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  1. BalancingJane
    BalancingJane September 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm |

    Are Parents Asking for “Special Treatment”: The Feministe thread on children in public left me confused.

    The Day I Walked Out of Church: Are Faith and Feminism Incompatible?- Going against everything I’d learned growing up about respecting a place of worship, one day I was compelled to leave.

  2. Leopard
    Leopard September 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm |

    This week, I write about Seth Macfarlane’s movie, Ted. Many defend it from claims of sexism, racism and homophobia, asserting that they are simply jokes not to be taken seriously. But are these jokes really as harmless as some think?

  3. Anna
    Anna September 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm |

    We posted about the updated Pap testing guidelines (spoiler: they now recommend they start later and are less frequent).

    We also posted a piece about fetal alcohol syndrome in observation of Fetal Alcohol Awareness Day on September 9 — hey, that’s today!

    Plus another link rundown — including some good news, this time, along with the usual enraging stuff!

    And if you’re in Arizona (or just interested in Arizona politics), please check out our ongoing Meet Our Candidates series, featuring Q&As with pro-choice candidates!

  4. Tori
    Tori September 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm |

    I wrote More Political Postings on why I think it’s important to help elect more progressive legislators in my state — even if they are, technically, not the ones representing my district.

    On yoga and chronic pain — Not all pain is good pain, but at the same time, not all pain is bad pain. [Last link contains a diagram of the pelvic floor muscles. May not be SFW.]

    And How to Talk About Sex… and Books… at School. On the condom-toting RV that comes to my campus. [Post contains a photo of a condom. May be NSFW.]

  5. Anna
    Anna September 9, 2012 at 7:09 pm |

    Oops, here’s a working link for the fetal alcohol syndrome piece. Sorry!

  6. Clarissa
    Clarissa September 9, 2012 at 7:09 pm |

    In this thread we shared our impressions of a magazine cover to see where the gender-related message came from, the cover itself or our own expectations:

    My male students discover why women wear clothes:

    The Hollywood view of history:

  7. djiril
    djiril September 9, 2012 at 7:15 pm |

    Well, I wrote about the ballad Erlinton this week:
    Not the most interesting ballad I’ve done, but if anyone here is interested in the subject of traditional English and Scottish ballads I would welcome some feedback on my blog, feminist or otherwise.

  8. JetGirl
    JetGirl September 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm |

    When a math test can be completely fair, but your math anxiety bites you in the ass anyway:

    Once you’ve lost math confidence, can you regain it?

    Are limits in calculus really that mind-boggling?

  9. Rillion
    Rillion September 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm |

    Stuff I’ve written lately:

    Geek news: Brief tidings of one unfortunate event and one very fortunate event that should be of interest to geeky type people

    Atheism Minus: On the recent decision of atheist feminist blogger Jen McCreight to put the blogging aspect on hold for a while

    Ew, gross, ban that: On the psychological underpinnings of disgust as a reflexive response translating into a social moral emotion, to the point of creating cultural norms and legislation

  10. Ryan
    Ryan September 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm |

    This week I wrote about about why Christians need to stop talking about virginity.

  11. Avital
    Avital September 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm |

    I wrote about the AU professor who breastfed in class & the school paper who made it a story.

    and bluemilk & I wrapped up our season’s long worth of True Blood discussions by finally posting our thoughts on the finale.

  12. alynn
    alynn September 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm |

    This week I wrote a little about the DNC and gay rights. I also covered Lana Del Rey’s GQ photo shoot.

  13. Kathy
    Kathy September 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm |

    I wrote a short post about women and anger, and I reviewed a couple books.

  14. Damiane
    Damiane September 9, 2012 at 7:40 pm |

    This week I reviewed Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, which is a decent YA novel by James Patterson.

  15. canbebitter
    canbebitter September 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm |

    This week, I gave my take on the Bic For Her pens:

    Also at canbebitter: one university’s take on desirable outcomes for male and female graduates

  16. Dominique
    Dominique September 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm |

    Pondering the differing stereotypes of men and women on their own. Hey Lone Cowboy, step aside: Women can laugh alone without salad.

  17. Taylor
    Taylor September 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm |

    Wrote about why “I’m not here to educate you” is education.

  18. tigtog
    tigtog September 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm | *

    After hardly touching the Feminism 101 blog for a year, I just sent out a “Call for Feminism 101 Links”, a feature which I’m aiming to do every month or so. If you’ve written a solid 101 piece, or there’s a 101 link that you’re sharing around a lot, please drop it there.

  19. Jacqueline Antonovich
    Jacqueline Antonovich September 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm |

    This week at Nursing Clio:

    -The Blame Game in Autism

    -Now It’s Everybody’s Fault

    -Democrats’ Success and Gender Equality Depends Upon Identity Politics

    -Meeting Death: Notes from a Living Historical Artifact

    Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook!

  20. Garberdog
    Garberdog September 9, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
  21. Krishanty
    Krishanty September 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm |

    I wrote a little bit on ‘Bromance’ (using the reaction to Lucy Liu’s casting as Watson in Elementary as an example) and how friendship between men seems to be more valued than that between other gender

  22. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green September 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm |

    A little girl, suspended between life and death, between Shamanism and modern medicine, Lia Lee taught her doctors what they didn’t know. Her suffering was not in vain…
    Obituary for Lia Lee

  23. Krista
    Krista September 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm |

    Our week at Muslimah Media Watch:

    Guest contributor Sya wrote about the strange tactics and sketchy statistics of the Save Maryam campaign, which aims to dissuade Indonesians from leaving Islam, using a flashy youtube video and plans for an Islamic television channel.

    Another guest contributor, Nasia, looked at changing representations of Muslim women in Malayalam films.

    Eren asked whether Fulla, a doll seen by many as a Muslim alternative to Barbie, is really all that different from Barbie (answer: nope).

    And Eman wrote about recent discussions around sexual harassment of women in Egypt.

  24. April
    April September 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm |

    I have a new blog! Yay!

    What Does “War On Women” Mean, Anyway? A response to a gross op-ed by a gross Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist, Katherine Kersten, who I am growing more and more certain the Strib only keeps on for laughs.

    On the joke that was the DNC and the scripted, pre-determined vote about Jerusalem, keeping “god” in the platform, and other criticisms of the two-party system and how useless, phony, and corrupt USian politics are.

    Hacktivist group Anonymous has some plans in the works, and it looks intriguing, to say the least.

    Great info about corn and how damaging it is to us and the planet.

    How higher education fails us all.

    My disgust with “patriotism” and nationalism.

    Better ways to show pride in where you live.

  25. armillaria
    armillaria September 9, 2012 at 10:48 pm |

    Returning to an old blog, I tried to hash out some of the tensions that have marked my political self-education. How do we, as theorists and organizers, hold space for the parts of each other’s stories that aren’t addressed by existing social movements, and which we may not even have language for?
    Inheriting The Whirlwind

  26. Luna
    Luna September 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm |

    We just launched the Kickstarter for an upcoming book I’m contributing a piece on stripping to- “A Steampunk’s Guide to Sex”. The book will contextualize various aspects of sexuality such as sex machines, prostitution, polyamory/free love movements, aphrodisiacs, smut, BDSM, genital piercings, queer sexuality, gender-bending, consent, burlesque, sex slang, etc., in their Victorian and modern contexts (Steampunk porn, anyone?).

    The book consists mostly of contributions by Professor Calamity, Alan Moore, Margaret Killjoy, Miriam Rocek (“Steampunk Emma Goldman”) and others. Plus saucy tintype photos!

  27. Sonia Connolly
    Sonia Connolly September 9, 2012 at 11:36 pm |

    Sorting out your forced, ongoing, and core commitments can ease your guilt about what isn’t getting done. Discover Your Core Commitments

  28. Almulhida
    Almulhida September 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm |

    I wrote about integrating my identities as gay trans and arab/saudi in the diaspora.

  29. April
    April September 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm |

    Oh, and for all things angry, political, and revolution-centric, I would love for you to follow my new blog at and!

  30. KarenX
    KarenX September 10, 2012 at 12:05 am |

    I addressed some of the concerns people in a larger group have when a smaller group within it splinter off to pursue their own ends, specifically within the context of the branching off of a group of atheists dedicated to pursue social justice aims. They are calling themselves Atheism+ and they’ve stirred up some controversy online about what it means and if it’s hurting atheism to do that.

    I do not discuss Atheism+ itself, just the response to the creation of this new group.

    It’s a long-overdue addition to my Handy Guide!

    #49 Let splinter groups splinter.

    1. tigtog
      tigtog September 10, 2012 at 4:20 am | *

      Very nice. I really like the food places in the strip mall metaphor.

  31. Jem Bloomfield
    Jem Bloomfield September 10, 2012 at 12:16 am |

    I wrote my first piece on college football, touching on labor law and gender politics:

  32. Libby Anne
    Libby Anne September 10, 2012 at 12:30 am |

    I asked pro-lifers to stop erasing women. I also pointed out arguments that reveal when the pro-life movement is anti-woman and discussed what anti-woman means. Oh, and I am collecting arguments against abortion. Yes, I’ve been busy!

  33. Wendy
    Wendy September 10, 2012 at 12:31 am |

    I wrote about the Irish trade union movement’s refusal to support labour rights for sex workers: The Irish trade union movement throws sex workers under a bus

  34. Kat
    Kat September 10, 2012 at 12:32 am |
  35. ollie
    ollie September 10, 2012 at 2:09 am |

    Just a quickie from me this week – a bit of fun about shopping trips

  36. Hannah
    Hannah September 10, 2012 at 3:14 am |

    Oh, hair removal. It’s all fun and games until someone loses a leg.

    Paralympians: In the immortal words of Alan Partridge, they’re just so ruddy bloody brave.

    And finally, I reviewed The Sex Myth by Dr Brooke Magnati (aka Belle de Jour) – and discussed her reasons for distancing herself from feminism.

  37. Scopophilia
    Scopophilia September 10, 2012 at 4:23 am |

    The most interesting links I came across this week:

  38. vanessa
    vanessa September 10, 2012 at 7:09 am |

    I wrote an open letter to a teenage girl currently in a pysch hospital:

    1. armillaria
      armillaria September 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm |

      victim-blaming much?

  39. vanessa
    vanessa September 10, 2012 at 9:45 am |

    Oh, i also tried to respond to a gawker piece on pedophiles.

  40. Marsha
    Marsha September 10, 2012 at 10:28 am |

    Moving beyond “It’s a personal choice”:

    New website helps us take on animal oppression at the root: Carnism Awareness & Action Network:

  41. Missy
    Missy September 10, 2012 at 10:50 am |

    Well, I’m a day late. Some posts from the past week:

    Rick Perry is throwing the baby out with the bathwater A little something about the war on women in Texas.

    I hope I’m raising a gamer Misogyny in gaming.

    Victim blaming at it’s worst (and a very personal story) My take on Father Grosechel’s disturbing remarks about sexual abuse.

  42. Lisa
    Lisa September 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm |

    I’m sure you’ve seen the hilarious reviews of the new Bic “For Her” pens. With the help of the fabulous Lynn Peril, I dug up a bunch of other stupid products marketed toward women.

    Girlie Pens, Again? Why Ordinary Things Go Pink

    Also, I got to meet Kim Gordon, one of my feminist rock heroes. :)

    Trying on a Piece of Rock History: Inside Kim Gordon’s Clothing Sale

  43. from two to one
    from two to one September 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm |

    Submit to the 4th Edition of the Feminist Odyssey Blog Carnival! The theme of this month is Faith & Feminism. This is your change to share your story about faith (or no faith) and feminism (or no feminism). All stories welcome.

    [Sarah] The Last Name Project. Sarah shares why she is not surprised, but still disappointed, on how we’re still debating whether women should take their husband’s names upon marriage.

    5 Ways to Handle Disappointment Gracefully. For all you bloggers and writers out there, here’s a few ways I handle disappointment, especially the kind that’s writing-related. What do you do to deal with disappointment?

    How Our Worldviews Become Idols
    . In this heated political system, we should be mindful of one party’s ideology from becoming idolatrous. Here’s why. And here’s how to remedy it.

  44. Muse142
    Muse142 September 11, 2012 at 1:54 am |

    Dinosaurs! On a SPACESHIP!

    My take on the latest Doctor Who. Spoilers ahoy, as well as gifs of Ponds being kissed! And my speculations for the course this season is taking.

  45. Pissed Off Woman
    Pissed Off Woman September 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm |

    Short post about the recent murders in Libya, and the mass murders in America 11 years before.

  46. Alexandra
    Alexandra September 16, 2012 at 10:39 am |

    I am trying to sell prints of my art work at society 6. Here is my page there, if you click on my name you can see more of my art.

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