Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

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48 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. June 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Last month there were some scary headlines warning that new, highly lethal gonorrhea strains will be “worse than AIDS.” But where did this idea come from? Is it credible?

    What does the evidence say about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea? Can it actually kill you? Will it be worse than AIDS? Sort through the hype to find out what represents a legitimate threat and which claims have been overstated.

    • June 13, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Hyperbole is worse than AIDS.

  2. June 9, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Steven Seagal plays an action hero, but the wife he discarded on his climb to fame is the real deal. Miyako Fujitani, master teacher of Aikido, pioneer of women’s martial arts, author of the book, ‘Precious Time’.
    Steven Seagal Left Wife and Family in Japan

  3. June 9, 2013 at 9:36 am

    My latest post: “On Writing with Grace.”

  4. deb
    June 9, 2013 at 9:43 am

    on a personal note: in #514 i wrote about how I survived a triathlon last weekend, concluding that you don’t always have to be a star. it’s worthwhile to go out and do your best at something, even when your best sort of sucks! (and as a middle-aged woman, i thought this was a great example to set for my teens who were really proud).

  5. June 9, 2013 at 9:46 am
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  7. Emily
    June 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I’m having a hard time reconciling being pregnant with being pro-choice. And I just hate being pregnant generally because of hormonal rage. So on my blog, I started ranting about how angry being pregnant makes me, why Breaking Dawn was a good description of pregnancy, and how I’m afraid the Catholic Church will kill me.

  8. June 9, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I have a lot of thoughts on relationships lately, I has actually just posted
    Take your time, get to know each other and the other day was Confession, I used to be a slut shamer.

  9. June 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

    It’s been an incredibly light week, but I did make a list of the best books I’ve read this year, so far.

  10. June 9, 2013 at 10:03 am

    New Doctor Time! In Lady Doctors, Imagination and DS9 i challenge Russell T Davies’ idea that the world is simply not ready for a female Doctor. Also, there is some Jadzia Dax. Because Dax is brilliant.

  11. June 9, 2013 at 10:20 am

    To say that people find the term feminist loaded is an understatement. Inspired by my love of Ann Friedman’s super rad piecharts over at The Hairpin + a conversation where somebody joked that feminists are man haters, lesbians, holdovers from the 60s, and worse, I decided to create my own pie chart: Why women become feminists.

  12. June 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Now that the Walking Dead is on hiatus, we have decided to take a critical look at the comics which started it, focusing on the treatment of gender, and race. Vol1 and Vol 2

    There has been a lot of talk about cons and how to make them more appealing to marginalied people. This post looks at this possibility and suggests why inclusive cons are a long way from happening.

    Review of the Registry by Shannon Stoker : Stokers world is very reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood and certainly something feminist/womanist minded women should check out.

  13. June 9, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Menstruation & YA Lit — Specifically, why is there so little talk of it, even in situations where it’s probably very relevant to plot?

    Dear Bra Fitters — On frustrations with bra fitting, even with “expert” fitters. (Includes back view image of woman wearing only a bra on top. While not super graphic, may be NSFW.)

  14. June 9, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I wrote about the ridiculousness of the OMGbesity-epidemic panic extending to elephants and the Fab Fatty Frolic that I organized. I also have a weekly links roundup, where people are welcome to self-promote as well!

  15. June 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    8 Resources for Finding Children’s Books with Humane Themes:

    • Ginjoint
      June 10, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Marsha, I am (hopefully shortly) going to become a foster parent, and I’m on the lookout for not only good children’s books, but children’s books that include folks of all stripes, colors, and flavors. Humane themes are a huge plus. (Well, not merely a plus, a necessity.) This list was immensly helpful, and I thank you for taking the time to post it. You saved me a lot of searching!

    • Ginjoint
      June 10, 2013 at 8:32 am

      GAAAH! *immensely

      ‘Cause I’m that way.

  16. June 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Over at delagar, I write a review of Chris Moriarty’s series which concludes this year with Ghost Spin.

    If you’re not familiar with this SF series, it’s a very cool hard science / pro-feminist / gender-fluid series. Highly recommended.

    Also, I posted half a dozen more poverty-friendly recipes at Cooking With Delagar, including one for Fry Bread.

  17. scopophilia
    June 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I reviewed Wong-Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love:

    and chose 5 interesting links of the week:

  18. Lachu
    June 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm
  19. June 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Two posts on research finding that we lie about our # of sex partners, more than other stuff:

    Are Men Really More Polygamous?

    Why We Lie About Sex Partner #’s

    Another post on anger over Facebook’s new policy to ban gender-based hate speech:

    It’s Crucial to Call Women Names?

  20. June 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I wrote about a ballad in which a princess who is pregnant with her brother’s child either dies in childbirth, kills herself or is shot by him. I’m still not sure which one:

  21. June 9, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Fromage wasn’t actually on hiatus. I just wasn’t writing! My bad. More music stuff. The feminist bad-ass all-female Lisa’s Hotcakes marches on!

    Not revival but reinvention is a post about the difficulty of not taking music too seriously.

    Extreme songwriting is about the difference between writing along and collaborating with other writers.

  22. June 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I just posted an intervew with Ada Palmer about the historical, literary, and translation issues behind the recently-premiered musical play Sundown performed by the mostly women’s singing group Sassafrass under her direction. The play retells many of the Norse myths in gorgeous, complex harmonies, and the interview includes samples of the music, photos from the play, and a link to the Kickstarter where you can help support this fantastic project.

    On my own blog, I posted a brief review of a recently published document on the ecumenical dialogue between the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Pentecostal churches.

    And I rambled a bit about How do you solve a problem like Maria write a thesis, anyway?

  23. June 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Last Monday, President Obama hosted a conference on mental health in the USA. I, naturally, had some problems with it: The “Family Members, Friends, Neighbors” approach to Mental Illness: Analysis of 2013’s National Conference on Mental Health

    • Alexandra
      June 9, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Read and commented over at your blog. Good post!

  24. Logan
    June 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    This week on Disrupting Dinner Parties:

    We write about owning our bodies and our style, we discussed Lindy West and the greatest rape joke of all time, we learn lessons from fandom, talk about the common “rejection ninja,” and we weigh in on shaving our bits.

  25. FilmGirl
    June 9, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    We are raising money for a short film about women in North Dakota oil towns — the extreme disproportion of men to women and resulting increase of rapes, prostitution and violence in the area.

    Would love if anyone can spread the word!

  26. June 9, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    The following are a couple of loosely related, exceptionally enlightening articles tackling issues of injustice from transphobia to apartheid. We’ve got Judith Butler to Savanna Garmon to Spectra and more!

    Vital to the cause of social transformation, their arguments, observations and insights are a direct challenge to traditions of domination, bigotry, stupidity and common sense, which as Einstein argued, is nothing but “a collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” Enjoy!

  27. June 9, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Punching downward Debunking a lot of welfare myths. CN for classism and racism

    Seen around the net. A link to a guest blog and review, plus other things I found interesting. Plus a picture of my daughter as the Joker

    All of a piece. My oldest is having trouble with her ex. And all the news of the week that supports it. CN: domestic violence and misogyny. Related: A Protection Spell for her, her cat, her home and her car.

    O Hermes, I am doomed. My men with their learner pemits

  28. June 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I’m producing a movie, “June, Adrift”, supporting women in film (female writers, female director, female cinematographer, female producers, etc). We are in the running to be IndieWire’s Project of the Week, and we need your votes! Please vote for “June, Adrift” and confirm your vote via email.

  29. June 9, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    My most recent post is about how the “I don’t see color” mentality is misguided at best and actually helps perpetuate racism at worst.

  30. June 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I wrote about “bitch” as a gendered word that can have opposite meanings depending on whether it’s applied to a woman or a man. Weird right? So what does “bitch” say about the way we perceive gender?
    Bitchy Men, Bitchy Women, and Sheryl Sandberg

    Also, (trigger warning) the whole Lindy West/Jim Norton rape joke debate, and subsequent rape threats, revealed an even seedier underbelly to rape culture than we normally get to see.
    It’s No Joke: Lindy West Stands Up Against Rape Jokes, Receives Rape Threats

  31. June 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    This week I reviewed Angelology, which was frankly awful, but my friends inform me that the frustration there is entertaining, so have at it. This book is like The Da Vinci Code meets angelic mythology meets pacing created by a nest of glued-together sloths.

  32. June 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I have photos from HeroesCon 2013, with an emphasis on cosplay and Lady Comic Book Artists… every year there are more and more women involved, and I am SO proud of them.

    • GallingGalla
      June 9, 2013 at 11:55 pm

      The gall you have continuing to post here, Daisy.

    • June 10, 2013 at 12:53 am

      I apologize if this is inappropriate, I know I rarely comment here so y’all don’t really know me, but I saw what happened the last time this person posted a comment here and I learned about them a bit from Donna’s comments and I really don’t think they should be allowed to continue posting here. It seems like it’s being done deliberately with negative intent, and I’m gonna go ahead and say, We need a giraffe here. I just don’t think this is okay.

      [Thank you for sending a giraffe alert ~ mod team]

      • June 10, 2013 at 3:44 am

        Outrage and Sprinkles, having looked at the linked post, there is nothing in this specific post that would breach our own guidelines, so this particular link stays. Further discussion should be taken to spillover, please.

    • June 10, 2013 at 3:19 am

      Readers of this blog who may not be aware of past issues: please be aware that this blog contains material dismissive of trans people (trans women in particular) and the marginalisation they face, as well as attempts to erase transphobia in the radical feminist community. Original post is here and further discussion of the issues, and detailing the arguments and pile-on on trans folk that resulted is here. The Modly Ones have instructed me to add a note saying that further discussion of this issue belongs in #spillover.

      • June 10, 2013 at 3:20 am

        Note: I have not linked to the blog in question because I would avoid giving page hits if at all possible.

  33. June 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    My latest book, a novella. The Simple Mechanic of Infinite Execution. Metafiction. Explores our development of sexual identity.

  34. June 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    New post on making career decisions with your partner:

  35. arakeala
    June 10, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    (Sorry if I’m late to the party but) I wrote about stiletto heals as a symbol of femininity

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