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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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  1. Ryan
    Ryan January 6, 2013 at 9:05 am |

    I told my fellow Christians we should all shut up about everything.

  2. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green January 6, 2013 at 9:05 am |

    Best Thing Since Uni-Sex A new definition of woman-centric hits my hometown paper.

  3. BalancingJane
    BalancingJane January 6, 2013 at 9:07 am |

    I wrote a review about Django Unchained wondering if Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino can both be right. I loved the film, but the audience reaction left me feeling queasy.

    Shawty Lo’s new reality show about him, his 10 “baby mamas,” and 11 children seems like a new low, but it’s really a very hold habit of ours. When will we stop?

    Sexual consent isn’t shown in pop culture all that often, and when we do show it, we don’t handle it very well. Waiting for consent does not make you a hero.

  4. Ren Jender
    Ren Jender January 6, 2013 at 9:11 am |

    XOJane published an article I wrote on living with someone with mental illness (and why people should stop blaming Nancy Lanza).

  5. Jem Bloomfield
    Jem Bloomfield January 6, 2013 at 9:13 am |

    This week I wrote a discussion and links collection on the theme of consent and coercion - additions appreciated!

    …a piece on “Shipping and Subverting” – how we read TV shows against the grain to critique their ideology

    …and a discussion of the Gothic version of Sleeping Beauty by Matthew Bourne, from a feminist perspective

  6. Ren Jender
    Ren Jender January 6, 2013 at 9:16 am |

    I also wrote an article for XOJane about dead cyclists in my city in 2012, a surprising 40% of whom were women. I’m very pleased with the article, but have been told the comments (which I haven’t read) are pretty awful.

    1. auditorydamage
      auditorydamage January 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm |

      A lot of that article could have been written about the city I live in, where the mayor and his allies have been on a barely-concealed anti-bike campaign (and anti-streetcar, and anti-anything that might delay their drives to city hall at 10 in the morning by a few seconds, not exaggerating). They removed bike lanes from one downtown road, claiming a reversible fifth lane was needed to improve traffic flow… then added parking meters. Several cyclists have died in the past few months, and an already-tense dynamic is now downright toxic and inflammable.

      1. orangedesperado
        orangedesperado January 7, 2013 at 8:33 pm |

        Is that Toronto ? Because if not that is exactly what is happening in Toronto, too !

  7. Kathy
    Kathy January 6, 2013 at 9:33 am |

    This week I wrote a brief response to Gawker piece on journalism and narcissism, and talked a little about classism within progressive circles.

  8. Tori
    Tori January 6, 2013 at 10:09 am |

    Stop projecting your misconceptions about fat onto my life. — There was an article; people posted it to their Facebooks and stuff; I made the mistake of reading the comments.

    For my New Year’s Resolution, I Resolve to Like Food, “Openly and without apology.”

    Also, the newest Everyday Yoga calls for submissions are live.

  9. heliconia
    heliconia January 6, 2013 at 10:10 am |

    I reviewed a book about a Victorian-era woman’s mission to document the nests and eggs of local bird species.

    And for the nerdily-inclined among you, a pop quiz: can you tell the difference between the names of some random chemicals and the names of some random elves from the Lord of the Rings universe?

  10. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green January 6, 2013 at 10:13 am |

    No Peace Without Justice The struggle of women in India feels very close to home. We fought these battles here in the 70’s and 80’s–breaking the false peace of denial. The Hindu Feminine has a face of rage, as well as love. There is a time for rage, a time to say, No More.

  11. Danielle | from two to one
    Danielle | from two to one January 6, 2013 at 11:14 am |

    I chose my One Word for 2013: Thrive. One Word is a revolution in new year’s resolutions that encourages people to choose just one word to help focus the coming year.

  12. Debbi
    Debbi January 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm |

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman, we talked about how Bend It Like Beckham is a “perfect” movie, did a review of Mirror Mirror, discussed the issues surrounding Regina on Once Upon a Time, checked out the Hawkeye Initiative, and thought about heroines who break down barriers in YA fiction.

    Upcoming this week, a review of Premium Rush, a discussion of gender-flipping anime, and more!

  13. Scopophilia
    Scopophilia January 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm |

    I reviewed ‘Pariah:’

    and chose 5 interesting links I read this week:

  14. fangs for the fantasy
    fangs for the fantasy January 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm |

    More Romance Tropes We’d Like to See Buried : Looking at some of the ridiculous tropes that continually appear in paranormal romance and why they are anti-woman.

    2012 Year in Review : In which we look back at some of the best and the worst urban fantasy books and television shows of 2012

    American Horror Story, Season 2, Episode 10: The Name Game : A recap and review of the latest episode of American Horror Story.

    Review: Cerulean Sins by Laurell K Hamilton, Book 11 of the Anita Blake Series

  15. Angelia Sparrow
    Angelia Sparrow January 6, 2013 at 12:57 pm |

    Yuletide Youtube finished up with the month of December.

    My tangible accomplishments for 2012. Not bad for a year when I had a midlife crisis and lost my job.

    The Next Big Thing Blog Tour. I’m talking about Blackhall’s Transtemporal Medicine Show. And one of the people I tagged is talking about our SF romance, Event Horizons.

    And I’m out on the Storm Moon Press Third Anniversary Blog Tour, with A Sit Down Apocalypse for Seven Billion, and a chance to win free ebooks for a year.

  16. Lauren
    Lauren January 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm |

    I wrote about how the House GOP’s refusal to reauthorize VAWA reveals the bigotry that fuels their ideology. They privilege certain women’s lives and health over others, and the mainstream media has, for the most part, allowed them to get away with it.

    1. konkonsn
      konkonsn January 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm |

      Ugh, it may be because I am ill and extremely tired, but I’m a bit confused. So there’s still a VAWA around, it’s just an older version (2005)? So programs not yet loosing funding, but they could soon because there are fewer protections?

      I mean, either way, it needs to be updated to include all the groups mentioned (I don’t get how they aren’t included. If you’re a fucking woman, shouldn’t you be included in a Violence against WOMEN act?).

      1. ChariD
        ChariD January 7, 2013 at 8:48 am |

        They failed to reauthorize it, so no, there’s not a VAWA around anymore.

  17. Rob F
    Rob F January 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm |
  18. DaisyDeadhead
    DaisyDeadhead January 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm |

    I guess I could title this one, “Why I hate Tumblr, part 2″

  19. alynn
    alynn January 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm |

    I wrote a little bit about…

    The movie Ruby Sparks and how it turns the whole MPDG trope on its head.

    Why I’m not really into the whole New Year’s resolution thing.

    And the fact that I don’t think women get a free pass on misogyny.

  20. Ashley
    Ashley January 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm |

    I put together a resource page for anyone who wants to start their own group for girls at their school:

    Also, today is the last day to submit to this month’s Feminist Odyssey Blog Carnival on Women in Literature:

  21. Garberdog
    Garberdog January 6, 2013 at 2:15 pm |
  22. Rebecca Kling
    Rebecca Kling January 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm |

    Surgery Fears – I’ve scheduled my gender reassignment surgery. I pretend it isn’t scary. But it is.

    Penis-Scanning Lasers – A performance piece I did about my trip to NYC to get my penis scanned with lasers, so I can make candles to sell for my surgery fundraiser

  23. The Grown Up Girl
    The Grown Up Girl January 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm |
  24. Anna
    Anna January 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm |

    6 Myths About HPV

    Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown — for those of you who want MORE LINKS!

  25. tigtog
    tigtog January 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm | *

    One post of mine from Hoyden About Town:

    “Most of our choices, as women, are looked upon with scorn”

    One post by my co-blogger shonias:

    Cultural diversity vs feminism

    And Chally is hosting the Down Under Feminists Carnival #56.

  26. Gretchen
    Gretchen January 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm |

    Stuff I’ve written this week:

    Freezepeaching the WBC: On how abuse of the notion of free speech doesn’t mean we should stop cherishing it

    “Governor brings religion into the public sphere”: A poem on religious politicians

    Secret Agent Woman: On the role of objectification and agency in rape cases like Steubenville

  27. With Love
    With Love January 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm |

    Open letter to white people.

  28. Aydan
    Aydan January 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm |

    For my series looking at the literature on asexuality, I read and summarized Anthony Bogaert’s Towards A Conceptual Understanding of Asexuality.

  29. Damiane
    Damiane January 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm |

    This week I started of the year with a review of The Nymphos of Rocky Flats. It wanted so badly to be scandalous or profound but wound up missing the mark badly on both counts. I also finally wrote my review of The Blade Itself, which is excellent if you’re looking for antiheroes and lost souls who are genuinely Not Good People.

  30. Alexandra
    Alexandra January 7, 2013 at 2:28 am |

    Well, I’ve started a blog with a ridiculous name: The Womansong Project. My new years’ resolution this year is to listen to more music, specifically more music created by women.

    This week, I wrote about Chavela Vargas.

  31. Tricialo
    Tricialo January 7, 2013 at 6:42 am |

    After watching a tv tribute to people who died in 2012 I wondered why so few women were featured and wrote Deaths in 2012 – a feminist perspective.

  32. Thomas MacAulay Millar
    Thomas MacAulay Millar January 7, 2013 at 8:03 am |

    This week at Yes Means Yes Blog, a guest post by Clarisse Thorn containing in-depth original reporting about a rape at Burning Man, titled A Rape In Black Rock City.

  33. Julia
    Julia January 7, 2013 at 9:11 am |

    Last week I finally tried to write about the Delhi rape/murder case on my travel blog – having been in India, and seen a glimpse of the misogyny that sometimes breaks to the surface, I tried to add my voice to the conversation. Not sure if I was successful, but I would love the thoughts of some Feministe readers:

  34. Leah
    Leah January 7, 2013 at 11:36 am |
  35. Chivas Sandage
    Chivas Sandage January 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm |

    “Queerica: Life After Obama & The Future of Straight-Supremacy” is my first political satire & first post as a new contributing writer for The New Civil Rights Movement blog.

    I was trying to fathom some of the more extreme Republican/Tea Party & Christian Fundamentalist fears about gay marriage rights & another 4 years of Obama that have been circulating. However, the farther I took this farce, the more I realized that their worst nightmare (legally & socially) HAS BEEN—OR STILL IS— status quo for the LGBT community. When satire and reality blend so smoothly, you know there’s a problem.

  36. bleh
    bleh January 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm |

    My second installment in the child-free series. Apologies for late response.

  37. Kelsey Bain
    Kelsey Bain January 11, 2013 at 8:14 pm |

    Recently graduated college and started my own New Orleans based feminist blog. I hope you all check it out and enjoy!

  38. dr. b.
    dr. b. February 4, 2013 at 2:05 am |

    Not Your Mama’s Gamer recorded our 50th episode today and we marked it by having Meagan Marie co-host our show. Meagan is the Community Manager on the new Tomb Raider game being released next month and a famous cosplayer. Come check out our conversation about women and cosplay, being a woman in the games industry, and more! If you like what you see please do us the favor of sharing a link.

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