45 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. May 5, 2013 at 9:03 am

    In my blog piece this week “Martian Come Home” I explored storytelling and memory.

  2. May 5, 2013 at 9:03 am

    This week I wrote an analysis of terms that we often apply (jokingly?) to people in relationships that reinforce unhelpful gender stereotypes.

    “Relationship phrases we should probably retire”: http://canbebitter.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/relationship-phrases-we-should-probably-retire/

  3. May 5, 2013 at 9:18 am

    My most recent entry, Thoughts From A Spiteful, Callous, Nitpicker is something I didn’t particularly want to write, but felt compelled to. Because it’s a criticism of an article about the tragic story of Rehteah Parsons – an article which otherwise would have been excellent because the other in question takes the time to point out something that’s far too often overlooked in the media – about the role of patriarchy and cultural misogyny and how it affected the outcome – her rape, bullying and ultimate suicide. Unfortunately this journalism student did so by throwing other victims under the bus and making some questionable assertions to make her point. So I had to say something.

  4. May 5, 2013 at 9:22 am

    On the non-issue of Billy Black’s mode of transport – Yes, another Twilight post: Billy Black’s wheels.

    The dilemma of The Most Ethical Bag on the Planet: Living the dream.

    And I wasn’t talking to you, on why feminist conversations don’t need to be intelligible to the entire world.

  5. May 5, 2013 at 9:29 am

    This week I wrote about why I don’t have to mention men when talking about my life and feminism.

    I put together a Feminism 101 link post for a friend, and posted it here.

    I also talked about privilege and why it doesn’t mean we shoudl feel guilty.

  6. May 5, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Hello all!

    I wrote: The Empowerment Project – Combatting the Representation of Women in the Media.

    It’s about a new film project that aims to document the experiences of highly successful women in a variety of career fields, undertaken by an all-women crew. And they need our support!

  7. May 5, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Why is juvenile humor so funny? We never really leave the sixth grade… What’s in a Name, Donald Trump?

    Behind the strip mall next to the highway ramp, another world…
    Future City at Urban Pond Procession

  8. May 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

    As I’ve been focusing on fiction writing lately, I wrote a couple brief posts about writing and rough drafts.

  9. May 5, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I wrote about seven more kickass women on Daily Kickass Female, including:

    Pope Joan, whose cover as a renowned male scholar was blown when she had a baby during a Procession


    Empress Wu Zetian, who followed a ruthless climb to power with a progressive and beneficial reign as the only regent Empress in the Tang dynasty.

    If anyone has a kickass female to nominate for a feature article (anyone who identifies as female counts), please drop me a line!

    • Donna L
      May 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      For a number of rather obvious reasons, I happen to think that treating as historical fact medieval Catholic legends about events for which there is no contemporaneous evidence — or any evidence at all until several hundred years after the supposed events — is an extremely bad idea, no matter how much wishful thinking might want those legends to be true.

      • May 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm

        Absolutely. For precisely the reasons you refer to, I mark the story of Pope Joan as Legend, subcategory Pseudo-History. As you say, there’s basically no evidence to suggest that she is a real historical figure.

  10. May 5, 2013 at 10:01 am

    This week I wrote about my personal experiences of surviving sexual assault (TW) through feminism and friends.

    The big Sis Guide…to surviving

  11. deb
    May 5, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I wrote about my presentation at “Listen To Your Mother” last week where I read a piece about a conversation I had with my son about rape culture. My post compares my very gratifying main stream feminist experience at Listen to Your Mother to my past experiences presenting at academic conferences.

    it wasn’t a conference (thank goodness) it was Listen to Your Mother

  12. Jem Bloomfield
    May 5, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Quite a lot of new things on the blog this week, so apologies for the multiple links! (I’ve left off other stuff that I thought wouldn’t interest people as much, if that’s any mitigation…)

    Shake It Like You Mean It – the scholar and dancer Caitlin McDonald wrote about the complexities of the Harlem Shake as a tool of protest, dance as a space for subversion and the increasing pressures on Egyptian dancers from conservatives.

    O, Negative – why a novel which adds vampires to Jane Austen’s universe is missing the point.

    Lad Culture = Loser Culture – Elizabeth Rogers wrote the last in our series on sexism and misogyny on campus.

  13. May 5, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Alarming ads urge you to call a lawyer if you’ve been “injured” taking certain birth control products, such as Yaz, Yasmin, or NuvaRing. These injuries include certain types of blood clots that can cause heart attacks or strokes.

    How safe are these types of contraceptives? Should you worry? If you’re wondering what to make of these claims, head on over to our blog to get the scoop.

  14. May 5, 2013 at 11:32 am
  15. May 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I wrote about:
    And the worst parent of the year award goes to… about Dara-Lynn Weiss, who wrote a book about her attempts to control her young daughter’s weight.
    – On fatkinis and exclusion: Gabi Gregg’s new line of plus size bikinis is exciting, but it leaves the same women who so frequently get left out of plus size lines, those who wear sizes 26+.
    Want to know how I feel about climate change? I found an essay that got inside my brain so well, and added my own reflections.
    – and my weekly links roundup, where people are welcome to self-promote as well!

  16. May 5, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Bob Jones University, a fundamentalist school with a long racist history, presents their production of MACBETH with the three witches wearing dreadlocks… I talk about how suspect that hairstyle-choice is when it comes from THEM, since they really do hate witches, and really do hate anyone wearing dreadlocks… this started a controversy over on Facebook, and a couple of them showed up to complain:

    Anniversary of the Kent State massacre was yesterday:

    • May 5, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      I know a witch who wears dreadlocks, maybe she can guest-lecture at Bob Jones on Diversity Day.

  17. May 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    In Made in Bangladesh I examine the moral culpability of retail workers for their part in the corporate system that lead to the deaths of workers in Bangledesh, as well as looking at what can be done to prevent such things.

    In The Bleak Future of Asexuality, I predict how things might be different for the next generation of people on the ace spectrum.

  18. May 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I’m working on a series called “Persuasive Writing for Activists.” The first post is here and I’m updating it weekly.

    I’m also working on a series of “Feminist Takes” on the Doctor Who companions. My latest update was me giving up on an analysis of Clara Oswin Oswald, but I also put together a page that links to all of them. Spoilers abound.

  19. May 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    My younger son was recognized for excellence in a regional math competition. (OK, it’s an excuse to show off my kids) It was a bit Madame DeFarge of me to sit knitting through the Honor Roll, one stitch per name, though.

    What am I knitting? Why only the Ultimate Geek Craft Project. You can follow the progress on Pinterest.

    The Inkstained Succubus blog (my publishing company) is running a series called “Surfing The Cosmos on an Ironing Board: World Building in SF.” Part 1 and part 2 are up. Part 3 should arrive tomorrow.

    And the Writing Advice post. If you want to be a writer, here’s how.

  20. May 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Here’s my five-part series called “Feminism and ethics.”

    In each part, I talk about a moral philosophy and construct from it a feminist worldview. I do this for five different schools of thought (even an anti-moralist one) to show how feminism can be approached and justified in radically different ways despite all of those variants of feminism being able to reach the same ideas that pervade mainstream feminism.

  21. May 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    A few thoughts on why I think this particular adoption study (many adoption studies, actually) miss the mark: Skewed views.

  22. May 5, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I wrote about yoga inversions and menstruation and also shared what I think is a kickass gentle sequence for anyone who’s like me, thinking, “Why is the school year not over yet?”

    And a recipe for tilapia and cucumber salsa.

  23. May 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm
  24. May 5, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    This week I wrote a couple of posts about becoming financially literate and accessing money management resources.

  25. May 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Two ways to simplify the tax system. They should apply to both Canada and the US.

  26. May 5, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Over at my blog, delagar, I wrote about the class I taught as a follow-up to The Class: Teaching Our Bodies, Ourselves, in which my students and I talk about why we need birth control and abortion, the history of how and why women’s control of their fertility has been abridged, and what violence against women has to do with all this.

    It got lively, folks.

  27. May 5, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Stepping up my game – thoughts on the Trans 100 – I was included in the Trans 100, and have used the honor as an opportunity to think about how I can do better.

    Everyone wants to talk about Michfest – Weighing in as a trans woman

  28. May 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    She called him a “cracka” and suddenly racism wasn’t so funny. How one awesome seventeen-year-old shut down racism at work.

  29. May 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    This week I reviewed The Mongoliad, an interesting alt-history book working from the premise that a group of magically-blessed holy knights are on a secret mission to assassinate the Khan of Khans and save Christendom. It moves a little slowly, but the worldbuilding can be fun.

  30. Logan
    May 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    This week on DDP:

    We teased a spambot, we discussed how to have great experiences with anal sex, we discussed Jason Collins, we discussed the connection between feminism and economics, discussed body image, and discussed healthy communication

  31. May 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Since I continued to like Dove’s commercial even as I agreed with all of the people who criticized it, I tried to unpack my reaction a little more, ultimately concluding that I’m happy for what it says about the power of consumers more than the state of marketing.

    For any other teachers out there: I shared my favorite grammar worksheet activity. My community college students were so excited to keep talking about grammar that I had to make them leave when the class ended.

  32. May 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    The All-Gay-Friendly Major League Baseball Team: http://ablogoftheirown.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/equality-all-stars-mlbs-all-gay-friendly-team/

    And a little something for fans (or people who ought to be fans!) of NFL kicker, LGBT activist, and all-around awesome guy Chris Kluwe: http://ablogoftheirown.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/an-open-letter-to-chris-kluwe/

    Thanks! Happy Sunday!

  33. May 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    How my mother’s life made me a feminist and a narcissist:


    • May 6, 2013 at 12:29 am

      It’s marked private (that is, we can’t read it). Did you want everyone to send a request for access individually?

      • Dominique
        May 6, 2013 at 10:54 am

        Sorry. I thought I had changed the settings, but got a request for access. When I went back, I realized the cursor kept jumping back to “private” before saving. That`s probably why the settings didn’t change. I think it’s back to public now.

      • Dominique
        May 6, 2013 at 11:05 am

        There’s also a typo in the address. The correct one is: http://thedelphiad.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/lessons-from-my-mothers-life/

  34. scopophilia
    May 5, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I reviewed Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking Express: http://film-nut.tumblr.com/post/49437334164/chungking-express-1994

    made a top 8 of 80’s nostalgia films: http://film-nut.tumblr.com/post/49602547252/top-8-1980s-nostalgia-films

    and chose 5 interesting weekend links: http://film-nut.tumblr.com/post/49678592020/the-weekend-5

  35. May 5, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Horse-Meat-out-of-MY-Food/332248050208793 Feminist-minded page about cute animals with a PSA thrown in for animal rights :D

  36. Tasida
    May 5, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Here is an NPR Marketplace piece on sexual harassment in fracking towns in North Dakota. Not shameless self-promotion, unless you count my indignant contribution to the comment section.

    What concerns me is how NPR attributed the behavior of these men to loneliness. Anyone familiar with rape culture theory knows that this behavior is motivated by misogyny, not unmet emotional or sexual needs (if this is not apparent to you, I recommend clicking through the Yes Means Yes blog for awhile). By using that word to describe these men, not only is NPR being factually inaccurate, but they also contribute to prevailing notion that this is a normal and tolerable way for men to behave.

    I think NPR can do better than that. Can we hold them accountable, please?

  37. Wordwizard
    May 6, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I know, it’s Monday, but SOMEONE needs to address this anti-choice article:
    The Daily Beast ‏@thedailybeast 1h
    The abortion rights community has become the NRA of the Left http://thebea.st/10dweEH

  38. Margaret Mary
    May 10, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I am a genderqueer female bodied street medic. I traveled for nine months around the country helping activist organization. I ended up going to NYC to help build free clinics in NYC post-Hurricane Sandy with other street medics.
    I am amazing at researching and analyzing data.
    I write often and excessively, mostly about politics, often about history.

    So, if you’d like a feminist perspective from a non-able bodied class confused Cajun, let me know.

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