69 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. June 24, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Chelsea Lately, Nelsan Ellis and a Whole Lot of Problems : Nelsan Ellis sits down with Lately to discuss the character Lafayette on True Blood and in the process reveals some highly problematic ideas of what he believes gay men are truly like.

    True Blood Season Five, Episode Two: Authority Always Wins : Once again we have some thoughts on the latest episode of True Blood

    Cover Snark: Heroines on their Knees : A writer creates an ass kicking female character, yet somehow they end up on their knees repeatedly on book covers

    Face Off: Werewolf vs Werewolf : We examine why we see werewolves so rarely and question which form they should take when they do appear.

  2. June 24, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I went back into the Scottish parliament to watch MSPs tell Rhoda Grant that her proposed Bill to criminalise the purchase of sex needs much moar listening. So that was fun.

  3. June 24, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Female Friendships in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Why are there so few of them? Why don’t women talk to each other in SF/F? Are all SF/F heroines under some kind of horrible curse that prevents them from talking to other women?
    Also, recommendations!

    And Final Thoughts on American Idol Season 11 (AKA, the Season of the Robot Women): Racism in the Discussions of runner-up Jessica Sanchez; The White Guy With Guitars Phenomenon and, of course, the continued Robot-ization of Female Fans and Female Contestants.
    Plus, a list of awesome performances! (because talking about racism and misogyny made me sad, so I watched all the awesome performances again)

  4. June 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    On an anti-choice billboard campaign in Dublin.

    On a company that makes products for vaginas, but can’t bring themselves to say vagina.

  5. June 24, 2012 at 9:44 am

    This week, I looked at Mindy Kaling’s article, “Why You Need a Man, Not a Boy” in men and boys, and wrote a very short post about getting pegged.

  6. June 24, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Jen and Lauren write about trying to raise daughters who are fearless and brave and totally embodied and awesome.

    Jen writes about her Wallenda wannabe 3 year old.

    Lauren uses Title IX as a springboard to talk about her own history as a girl/athlete/non-athlete and how she hopes her daughters take more risks than she did.

  7. June 24, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I’ve been loving everyone’s responses to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in The Atlantic — my own take imagines how the editors conceived to frame the piece and ask those “hard” questions about whether feminists sold young women a bill of goods.

    Let’s blame feminism, version 984,026

    And on a very different note: in light of the film Brave, why do all these American children’s films feature characters with Scottish accents (even when they’re about Vikings, for example)?

  8. June 24, 2012 at 10:04 am

    After finally reading that Wurtzel piece (after Jill’s post piqued my interest), I wrote a couple posts in response:
    Children: They’re People, You Know?
    Well, I Guess I’m Not a Feminist After All

    I also wrote a post on finding time to do creative work when you have children.

    And I’ve got a post on how the commenters who didn’t see the big deal about those Adidas shackle shoes aren’t taking the neutral stance they think they are. If you are silencing people who are offended by racism, you’re supporting racism.

  9. June 24, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I have been blogging about the need for a revolution for a family friendly US for years.

    My twitter hashtag is #familyfriendlyUS
    @Redstocking Gran

    Facebook Page
    Revolution for Family Friendly US

    Movement for a Family Friendly US

    Nonviolent Revolution for a Family Friendly US

  10. June 24, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I started a personal journal recently in which I discuss everything from anti-feminist fallacies to political ideas and a few things about me: http://mellowness.dreamwidth.org/

    In the most recent entry, I talk about the application of an anarchist idea. You might find it intriguing, even if you disagree with anarchist principles.

  11. June 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

    This week I wrote about the particular isolation of male rape survivors:


    Tackled some fat shame at the comments of Jezebel:


    And added Snow White and the Huntsman to my series on the gender of this summer’s Blockbusters:


  12. June 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I looked at the limitations of using beauty and fashion chatter as a way to bond with other women, and examined female friendship in general.

  13. June 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I wrote about cultural appropriation, inspired by some insane cultural appropriation stuff —- and its connections to caste.

    Casteism and Cultural Appropriation

  14. June 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

    To wrap up pride month, a couple LGBT and genderqueer reading and link lists. (Note: the second link on my post isn’t mine, but another Tumblr blogger’s list, though it’s a far more comprehensive one than I could provide — I hope this is okay.)

  15. June 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I have ulcerative colitis and my husband as azoospermia (no sperm), and I’m pursuing my Master’s of Social Work so I can counsel people diagnosed with chronic or terminal illnesses.

    Do you live with chronic illness? I’m looking for people to share their story! Here are the details: How Do You Live With Chronic Disease? Stories From Survivors.

    Thank you!

  16. June 24, 2012 at 10:37 am
  17. June 24, 2012 at 10:47 am

    MMW’s week:

    Tasnim wrote about racism between different immigrant groups in Sweden.

    Diana reviewed a Bengali film that won in the Documentary Short Film category at the recent Mumbai International Queer Film Festival.

    I reviewed a new book about scholarship and activism among Muslim women in the United States.

    And Eren wrote about a recent Islamic Style festival that took place in Russia.

  18. June 24, 2012 at 10:56 am

    The continued objectification of female sports fans in the press and feeble attempts to redress the balance.
    The Beautiful Game:

    Former lads’ mag editor turned paternal moraliser. How conservatism and misogyny becomes cloaked by ‘concern’.
    Conservatism by any other name:

  19. June 24, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Domestic Violence Survivors Battle Within the Courts: Confronting Retaliatory Litigation

  20. June 24, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Domestic Violence Survivors Battle Within the Courts: Confronting Retaliatory Litigation

  21. June 24, 2012 at 11:08 am


    Domestic Violence Survivors Battle Within the Courts: Confronting Retaliatory Litigation

  22. June 24, 2012 at 11:25 am

    This week at Nursing Clio:


    -Better Babies, Fitter Families, and Toddlers and Tiaras: Eugenics in American History

    – Sexy nuns of the Middle Ages; Giggle water and petting parties; and the women of Watergate – all on Sunday Morning Medicine.

  23. June 24, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Where were the lesbian pop artists?

    And a post on Katharina Fritsch, an artist playing with electric colors, scale, and repetition whose work has been referred to as “art that goes bump in the night”.

  24. Dominique
    June 24, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Addicted mothers and babies:a narrative in which women are just like Komodo dragons. Aka, they reproduce by themselves.

    With friends like these, you might as well get drowned in a bathtub… The protesting students of La CLASSE get some “help” from local comedians.

  25. June 24, 2012 at 11:42 am
  26. June 24, 2012 at 11:46 am

    My response to a major World of Warcraft guild’s policy of “No Girls Allowed.”

    A few thoughts on fat and morality.

    A few words on man-jewelry and guyliner.

  27. June 24, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Crazy busy this week! Time for only one blog entry: Only the lonely, in which I muse about isolation, community, and friendship.

  28. June 24, 2012 at 11:54 am

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman:

    Ninety Pounds of Girlie Evil
    BBC Merlin’s Morgana often gets a bad rap as the villain of the show, but is there actually something legitimate to her side of the story?

    Guest Post: Buffy Virgin Watches Season One
    I didn’t know there were any people this unfamiliar with Buffy left, but our guest writer, Elizabeth Kobayashi, took the time to get into a show she’s never seen.

    Leave John Carter Alone!
    John Carter may have flopped at the box office, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad portrayal of women. Actually, in some places, it’s pretty awesome.

    The Importance of Being Lily Erickson

    Lily and Barney on How I Met Your Mother represent two different sides of a surprisingly healthy view on sex, and how sex should be presented on television.

    Check us out this week when we talk about Portal, Loki’s gender identity, and more!

  29. June 24, 2012 at 11:56 am

    This week at The Provider Project….

    Kelly writes about how “Midwifery Care Is a Human Right” in response to a recent New York Times article on the midwife as “status symbol.”

    Amy discusses how the struggle of a group of migrant workers is related to reproductive justice in “Another Kind of Reproductive Justice Struggle.”

    And just in case you missed it…check out Lily’s post on “HBO’s ‘Girls’ and Missed Opportunities for Sexual Health Education.”

  30. June 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    This week on Grey Skies: I’m afraid of Siri BECAUSE OF THE IMPENDING ROBOT UPRISING!


    -Meredith L.

  31. June 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    This week, my blog was visited by a guy who thinks that there is an evil feminist conspiracy aimed at making him miserable: http://clarissasblog.com/2012/06/21/conspiracy-theories/

    My response to the recent controversial article in The Atlantic on “choice feminism”: http://clarissasblog.com/2012/06/19/by-readers-request-article-commentary/

  32. June 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    This week, I wrote about a term I have come to hate: The Honey Do List

    Also, Title IX turned 40! Yay!

    I also spent some time writing about how female friendships grow and change

  33. June 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Over at Care2.com, I wrote about whether or not women can, in fact, have it all.

    I also wrote about a new study that was released, saying new moms tend to turn to Facebook for support.

    Finally, I tackled the ethics of childbearing

  34. June 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Livetweeting Braveheart. No great social commentary, but a lot of snark. Language warning.

    Why I Protest

    A realization, followed by a great deal of Answer Syndrome and Mansplaining. A fine example of the craft.
    (may be triggery for those who have issues with condescention)

  35. June 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I’ve written 2 posts this week [TW: rape culture, sexism]

    Victimhood Theatre – on Julian Assange fleeing to Ecuador’s embassy in London and asking for political asylum to avoid being questioned in Stockholm about the sexual assaults he has not even been charged with, and choosing World Refugee Day for this charade… Yuck!

    Sciene in Heels – on the European Commission’s new campaign “Science: It’s A Girl Thing!” that aims at encouraging girls* and women* to pursue scientific careers and yet, employs every sexist stereotype in the book (and lots and lots of pink, of course).

    And I also loved this post on Womanist Musings: It’s Not Hard for Privileged People to Pretend to be Marginalized.

  36. June 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    This week at re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, David followed up on his previous analysis of the Instead Softcup’s advertising campaign that appears at first to be positive about menstrual sex; Kati Bicknell joins our team with her first post, writing about the pleasures of menstrual charting and building a smartphone charting app; and Heather wrote about how in her efforts to make anticipating menstruation positive for her young daughter, she now must explain to her disappointed preschool son that he will not get to have “the good blood”. And as always, we’ve got an assortment of recommended weekend reading, including a place to find amazing life-size models of menstruating and non-menstruating uteruses.

  37. June 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    #7 on my 30 Things to Do Before I’m 30 is to “master a new language.” Here’s my take on why I want to master Russian.

    On God’s Fatherhood vs. Earthly Patriarchy. A new take on the complementarianism/egalitarianism debate.

    Kat contributes to The Last Name Project on why she took her husband’s name, then hyphenated, and then went back to her name of origin.

    A compilation of some of the best articles and blog posts I’ve read this week: What I Read.

  38. June 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Two great pieces on Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona’s blog this week:

    What’s the Difference Between Generic and Brand-Name Birth Control?: Generics can save you money, but are they the same in terms of potency, side effects, and more? This is a really interesting article that illuminates aspects of pharmacology I hadn’t thought about much before. Read the piece and thank a pro-choice pharmacist for writing it!

    Becoming a Woman: The newest member of our blogging team shares her experience as a trans woman, connecting her relationship to the concept of the “vagina” to the recent controversy over the use of the word in Michigan.

  39. June 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    What we see depends on what we look for: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/what-we-see-depends-on-what-we-look-for.html

    “I hate the environment!” The importance of educating in age-appropriate ways: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/i-hate-environment-importance-of.html

    Youth changemaker Brittany Trilford: “The Future I Want” http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/youth-changemaker-brittany-trilford.html

  40. JC
    June 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    “Pride Festivals have become one of the most hypocritical events to happen to queer communities in recent years.” http://ok4rj.org/2012/06/the-shame-of-pride/

    “Feminist Theory Series: If Womyn Ruled the World” http://ok4rj.org/2012/06/feminist-theory-series-if-women-ruled-the-world/

    Trans* Baby Boom

  41. June 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Last week I wrote about the sexy gender bending photos of male model Bap­tiste Giabi­coni and how I think it relates to poses, gender performance, and the ritual of subordination.

    Gendered Poses: A Physical Vocabulary

  42. June 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I have two pieces up on the SFWeekly site this week:

    Models at a prominent BDSM website are protesting an abrupt change in payment policy that puts them on straight commission with no minimum payment. One model claims that she was given the boot by management when she began circulating a letter for models to sign in protest of the policy.

    Also, for Pride, a look back at the homophobia of yesteryear: specifically, a very ugly “educational” film called “Boys Beware” intended to warn teenage boys about predatory homosexuals.

  43. June 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I’m in the middle of a series on 30 Books I’m Glad I Read Before Age 30.

    And an asana series for the hips, where I looked at wild thing: the hard way and the easy way.

  44. June 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    At the beginning of last week, I launched Breakthrough: The Gender Stereotypes Project in the UK.

    This is a two-week pilot programme in a school in central London that explores the influence of gender stereotypes. Click on the website front page to sign up to updates. Week 2 is about to begin!

    Breakthrough follows the successful Hamleys campaign which I led last December which resulted in the toyshop scrapping its gender signs.

    I wrote about Breakthrough in the Huffington Post.

  45. June 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    An interview with me was published on the “Science” website this week, called Equality for Quality.

    And I’m jumping into the #sciencegirlthing debate. I was on the “gender expert” panel and don’t see our recommendations reflected at all in the teaser video that was a viral fiasco this week. I’m sitting here right now writing on this for the Guardian Science. Keep an eye on my blog — where I write a lot about gender balance issues in higher ed — at http://curt-rice.com

  46. Ann
    June 24, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Six months into 2012, Google Doodles STILL haven’t honored a single woman in the United States. My blog, Speaking Up, highlights the women they don’t, and this week I’m running a series to acknowledge that 50% of the year has gone by without anything like 50% representation in the Doodles. Tonight, I started the series off with a Second Open Letter to Google.

  47. June 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    In Weeping, Lamentation, and Hope, I wrote about hope as a theological virtue, praying with the psalms of lamentation, and what’s going on when I cry at church.

    And continuing with my studies on Paul, this week I noticed a bit of wordplay in the writings of St. John Chrysostom, and posted this Catholic’s impression of an Eastern Orthodox View of Paul.

  48. June 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Review: Pixar’s Brave is Braver Than it Looks
    On what I think was actually revolutionary about Brave, despite some of the traditional princess tropes.

    Dear Evangelicals: Stop Talking About a “Culture of Death”
    On the problems of anti-choice rhetoric.

    The Incredible Helplessness of Men: Lust Edition
    About the Rielle Hunter/John Edwards affair and the media’s fixation on Hunter’s body.
    and Epilogue
    About evil internet commenters.

    Modesty, Body Policing, and Empowerment: The Hijab (Pt 1)
    Modesty, Body Policing and Empowerment: The Hijab (Pt 2)
    A response to Nadiya Takolia’s article in The Guardian about how she considers wearing hijab an empowering, political feminist choice.

  49. June 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Stuff I’ve written lately:

    Women who don’t like sexual aggression from strangers are prudish children. Or childish prudes. Or something. : On how a story about being made uncomfortable sexually was turned by a psychologist into an opportunity to mock sexual harassment

    Video games are like porn : On identifying with a video game character and what that means when the character is threatened with rape

    Gender identification in video games, part 2 : A much more thorough consideration of gender in terms of identifying with your video game character, with three very different video games considered

    I didn’t tell him not to murder, that it would assuredly land him on death row…that would be mean. : On the creative ways some Baptist ministers have found to condemn recent condemnations of homosexuality without giving up their own view that it’s still a sin

    Don’t tell me to smile : Guys…don’t tell a woman she looks angry or order her to smile. Just don’t.

    What’s wrong with “Don’t rape” : Why I have a problem with telling men not to rape

    Am I too hard on Psychology Today? : My response to a prominent psychologist’s suggestion that I’m just too unforgiving of the magazine.

  50. June 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    http://clantilyscad.com Politicking with Dick Jokes.

    @HeardinBK Send me your hipster quotes.

    “My dream is to make a living writing dick jokes for people that have been to college.”

  51. Kay
    June 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Did a piece addressing some of the issues I have with how the media has handled Pride Month:


  52. June 24, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    This week was a little hectic, but I still needed to write about two things. I wrote about Rape And the Language of Reporting in the Jerry Sandusky trial.

    I also wrote about the proposed testosterone testing for female Olympians in the (slightly inflammatory sounding) International Olympic Committee or Gender Police?

  53. June 25, 2012 at 12:20 am


    I think that This Is How is an awful book. Warning: mention and details of eating disorders and stupid treatment ideas.

  54. June 25, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Here’s a short post about a couple of groundbreaking female athletes you probably haven’t heard of:


    Thanks! Happy week!

  55. June 25, 2012 at 8:08 am

    this week I wrote about the impossibility of maintaining a social life and one’s weight.
    trigger warning maybe for food issues?


  56. June 25, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Why bringing up “false accusations” in a discussion about rape is a derailing tactic.

    Whose Last Name? A Response to Dierks Bently
    – a post about the song “My Last Name” and the pressure on women to change their name when they get married.

    The Apathy Problem
    : Why don’t more women vote?

  57. June 25, 2012 at 9:29 am
  58. pheenobarbidoll
    June 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    @ Sierra-

    Color me unsurprised that you lumped Gen X in with Boomers. We are the Lost Generation, after all. Evidently, we’re still lost because you don’t even know who we are. Not hard to accept disappointment when you expect it.

    Gen x’ers never told anyone they were special. We learned at in kindergarten there’s no such thing, we learned it when we ended up being latch key kids because our boomer parents were out fulfilling themselves (until they settled down and had you later in life. Discarded toys? Yeah. Tell us about it.) and we were the *first* generation in history to work twice as hard as previous generations for half as much, and no chance to ever breach the gap. The first to not own homes. The first to have no assets. Investments? Ha. The first to know SS is a rug that will be pulled from under us. You’re the lazy electronic generation- we were the lazy MTV generation.Thanks for noticing. You’re Echo Boomers though, so we didn’t really expect to be noticed. Sure don’t expect you to know we went through it before you. We’d have to actually count for that to happen.

  59. June 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    got cosplay?

    HeroesCon 2012 (Charlotte, NC)

  60. June 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm


    I included Gen X only because the original speech was addressed to 17-year-olds, who are more likely the grandchildren than children of the Boomers.

  61. June 25, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Still working my way through all these links- I love these sunday threads!

  62. Treebeard
    July 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I don’t know where to put this, but maybe someone can tell me – why are comments closed on all the old Hunger Games threads? They’re not that old, and most other threads around that age still have open comments. I just finished the book and wanted to discuss it… :-(. I’m not sure I’m going to bother to read the next book, so if those threads are open, that’s not helpful. I wanted to discuss how the world-building in the book fails to take into account anything about human reproduction (what happens if a 15 year old girl chosen as a tribute is pregnant?) and sexual violence (don’t tell me that a game that can lead to sadistically cutting someone’s face before you kill them never leads to rape), so I particularly wanted to discuss on a feminist website, not just any discussion place. Can anyone recommend a good one?

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