53 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. November 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Did you know that 3 out of 4 females and half of males with chlamydia have no symptoms whatsoever? STDs are common—and so is not having symptoms!

    Read the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona blog to get the scoop on STD symptoms—what to look out for, how likely you are to be asymptomatic, and how to protect yourself.

  2. November 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    This week, I write about the representation of women in the workplace, and why some of society’s values need to change.

  3. November 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    A bunch of science bloggers are entering the home stretch of our annual drive with DonorsChoose.org to fund projects for public school classrooms. In light of the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, some of us have added projects in the affected areas to our challenges.

  4. Attackfish
    November 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I wrote “A Little Late for Spirit Day: Bully Culture” about some of the failings I’ve seen in society in dealing with bullies and bullying, especially in victim blaming and making it “somebody else’s problem”. It’s crossposted both to my Dreamwidth account and myLivejournal account

    Also, this isn’t self promotion, but for all the people here in fandom, fandomaid on livejournal is running a charity auction to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Check it out.

  5. November 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Real-Time Homophobia Tracking
    Counting the relentless Twitter gay-baiting.
    Revenge Voting
    For Sandra Fluke, for ‘legitimate rape’, for the 47%– now is the time to make them pay.

  6. November 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I’ve had a couple arguments with friends over whether or not it is “useful” to call out Mitt Romney’s campaign for racism, and I ended up writing a long rant on why YES, IT IS USEFUL TO CALL MITT ROMNEY OUT.

    Hopefully this will be the last post I ever publish on Mitt Romney, because he will LOSE the election and I will never ever ever have to think about him again.

  7. JetGirl
    November 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Math + sciatica + sinus pain = Urrgh, no thanks:
    Pure math, real math, logarithms, antiderivatives:

  8. November 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Breakdown of teaching practices by gender reveals curious things: http://clarissasblog.com/2012/11/04/teaching-practices-by-gender/

    “Do you want to be treated like men?” My response to a misogynist (as well as homophobic and transphobic) rant: http://clarissasblog.com/2012/11/02/do-you-want-to-be-treated-like-men/

    Why I refuse to listen to those who tell me that we shouldn’t see reproductive rights as the main issue in this election cycle: http://clarissasblog.com/2012/10/29/women-and-cockroaches/

  9. November 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I wrote a brief review of Joan Walsh’s new book, and in the spirit of NaNoWriMo, a short piece on “writing the other,” and the only tip I have to offer those spending the month of November writing a novel.

  10. November 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    What’s this, a place where we can just post our blog posts? I’ve done three posts this week on Savile, abortion and that dreadful Kate Moss article. They’re here:




  11. November 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I took a look at Swiffer’s new “Man Up, Clean Up” campaign which is tapping into the market of men who clean house but also making some commentary about gender disparity in household duties.

    I also wrote a post about my experience with a zombie-themed obstacle 5k. I didn’t “survive,” but I survived!

  12. November 4, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    My link roundup for the week: “Good Reading This Week“.

    Quotes about missing someone: “Wise Words on Missing Someone“.

    My next post in my series on the Oscar Best Picture winners: “Feminism in Film: Crash“.

  13. November 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I reviewed Todd Solondz’s latest film ‘Dark Horse:’ http://film-nut.tumblr.com/post/34695041098/dark-horse-2012

    and selected 5 interesting links of the week: http://film-nut.tumblr.com/post/34990089004/the-weekend-5

    we also launched a kickstarter for a film about Israelis in Berlin that Im producing, please pledge and/or spread the word! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bde-films/aliyah-le-berlin

  14. November 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I wrote on misogyny as part of campus culture, and a new research project into it.

  15. November 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    In a followup to last week’s post on the story of Thecla, I wrote about Rape Culture and the Construction of Virgin Saints.

    And a couple of contributions to the societal conversation about marriage equality, as election day approaches:

    Things to think about as you prepare to vote on gay marriage

    Why Christians might support marriage equality

  16. November 4, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Is being with a married man a feminist issue? Trigger Warning these posts are very personal and I usually don’t post anything personal, but its been nagging at me recently.

  17. November 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I have recently posted about Swiffer’s “Man Up, Clean Up” Campaign, love it.

    About howHe’s Just Not That Into You

    The Halloween Rule which is my take on slutty Halloween costumes.

  18. November 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm
  19. November 4, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I made (or rather, adapted) this a while ago, but it became (sort of) relevant again with Todd Akin’s weird ad featuring a rape survivor. Since I can’t just insert the picture, here is a link to where I posted it on my blog.

    (It’s President Madagascar upon learning that there has been a legitimate rape.)

    • November 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Weird. She says she’s had an abortion; she says she’s been raped. But she doesn’t say that the rape was the cause of the pregnancy, though she seems to be trying to connect them. I’ve seen her in an ad for Akin in the past, where she talks about the abortion and regretting it–with no talk of the rape whatsoever.

  20. November 4, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I finished up my series on watching horror movies as a feminist spectator: Part Two, It’s Not Just About Vampires and Part Three, Worlds Without Patriarchy.

  21. November 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    This week I reviewed The Rook, which pulls off the amazing task of telling a story about a woman in a magical bureaucracy and making it absolutely impossible for me to put it down.

  22. November 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    • JetGirl
      November 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Libby Anne, I really loved your post on this. Thanks so much.

    • Raudya
      November 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Wow, thanks a much. Great post, great follow-up posts.

  23. November 4, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I reflected on Scarleteen’s definitions of the sexual response, and why they’re helpful to me as an asexual.

  24. November 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I wrote a brief about a new study exploring the relationship between teen smart phone use and sexual activity on my personal blog, and on my fellowship site I wrote about the criminalization of HIV and how it impacts public health efforts. From two weeks ago, I wasn’t able to shameless self-promote, but Feministe readers may be interested in a piece I wrote about comprehensive sex ed as well. Hope everyone impacted by Sandy is doing ok.

  25. November 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Another young girl committed suicide because of slut shaming. The patriarchy sucks.

  26. November 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    New this week: “The Coveted Twice-Cooked Endorsement.” In which I tepidly but emphatically endorse Barack Obama for a second term. And in which I exhort my readers to vote on Tuesday. Because it’s the patriotic thing to do.


  27. November 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    • DonnaL
      November 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      It’s a great study; thank you. But in order to be accurate, I wish people would remember that “LGBT” is not an interchangeable synonym for “gay and lesbian” — which is what this study was about. Nobody does studies about trans parents.

      • DonnaL
        November 4, 2012 at 7:41 pm

        Every one of my comments so far this evening has gone into moderation, so this is just a test.

      • November 6, 2012 at 7:57 am

        This, this, this. I wish people would just say ‘same-sex parents’ when that’s what they mean.

      • Rhoanna
        November 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm

        Well, it was actually about same-sex parents. Which isn’t the same as gay or lesbian, either. But I hear you about the LGBT acronym, and the lack of studies about trans parents.

  28. Kat
    November 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I discussed the lack of women in academia, and some of the research that has been done on the lack of women in STEM fields.

  29. November 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Testing? My comments aren’t going through and I’m not sure why?

    • November 4, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Alright, something in my newest blog post title is flagging the censors, so there was a new post at Femmedia!

    • November 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Don’t worry about that- posts with loads of links often end up in the mod queue for a while. My shameless self-promotion always ends up there but they pop ’em up as soon as they get the chance :)

      • November 5, 2012 at 5:45 am

        It was just the one post, but I think it was the title triggering it.

        I had the issue before. I can’t remember what word I finally figured out was doing it, but it was just gone. I couldn’t even see it as awaiting moderation, which was the strange bit.

  30. November 4, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Today, I wrote an open letter to Americans thinking of voting third party, from an Irish feminist atheist leftie queer.

    Earlier this week:

    Hey, Ireland! Let’s talk about racism. Here. NOW. TW for hella racism for that one. I call out this place on, well, racism.

    Sex work, Exploitation, and Slavery, and asking why on earth we insist on conflating the three?

    The Introverted Polyamorist. No, it’s not a contradiction in terms.

    Introversion, Social Awkwardness and Activism. Pointing out the differences between the first two, and asking questions about how to use introverted traits as activists.

    Oh! And finally! Consider the Tea Cosy just got its very own Facebook page! Do pop over, say hello, and maybe give us a ‘like’ if you fancy.

  31. November 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    It’s been done a few times, but after my most recent break-up I was inspired to write about my take on “nice guys.”

  32. November 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Why Are You Taking That? — When other people try to manage my health.

    The Chicken that Saved My Marriage — Or, “Why I’m Keeping My Last Name.” Or, “That Time My Partner and I Thought It Would Be Fun to Cater Our Own Wedding and How That Turned Out.” Complete with the actual chicken recipe.

    And a stress relief yoga practice because, you know, sometimes I get brilliant ideas that require a metric buttload of planning.

  33. November 5, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Only one post in Fromage this week:

    In Identity, maybe this woman finally knows who she is after all these years.

  34. November 5, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I wondered why Romney’s courtship of white voters — and his nearly all-white coalition — is not “identity politics.” (And almost on cue, Politico essentially says that if Obama wins, he will have won women, blacks, Latinos, and highly educated urban whites, but he won’t have a mandate because he didn’t win white guys. )

  35. November 5, 2012 at 5:53 am

    I’d been keeping an eye on the films shown at my daughter’s after school film club and decided to contact the school to ask if they could show some girl friendly films.

  36. kittenofthebaskervilles
    November 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

    This week on the Secret Histories Project: meet Mary Seacole, indescribably badass Jamaican-British nurse in the Crimean War, and Vincent Lingiari, ‘father of land rights’ for Indigenous Australians.

  37. November 5, 2012 at 9:39 am
  38. November 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Why we need humane education: inappropriate Halloween costume round-up: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/why-we-need-humane-education.html

    Zoe Weil portrait unveiled as newest American Who Tells the Truth: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/artist-robert-shetterly-unveils-newest.html

  39. Jo
    November 6, 2012 at 6:23 am

    I wrote “Boxes and Boxes: why bother with orientation at all?” which explains some of the reasoning for creating boxes and categories when other ones won’t fit, and how labels are about reclaiming power over your own identity.

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