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I did a couple of light hearted posts on Stupid Things Men Do and who would I be to not also do Stupid Things Women Do
A story on The Worst Date I Ever Had
Also about the Indonesian Politicians who blame the victim by banned miniskirts
Happy Sunday all!
Two from me this week. A look at gendered advertising to start with, and then some thoughts about the pitfalls of honesty in casual dating.
Looking forward to all of your links :-)
While researching for my term paper, I posted summaries of a couple of papers in the book Violence Renounced: Rene Girard, Biblical Studies, and Peacemaking.
Lent Madness finished up this week with some beautiful images of Mary Magdalen who went on to win the Golden Halo.
And I wrote about the liturgical treasure that is the Easter Triduum in answer to the question Why go to church on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday?
Wishing all those who observe it a Happy Passover and/or Happy Easter!
Breaking up is hard to do, even in a non-romantic situation:
Why must I show all my work, when the professor and the book don’t?
This week, I published a blog entry called:
“If you need quality, you need affirmative action”
“New research demonstrates that when affirmative action programs are used, the quality of the applicants increases.”
This is based on research recently published in Science, and it shows how just having affirmative action in place changes the pool of participants and attracts women with greater qualifications — with the effect that actual affirmative action intervention is rarely necessary. It’s a very cool study, and I describe the study and results on the blog.
This week, I wrote and entry called If you need quality, you need affirmative action.
It starts out:
“New research demonstrates that when affirmative action programs are used, the quality of the applicants increases.”
The research is very cool. Check it out!
Oh goody, another cute ‘accidental’ pregnancy movie! And a young actress wrote the script. How long must we shovel this s–t against the tide?
This is So Wrong
Will he spend eternity in a cozy cottage? Is that Heaven or Hell?
Thomas Kinkaide Died
Sweet Contradictions: Notes to My Daughter at 16 Months— A sappy, sentimental post about how much I’m enjoying watching my daughter figure out who she is.
Labels, Clothing, and Identity: Are You What You Wear?— Inspired by all the hoodie comments and some pics circulating on Facebook, this post looks at the complicated space between clothing and identity.
Politics, Women, and Online Commenters: Why I Need a ‘Faith in Humanity’ Screen— Some insane comments about Obama’s opinion that women should be allowed into Augusta make me contemplate the internet and the GOP’s stance that Obama is pandering to women.
We Don’t Need No Education: Blaming Students for Educational Failures-There are a lot of things we can blame for poor education outcomes; students shouldn’t be one of them.
Shoes, Pain, and Practicality– I don’t wear shoes that hurt. If that’s radical, I guess I’m radical.
What Melanie Fiona Tells Us About ‘Real’ Women– Uncovering messages of gender essentialism in Melanie Fiona’s songs about cheating lovers.
An addendum to my Adrienne Rich post from last week.
And this doesn’t really have anything to do with feminism or activism, but being a child of the 90s, I wrote a short piece about a photo series chronicling the last days of Kurt Cobain.
First and most importantly, I am organizing a blog carnival for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and would love to find more people who are willing to participate.
In Unnecessary Asshattery, I ranted about one journalist’s irrelevant and illogical fat-shaming in an otherwise inspirational article about running.
I also posted about why I write about my health and when my students ask about condoms.
This week, the Toronto Sun, bastion of progressive thought, calls transgendered Miss Universe contestant Jenna tarackova a she/he on their front cover, because they are all kinds of classy
Oh, Toronto sun, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised…
Long time lurker here. Long story short – my “Disney and Gender” college class has inspired me to start a blog. Watching Disney movies as an adult has given me so much nightmare fuel that I’ve decided to spread the mental anguish. Grab the brain bleach and steel wool – you’ll need it – ‘cuz this is “Ruining Disney”.
All links are NSFW.
My first post takes a look at a seriously problematic sequence in Sword in the Stone. Trigger warning for rape / sexual harassment.
I also started a weekly feature – Sunday Screencaps. This week we take a look at anal beads in Cinderella.
I work for an abortion provider, and some of the news about proposed laws limiting procedures by gestational age (and the commentary about them in feminist circles) led me to write Computing Gestational Age in Pregnancy (as a Feminist Issue)
My second link doesn’t seem to be working, so let’s try that again…
Lost Girl The conflicts in the show aren’t due to their race, or their gender, or their sexuality, or anything else – they’re due to the people. The individuals.
Self Fulfilling Prophecies Fans that have been demanding, for years, that they respond to their desires and allow them to pay for their hard work and amazing product. In the process, the merchants have only hindered them, and punished them, and demanded that they, in return, purchase products in a manner that consumers don’t want to purchase through.
What is Art A good game soundtrack can set to tone to the world and add important atmospheric tensions. Fallout 3’s soundtrack contrasted deeply with the wasteland, and never was this more accurately thrust at us than in the teaser trailer. I know I’m not the only fan that still gets a shiver when they hear “I don’t want to set the world on fire…”
Well. I reviewed John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a Shoah novel that I found morally reprehensible, also a science fiction novel by Adam Roberts called Yellow Blue Tibia, which I loved, a sf novel by Charles Stross called Halting State which I strongly disliked and a sf novel by Marcel Theroux called Far North which I hated.
I’m giving away 100 wildflower “bombs” on my site this week. Stick ’em in the dirt, water, and enjoy, year after year:
Back To Green Gables, in which I revisit a beloved book from my childhood.
For Easter Sunday: Open The Book
I wrote a bit about the bias of judges in the New York Times Ethicist contest on the ethics of eating meat, and suggested an alternative. I’ll be posting my entry in two weeks…
Had I mentioned previously my post for pi day included a bit about autism acceptance? (Sorry if so…)
My blog is primarily a food blog, with occasional forays into food policy – however, the nerds among us may be interested in browsing recent recipes which weigh heavily in the nerdy direction.
I wrote a lot of reviews this week, for some reason.
I review David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, and cheer on the lack of a love triangle. And try to avoid making jokes about phalluses. Unfortunately, I mostly fail.
I also review Pamela Dean’s cult-classic fantasy novel Tam Lin, which is One of the Best Things Ever. Well, maybe not ever – but it’s a love letter to people who love literature, or who consider themselves nerds, or who are in (or miss) college. And it’s based off a scottish ballad. So I gush about it.
And finally, I get so sick of my migraines that I write them a song. Which is… interesting. (sadly, experimentation tells me the migraines don’t seem to care whether I sing them a song or not. But I shall persevere).
Where’s our attention: on the good stuff or the bad? http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/wheres-our-attention-on-good-stuff-or.html
7 tips for nurturing compassionate children: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/7-tips-for-nurturing-compassionate.html
Why we need humane education: study shows children don’t get enough outside playtime: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-we-need-humane-education-study.html
I posted about the difficulties in fully empathising with groups you’re not a part of, and the need for a stronger masculist movement.
Please check out our fledgling blog, where two overeducated feminist moms write about pop culture, parenting, quitting grad school, and funny memoir stories. The writing is good (so we hear) and real (so we hope). Recent stories include:
A feminist analysis/chat/love fest for Hunger Games.
Our reactions to Adrienne Rich’s death, one about teaching Rich at a community college, one about reading Rich with a bunch of white boys in Oklahoma.
Strip for This is my personal blog about stripping, anarchism, feminism, sex, etc.
In response to a recent ban on a series of American Apparel ads in the UK, I ask- “Are American Apparel Ads ‘Pornographic and Exploitative’?”
I’m starting a series on the life of Sara Baartman, aka the “Hottentot Venus”.
A thought towards more productive social justice conversations: ‘I’m having a think about the way conversations about contentious topics run, and how to keep them spiralling out of control.’
Good girls and bad girls: what happens when the dichotomy gets on your bad side?
Common sense and sensibility: dealing with harrowing content in the classroom.
[Introduction] The Last Name Project. The first of a new series co-hosted by my blog, from two to one , and The Feminist Mystique on how individuals and couples decide on what to do with their name if/when they marry. If you are interested in participating in this series, email Danielle at danielle [at] fromtwotoone [dot] com or Shannon at hill [dot] shannonp [at] gmail [ dot] com.
[Preface] The Last Name Project. I wrote a preface to the new The Last Name Project series on why my husband and I chose to resist patriarchal norms for the woman to take the man’s last name upon marriage.
Good Friday. I wrote a reflection on Good Friday in anticipation of Easter Sunday.
My big thing to promote this Sunday is my talk tomorrow at Northwestern University’s Sex Week. The topic:
“How to hate women and have terrible sex: A look at misogynistic myths about sex and how they make sex worse for everyone.”
More details here:
Also, check out these:
Gay/bisexual men with eating disorders may benefit from relationships
New psychological research examines eating disorder symptoms in gay/bisexual men compared to straight men
The newest posts at the feminist Doctor Who blog, Doctor Her:
The 51st Century and the Future of Sex.
Where Are the Girl Daleks?
Companions in Comics: The Coming Out of Izzy Sinclair.
#include std_disclaimer.h. A post exploring how to write critically as a fan, and how much of a “disclaimer” one should attach to these criticisms. Also has an interesting comment discussion!
Jack Harkness and How We Judge LGBT Characters.
Sorry about that random link in the second-to-last Doctor Her entry. Don’t know what happened there. That does NOT take you to the comments, but to the next post.
I wrote a little about body snarking on Facebook and made the case for a proactive life.
Occupy Easter (and similar sentiments)
My poetry page:
http://www.allpoetry.com/Tame I write poems with Pagan and feminist themes.
My band pages:
http://www.vampirefreaks.com/Blackskye (old demos but
still an active page)
ew demos. looking for members interested in starting a pagan symphonic metal band)
Psycophatia Sexualis – Trans issues from 1906 – Found a great book at a used book store. Highlights include “Cunnilingus [is a] horrible sexual act [which is] committed only by sensual men who have become satiated or impotent from excessive indulgence in a normal way.”
Delayed Puberty – Thoughts on the WPATH guidelines for trans youth.
Merry Month of May describes all the festivals in New Mexico in May that I am attending. If you in the area you should think about one or all of these. Some are geeky, some are spiritual, some are psychedelic, some are all!
3SidedWhole’s Annual Women’s Retreat is the official announcement for the event in the Rio Puerco Valley in New Mexico. All meals included, art, music, and ceremony by DJ Phive, Sara Anon, Chance Katz and many more! A real at $40 a ticket, limited work trade available!
The Goose Who Laid The Golden Egg is my offerings or the Pagan Blog Project this week. I loosely explore the bounty of goose eggs and some pagan mythology surrounding the slain goose of the famous fable.
Coatlicue is a devotional on the Goddess with a photo of her statue from Mexico City and a short poem.
Beltane Guide 2012 is an update of an older post that gives a quick synopsis of the Pagan holiday. It celebrates sexuality and sensuality in its many and infinite forms. Have you ever danced a Maypole?
I posted about the origins of AIDS. There are a lot of myths out there, but the real story, supported by scientific and historical records, is much more interesting! Did you know that we have intriguing evidence that HIV as we know it has been in existence since at least the 1930s?
Also, a somewhat older piece about new forms of male contraception on the horizon has been getting a lot of play lately for some reason. I see it as a sign that more males would like to share the birth-control burden, which is great.
I wrote about Indian-Americans and caste:
Indian-Americans, Caste Politics and Development
It’s National Grilled Cheese Month, and I’m posting a different sandwich every day in April. Here are the entries for the first week:
Turkey Club Grilled Cheese with Chipotle Mayo
Ham and Pineapple Grilled Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese
Chicken Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup Grilled Cheese
BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese
Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese
NEWS FROM THE FUTURE: First Martian Elephant Achieves Personhood
It’s still Sunday where I am!
I discussed a new scientific paper that debunked the idea that red lipstick is meant to symbolize female genitalia.
Then I went on a little rant about the parliamentary debate in Canada regarding a bill that would protect trans rights.
And stay tuned, because later this week I’ll be posting something about Hawaiian birds.
Our week at Muslimah Media Watch:
Merium looked at the work of Pakistani activist and Courage Award recipient Shad Begum.
Sana rolled her eyes at coverage of Asma al-Assad and other first ladies made out to be glamourous, despite really sketchy politics.
Guest contributor Maheen wrote about Islamophobia in the United States in the context of the murder of Shaima Alawadi (although the most recent reports suggest that the latter’s death was a case of family violence and not an anti-Muslim hate crime).
And I rounded things off with a look at a Muslim contestant on Project Runway Philippines, women ninjas in Iran, and a great post on writing about gender in the Middle East.
Bisexuality: a privilege, it’s not. If you’re tired of being erased and having no place, good news, other bi/pan/fluid people are too:
Sorry, that link didn’t go through, so I’m just gonna write it out:
Bi / pan / fluid /not-straight-not-gay people, we’re looking for submissions, so if you feel it, check the guidelines and fire away…
Memo to evopsych fans: attraction is complicated.
An alleged “joke” on Reddit leads me to think about the different beauty myths for men and women (TW for body hate)
It’s fun to impersonate pickup artists!
A post on the Self Portrait with Model, a subgenre of portraiture in which a clothed male artist poses with a nude female model. What does this unchanging structure say about artists’ perceptions of gender and power?
We, at Douche, Bag and Shoes, have been very busy this week:
On changing your name after marriage – i remember someone asking for contributions about this last week – please feel free to get in touch:
Women in pop and masculinity:
Our response to the Samantha Brick shit-storm:
I know we’re a little late for US audiences, but this is our response to the America’s Next Top Model All-Stars finale, sub-titled: ‘what the hell happened to Angelea?’:
Rihanna and domestic violence, trigger warning for discussion of domestic abuse:
TV can’t (won’t?) cast an ugly woman:
Comment on the sex-tape phenomenon:
The body police, a case-study of a piece by UK ‘journalist’, Lorraine Kelly. Trigger warning for discussion of eating disorders.
Middle of exams/final papers so I just wrote an *intense* piece about my seven year anniversary of living in Toronto and some of the things I’ve accomplished.
My second ever blog post on why being abused in the street and called fat hurt more than the anti-Semitism and ableism rather amazingly got picked up by Liberal Conspiracy blog. The experience really highlighted to me why fat is still so very much a Feminist issue. (NB the comments there are quite triggering re: fat and women – rather proving my point I would say!)
Who doesn’t like a good RED FOX painting? It took me more than a month to finish so at least give it a good once over and say how much you love it.
Peek around a bit and see what I have to offer if you would.
Also have a look here at #7 and vote for me.
And apologies for reposting in last week’s promotion thread. I got a bit ahead of myself there.
Dessa enlightens – in a very personal way – around disability issues for Shetroit.com: Women Dreaming Detroit. Here’s her post on the thrill (and trepidation) of dancing for the first time in her wheelchair.
Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)
I wrote about Samantha Brick’s article in the British newspaper the Daily Mail – the one in which she claimed other women hated her because she was beautiful.
I took a belated look at Jonathan Franzen’s bumbling essay on Edith Wharton, and what happens when narcissistic male critics try to understand a woman’s writing:
Just because some people don’t believe in dragons, doesn’t mean they aren’t threatening the American Way of Life (with Mitt Romney, obvs).
Oh I almost forgot, my post on the group weight loss blog this week is about navigating weight maintenance while having daughters (tw for weight issues on the whole site)
The Provider Project has launched a snazzy new website and we’re introducing an expanded mission statement and a new editorial board. Soon we’ll be bringing you updates on the wider world of women’s health — from abortion to Pap smears to emergency medicine and herbalism. Check it out!
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