Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

A complement to our long-standing Shameless Self-Promotion Sundays, this thread is for links to pieces on other people’s blogs that you have found memorable/provoking recently.  Please save the self-promotion links for this Sunday – use this thread to let Feministe readers know about the other blogs you love to read.


  1. Ensure other readers have enough information about the post to make an informed choice on whether to click on your link. Content notes are advised for posts discussing problematic issues/incidents that might be NSFW or potentially distressing/triggering.
  2. Keep this thread focussed on the linking – the idea is to make your comments on the other blogs being linked! If you feel you must discuss it here, please take it to the Open or Spillover threads, depending on your assessment of its zombie stoush potential.

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7 comments for “Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

  1. July 10, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Over at Historiann, a nice post on the Dakotas and the Little House books + discussion of anti-choice politics: “Why They Only Need Little Houses on the Prairie Now: Reproduction Politics in SD.”

  2. July 10, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Also, this post over at Earth and Other Unlikely Worlds, “The Other Half of the Sky,” discussing challenges / issues faced by women writing SF.

  3. SunlessNick
    July 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Ana Mardoll writes a retrospective of the anti-choice debates in Texas, at Shakesville and her own blog. Also, she’s working on a massive transcription of the whole thing. (Content note, the arguments reach news lows of disgustingness).

  4. Donna L
    July 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    A very sad, but very worthwhile piece, I think, regardless of the occasionally problematic language. It begins as follows:

    Remembering PJ Torokvei

    As told to Scott Feinberg

    PJ Torokvei, a Canadian-born comedy writer and producer who decided at age 50 to become a woman, died as a result of complications from liver failure on July 3 at the age of 62. Torokvei, whose name was originally Peter, was an alum of Second City and SCTV, and went on to serve as a producer and the head writer of WKRP in Cincinnati (1979-1982), for which she and her colleagues received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series. She also co-wrote the films Real Genius (1985), Back to School (1986), Caddyshack II (1988) and Guarding Tess (1994). She is survived by an ex-wife, a son, a daughter and grandchildren.

    The following tribute to Torokvei, provided exclusively to THR, was penned by Stan Brooks, a writer, director and Emmy-winning producer who was one of Torokvei’s closest friends and collaborators.

    * * *

    The two funniest people I have ever known were John Candy and PJ Torokvei.

    They were both famous alums from the Toronto comedy club known as Second City. John performed at the Second City theater in downtown Toronto, as did PJ. Later on John became a household name by creating some of the most memorable SCTV characters. PJ was a performer and writer for the Toronto Improv company (and for John) and later wrote on the television series in 1981 . . . .

  5. July 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Found “3 Easy Ways To Be a Better Ally To the LGBT Community” helpful and a good read @ Feminspire:

    “Young woman has epic rant in Texas abortion hearings. Gets hauled off by state troopers.” @ Daily Kos:

  6. AMM
    July 11, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Via Bluemilk: I’m A Sex-Negative Feminist (in XOJane)

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