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  1. canbebitter
    canbebitter March 3, 2013 at 9:01 am |

    This week I wrote about my theory that US fat female characters are fat first and characters second, while UK TV puts it the other way around: http://canbebitter.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/a-theory-i-have-american-fat-vs-british-fat/

  2. Scopophilia
    Scopophilia March 3, 2013 at 9:13 am |
  3. Jacqueline
    Jacqueline March 3, 2013 at 9:45 am |

    This Week at Nursing Clio:
    Nursingclio.org

    -Reauthorizing VAWA: Now, Was That So Hard?

    -WTF? No, Seriously. WTF?

    -Bodies on Display, Then and Now

    Also “like” us on Facebook for our 31 days of 31 Women in Medicine feature we are doing for Women’s History Month!

  4. Angelia Sparrow
    Angelia Sparrow March 3, 2013 at 9:46 am |

    I was on a blog tour all week. There’s still time to go leave comments and get entered in the giveaway.

    Io9 put out and article that mirrors the fiction I’ve been writing for seven years.

    Thinking about fiction and how to give readers a better touchstone character.

  5. Angelia Sparrow
    Angelia Sparrow March 3, 2013 at 9:47 am |

    And most important of all (I accidentally hit post in a moment of blinding pain)

    Author Beware! a formerly reputable publishing house has begun demanding rights for life of copyright: your lifetime plus 70 years after your death.

    1. Datdamwuf
      Datdamwuf March 3, 2013 at 11:18 am |

      Thanks for #2 Hannah, I buy food that rots ALL the time.

  6. Lauren
    Lauren March 3, 2013 at 10:00 am |

    I blogged about the mainstream feminist abandonment of welfare and how feminist need to embrace welfare in the name of reproductive justice. Welfare is a women’s issue!

  7. Anna
    Anna March 3, 2013 at 10:02 am |

    Two great posts wrapping up Black History Month:

    First, the final installment of our interview with former Planned
    Parenthood President Faye Wattleton. When she took the helm in 1978,
    she transformed an organization that was “as all-American as the Girl
    Scouts and debutante parties” to the politically engaged, activist
    organization that it is today. Read
    about how Ms. Wattleton redefined Planned Parenthood, both as a
    political entity and as a provider of lifesaving health services.

    Second, one of our bloggers looked at the
    egalitarian tradition in the African American community
    . The
    previous week, we observed the 50th anniversary of The Feminine
    Mystique
    . However, Betty Friedan has been criticized for ignoring
    the experience of black women and families. As far back as the 1930s,
    black leaders like Sadie T. Alexander agitated for women’s increased
    presence in the workplace, and many historians say that domestic roles
    changed for the better among African Americans years before these
    changes greeted their white counterparts.

    We also posted February’s installment of our monthly STD Awareness
    series: Top
    10 STD Myths
    .

  8. Ashley
    Ashley March 3, 2013 at 10:10 am |

    You Are Wrong, Coco Chanel – A response to anti-feminist quotes

  9. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green March 3, 2013 at 10:17 am |

    Statistics don’t convey the suffering of gun victims who don’t die– not ever walking again may be the least of it. The damage is in plain sight if we dare to look.
    What the NRA Won’t Tell You

    Hey, Pat Robertson, those second-hand clothes demons come out in the wash. But what demons of the sweatshop lurk in our new clothes? The Haunted Salvation Army

  10. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green March 3, 2013 at 10:33 am |

    Japan is starting up its nuclear power plants again because it makes money for big energy. The little guy gets wiped out–
    Organic Mushroom Farm Tainted by Radioactivity

  11. Kathy
    Kathy March 3, 2013 at 10:40 am |

    A lot has already been said about both this week, but I wrote two brief posts about Lisa Lampanelli’s and the Onion’s racist tweeting.

  12. Danielle | from two to one
    Danielle | from two to one March 3, 2013 at 10:49 am |

    #FemFest: This past week I co-hosted a three-day synchroblog called Feminisms Fest. Day 1 focused on what feminism means to us. Day 2 discussed why feminism matters. Day 3 detailed what we learned or what we still want to learn about feminism. Many of the contributors are feminists of faith, a group that sometimes feels left out of the mainstream feminism but nonetheless is an important group in the movement. There were over 130 submissions.

  13. Tori
    Tori March 3, 2013 at 11:01 am |

    Continuing my series on pelvic floor physical therapy, I wrote about my initial moments at the office, with intake and stuff.

    To kick off Endometriosis Awareness Month, I wrote about hearing the question of Feeling Better? when I am definitely not.

    Also my own links round up (self-promotion welcome there too!) and more Sesame Street.

  14. deb
    deb March 3, 2013 at 11:12 am |

    In knee-jerk feminist I reflected on my impulsive reaction to reviews of Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.” I decided I should read it before I jump on anyone’s bandwagon.

  15. Marsha
    Marsha March 3, 2013 at 11:21 am |

    Commercialism is kidnapping our brains without our consent: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/commercialism-is-kidnapping-our-brains.html

    What’s behind the label? Exploring the meanings & motivations behind “ethical” labeling: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/whats-behind-label-exploring-meanings.html

  16. Barnacle Strumpet
    Barnacle Strumpet March 3, 2013 at 11:27 am |

    This week I talked a bit about being homeless in a capitalist society.

  17. Véronique
    Véronique March 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm |

    Two new entries in Fromage this week.

    Know Thyself is about reason, emotion, and decision making. And music, of course.

    But wait! Deep roots is not about music! It’s about religion. A bit of an outlier in this blog, but perhaps some pot stirring.

    Thanks to Feministe and readers!

  18. Kat
    Kat March 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm |

    With all the talk about guns at my university (you are allowed to carry a concealed weapon), there has been an argument that guns are good for women and protect us from getting raped.

    No, actually a gun isn’t going to protect me from rape.

  19. Balancing Jane
    Balancing Jane March 3, 2013 at 12:19 pm |

    After the Oscars and The Onion tweet, I wrote about my reaction as a mother. Once that anger wore off and turned into frustration, I wrote about intersectionality and why Quvenzhane Wallis’ race is part of the equation when discussing the “joke.”

    I wondered how to prevent activist burnout.

    Then I shared a story about the day my kitchen ceiling crashed to floor and changed my life forever.

  20. Wiley
    Wiley March 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm |

    This week on Disrupting Dinner Parties we talk about:

    How to interrupt sexist behavior coming from women

    Why there’s no female bromance equivalent

    and we review Far from the Tree

    1. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      Julie @ Willow Bird Baking March 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm |

      The bromance article made be think of Eve Sedgwick’s “Between Men.”

    2. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      Julie @ Willow Bird Baking March 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm |

      …and I really liked the article on interrupting sexism from women. Shared on Facebook :)

  21. Niall
    Niall March 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm |

    After a long hiatus, I’ve added a new entry to the former ghost town that has been my blog on frustration and being a disabled activist. It links to a two part piece by Krystalline Kraus, one of the better regular columnists over at rabble.ca.

  22. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking March 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm |

    This week I posted Buttery Coconut Almond Pull-Apart Bread (with Heavenly Coconut Cream Glaze) — and a photo of my new kittyyyyyy, Buckle, a 1.5-year-old rescue from the Humane Society :)

  23. Laura (dusty_rose)
    Laura (dusty_rose) March 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm |
  24. Balancing Jane
    Balancing Jane March 3, 2013 at 1:21 pm |

    I forgot one!

    I wrote a post questioning whether or not people own themselves, which came up in an argument I had with a man saying women needed to protect themselves from rape the way they protect their cars from theft.

  25. Raging Leftie (@ragingleftie)
    Raging Leftie (@ragingleftie) March 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm |

    Feminist, body positivist and left-winger.
    http://ragingleftie.blogspot.co.uk/

    Talking about fat acceptance in this day and age.

  26. A. Lynn
    A. Lynn March 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm |

    This week I wrote about the right to safe spaces…

    http://www.nerdyfeminist.com/2013/02/we-have-right-to-safe-spaces.html

    And the racism/sexism thrown at Quvenzhane Wallis…

    http://www.nerdyfeminist.com/2013/02/is-nothing-off-limits.html

  27. Chris H
    Chris H March 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm |

    On Friday, I published an article in the SF Weekly’s arts blog about the problem of racism in queer, kinky, and “sex-positive” communities, and the need to get serious about it. Specifically, it’s about the controversy around the use of blackface and yellowface. The Eagle, a leather bar in Portland, recently hired Chuck Knipp to perform in blackface and drag as “Shirley Q. Liquor,” a lazy and drunken black welfare queen with 19 children. This isn’t an isolated incident: Knipp has been performing this character for over ten years, and makes a good living off her. There was also a controversy over Burning Angel’s release of a porn parody of The Walking Dead, using a white actor in yellowface to portray an asian character. I highly recommend watching the video made by Mollena Williams, a prominent leatherwoman, expressing her outrage at the Shirley Liquor performance.

    Sex-Positive Racism: Holding Alt Communities Accountable

    1. Li
      Li March 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm |

      Hah. I totally just linked your piece in the open thread but the comment’s still in mod. And Williams’ video is amazing and heartbreaking.

      1. Chris H
        Chris H March 3, 2013 at 6:22 pm |

        Yeah, it is. She is an amazing woman, and I especially admire her for being able to speak so clearly and intelligently when also so angry and hurt. When I’m that angry, the words just get tangled into an incoherent mess.

        Thanks for the link. I’m glad you liked the piece.

  28. Kristin
    Kristin March 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm |

    I discuss the novel Scored by Lauren McLaughlin and the ways in which our society is heading toward her dystopian future at http://kristinking.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/885/.

  29. Chivas Sandage
    Chivas Sandage March 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm |

    “My eyes repeatedly traced the letter’s path—the shape of a plot outline—and I began to imagine my new life as a man…”

    Marry Me in Texas–Part 2: The Letter “M” is about the closest I’ve come to considering an FTM (female-to-male) life, & it’s the second in a series that I’m writing for The New Civil Rights Movement.

    What I didn’t say is that I regret my choice.

    1. Donna L
      Donna L March 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

      I don’t see a link?

    2. Donna L
      Donna L March 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm |

      Here’s the link:

      http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/marry-me-in-texas-part-ii-the-letter-m/marriage/2013/03/02/60935

      This bothers me a little bit (as cis people trying to put themselves in the shoes of trans people often does.) I’m not quite clear as to whether you thought that a driver’s license with an “M” on it (issued erroneously or otherwise) would actually be enough to solve the issues you mention. I just don’t think that having a driver’s license from Massachusetts with an “M” on it would accomplish all that much towards getting the federal government to recognize your marriage. It isn’t always so easy. You need quite a bit more than that to get your gender changed on the Social Security Administration’s internal records. Or to get your birth certificate changed. Or to get married in a state that doesn’t permit same-sex marriage. I hestitate to sound so harsh, but perhaps the next time you consider a trans “life,” even on paper, it might be a good idea to do some research? (Perhaps you did, but none of it is reflected in your article, and it comes across as basically a fantasy.)

    3. Li
      Li March 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm |

      The New Civil Rights Movement.

      gays

      what r u doing

      gays

      stahp

      1. macavitykitsune
        macavitykitsune March 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm |

        I LOLed.

  30. Luz
    Luz March 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm |

    We have five marvelous posts at our young feminist collective that I’d like to share with you all.

    Margaux wrote about The death of the Violence Against Women Act, and our opportunity to make anti-violence legislation better.

    Okodee wrote about the pressure on professional black women to dress the “right way”, i.e., the way that de-emphasizes their femaleness and blackness.

    Logan wrote about how to draw women’s attention to their internalized misogyny. This sparked some major discussion in the comments!

    Rosie’s post this week was about how homophobia ties into the way society perceives male and female friendships.

    And on Friday, I wrote a book review of Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Tree, which I found an inspiring and important text about identity, parenting, and disability.

  31. Jem Bloomfield
    Jem Bloomfield March 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm |

    “The Luxury of Surprise: Gender and Online Abuse” – how the abuse I got online changed when people mistook me for a woman, and how it made me notice the privilege of having my ideas attacked instead of my body.

  32. Gretchen
    Gretchen March 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm |

    Stuff I wrote this week:

    Recommendation: Metadating: On my new favorite Youtube show

    Gross: Comic about how a woman’s appearance is judged for her entire life

    We saw your tortured discussion about sex and humor: On “We Saw Your Boobs” and the conversation that arose from it

  33. Anjasa
    Anjasa March 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm |

    I have not felt up to blogging this week, as I’ve had a lot going on with the erotica side of my ‘after hours scheduling’.

    Smashwords is an indie publishing site, and it’s having a week long promotion with 25, 50, 75, and 100% off select books.

    Here’s what I have up!

    http://jmkeep.com/category/announcements/

    If you lovely people want some erotica, I’d be smitten if you took some time to check it out. I have some free work up in order to try to get some more reviews up on Goodreads and wherever, so…!

    Thanks :)

  34. Jo
    Jo March 3, 2013 at 5:35 pm |

    I’ve been doing a lot of thinking this week, so only one post from me: On being an activist and being angry (and sometimes messing it up).

  35. Damiane
    Damiane March 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm |

    This week I reviewed The Unincorporated Man, a sci-fi book that works with a possible sociology of the future. Given today’s problems with corporations, the narrative focus on the ethical dilemmas of ownership is well-timed.

  36. Muse142
    Muse142 March 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm |

    Today I noticed the Richard Dawkins Foundation promoting some fat-phobic bullshit, and I ranted about it a bit here:
    http://museinvivo.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-proud-atheist-and-rdf-disappoint.html

  37. stonebiscuit
    stonebiscuit March 3, 2013 at 6:45 pm |

    Not self-promotion, but a delightfully feminist friend of mine is observing Women’s History Month with posts about superheroines every Monday on his blog, Journey into Awesome. It’s a follow-up to a series he did on Black Superheroes for Black History Month.

    And as for me, this isn’t related to feminism but! I’m hosting the Fabulous Costume Movie Madness Tournament of Champions starting on March 10. The tournament is vote-based, so if you’ve got a little time to spare, I’d appreciate it.

  38. NuclearGrrl
    NuclearGrrl March 3, 2013 at 7:38 pm |

    I’ve been thinking about Marissa Mayer’s gutsy move to eliminate remote work arrangements at Yahoo! and decided it was a boldly feminist move, even if she wouldn’t call it such.

    1. BBBShrewHarpy
      BBBShrewHarpy March 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm |

      Interesting. I hadn’t thought of it as being feminist, but I certainly thought of it as a rational business decision. I’m guessing from your name you’re a fellow STEM person and maybe that is where the line is drawn here.

  39. Nine
    Nine March 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm |

    Damn, there are so many exciting things to check out in these comments!

    I was interviewed this week by sex worker site Tits And Sass, about sex worker support services and harm reduction: http://titsandsass.com/activist-spotlight-nine-on-bad-policies-and-holding-abolitionists-to-account/

  40. Tiph Hunter
    Tiph Hunter March 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm |

    Hi, I’m a video and sound artist who is exploring what it takes to make the grotesque beautiful. For instance, can magnetic resonance images (otherwise known as MRI scans- a heavy and grotesque subject dealing with illness and damage diagnostics- also a disturbingly strange and hairy oddity) be accepted as visually appealing video art?
    For the answer to these questions, and more visit the new blog about my video art series, MRI: Mystifying Radical Images.

    Article titled, “Color and the Grotesque”, linked below.

    http://finevideoart.blogspot.com/2013/03/color-and-grotesque.html

  41. Hayley B
    Hayley B March 3, 2013 at 11:38 pm |

    Finally started the “Top 5″ blog I’ve been wanting to do for years…feel free to read, commiserate, and hopefully laugh!

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