Happy Sunday, everyone!
This week I’ve written a feminist analysis of Wimbledon (the film not the tournament!), which made me really mad.
I also wrote about gendered clothing and shopping experiences.
This week I wrote about the awesomeness of India’s improbable champion for affordable feminine hygiene. Warms the cockles of my heart, this story does.
Hey there, we are feminist punk band from Baltimore Maryland. Mixed-gender, a little hard-core and super fun. Our debut music video premiered at the nation.com right before we played a Pussy Riot solidarity show in DC. We are on tour at the end of October, please check us out and support us if we’re coming to your city! Here’s that video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPgxRfm5QTQ&sns=em
Christina Aguilera’s new video takes a sex positive song and then shows her as a serial murderer. What does that mean?
What Isocrates and Mike Rose have to say about the promises that educators make.
If the people who are so concerned with the “obesity epidemic” want us all to be healthy, why don’t they frame health goals in ways that actually promote health? Telling people to be healthier by promoting unrealistic body images is like telling people to fix their broken cars by buying a new Lexus.
I wrote this article a year ago, and I hope it helps women who are struggling in bad relationships:
The Abuse Dynamic – Why Women Who Are Abused Can’t Walk Away
I wrote about Jessica Valenti’s new book, Why Have Kids, and my own experience with the “selfish, childless woman” trope, and on a more lighthearted note, talked about my plans for NaNoWriMo.
I wrote about the latest stupidity in Psychology Today, reading while fat, and Christina Aguilera’s appropriation of fat acceptance language.
This week I launched the website for my documentary PERSONHOOD. This film shines a light on the growing movement to redefine personhood in America and the possible impact on women and families. My goal is to get people talking by sharing the stories of ordinary citizens and activists on all sides of the issue.
I wrote about how to not deal with others’ personal problems
Writing Horror While Female : looking at the sexism women face in the horror genre and how they are denied access to important panels and why horror is continually seen as a male genre.
GBLT characters in The Parasol Protectorate Series : Despite having a slew of gay characters in this steampunk series, inclusion once again means terrible tropes.
Review of Wild Seed by Octavia Butler: a critical look at this book and the work of Butler
George R.R. Martin Talks About Comics, Sci-Fi, & The Idea That Started Game of Thrones [VIDEO]
Very good! I wrote about the patriarchal ideology of most horror movies. Next week I’ll cover three movies written and directed by women!
I published the roundup for the September Carnival of Aces, which was about unity and diversity in the asexual community. I also started a new series that looks at the primary literature on asexuality, and for my first post I examined the paper that produced the figure that ~1% of people are asexual.
It’s time to awaken from the fog of culture: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/its-time-to-awaken-from-fog-of-culture.html
Great tool for educating others: casual homophobia counter: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/humane-educators-toolboxcasual.html
This week I wrote about lady friendships and growing up…
A very sad and disturbing story of teen pregnancy in our sex negative world.
And being viewed as a person vessel instead of a person
I wrote a piece about the group Missouri Women Standing with Todd Akin.
Lessons in Avoiding the Subject You’re Talking About
Actually, I posted this in last Sunday’s Self-Promotion thread, but I posted it on Wednesday–and then realized that Wednesday was probably a bit late.
Check out Sarah Lawrence College’s Women’s History grad students at our Women’s History online magazine, Re/visionist, which examines the present and the past through the lens of multiple feminisms. We ask the central question, “Who gets to write history?” This month’s issue is “Women & Elections.” ENJOY!
This week at re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Chris wrote a post in defense of hating your period even when you do activism or research about making menstruation matter, and I wrote about a new study suggesting a possible connection between the birth control pill and insulin resistance.
I haven’t promoted re:Cycling here in several weeks, so there’s quite a bit in the archives you may want to catch up on.
The shame of unexpectedly failing an exam, even with a great teacher:
The book strikes again:
Yep, math test anxiety is very real, and very annoying:
Normal and explicit mean very different things in math:
Hey, we’ve had a busy week at Nursing Clio!
-We All Are Big Bird
-Regardless of Who “Won” the Debate, Women Clearly were the Losers
-I Am Man: The Second Sexism, Sexism, and Lessons for Historians
Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook:
-The Fat Skinny Girl
Pacing — On endometriosis, discovering I will inevitably start a period at the beginning of a work week, and how that affects everything else I do or don’t do.
In yoga-type stuff, an asana post on hamstring stretching, with various modifications. Also, an Everyday Yoga photo post for cobra.
Finally, my dad and zucchini.
I wrote about my fears of solo-parenting:
My blog is about being a new mum, and all the terrors and weirdnesses that come with the territory.
I ran across an interesting request for information at Feminist Philosophers this week:
Query: educating the educators?
“A friend tells me that her child’s school is doing a lot to reinforce gender roles– e.g. telling boys to observe the rule ‘ladies first,’ and having children discuss ‘boys’ vs girls’ activities.’ She’d like to help educate the school on why this is so problematic and was thinking about trying to prepare a pamphlet. But I thought perhaps our wonderful readers will know of some useful resources she could use. So do you? Many thanks!”
Any ideas for them?
First time on here, just started following Feministe. My blog is about being a feminist parent and book fan. This week got more reads than ever before, probs thanks to mentions by Reel Girl and Princess Free Zone on their fb and twitter.
Stuff I’ve written lately:
Thinking cautiously on political affiliation and identity : If given the choice between a liberal Christian or a conservative atheist, who would you vote for?
A simple ethics of expectations : On why I’m so glad I don’t believe God wants me to do things
The only football player I care about : On Chris Kluwe’s badassery in defense of gay marriage
Internet antipathy : Self-explanatory
I give a long, hard look to the film Your Sister’s Sister for its treatment of a sex triangle between two straight people and a lesbian — asking questions about where we’ve come regarding the portrayals of lesbians as “sexual healers” for men.
And on a short, sweet note I celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX: keep her in the game, ese.
We made lots of headway in our ongoing Meet Our Candidates series, featuring interviews with fantastic Arizona candidates:
* Dr. Richard Carmona: running to replace Jon “Not Intended to Be a Factual Statement” Kyl for U.S. senator — and a former U.S. surgeon general! We talked about the role of science and evidence in health policy — very exciting for a geek like me
* David Butler: running against Justin Olson, who sponsored a bill to defund Planned Parenthood earlier this year
* Jo Holt: a retired research scientist (biochemist) who, one hopes, will bring more respect for reason to the Arizona legislature
* Scott Prior: a pro-choice problem-solver
* Bill Gates: no, not that Bill Gates — still an interesting interview!
Also, if you’re in Phoenix or Tucson and there are children in your life, you might be interested in our upcoming workshops on communicating with children about sexuality.
A 14-year-old girl gives birth in secret and kills the baby. Who is to blame? http://clarissasblog.com/2012/10/06/who-will-prosecute-the-adults/
Class differences: http://clarissasblog.com/2012/10/03/class-differences/
this week I wrote my part II on Doctor Who – Donna and Amy, with bonus Jack and Rory.
on a really different note, I also wrote a piece of parody erotic fan fiction about two feminist writers here in Melbourne. luckily for me, they LOVED it and one of them put it up on her website.
We work so hard to find calm in an irritating world. Sometimes it’s easier and more productive to seek irritation first. How to Irritate Your Nervous System
I attended an IT conference this week, and we had an unfortunate incident of sexism happening there, which I blogged about in Sexism in IT, again.
It does say so in the blogpost, but it looks like there might be some good things coming out of this incident, since the organizers take it quite seriously.
I wrote about watching horror movies as a feminist (pt 1 of 3)
SOMEONE ADMITTED TO BEING WRONG ON THE INTERNET! (Not the dude who was mean to the Sikh lady!)
I chronicle my feminist self-education by analyzing the first chapter of The Feminine Mystique.
Some posts from me in the last two weeks:
Sex Scribbled on my Skin: body politics and sexuality – a post on what bodies are allowed to be sexy, what bodies aren’t, and what bodies have no choice in the matter.
And some thoughts on feminism an an ethical and personal compass, and some of the highs and lows of having feminism as a way of life.
I’ve got some photos of the Albino Skunk Music Festival. :)
So my original Kissing Sailor post entered the mainstream and things got a little crazy. Loads of comments showed that they had badly missed the point, so I published a follow-up, hoping to clear the confusion:
The Kissing Sailor Part 2 – Debunking Misconceptions
To be honest it didn’t do that much good, as you’ll see from some of the comments below. Sigh.
I reviewed Whit Stillman’s ‘Damsels in Distress:’ http://film-nut.tumblr.com/post/32930356426/damsels-in-distress-2012
and chose 5 interesting links of the week: http://film-nut.tumblr.com/post/33074465233/the-weekend-5
I started a new blog this week about what it’s like to live with bipolar disorder. I’ve just got one post so far about being diagnosed with it in high school.
I’m aiming to put up a monthly call for new(ish) Feminism 101 links over at Finally, A Feminism 101 blog, so that there’s fresh linkjuice to current feminist bloggers every month. The October post went up a few days ago, so please drop any article links that you find yourself citing to others over there? Shameless self-promotion is also welcome on FF101 :)
I’ve been wrangling with the state this week.
I’m in big trouble, in which news of a child abuse complaint arrives.
Updated, where we get more details
Con parents beware, where the state police talk to my youngest
The storm passes We were absolved. Thanks to a lot of help from friends.
In other news, a free cookbook, which I am in, came out this week.
Furries: the true threat to America’s children
seriously, what the fuck?
I published a story, The Threeway Marriage. I hope you like it:
I borrowed the notion of performing femininity to describe my experience of Performing Catholicism, Cultivating Habits.
Also, this month is the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II, and I shared a couple of good resources.
At Consider the Tea Cosy this week, I wrote about the launch of Anti-Deportation Ireland, a new organisation calling for an end to the current (horrifying, inhuman) system that asylum seekers are forced to live under.
I also put together a roundup of media and posts about the INCREDIBLE March for Choice here in Dublin last week, which was the biggest pro-choice event this country has ever seen.
At Feminist Ire, I wrote about the Trans Health Forum held on Monday night. While trans* organisations are working their asses off to improve the lives of people here, there’s still a hell of a lot needing to be done.
And finally, over at Gaelick (yes, yes, I get around!) I responded to Julie Bindel’s latest biphobia.
This week in the UK, both of the Women’s Minister and the Health Minister have come out in support of lowering abortion time limits. I’m discussing this in not especially glowing terms towards the government…
I try to write about life as a woman, wife, mother, working, reflecting on life in today’s society, politics, a little bit of poetry, a little bit of photography, etc. Always hoping to start a conversation, so please read, and comment!
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Considering a copper IUD? Kelly reviews the pros and cons. Not having your insurance cover it is one con…
Anti-choice protesters successfully shutter an abortion clinic in New York. Amy writes about why this should concern us — even though it’s New York.
And Lily attempts to move past her “no duh” response to the study finding birth control leads to fewer abortions. Why doesn’t embarrassingly circular logic lead to its embarrassingly obvious solution?
I wrote about the deceptiveness of the categories ‘modernity/tradition”. I argue that tradition is not what we think it is.
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