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  1. canbebitter
    canbebitter March 17, 2013 at 9:01 am |

    Calling all Parks & Rec lovers! This week I wrote a feminist analysis of Leslie and Ben’s wedding.

    http://canbebitter.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/weddings-in-pop-culture-leslie-and-ben-parks-and-recreation/

  2. Aoife
    Aoife March 17, 2013 at 9:15 am |

    It’s been a couple of weeks since I Shamelessly Self-Promoted- apologies if I double up on any posts by mistake. But here goes:

    In Jerkbrain Lies, I talk about dealing with that little voice in your head that is, y’know, a jerk. Term stolen shamelessly, but with much credit, from the wonderful Captain Awkward, by the way.

    I wrote about the launch of Ireland’s Ten Days Of Action for Abortion Legislation campaign. Although the Ten Days are over, if you’re in Ireland there’s no reason why you can’t still send a postcard- online or offline- to your TD demanding action on X before the summer. So do it!

    On a similar note, check out my photos from our demonstration marking 21 years since the Supreme Court ruled that women whose lives are at substantial risk have the right to abortions- a ruling that still hasn’t been legislated for.

    Ireland’s women’s rugby team has been kickin’ ass, takin’ names, and generally being badass this season! You wouldn’t know it from the media though. Anne-Marie guest posts on The Incredible Invisible Women’s Rugby Team.

    Notice of some changes to my blog and pretty pictures of the Wicklow Mountains.

    In Episode 233: A(nother) New Pope), I ask some questions about whether Pope Francis is really as wonderful as every single goddamn TV station would have us believe.

    Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s killing. We should remember that.

    Oh, and if shamelessly self-promoting here isn’t enough for you, head over to my place and tell me how wonderful you are!

    1. khw
      khw March 18, 2013 at 12:20 am |

      Cheers for the women’s rugby link, it is good to see an Irish team winning! But it’s such a shame that they don’t receive the support they deserve

      1. Aoife
        Aoife March 18, 2013 at 8:09 am |

        Actually, there’s good news on that front! Just yesterday afternoon I checked the listings and… Ireland v Italy was on one of our main TV channels! And our women didn’t disappoint and came back with a Grand Slam win! Hopefully they’ll start to get the coverage they deserve from now on.

        1. khw
          khw March 18, 2013 at 9:30 am |

          Mind, for the “purists” it might be hard to get them chanting “come on ye girls in green!”

          Well played!

        2. Aoife
          Aoife March 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm |

          The ‘purists’ will just have to live without the sweet, sweet victories. Which’ll serve ‘em right. :)

  3. Hannah
    Hannah March 17, 2013 at 10:06 am |

    On the importance of telling positive abortion stories, featuring the fabulous Abortion Support Network.

    And on how The Wire approaches issues of identity, pride, class and race.

    1. Aoife
      Aoife March 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm |

      I <3 the Abortion Support Network! What they do is so damn important.

  4. Kasey Weird
    Kasey Weird March 17, 2013 at 10:09 am |

    My latest writings of interest:

    I wade into the reignited conversation about people changing their names when they get married. We need to work on changing the system.

    In which I explain the term “abuse-logic”, which I use when talking about the irrational kinds of decisions I’ve made in abusive situations.

    An analysis of the meaning and uses of the “bitch” as an insult, and why I never think of anyone as a bitch. Spoilers: there’s a lot of layers of sexism to dig through.

    And, a similar treatment of the word “prick”. It’s not as bad as bitch, but it does carry some fascinatingly terrible connotations.

    1. Jess
      Jess March 17, 2013 at 9:19 pm |

      Awesome posts, Kasey! I loved them all. Super interesting reads. I especially liked your analysis of “bitch.”

  5. Feminema
    Feminema March 17, 2013 at 10:09 am |

    For those of us in teaching, grading student papers is the worst. In the midst of my own hell I wrote a satirical guide, How to Grade Papers.

    And it’s not exactly The Onion, but I offer a response to Rob Portman’s change of position on gay marriage — Republican Senator Reverses Position. Because I want these guys to stop changing their minds on social issues only when that issue hits close to home.

  6. lt
    lt March 17, 2013 at 10:12 am |

    I talk about how I would have responded to that NYMag poll that asked a lot of dudes about Philip Roth and misogyny: http://goldennotebooks.blogspot.com/2013/03/if-ny-mag-had-asked-me.html

  7. sheriji
    sheriji March 17, 2013 at 10:21 am |

    Have started a new blog, on which I have vowed (!) to post once a day for a year regarding my search for “enlightenment.” Well that, and the perfect cracker-thin pizza crust recipe. You can find it at notaguruatall.wordpress.com.

  8. Ashley
    Ashley March 17, 2013 at 10:30 am |
  9. Balancing Jane
    Balancing Jane March 17, 2013 at 10:43 am |

    I am trying to gauge some public opinion on college-level developmental/remedial classes, and I have a quick survey. I’m going to start writing on the results soon, but I’d love your opinion!

    I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about passing and privilege. In this post I wonder if I’m passing as a Christian and, if so, what’s my motivation?

    I am a massive failure when it comes to crafty things (Pinterest is like a collection of my insecurities), but these new DIY projects for kids are so easy even I can do them, and I’m a little in love with them.

  10. A. Lynn
    A. Lynn March 17, 2013 at 11:11 am |

    I was SXSWing this week, but I did queue up a personal post about body positivity and nudity (or lack thereof)…

    http://www.nerdyfeminist.com/2013/03/body-positivity-and-nudity.html?m=1

  11. Marsha
    Marsha March 17, 2013 at 11:31 am |

    4 ways to overcome despair: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/4-ways-to-overcome-despair.html

    Having trouble inspiring positive change/ Maybe you’re not speaking the right language: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/having-trouble-inspiring-positive.html

    Attention countries with declining birthrates: you do not need to produce more babies: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/attention-countries-with-declining.html

  12. Anna
    Anna March 17, 2013 at 11:47 am |

    It’s Women’s History Month — What could be timelier than a chat with feminist historian Stephanie Coontz?

    The average American workplace hasn’t caught up to the feminist revolution of the 1960s and ’70s — and still lags behind the rest of the industrialized world when it comes to family-friendly employment policies. Ms. Coontz provides some historical perspective to the modern debate about “work-life balance”: How have things improved over the past 50 years, and what changes do we still need to fight for?

    * * *

    More than 100 years ago, Margaret Sanger dreamed of a “magic pill” that would prevent pregnancy. In 1951, a grad student in Mexico made an important discovery that helped Sanger’s dream come true. What was it, and how did it lead to hormonal contraception?

    On second Tuesdays, we’re running new installments of our ongoing series on the history of the birth control pill! Read all about it on our blog!

  13. Tori
    Tori March 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm |

    Calculation for Endometriosis Awareness Month — “If there is an upside to endometriosis, it is that the condition has had a marked impact on my ability to calculate the benefits and drawbacks of a choice in order to find the optimal time to do something or to avoid doing of the same.”

    Nine — “It’s time for budget cuts again.”

    Your Boner, Your Responsibility [note for sexual assault] — “I’m sitting in the principal’s office. One of the guidance counselors, the only female faculty member in this office, is preparing to measure my skirt…. My male physics teacher has sent me down on account of he thinks I’m showing too much thigh.”

    Finally, Another one of those teacher stories y’all find so adorable.

    1. Tori
      Tori March 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm |

      PS — And recipes: stout-battered cod and zucchini salsa!

  14. V.E. Duncan
    V.E. Duncan March 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm |

    Early yesterday morning, I wrote up my adventure with a dead cat on the side of the freeway and why it made me totally okay with paying taxes.

    On Friday, I wrote some brief thoughts on self-education and rape apology (trigger warning for mentions of rape).

    Looking forward to reading what you all have, too!

  15. Raging Leftie (@ragingleftie)
    Raging Leftie (@ragingleftie) March 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm |

    Okay don’t know whether my comment posted!

    This week I discussed the election of the new pope and what it will mean for the Catholic Church, particularly in terms of contraception and the spread of HIV.

    I also posted about the the youth of today are often painted as apathetic and uncaring – but I argue this is far from the truth (with pictures!)

    Have a good Sunday friends!

  16. Bellatrix
    Bellatrix March 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm |

    In Chapters 2.6&7 of the Mists of Avalon “The values of Morgaine’s world, both christian and pagan, take center stage in this week’s chapters. The highlighted differences between both systems manifest in all small matters of Morgaine’s life. Her sex life, priestess training, wit, musical ability, and marital status all fall under suspicion and criticism. Arthur and Gwenhwyfar’s court is starkly growing more Christian.”

    and I explore feminisms and witchcrafts in “Feminist Witch Shit” for the “F” installment of Pagan Blog Project
    “Feminism seeks to examine, critique and dismantle power inequalities. Paganism in its basic form seeks to examine, critique and dismantle the spiritual self to make room for the highest self. In my understanding, this is where the personal is and must be political. “

  17. Ashleigh
    Ashleigh March 17, 2013 at 12:39 pm |

    My feminist analysis of the Vatican’s witch hunt against American nuns, Pope Francis, and how Jay-Z might enlighten us about these matters.
    http://broadsspeak.wordpress.com/

  18. Clarissa
    Clarissa March 17, 2013 at 12:44 pm |

    Men need their own Betty Friedan: http://clarissasblog.com/2013/03/15/men-need-their-own-betty-friedan/

    On how HR departments treat pregnant women and how one can fight against them: http://clarissasblog.com/2013/03/15/united-we-stand/

    Madrid celebrates the International Day of the Working Women: http://clarissasblog.com/2013/03/13/march-8th-in-madrid/

  19. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green March 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm |

    Pope– Already He Starts

    He seems to talk about the devil a lot– as an ex-Pentecostal this worries me. Is Francis I going to demonize Catholics and others who support gay and women’s rights?

  20. Bake Up, Little Suzy
    Bake Up, Little Suzy March 17, 2013 at 1:20 pm |

    I’ve got a new recipe posted for Refried Bean Crostini. Tasty, cheap, hearty, and healthy.

  21. Jem Bloomfield
    Jem Bloomfield March 17, 2013 at 1:22 pm |

    “That’s What She Said” – I blogged about a new report into sexism and misogyny at university. I’m hoping to put together a blog series on the subject, so am looking out for people to contribute.

  22. Victoria Gaile
    Victoria Gaile March 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm |

    I did some thesis blogging this week, including a discussion of Discursive Markers of Submission with a couple of commenters.

    But since Tuesday, it’s been pretty much all Pope, all the time. Habemus Papam has my initial reflections on his selection, name, background, and initial appearance.

    Since then, I’ve been focusing on his ecumenical and interfaith outreach, including his respectful acknowledgment of non-believers at his press conference.

    You can follow me on Twitter for more popiness and assorted other tweetiness.

  23. Luz
    Luz March 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm |

    And here’s your weekly round-up of posts from our exciting young feminist collective, Disrupting Dinner Parties:

    Jan shared her thoughts on facing up to her own racism and ethnocentrism in Calling Out Myself, part I.

    I know the cookies are delicious, but that’s not the point: in which Kate celebrates the anniversary of the Girl Scouts by discussing its progressive history of empowering young girls.

    Why “Stranger Rape Doesn’t Happen” isn’t a comforting thought: Susan talks about how the threat of stranger rape hangs over women’s lives, even though it’s the least common rape scenario. Trigger warning for rape culture (but no detailed accounts of rape.)

    Lady Bee shares her problems with the institution of marriage in her post Mawwage, mawwage is what brings us together, today.

    And M. Lunas has a hard-hitting post in his series about rape culture in BDSM communities: Got Consent? Part II: Safewording Abuse.

  24. Scopophilia
    Scopophilia March 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm |
  25. bleh
    bleh March 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm |
  26. Autumn Elizabeth
    Autumn Elizabeth March 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm |

    I blogged about my experiences as a women living in Germany
    at http://www.mylifeasherbst.wordpress.com .

    Also, Faith Aloud’s forty days of prayer to keep abortion safe and legal is coming to an end… check out their work at http://www.faithaloud.org

  27. fangs for the fantasy
    fangs for the fantasy March 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm |

    Race on The Walking Dead Part II : Looking at the racist treatment of characters of colour on The Walking Dead. Even in a world where zombies are eating people, humanity still favors Whiteness.

    The Portrayal of Addiction in Urban Fantasy: Looking at the way the addicted person is created as monstrous in the genre.

    Problematic Motherhood on ‘The Walking Dead’ : Though Lori and Rick are both parents how they have been treated has been different based in gender.

    Marginalized Characters Do Not Define The Story:
    Examining how the context of a book changes when historically marginalized people are made prominent characters.

  28. mxe354
    mxe354 March 17, 2013 at 3:48 pm |

    How to not sound like a pompous asshole in a discussion: http://mellowness.dreamwidth.org/15846.html

    Gotta look the part: http://mellowness.dreamwidth.org/15455.html

    Some very sobering victimizaion statistics: http://mellowness.dreamwidth.org/15277.html

    More on victimization statistics: http://mellowness.dreamwidth.org/14991.html

  29. Holly
    Holly March 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm |

    I made this about Zoe Saldana darkening her skin to play Nina Simone: http://hollylderr.tumblr.com/post/45521380477/dear-zoe-are-you-sure-its-truth-cause-im

    And this about whitewashing, color-blind casting, and the Magical Negro: http://hollylderr.tumblr.com/post/45077980699

  30. Damiane
    Damiane March 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm |

    This week I reviewed Priestess of the White. It’s epic fantasy that tried very hard– there are some interesting thoughts about oppression and redemption buried deep in there, but it unfortunately tends to trip over itself and confine the best questions to internal monologues.

    I’m also in the middle of drafting a few posts of writing advice, so feel free to drop me a line if there’s something you’d like to see in that vein.

  31. Tiph
    Tiph March 17, 2013 at 5:54 pm |

    We’re on our way to a future like Star Trek’s. I’d even go so far as to say that today’s 3D printers are prototypes for future replicators. For more on the Replicator and how the future may become like that of Star Trek, head to my blog below.

    http://finevideoart.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-possible-outcome-of-financial-crisis.html

  32. delagar
    delagar March 17, 2013 at 6:23 pm |

    Over on my blog, delagar, I write about re-reading Catcher in the Rye as an adult and seeing what I could not see as a kid, and possibly what Salinger could not say openly in his era: Holden as queer.

  33. Becky
    Becky March 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm |

    Happy Bodies added two new books to our library this week, along with book reviews.

    1. Beauty Queens by Libby Bray
    2. The Religion of Thinness by Michelle M. Lelwica

  34. BigSis
    BigSis March 17, 2013 at 7:37 pm |

    Post on the slut-shaming related to female masturbation and how great it can be for partner sex.

  35. Laura (dusty_rose)
    Laura (dusty_rose) March 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm |

    I wrote a guest post at Trip Logic about sustainable travel, and I have a links roundup where people are welcome to self-promote as well!

  36. Chelsea Kilpack
    Chelsea Kilpack March 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm |

    Street harassment and when to fight back. Over at SLC Feminist we advocate for a world without sexism, racism, transphobia, victim blaming, ableism, etc.

  37. Jannelle
    Jannelle March 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm |

    hi there. i’m new to this blog, but have been really loving it. Thank you. here are a couple of my things. enjoy!

    http://agoodwitchproduction.com/1/post/2013/03/i-love-men-too.html

    http://agoodwitchproduction.com/1/post/2013/03/where-we-come-from.html

  38. Jess
    Jess March 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm |

    Hi all!

    In relation to Leslie Bell’s sweet new book “Hard to Get”–
    As a 20-something feminist who is engaged to be married, I’m dealing first-hand with accusations that I might be “settling down” too early and that I should be focusing more on my career. (Ughhh.)

    Here’s my response. (And there are totes pie charts!)

    And here is a reluctant semi-defense of gay conservatives. Or, more accurately, a lesson on how to talk about LGBTQ liberation.

    Thanks again, Feministe community, for allowing me to revel in my shamelessness :)

  39. Jess
    Jess March 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm |

    So everyone is talking about Leslie Bell’s new book. (“Hard to Get”)

    As a 20-something Feminist who is getting married next year, I have often deal with (mostly unspoken) accusations that I’m “settling down” too early and not “focusing on my career.”

    Here’s my response. (It totally has pie charts.)

    Also this week! A reluctant kind-of almost defense of gay conservatives. Or, more accurately, a discussion of how we should frame a discussion about LGBTQ liberation.

    Love,
    House of Flout

  40. Jess
    Jess March 17, 2013 at 9:17 pm |

    Oh…sorry!

  41. Aydan
    Aydan March 17, 2013 at 9:48 pm |
  42. evmaroon
    evmaroon March 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm |
  43. Toby Youlgreave
    Toby Youlgreave March 18, 2013 at 12:19 am |

    Okay, I’m not sure this counts, but I started a twitter account on the gentle persuasion of some very good friends, about two or three weeks ago. I’m really, really enjoying the respectful debate, it’s actually completely changed a load of my opinions/learned prejudice about internet debate/interacting outside specifically identified safe spaces. So I’m quite proud of this, and actually feeling really good about my mental health allowing me to do this. So yes, it’s linked above but it’s http://www.twitter.com/TobyYoulgreave and I’m kind of just proud and happy about it. It makes me like words and people again

  44. armillaria
    armillaria March 18, 2013 at 3:12 am |

    Attrition
    On the ongoing confrontations with abuse and rape within social movements.

  45. Molly
    Molly March 18, 2013 at 3:41 am |

    I’m writing a series of guest posts for Women 2.0 on my experience as a student at Dev Bootcamp. My first post is about confronting sexism in a new community, and the fears that rise up when I push back:
    http://www.women2.com/i-am-a-pocket-gopher/

  46. Maven Zelle
    Maven Zelle March 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm |

    I launched my blog this week, and my first post ever was about how 7 billion people is way too many. http://mavenzelle.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/the-need-to-breed/

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