Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Promote yourself.  Sorry it’s a bit late this weekend!

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38 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. July 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I wrote:

    Hope, despair, and dandelions: about simultaneously despairing in the face of how terrible climate change is, and being inspired by the grassroots action fighting it.

    I also have my regular links roundup where people are welcome to self-promote as well.

  2. July 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    New this week: “Restoring the Fourth on the Fourth of July.”

    Pictures and commentary from Philadelphia’s Restoring the Fourth Rally. In which we marched to demand that the government of the United States adhere to its constitutionally dictated limits and respect the Fourth Amendment.

  3. July 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    The Christian cross, the rainbow flag, and why one of them belongs on display at the baseball stadium and the other doesn’t:

    Thanks! Happy week!

  4. scopophilia
    July 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I reviewed the 1976 classic “Network:”

    and chose 5 interesting links of the week:

  5. July 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    I wrote:

    What Does Physical Attractiveness Have To Do With Sport? – in which I discuss the sexist reactions to Marion Bartoli’s Wimbledon victory.

  6. Ashleigh
    July 7, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    This week on broadsspeak, a response to “The Masculine Mystique” by Stephen Marche in the current Atlantic:

    And parts two and three of my series on single motherhood (last week I posted part one). Part two delves into the nature of the stigma:

    Part three discusses the economics in relation to the idea of “messy lives”:

  7. July 7, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    This week I wrote about Catholics Labeling Catholics, and a lectionary reflection on the readings we heard at Mass this weekend (which include some extraordinarily maternal imagery). Plus a handful of quick hits and a Wordle of the first draft of my thesis, so do poke around a bit.

  8. July 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman we reviewed The Heat, talked about NBC’s Hannibal, examined the issue of eugenics in Man of Steel, and shone a spotlight on Charlie Bradbury from Supernatural as part of Strong Female Character Fridays.

    Next week we’re going to be talking about Lone Ranger, the comic series Saga, and Teen Wolf’s Allison Argent!

  9. July 7, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    In light of the DOMA decision:

    Gay Marriage Hurts Patriarchal Marriage

    • TJ
      July 8, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      So there is no hierarchical structure in gay female marriage, or gay male marriage?

      • TJ
        July 8, 2013 at 6:08 pm


  10. July 7, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    My six month accomplishment round-up.

    My husband made me cry. In the good way. (i was fired from driving a truck in October. I didn’t think he’d noticed how much I had missed it)

    And some general administrative stuff at Inkstained Succubus.

    It’s been a lot of real life busy, and I haven’t made many blog posts of any substance.

  11. July 7, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Were you reading the news last month when Michael Douglas revealed that his throat cancer was caused by oral sex? Unfortunately, oral sex can indeed transmit HPV, a virus with the potential to cause cancer — and HPV-positive oral cancers are projected to surpass cervical cancers by the end of the decade.

    Read more about oral HPV (and learn what Michael Douglas was wrong about) on the blog.

  12. July 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I saw both This is the End and The Heat in theaters. They have a lot of similarities, and viewer ratings are about the same for the two, but critics are panning The Heat. Could it be because this “crass” comedy joked about vaginas instead of penises?

    What’s the ideal balance between producing writing and consuming it?

    Are today’s generation of students really more “entitled” than previous generations? (And if they are, is that always a bad thing?)

  13. July 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    This week, I wrote Things of which you are not obliged, a brief reminder of things society tells us we “should do” and that we don’t have to, and also How bad do you want it? which is a repost from Indie Chicks on achieving your goals.

  14. July 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Content Note: This article describes effects of sexual assault, not assaults themselves.

    After sexual assault, survivors face denial, hostility, and pressure to consider themselves less important than the perpetrator. Effects of Sexual Assault

  15. July 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I haven’t shamelessly self promoted in what feels like forever! I’ve been embroiled in the fight against the anti abortion omnibus bill here in TX. Here’s a few pieces related to that…

    The need for intersectionalism

    and not raining on the parade.

  16. July 7, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Over at delagar, I wrote a review of The Heat, and specifically how its being attacked by (male) critics: What’s up with that? “Reviewing The Heat: Why You Ladies Gotta Talk That Way?”

    Also, “Rod Dreher and Derp.” Just for fun.

  17. July 7, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    This week I reviewed The Six-Gun Tarot, a fairly trippy Weird Western that pulls together elements from five or so disparate mythologies and somehow makes it work.

  18. July 7, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Luxury car commercials still only show male drivers. Isn’t it about time that changed?

    And what Memes tell us about new forms of sexism on the internet.

    • Victoria
      July 7, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      Just wanted to let you know the memes link is broken.

  19. July 8, 2013 at 12:50 am

    DC Comics gives us another fail by talking about how romance can start happening in the Birds of Prey series now that a male character has joined, dismissing the fact that women can love one another.

    Compulsory Heterosexuality Isn’t Cool, DC Comics

  20. July 8, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Busy once again, mostly recording our new record, but I did manage to write a Canada Day post that might be of interest to more than Canadians: True North under siege.

    Hoping to write more soon.

  21. July 8, 2013 at 2:23 am

    I did a guest post for an Irish fact-checking blog, Facts Are Sacred, examining the claim that demand for prostitution has declined in Sweden since buying sex was made illegal.

  22. July 8, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Last week I wrote about an incident of kind-of, sort-of sexual harassment within my taekwondo (martial arts) team.

    This past week my coach actually threatened to expel me altogether from the club.

    • taz
      July 9, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      I think you need to find another Dojo! And a good lawyer! He is so wrong! If I read this right, you pay for your training there. There for you are helping him with his payday! So find another Dojo and take as many people with you as you can while you start your law suit! Get a really good lawyer and say “sic’em”!

      • July 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        Oh, I’ve paid a lot for that coaching. In fact, one of the reasons that I haven’t left is that I’m afraid (and have very good reason to believe) Ari wouldn’t refund me properly.

        A lot of people I’ve talked to can’t stand the Problem Coach but are there for the training and for Good Coach. Unfortunately both coaches are talented–or well, you’re not going find much better in this area; we have two national team members with us. It’s really a case of picking sexual harassment vs. the sport, and BELIEVE ME, that is NOT as easy as it sounds, especially when there’s money, time, and a social life already invested with the club.

        I looked into an HR suit, but as I’m moving countries soon, yet again, (life of a student, woohoo!) it’s not worth it.

      • taz
        July 10, 2013 at 9:21 am

        My wife has been in the Sexual Assualt Field for over 18 years. This guy needs to be stopped! Start the lawsuit. Get over women included. While from what you have said, all he is doing is just talking and looking while lording over everyone. He is not far from assualting someone. If he hasn’t already! By at least starting a lawsuit you bring attention to the problem. You could save yourself from being raped or someone else, possibly a younger woman. Report him! Get other women into it. Quit that Dogo and find another Dogo and get a lawyer! Get a restraining order on him to make sure that you are covered if he comes after you. If you don’t you are empowering him to do more. He already knows that you have talked about it and if you don’t do something more he will take the next step. It may be just more talk and looking, but it may be touching then rape!
        Call the local rape hot line and ask for help. Contact the DA’s office. If his partner is aware of this problem and just looking away then he to is empowering this guy and that needs to stop.
        Remember that you are a threat to him now. He is trained, in shape and hasn’t had anyone stop him. You are in danger and need to take steps to protect yourself! Make the calls and take the steps need to protect yourself! Before he decides to remove you as a threat to his little world. Even if you do change countries, someone else could be hurt by this guy and he really needs to be stopped!

      • taz
        July 10, 2013 at 9:38 am

        Oh Miranda, one last thing. If this Dogo has a female locker room, change room or bathroom, check it for camera’s! This guy just may be filming you ladies.

  23. arakeala
    July 8, 2013 at 5:49 am

    A slightly belated discussion of the case brought before the US Supreme Court on the patenting of the BRCA (breast cancer) genes and Myriad Genetics, primarily focusing on the ethics of these patents as a matter of women’s right to health in a neoliberal biopolitical language of law

  24. July 8, 2013 at 9:53 am

    In the wake of Google Reader’s closing, I wrote a short post about web usability and the importance of feed readers.

  25. July 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I’ve started a blog to learn more about feminism and privilege (I’m 24 yr-old hetero cis-gendered white male).

    I will be reading feminist works that have been recommended by friends and sharing what I learn. Read about why I started this project here.

    And read my first reaction post to Bell Hooks’ “Feminism is for Everybody”.

  26. July 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I recently blogged about my summer television watching plans. Part 1 covers ‘the old.’ Which includes shows I’m either rewatching, or shows that have been on the air for a while that I haven’t seen.

    I also blogged about learning to embrace the things I love, and coming out as a geek.

  27. July 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    A week late, sorry:

    A short post and poem in solidarity with victims of torture, especially psychiatric torture. June 26th is the International Day in Solidarity with Victims of Torture. A few months ago, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture called for an absolute ban on nonconsensual psychiatric interventions, including restraint, solitary confinement, and nonconsensual administration of electroshock, psychosurgery and mind-altering drugs such as neuroleptics. He also urged repeal of legal provisions authorizing confinement and compulsory treatment in mental health settings, and said that detention on mental health grounds is unjustified.

  28. July 9, 2013 at 8:18 am
  29. taz
    July 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm

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  30. July 9, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    When Gertrude “Ma” Rainey—known as “The Mother of Blues”—sang, “It’s true I wear a collar and a tie, … Talk to the gals just like any old man,” in 1928′s “Prove It on Me,” she was flirting with scandal, challenging the listener to catch her in a lesbian affair. It might not seem like a big deal to us now, but back then, pursuing same-sex relations could get you thrown in jail.

    Singing the Lesbian Blues in 1920s Harlem

    Succeeding in the face of overt racism and sexism, Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, bisexuals married to men, proud “bulldagger” Gladys Bentley, and covert lesbians Ethel Waters and Alberta Hunter also explored alternative sexuality in their own ways.

    Also, my colleague Ben recently wrote an excellent history of Angela Davis, and how her fearlessness, integrity, and beauty inspired countless posters. It seems particularly relevant given the times we’re in.

    Trailing Angela Davis, from FBI Flyers to ‘Radical Chic’ Art


  31. July 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Loversandthinkers is a site with an eclectic viewpoint, his view, her view and sometimes even contradictory views on the same subject. Submissions are always welcome!

    is a recent opinion piece about the changes society is going through and still has a way to go.

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