Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Promote yourself.

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  • we expect Content Notes as a courtesy to our readers for problematic content in linked posts and/or their comment threads (a habit of posting only triggering/disparaging links may annoy the Giraffe (you really don’t want to annoy the Giraffe))
  • extended discussion of self-promotion links on this thread is counter-productive for the intended signal-boosting –  the idea is for the promoted sites to get more traffic.  If it’s a side-discussion that would be off-topic/unwelcome/distressing on the other site, take it to #spillover after leaving a note on this thread redirecting others there.

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41 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. July 14, 2013 at 9:22 am

    After hearing this terrible news about justice in Florida (contrast the Marissa Alexander and George Zimmerman trial outcomes), maybe we need to think about the new film A Girl and a Gun.

    A Fresh Slant on Gun Culture

    And because these themes are always related to violence along the US-Mexico border, I also offer my views on the new series The Bridge — which recasts the Scandinavian series. How much is this a re-run, and how much new material does it offer?

    The Bridge as ReRun

    Justice for all.

  2. July 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I wrote about an annoying fat shaming thread on Andrew Sullivan’s blog, where essentially people write in and call fat people lazy. My response is here.

  3. July 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I engaged with a couple of other Catholic bloggers this week:

    I explained why support for marriage equality is not inevitably linked with moral relativism: The End of Absolute Sexual Morality? No.

    And I commented on some good bits from another blogger on issues of on practice, power, and neutrality .

  4. July 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Used to be there was no such thing as rape– except for slutty women who were asking for it. Not nice to talk about it anyway. Blame the victim and tell yourself you are safe. No need to ask how you would feel if it were your own son in a vigilante’s gun-sights. You are nice people, not like that kid who got himself shot. Why it is such a heavy lift for white women to see what black women must know to survive…
    George Zimmerman is a Nice Guy

  5. July 14, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I wrote about:

    A moment of silence for Trayvon Martin.
    Two awesome fat events coming up in the Boston area.
    Musical interlude: climate justice inspirations.
    A review of Mary Pipher’s new book The Green Boat, about coping with the threat of climate change.
    This is what a deep economy looks like: Cupcake Camp Boston.
    – and my weekly links roundup, where people are welcome to self-promote as well.

  6. July 14, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I saw an owl in the woods, and wrote about owl mythology around the world:

    The Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival is coming up, and I wrote about Lisa Vogel’s recent, confusing statement on trans women’s exclusion.
    Trigger warnings for some of the comments, which are all over the lot, and I haven’t censored any of them.

    • Donna L
      July 14, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Additional trigger warning for numerous attacks (in both Daisy’s post and the comments) on the people at Feministe who objected to Daisy’s previous post on trans issues (calling us “mean girls,” etc.), as well as — wait for it! — Daisy and others attacking people here for not commenting on the new post she now links to. As if we are all immediately aware of what she writes, but are too cowardly to go to her blog to comment on it. Also, trigger warning for Daisy’s once again raising the so-called issue of “why do trans women care so much about what anti-trans radical feminists say,” and assuming without evidence that the people who knocked those leaflets off the DGR table at that conference actually were trans women.

      Further comments on this should probably go to the latest spillover thread, so as not to derail Self-Promotion Sunday.

      • July 14, 2013 at 11:47 am

        Yeah, I left a long-ass comment on this post which went into mod, and immediately regretted not taking it to #spillover. Sorry, mods.

      • Donna L
        July 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm

        Any chance you saved a copy and can post it again in the spillover thread? I’d love to read what you wrote.

      • July 14, 2013 at 12:09 pm

        Oh, sorry, I wasn’t clear, I left it on the Shameless Sunday post. Though I’d be happy to repost it on #spillover if the Modly Ones wish to delete it here.

      • Donna L
        July 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm

        Oh, I think I knew what you meant. I’m sorry I wasn’t clear; I was trying to suggest that if you go ahead and post it in the spillover thread, then the moderators can simply not approve it here, thereby avoiding duplication.

      • July 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm

        Done. Though it’s modded up again, lol.

      • bookshopcat
        July 15, 2013 at 11:52 pm

        It’s also worth mentioning here that in addition to everything else mentioned here, Daisy’s happy to write off any dissent as the fevered ramblings of people who’re Just Too Young And Ignorant to know what they’re talking about, bless their precious naive college-age socks, lolololwftbbq. The irony of doing this while simultaneously accusing these folks of disagreeing with her solely because they’re Totally Indisputably Ageist against anyone over the age of 35 is utterly lost on her, so I’d strongly suggest not engaging unless playing with rad!fem! trolls on their own turf/terf is your idea of fun…

  7. July 14, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Over at delagar, I write a post on my thoughts after viewing Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, which seems particular piquant today, after yesterday’s verdict: “But If You Stop Being Oppressed, That’s Oppressing ME!”

  8. July 14, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I posted my second Camp NaNoWriMo update with a few random observations about my own writing, and I talked a little about the gendering of household chores.

  9. July 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Lots and lots of triggery stuff: medical and poverty and PTSD, also pictures of artillery shell casings and bullets

    It’s been a difficult week at Chez Mudd. Mainly because I’m adjusting to the absence of Mudd himself.

    Took the kids to the museum. We have a WWI exhibit, mostly of Trench Art, stuff soldiers made while in the hospital or from found objects. I took pictures.

  10. July 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I wrote about the day my daughter announced that she planned to live full-time with her father & drop out of high school. This post is part of an ongoing blog about my last five years of parenting my at-risk teenage daughter while my efforts were overtly undermined by her father to a degree I couldn’t imagine possible until now. She’s gone.

  11. July 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve been traveling, so I have some self-promotion going back a bit.

    Keys in the Ignition [CN: sexual assault, victim blaming] — On folks who want to compare rape to theft.

    And a review of Lisa Klein’s YA novel Ophelia, which is, as you might guess, a retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from Ophelia’s point of view.

    • July 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Also, Crochet [CN: death], on getting the news of my grandmother’s death.

  12. July 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    If you’re looking for some summer reading, check out our review of Crow After Roe, which might both enrage and inspire you! The authors argue that recent anti-abortion legislation puts women — especially poor, minority, and rural women — in a separate and secondary class of health care consumers who have little control over their reproductive health. Is the main goal of these laws to render abortion “legal in name only” — still legal, but largely unavailable?

  13. July 14, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I wrote about how following the monetary links between the auto industry and toy companies helps us see that there is no such thing as “just” a toy.

    Watching some of my students’ struggles with the justice system made me think back on my own childhood friends. My nearly all-white, rural community had some very different standards on criminality.

  14. July 14, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    This week, I want to challenge my fellow feminist writers and bloggers: I think we need to talk about FEMEN. What do they mean to our movement? How do they help and hurt us?

    Why We Need FEMEN, and Why We Need to Criticize FEMEN

  15. July 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    You know what happens when women protest restrictions on their rights?

    In Egypt they’re harassed and raped.

    In Texas their tampons are confiscated.

    I guess if the police can’t bully women by forcing something into their vaginas they’ll just keep women from putting anything in there, themselves.

  16. July 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I wrote about the Irish parliamentary justice committee’s proposals for the sex industry, which are extremely draconian and would involve restricting sex workers’ access to phones and housing, and criminalising those who advertise online in the same manner as if they were paedophiles. Repression in the Name of Rescue: The Oireachtas Justice Committee’s Sex Work Proposals

  17. July 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Content Note: Discussion of sexual assault statistics and an empirical analysis of false rape allegations.

    This week the CBC reported that an MRA group in Canada was conducting a postering campaign to encourage young women not to lie about sexual assault. In response, I get my academic rant on about false rape allegation statistics, and how they are used incorrectly to spend misogyny and harmful myths about sexual assault.

    Conversations about False Rape Allegations are Generally Full of Bull&%$*

  18. birdie
    July 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Just the usual – poverty, ostracism, abuse, bullying, incitement to commit suicide, misrepresentation, censorship, harrassment and so on.

  19. July 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    What a humane world looks like: not “staying busy” :

    Are humans naturally peaceful or violent? :

    • Donna L
      July 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      I really loved the video — what a sweet dog!

  20. July 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    This week on KMWW we looked at Allison from Teen Wolf for Strong Female Character Friday, considered why Saga is so freaking good, and how Lone Ranger was super duper racist.

    Tune in this week for Pacific Rim, Orphan Black, and Daenerys from Game of Thrones for SFC Friday!

  21. July 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm
  22. Sue
    July 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    On a serious note, I wrote about the situation with the Texas legislature and the #tampongate meme (body shame, poverty, crude language)

    * Texas, Tampons and Tears – Sister Supplies

    On a lighter note, I wrote an amusing send-up of our “wild” lesbian night on the town in Rehoboth Beach

    * Wild Lesbian Night in Rehoboth

  23. July 14, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    With so much heavy stuff going on, this week I just wrote about light stuff, a few movies…Pacific Rim:

    And The Bling Ring:

  24. July 14, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    A post on Romaine Brooks, a figurative painter known as the patron saint of lesbian artists.

    How Bernini’s sculptures show the sexual control of women in Counter Reformation Rome.

    Pearls, unicorns, and lilies; symbols of feminine purity in Renaissance art.

  25. July 14, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Only one post in Fromage this week. I was a lil busy! Crazy love isn’t quite a recording studio diary because I was too knackered at the end of each day, but it’s basically what went on during the very quick recording and mixing of the second EP by Lisa’s Hotcakes. There should be a follow-up to this one.

  26. July 15, 2013 at 1:27 am

    This week I reviewed Night School, a decent YA boarding school novel that falls down on having a coherent villain but has the honesty to call attempted date rape what it is and deals with teenage mental health problems decently well.

    I also reviewed Passion Play, which sounds like it’s going to be about a courtesan-spy and then does *really* good and forthright handling of the aftermath of rape and trauma as the protagonist builds a new life.

    And so while neither novel was top-drawer excellent, they gave me hope for the future of the genres I love.

  27. Logan
    July 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    This week on DDP:

    Monday: International Development and Gardens

    Tuesday: I wrote about coming to terms with the fact that I most likely will not have biological children.

    Wednesday: Sexism in “traditional” weddings

    Thursday: Be proud of your sexuality

    Friday: What the hell does sex positive feminism mean?

  28. Victoria
    July 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    On universalizing and saying “It’s not about you!”

    Content note for brief discussion about cissexism.

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