrock Series

  26. February 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I wrote about the angering and shameful spectacle of watching the Indian government give the highest medal of bravery to a rapist.

    In a more different note, I also wrote about the effects of the Egyptian revolution on the emerging iconography of Muslim women.

  27. February 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I wrote about SGK and PP but that seems so old now…so here’s a piece I wrote this week about heterosexism:

  28. February 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    A post on Yayoi Kusama; the woman artist who was more famous than Warhol.

    I also updated the portfolio section of my site, check it out if you want to see some artwork!

  29. February 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm
  30. February 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    We put together an overview of all of the issues with Susan G. Komen for the Cure that have been raised in light of this week’s controversy: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Shows Their True Colors

  31. February 5, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I mostly wrote about feeling ambivalent about a Philip K Dick novel at Keep Your Bridges Burning this week, but I also posted kind of an awesome quote from Jewelle Gomez about intergenerational feminisms or whatever.

  32. February 5, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I wrote about and corrected some abortion myths last week!

  33. February 5, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    If you’re making chili for this sports thingy whatever today, I’ve got a great recipe posted for green rice to serve alongside it.

  34. February 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm
  35. February 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    At Pissed Off Woman, I hilariously skewer the global ignorance of an American women’s magazine:

    Hunting Elk and Foraging for Cowberries: The Secret to a Healthy Life

    I also write about the Occupy movement as a model for democratic government,

    and the success of Bank Transfer Day.

  36. February 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I wrote about the unexpected finding (made by a badass woman naturalist) that sea turtles don’t have sex chromosomes, and the discovery’s consequences for conservation, at

  37. February 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Aiken Department of Public Safety Master Corporal Sandra Rogers was the first female law enforcer killed in the line of duty in Aiken County’s history and in South Carolina’s history. She is also probably the first LGBT cop killed in US history.

    She and another woman, Cayce Vice, was killed by Joshua Jones just hours apart. Ms. Vice was killed in Augusta, Ga.

  38. JC
    February 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    This week OK4RJ bloggers wrote:

    an intro to Judith Butler for our feminist theory series:

    about the difference between reproductive rights and reproductive justice:

    about the phenomenon of women being anti-abortion in any case except their own:

    about how our family’s history with birth control and abortion influences us:

    AND about the SGK fiasco, anti-abortion zealot Randall Terry and a reproductive justice conference happening in the South:

  39. February 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    A quickie just now on you can be white and middle class and still feel left out of feminism because of those pesky kids.

  40. February 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm
  41. February 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    This week I wrote about finding feminism in beauty, fashion, and the everyday , reviewed the feminist classic dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, and shared a super cheap, chemical-free beauty secret. I also wrote about the Komen Foundation debacle, here and here, and about one of my favorite Gloria Steinem quotes.

  42. February 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I wrapped up my review of the four McKinsey “Women matter” reports this week, with a discussion of #4, in which the effectiveness of gender diversity initiatives gets rated.

  43. February 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I also wrote about The Manifesto for Action on Gender in Research. Read it, please, and if you agree, sign your name to it!

  44. February 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    This week I wrote a post on running, after finding out that women were prevented from participating in long-distance runs up until the mid 70s!

    And my thoughts on the meme ‘when did this become hotter than this?’

  45. February 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm
  46. February 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    wrote a lil somethin’ somethin’ on sexual violence as social ritual:

    and on the presumptions of privilege:

  47. February 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I wrote a post on why I refuse to read the famous play The Vagina Monologues:

  48. February 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Latest post in my series examining teh social construction of my own identity:

    Identities: Sex and Gender III — Dysmorphia

  49. February 5, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Happy Sunday!

    Why I love “Vag Magazine” and what it says about “Lifestyle Feminism”

    My feminist analysis of e.e. cumming’s Anyone Lived in a Little How Town (and why I’m scared of “settling down”)

  50. February 5, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I interviewed Sara Landeau, teacher for New York’s Willie Mae rock camp for women and girls, and guitarist for The Julie Ruin (featuring Kathleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox).

  51. Jo
    February 6, 2012 at 12:13 am

    This week I wrote about the intersection of feminism and asexuality, including what it means to me personally and what I struggle with about it.

    Being an Ace Feminist

  52. February 6, 2012 at 8:03 am
  53. February 6, 2012 at 8:48 am

    The ethics of “feminist” revenge in female-lead action films and whether the film industry is finally learning that women can have agency, too.

    And I wrote another call for Christian feminists — those who are followers of Christ and proudly call themselves feminists (not an oxymoron) — and for all those looking to reconcile their faith traditions with their feminism.

  54. February 6, 2012 at 9:53 am

    This week my writing partner Courtney, blogged a response to Lisa Khoury’s article re: women and tattoos. Check out Courtney’s awesome response at our blog:

  55. February 6, 2012 at 6:53 pm
  56. Summer Vega
    February 6, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    A political Friday fuck list which may be more of an angry rant this week. WE will try to be more positive next week.

  57. KateF
    February 7, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Well the big game has come and gone, but I’m still here:

  58. February 7, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Well, late, but still relevant, I’d hope. I wrote an op-ed about a video UConn’s student-fee-funded TV station ran that mocked survivors of sexual assault and eroticized violence against women.

  59. February 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    After watching a particularly offensive segment on the Today Show (shocking, yes!?), I wrote Today Show: “Aging is BAD (for Women)”.

  60. February 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I wrote an open letter to Unilad, an online magazine who say that the low conviction rate for rape is ‘good odds’ for men, believe that there is such a thing as ‘rape banter’, and think that sex with a pregnant woman constitutes a threesome.

    Dear Unilad:

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