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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. Ashleigh
    Ashleigh May 12, 2013 at 9:15 am |

    On broadsspeak, a Mother’s Day gift: the prehistoric goddess of life and death, in your neighborhood:

  2. Ashley
    Ashley May 12, 2013 at 9:17 am |
  3. Wendy Lyon
    Wendy Lyon May 12, 2013 at 9:24 am |
  4. a
    a May 12, 2013 at 9:29 am |

    I, and the rest of ##feminist have been working on:

  5. Hannah
    Hannah May 12, 2013 at 9:50 am |

    I only just realised that the phrase “she forgot to take her medication today!” really hacks me off.

  6. scopophilia
    scopophilia May 12, 2013 at 9:50 am |
  7. Maria Smilios
    Maria Smilios May 12, 2013 at 9:57 am |

    Not really a piece about Mother’s Day post, but rather a meditation on remembering my mother: “The Elegant Dragon: A Reflection for Mother’s Day.

  8. Kathy
    Kathy May 12, 2013 at 10:17 am |

    This week I wrote a brief post (a reaction to another piece linked in the first paragraph) on the privilege to call oneself a writer.

  9. delagar
    delagar May 12, 2013 at 10:20 am |

    Over at delagar, I’ve done a review of the BBC series Call the Midwife.

    Also, in honor of Mother’s Day, a post on the dangers of teaching your kid to read.

  10. Laura (dusty_rose)
    Laura (dusty_rose) May 12, 2013 at 10:33 am |

    I wrote about:
    -On fatshion and cultural appropriation: an open letter to Jes of the Militant Baker
    -The Big Thrifty, an awesome plus size shopping event that I went to last weekend.
    -Happy International No Diet Day!
    -INDD links roundup, and delicious noms.
    -Two exciting upcoming events in Boston: the Fab Fatty Frolic and Three Big Fat Voices.
    -Two quotes of the day related to my feelings about climate change
    -my weekly links roundup, where people are welcome to self-promote as well!

  11. fangs for the fantasy
    fangs for the fantasy May 12, 2013 at 10:40 am |

    Revolution and Race : Looking at how Revolution treats characters of colour and how it fits into the way that dystopian shows normally treat POC.

    Hemlock Grove – So Many Problems: Looking at Netflix’s original production Hemlock Grove from a social justice perspective. Specifically looking at gender, and sexuality.

    Written-By-Numbers Drinking Game: Paranormal Romance: Paranormal romance has so many repetitive tropes that we simply had to create a drinking game.

    Written-By-Numbers Drinking Game: Paranormal YA : Paranormal YA is so trope laden that we created a drinking game to survive the repetitive tropes. You may have to do this one with water.

  12. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green May 12, 2013 at 11:25 am |

    If a pharmacist can refuse emergency contraception, why can’t a psychiatrist tell a teenage girl she’s possessed by demons? Is Dr. Kam a martyr?
    Does the ‘Conscience Clause’ Cover Exorcism?

  13. Victoria Gaile
    Victoria Gaile May 12, 2013 at 11:34 am |

    Last week I wrote about some surprising remarks by Cardinal Braz de Aviz on authority and obedience in the context of the interaction between the LCWR (the nuns) and the CDF (the bishops/Vatican).

    I critiqued a new blog in which Catholic men* discuss God, Man, and Atheism (*and three Catholic women).

    And after a long stretch of paralysis, I have finally managed some thesis blogging, reflecting on Amy Plantinga Pauw’s essay on the gaps between beliefs and practices. A point of feminist interest in this essay is the analysis of religious practices in terms of insights obtained by the practices of motherhood.

  14. ashurredly
    ashurredly May 12, 2013 at 11:56 am |

    I wrote This is not helping in response to an article about Abercrombie and Fitch.

  15. Sonia Connolly
    Sonia Connolly May 12, 2013 at 11:56 am |

    Chemical sensitivities and food intolerances challenge us to assert our
    body’s needs rather than go along with the crowd. Sensitivity Survival Tips

  16. Tori
    Tori May 12, 2013 at 12:09 pm |

    I’m drowning in end-of-semester, so very little substantive writing from me this week.

    A little posture breakdown of pigeon pose, and some specifically on the piriformis.

    Also, a links round up, where folks are welcome to self-promote as well. :)

  17. Bake Up, Little Suzy
    Bake Up, Little Suzy May 12, 2013 at 12:16 pm |

    I’m working on a new show inspired by Judy Blume (and other retro YA fiction) called Are You There, God? It’s a New Musical Revue! It will premiere at the Minnesota Fringe Festival this summer, if we’re able to raise enough money via Kickstarter (linked above).

    At least watch the video. It’s super cute.

  18. Angelia Sparrow
    Angelia Sparrow May 12, 2013 at 12:52 pm |

    The Seen Around the Net feature made a comeback this week
    Fascism, Photos and Grand Guignol

    The Great American Speedup and La Maupin

    Not much of substance from me this week. Working on remedying that.

  19. Marsha
    Marsha May 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm |
  20. Georgia Platts
    Georgia Platts May 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm |
  21. Alice
    Alice May 12, 2013 at 2:51 pm |

    I’m a painter with feminist themes, I’d love some constructive criticism.

  22. Feminema
    Feminema May 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm |

    A long conversation online about the new Great Gatsby – strangest film ever for a Mother’s Day posting.

  23. Chelsea Kilpack
    Chelsea Kilpack May 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm |

    Let’s not mock Charles Ramsey, let’s just thank him.

    Happy Mother’s Day, all!

  24. Dominique
    Dominique May 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm |

    Mother’s Day as the day I realize the fondest memories I have of my mother are those in which we children were not there:

  25. Damiane
    Damiane May 12, 2013 at 4:40 pm |

    This week I reviewed Troubled Waters, a fun high fantasy book that treats men and women as political equals for the most part; no big thing is made of it, but family leaders and noble houses simply follow an even gender split. It’s a great change from the normal male nobles and helpless brides, with the bonus of a budding industrial revolution and great intrigue.

  26. Anna
    Anna May 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm |

    I just want to say I’m sick of people treating Mother’s Day as “mom’s day off”, like obviously she does all the housework and childcare all by herself for the rest of the year, and that’s fine as long as you give her one day off.

    Not to mention people saying “being a mom is the hardest, most important job in the world”, while not offering to compensate that job in any way, and never saying “being a parent is the hardest, most important job in the world”, always specifying mom, because again obviously mom’s expected to do all the work and that’s just fine apparently.

    1. Anna
      Anna May 12, 2013 at 5:29 pm |

      Very true, other Anna.

  27. Anna
    Anna May 12, 2013 at 5:27 pm |

    To anyone out there hoping to give birth someday, celebrate Mother’s Day by learning about preconception health.

    1. Anna
      Anna May 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm |

      Also, in honor of Mother’s Day, perhaps you’d like to read something from the archives: a powerful piece about one mother’s journey from opposing abortion to embracing freedom of choice over our own reproductive decisions.

      It’s one of my favorites, and I wish this blogger still wrote for us!

  28. deb
    deb May 12, 2013 at 6:28 pm |

    a humorous piece about me as a “try-athlete” –how i hit the road running for myself but also to show my kids that middle-aged women have desires, strengths, and vulnerabilities too.

  29. Kristin
    Kristin May 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm |

    This week I wrote about arithmetic and inequity. I’ve been talking to a variety of parents from a variety of backgrounds, and I’m getting a sense the math fact memorization is getting short shrift and that this is contributing to the opportunity gap. Is this something other people have noticed?

    I also continued my series of “feminist takes” of Doctor Who companions. My latest is an appreciation of Zoe Heriot, mathy sciency Adventure Hero extraordinaire.

    And I continued my series on persuasive writing for activists, touching on how to learn about your audience.

  30. mk
    mk May 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm |

    I’ve got a piece about deciding to leave Boston. …eventually. …at some point.

  31. Jess
    Jess May 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm |

    Sleeveless women news anchors: progressive or unprofessional?
    Why Women News Anchors Should Lose the Blazers

  32. Meg
    Meg May 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm |

    In the spirit of taking action and raising awareness during an annual LGBT event I run, I finally came forward with my own story of anti-gay violence.

  33. Mariucel
    Mariucel May 12, 2013 at 9:39 pm |

    I reviewed Osamu Tezuka’s manga Ayako, which is amazing.

  34. M. Keep
    M. Keep May 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm |

    I’ll be honest, I’ve been doing a lot less stuff to do with feminism because I’m trying to make writing a real, solid career. It’s taking a lot of time and energy, but maybe some of you awesome people like scifi/fantasy/romance/erotica?

    Here’s some links!

    Bound as the World Burns Goodreads Giveaway (An Apocalyptic Interracial BDSM)

    Amazon is filtering erotica in the most dishonest and roundabout way possible – and readers don’t realize it’s happening.

    Like me on Facebook | Follow me on Twitter | Chat with me on Goodreads

  35. Thomas MacAulay Millar
    Thomas MacAulay Millar May 13, 2013 at 7:55 am |

    This week at Yes Means Yes Blog:

    Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, about Cleveland, the Air Force, and how the most important skill the predators develop is to seem just like everyone else.

  36. Leslie
    Leslie May 13, 2013 at 8:01 pm |

    Love this blog! I write for Where Is Your Line & am a teenage women’s rights activist. If y’all could do me a favor & like this poem I wrote on youtube, that would be amazing!!! I’m trying to win a contest! Thanks so much!!!

  37. Bellatrix
    Bellatrix May 13, 2013 at 11:52 pm |

    Better late than never right?

    Choice Rocks 2013 is an amazing fundraiser I am working on with Planned Parenthood of New Mexico. If you will be in the are or have family/friends/colleagues in the Albuquerque are, please buy a ticket and support an amazing show! There are some great raffle prizes, like SxSW tickets, and fun adult toys!

    and from my blog, Armed Venus:

    Hospitality – in which I muse on the Pagan obligation to take my friends to the Hot Springs ( oh poor us )

    Apothecary Solutions for Spring - a few herbal recipes for escaping th cruelty of allergy season

    Beltane and the Yoni- in preparation for my local Beltane gathering, I talk about the magikal properties of the Yoni that we create to hold the Maypole, and balance them with queer notions of creating genitalia and using dildos.

    The Magik of Beltane – I review the camping festival and learned somethings about myself regarding event planing that are *very good to know*. Also, sex swings, May Queens and Sacred Sexuality

    Judgement- I compare the Tarot card with co-parenting my nephew, and try not to pull my hair out!

  38. Autumn Elizabeth
    Autumn Elizabeth May 14, 2013 at 8:52 am |

    This past week we wrote about bread and families.

    This week we are looking for submissions!!!!

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