52 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. February 17, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I wrote a new post at Grownups At The Barre, for and about adults who take up or continue ballet just for the fun of it at an “advanced age”, if not an advanced level :) This one was about keeping a journal to record your progress and to aid in enjoying the journey.


  2. February 17, 2013 at 9:15 am

    This week, I wrote about the terrible way Reeva Steenkamp has been objectified in the media, and how too much focus is on Oscar Pistorius and his downfall:

    Reeva Steenkamp and Media Representation

  3. February 17, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Oh my goodness, we’ve had a busy week at Nursing Clio:
    (And don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook!)

    -Stags, Smokers, and Coochies: Adventures in Old-Timey Porn

    -A Valentine’s (B)romance: Masculinity, Emotion, and Friendship

    -What I Learned in Third Grade

    -British Transphobia – Alive and Well: Burchill & Moore

  4. February 17, 2013 at 9:48 am

    For Catholics only– and for Catholics there is no such thing as ‘ex’..
    The Pope Who Might Have Been

    For Pagans only– car Karma’s gonna get you, you nimrod…
    Cursed be Drivers Who Speed in the Snow

    Of course, guns make you safe…
    Oscar Pistorius–Is There a Spin for This?

  5. Deb
    February 17, 2013 at 9:55 am

    How I tried to be a good sport for vday but stuff like childslavery,sexism,flower fascism,& my own bitchiness got in the way. Vday medley of love

  6. February 17, 2013 at 10:02 am

    This week I did a fun feminist analysis of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”.


    • Andrew
      February 17, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Nice! Now I’m looking forward to your take on Monkey Island. I LOVED those games growing up.

  7. February 17, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I shared my initial thoughts on the Pope’s resignation.

    On a lighter note, I lobbied for a fourth century Christian woman, Macrina the Younger, in the first round of Lent Madness.

    And finally (in at least two senses of the word), I posted my thesis proposal.

  8. AnnaC
    February 17, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Faye Wattleton was Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s president from 1978 to 1992 — and in honor of Black History Month, we’re running installments of a four-part interview with her every Monday in February. In last week’s installment, Ms. Wattleton discusses the connection between her religious upbringing and the work she did with family planning. The thread that ties these seemingly disparate aspects of her background together is the Biblical admonishment against judging others: “Judge not that you be not judged,” as she put it. From a childhood religious tenet to a guiding principle in her interactions with family-planning patients, being nonjudgmental is a grounding influence in her life’s work.

    * * *
    Also, on second Tuesdays we’re running installments of our exciting history of the birth control pill! This month, we meet Russell Marker, an iconoclastic chemist who dug up wild yams in a Mexican jungle back in the ’40s. What did he do with these yams, and how did it change medicine and society forever?

    • February 18, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Back in uni I did a project on the birth control pill for a history of science class (theme: inventors or inventions that changed the course of history) and Marker was one of my favorite players in how it all came to be.

  9. MeganDee
    February 17, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Hello! I wrote this piece on sex tourism in Cuba:

    Love, Sex, Money and Meaning

    It’s based on research I’ve been doing for a few years. I’d really love to hear what anyone/everyone thinks!

  10. February 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

    For valentines day I wrote about being okay with being single, a post that was inspired long ago by one of Chally’s last posts here.

  11. February 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I wrote a piece suggesting that I HAVE ALL THE FEELS may be a more reasonable response to a TV show/ play/ piece of art than it first appears (contains Sherlock and huge manatee)

    And a pair of posts discussing the cultural politics of repetition and quotation in Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” and Taylor Swift’s “Never Ever Getting Back Together”. (Contains Baudrillard, sixteenth-century noblemen, and the word “totes”.)

  12. February 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

    This week I wrote a brief response to a piece I’d read on being a blue dot in a red state, and on a personal note, talked a little about my writing goals for the month.

  13. February 17, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I wrote about:
    On quitting, risk, and (the lack of) safety nets
    Valentine’s Day: cupcakes, daleks, and Jedi hugs for all!

    I also did my own links roundup, where people are welcome to self-promote as well.

  14. February 17, 2013 at 11:02 am



    Games Imitating Life: Rape Culture In MMORPGs? – I bring all this up because of a scene that was roleplayed out one day in a tavern. I, playing a human woman named Sylvia, happened to observe a curious sight at the bar. A human male giving a single drink to a female character, who then promptly passed out.

    Blogging – I just can’t write all the time. Sometimes I’m busy – I work a full time job, my partner and I try to publish an erotic short or story every two weeks, we’re the owners and admins of Darknest which is a forum of over 100k members dedicated to erotic story, art and roleplay. Because of this, my partner and I have decided to share this platform, and the topics of discussion will broaden.

    Fetlife Brings Back Issue Of Paypal Erotica Censorship – Fetlife is no longer allowed* hosting incest, zoophilia or scat.** It doesn’t matter if it’s consensual, and between two adults. It doesn’t matter if it’s fantasy. It doesn’t matter if they’re just idle desires that no one would act out on.


    Amy’s Innocence And Upcoming Novels – Announcement about what we’re working on next!

    Amy’s Innocence – Part 2 – Excerpt. A romantic(ish) story about two strangers who find something in one another, and fight away the loneliness together.

  15. February 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I’ve never quite known if these promotions needed to be feminism-related or not, but I guess if it’s shameless…

    I write a food blog full of personal stories and recipes. This week I posted Lemon Cheesecake Morning Buns and also recently, White Sheet Cake with Fluffy Whipped Icing.

    For more of a feminism-related link, I wrote this story while talking about body image with my 7th grade students: Brown Butter Pumpkin Cake Cheesecake with Salted Caramel

    • February 17, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Wow…all of those recipes look delicious but the pumpkin cheesecake one not only sounds the MOST yummy, but I love the writing and issues together with the recipe, like a bonus! I am bookmarking so that I can try this one…

      And I like humble food…I love to cook/bake but I proudly make what I call “high-end peasant food”, not gourmet. :)

      • February 18, 2013 at 12:41 pm

        Aw, thank you! Yes, I think of myself as a home cook and don’t worry about any “rules” in the kitchen — I just bake and eat what I like :) I hope you enjoy the pumpkin cake!

    • February 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Yay, recipes! :)

  16. February 17, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I wrote a Valentine’s Day post: How to find a statistically significant other.

    • February 18, 2013 at 8:20 am

      I adored this piece…as a math/science nerd, it definitely hit my sense of humor AND spoke good sense :)

  17. Deb
    February 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I tried to be a good sport on v-day but stuff like childslavery,sexism,flower fascism,& my own bitchiness got in the way!


  18. February 17, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I guest authored for Glorify with Body Phrases I Hate: “Junk in the Trunk”. Which, yeah, talking about my butt.

    And at Consider the Tea Cosy with Gushing & Giving, which talking about my uterus and vagina. Well, donating blood in the context of a history of menorrhagia.

    On my own blog, I wrote Pelvic Floor PT & Me, the beginning of a series on my experiences with pelvic floor physical therapy.

    And Size Frustrations, on shopping for athletic wear and operating under the false (but reasonable!) assumption that the size tags on the clothing bear any relationship to the actual sizes.

  19. February 17, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Is it really sad that I look at this post and go “shit I should post my latest ramble on my blog”? Probably.

    http://macavitykitsune.dreamwidth.org/130236.html some rambles on erotic/romantic religious poetry and why it’s important to look at them as such.

  20. February 17, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    A new submission to our “When did you know?” series: The Day My View about My Body Changed Forever, one woman’s story about her recovery from anorexia, and how weight training taught her how to treat her body, and self, with care.

  21. February 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I added some criticisms of the One Billion Rising brand to Natalie Gyte’s. I try to keep my criticism of feminist endeavours as ‘in-community’ conversations, between feminists (and womanists, etc), so please only read and share accordingly.


  22. February 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I think that Beyonce’s “ugly” Super Bowl pictures are the best representation of how great her show was, and I’m disappointed her publicist wants to hide them.

    I am an educated, white woman in my mid-twenties who wears a double-digit dress size, and yet I can’t connect to a single character in Lena Dunham’s Girls. She doesn’t speak for me, but I’m glad she speaks for someone.

  23. February 17, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    This week I wrote about how factual proof of God’s existence would fail to invalidate moral nihilism in God and Nihilism, as well as the the three main political priorities people have.

    Finally, I finished up with More Reasons Why I’m Not Impressed With the Fat Acceptance Movement, which is exactly what it says on the tin.

    • Palaverer
      February 18, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      So, rather than just take issue with what you feel is a misrepresentation of thin women’s experience, you pan the entire fat acceptance movement. All I can say to that is that I also am experiencing a lack of being impressed.

      • February 19, 2013 at 12:01 am

        There’s a reason why “more” is in the title. I have plenty more issues with the fat acceptance movement that I haven’t brought up yet; which is not to say that I take issue with all of the fat acceptance movement.

        I’m glad you’re not impressed, however. It’s good to be unimpressed. I’m not actually impressed with any movement, and like with the fat acceptance movement, there are various reasons why.

  24. February 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    This week I wrote about the CBS Sherlock Holmes show “Elementary,” and how the show clearly marks Joan Watson’s character out as a character to be valued.

  25. February 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Yesterday we did a version of the Harlem Shake for the radio station:


    I’m the one on the left who looks like my avatar.
    Two notable things:
    a) I’m in the US, the other two are in the UK, and I think it looks pretty good for a 10 min after effects job
    b) It’s amazing how just by changing outfits, I look about 100 lbs heavier.

    • February 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      I just now, finally, figured out what the Harlem Shake is. I have been living under a rock again, it seems.

  26. Luz
    February 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Over at our fierce young feminist collective, Disrupting Dinner Parties, we’ve had some great posts on the theme of Valentine’s Day.

    Check out my post about how marginalized communities can transform the way we think about love, overturning the mainstream heteronormative narrative of romance.

    Lucy has a lovefest for Eve Ensler, with special attention to why the Vagina Monologues are still relevant.

    Jan reflected on what she’s learned from the Vagina Monologues over the years, in roles as an actor, a promoter, and a director of the show.

  27. February 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    • EG
      February 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks for those posts about the classes you had to take–I had no idea. That’s something I couldn’t have made up if I’d tried.

  28. February 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm
  29. February 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm
  30. February 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    This week:

    Polyamory: Slicin’ and dicin’? On the idea that dating someone who’s dating someone else means you end up with half a girlfriend. (Which half?)

    Derby Girls and Godless Universes. I started roller derby and have Opinions about it! Also, more about living in a godless universe and how, y’know, everyone lives in the same one.

    And then began Guest Post Week as I disappeared on holiday. First up was Tori from Anytime Yoga with Gushing and Giving, on menstruation, the birth control pill and giving blood.

    Next up was Penny from Penny Gets Lucky, who had questions about abortion in Pro Life vs Pro Choice: Missing the Point? The point being how we work things out so people don’t need to have abortions in the first place. It’s a good point.

  31. February 17, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Schroedinger’s Gunman, or why an armed society is not polite, just terrified

    I have a book coming out next Friday. It’s a post-apocalyptic thing, with gay biker gangs.
    Pre-orders are up.
    and Five things that influenced the writing

    My husband and I were on Dragon Talk, as an established geek couple.

  32. scopophilia
    February 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    My Berlin Film Festival reviews continued this week and there are still more to come!

    Day 2 (Frances Ha, Lovelace, Hayatboyu) : http://film-nut.tumblr.com/post/42801792856/frances-ha-usa-2012-4-5-out-of-5-just-when-you

    Day 3 (Maladies,Kashi-ggot, Upstream Color) : http://film-nut.tumblr.com/post/42960840833/maladies-usa-2012-3-5-out-of-5-james-james

    Day 4 (Before Midnight, Interior. Leather Bar.) : http://film-nut.tumblr.com/post/43105137656/before-midnight-usa-2013-4-5-out-of-5-nine-years

  33. February 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Every year I come up with lists of the very best in female-oriented and feminist film — lists that have become so long that I have to break them into two separate posts. Want to know what was the Most Feminist Film of 2012? The Most Depressingly Anti-Feminist Trend of the Year? or, more whimsically, Best Fight Scene in Which a Woman Kicks a Man’s Ass? come ready to discuss!

    Feminema’s La Jefita Awards, Part I

  34. February 17, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Some thoughts on the nature of sexual aggression: http://mellowness.dreamwidth.org/13558.html

    Embracing dependency, vulnerability, and sensitivity: http://mellowness.dreamwidth.org/13691.html

  35. February 18, 2013 at 2:30 am

    This week I reviewed The Way of Shadows, which is all over the place in terms of nuance and respectful portrayal of its characters’ struggles. The moral ambiguity of the work as a whole flows, but the attempted moments of brightness can veer a little much towards tired tropes about the love of a good woman as the anchor of moral purity.

  36. Jo
    February 18, 2013 at 7:02 am

    I just got back from an archaeological trip to Italy, so I decided to post something on women in Roman history, and the problems with the sources for their lives. For any history geeks out there!

    • Donna L
      February 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you; that was fascinating — particularly because my son and I visited Ostia several years ago. We didn’t make it to Pompeii, although I did recently read Mary Beard’s book on Pompeii, in which she certainly makes an effort to convey as much information as possible about the lives of women. (I also love reading novels like those by Lindsey Davis, Steven Saylor, and John Maddox Roberts, although I take all of that with a very large grain of salt!)

      • Jo
        February 21, 2013 at 6:28 pm

        Thanks Donna! I’m really glad you liked it. (I really liked researching it too.) Ostia itself is such an amazing site, but so much like an overgrown garden that it can be hard imagining it as a living, breathing, hectic, smelly city sometimes.

  37. February 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    You guys are great here!!

    If we are shamelessly promoting ourselves. I started a radio show a little while back. Marriage Rules – The Christian Way where we talk about taboo subjects in marriage. I like talking about things that no one wants to have a discussion on. I also write articles on my site about the show, having closer connections in business, marriage and in women’s health. Can I just say I love empowering women to know they have options in sex, marriage, health and confidence!
    Pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea and drop by my place for awhile.

    http://www.momsradiantspark.com is where we will be waiting for you! It will be nice to get to know more of you!

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