Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

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43 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. July 21, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I wrote:

    Exotification: I’m Not Your Pretty Little Lotus Flower – on my experiences of the objectification of Asian women.

  2. July 21, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I wrote:

    A moment of silence for Trayvon Martin.

    I also have a weekly links roundup where people are welcome to self-promote as well!

  3. July 21, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Over at delagar, I write a post about a Skepchick post (more or less), which ends up talking about the crap put forth about the differences between the male and female brain: “Evolutionary Psychology: What it is, how it works, what it says.”

    Also, a post which looks at C.J. Cherryh’s portrayal of intelligent children in Cyteen v. Orson Scott Card’s portrayal in “Ender’s game: Ender’s Game v. Cyteen: Pictures of Gifted Children.”

  4. July 21, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Fans of Pride and Prejudice and its screen incarnations will know that line of Mr. Darcy’s to Elizabeth Bennet, “We neither of us perform to strangers.” I love love love this line, but also think it’s worth spending time unpacking it — because it’s not true, is it?

    “We neither of us perform to strangers”

    And speaking of watching things on TV, I offer up thoughts about the new FX series The Bridge as compared to its Swedish/Danish original, Bron/Broen.

    Thoughts on The Bridge as re-run

  5. July 21, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Here are a couple I’ve written:

    Women Write Resistance to Violence

    Do Women See Sexy Men As Sexy?

    • July 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Just left a comment on your second article – very interesting, thank you!

  6. July 21, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Of Verbal Boxing Matches and Fist Fights: Rules of Agonistic Engagement– If we want our ideas to be heard, we have an obligation to fight for them sometimes, but no one should be required to keep getting in the ring with someone who won’t follow the rules.

    Not Until It Touches You: Oppression, Allies, Privilege, and Personal Experience– Walking a mile in someone’s shoes is great, but we can’t wear every pair of shoes. How do we learn to recognize our own privilege even if the experience never touches us personally?

    Blogging to My PhD: Technological Devices and the Human Experience– Some worry that all of our technology is isolating us from what it means to be a communal creature, but all of that technology is a testament to just how communal we are.

    Finally, I added CentUp to my blog, and I wanted to share the post about it because I read a lot of great bloggers here and think this is an excellent model that I would love to see used more. Add a button to your blog so readers can give you a few cents anytime they like your posts and it will be split with charity.

  7. scopophilia
    July 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

    The indiegogo campaign for the documentary film I am producing is ending in less than a day! Since our kickstarter campaign more than half a year ago, we have finished pre-production and have found fascinating subjects that will be the focal point of our film. We are interested in why Israelis move to Berlin, but even moreso, we want to investigate what it means for Israeli identity and for future generations. We have a clear point of view and need a small budget to make our ideas come alive. My film team and I would be tremendously grateful if you would help us realize this project that I so greatly believe in!!

    The link to our campaign:

    Please give, share, and support!!! Thank you so so much!

  8. Jem
    July 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

    There’s a project on Gender and Digital Culture which has just started up in the UK – they’re eager to hear from anyone who uses digital media in their professional lives, and how that experience intersects with their gender (or doesn’t!)

  9. July 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

    The other day I posted, Think women really like bad boys? Think again. Trigger Warning in comments, still debating on removing some of them.

    • July 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Wow, those pick-up artists in your comments are fucking awful. And of course they have no way to justify their misogyny.

      • July 21, 2013 at 7:10 pm

        Except by saying “Everyone is like this, I’m just brave enough to tell the truth!”

        This attitude reminds me very much of my racist brother, who loves to claim “everyone” thinks exactly the way he does — it’s just that he’s “honest” about it.

      • Radiant Sophia
        July 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm

        Will we ever get past the (absurd) notion that all men think the same way, all women think the same way, and they all want the same things from life?

      • July 21, 2013 at 8:31 pm

        The comments are terrible indeed. On the whole, the comments and the post are chock-full of a ridiculous amount of gender essentialism and broad generalizations.

      • July 22, 2013 at 12:20 am

        Yep. Given that this is the same blogger who deleted almost all of her comments on one entry because some of them objected to a cissexist remark in that entry, I’m not surprised that she’s also expressing essentialist attitudes here. Seriously, I remember pointing out to a couple of people that not all women have vaginas (I think you did so as well, IIRC), and she thought that was our way of “attacking” everyone. >_>

      • July 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm

        I’ve had a number of critical, yet civil comments never make if out of mod there. Lo and behold, the one complimentary comment I made got posted.

      • July 23, 2013 at 12:17 am

        I’ve yet to figure out wtf a “bad boy” is supposed to be and why I should be attracted to one. First off “boy” suggests “teenager” – ewww (I’m fifty but I never liked teenage boys). “Bad” suggests either a little jerk who goes around vandalising things or stealing, or just being an arrogant, entitled jackass who thinks women/girls are sexthings. If it’s just the “rebel without a cause” thing then my reaction’s pretty much “Grow up, kid.”

        Nothing in that lot suggests anything remotely attractive to me, and the idea of sleeping with one – pardon me while I vomit!

  10. July 21, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I engaged with Kimberly Knight’s piece, A lesbian and a fundamentalist walk into a bar.

    I also wrote about Doubt in the Academy, the Seminary, and the Pews.

    And I posted a short link roundup on the Trayvon Martin verdict, including theological reflections and perspectives to which I think theologians reflecting on the case should pay attention.

  11. July 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    In our ongoing series about contraception, we covered NuvaRing (the vaginal ring)!

  12. July 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I wrote Charmed [CN: emotional abuse], an illustrative example of why my family of origin is not always my family of choice.

  13. July 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    The Irish Labour Party is reportedly planning to fight the next election on a promise for a constitutional amendment to allow abortion in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormality. I wrote about why that’s not good enough.

  14. July 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I participated in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Art Charades! You can do it too, click through to see some fun photos of staff and interns posing like works in the collection.

    A post briefly describing and linking to work by women pin-up artists Pearl Frush, Joyce Ballantyne, and Zoe Mozert.

    Ellen Greene is a contemporary artist who paints stereotypically masculine tattoo designs on traditionally feminine objects like vintage lace gloves.

  15. July 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    This week I wrote about why we must go beyond the Brechdel Test and a little bit more about Young Adult Fiction’s virginity problem.

  16. July 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman:

    Strong Female Character Friday featuring Game of Thrones’ Daenerys
    Pacific Rim Has Canceled the Apocalypse
    Tatiana Maslany Deserves All of the Awards for Orphan Black

    And coming up this week, a look at Monster’s University, Vikings, and Avenger’s Black Widow.

  17. July 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    We usually publish Tuesdays and Fridays, but this Tuesday we had a day of editorial silence for Trayvon Martin and his family.

    Also this week: Some guy writes that the growing trend of young women keeping their maiden names when they marry has nothing to do with Feminism, and I call him on his b.s. It has everything to do with Feminism.

  18. July 21, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I read yet another story (Pluto by Naoki Urasawa) set in a fantastical future world in which the only role of women is to feel the feels. To say that I am sick of this would be a gross understatement.

  19. July 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I have been blogging my way through my notes on the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance National Conference for 2013. Here’s my final post in that series:

    It’s on the closing keynote address, by Melody Moezzi, Persian-American activist, attorney, and award winning author. (One of my favorite lines from her talk: “Who the hell are you to tell me to lower my expectations? You should raise yours!”)

  20. July 21, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    This week I wrote A More Realistic Rom Com.

  21. Rape Crisis Dunedin
    July 21, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    New Rape Crisis Dunedin blog. First post: on newsmedia and rape culture

  22. July 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    This week I reviewed Midnight Riot, which I wanted to like for the POC protagonist and reasonable police procedure. It’s unfortunately a little incoherent when it tries to force the main plotlines together, though.

  23. July 21, 2013 at 9:56 pm
  24. Meg
    July 21, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    A youth shared his experience of being openly gay in a rural Midwestern high school with the Stories Project this week. Despite the pushback, he believes his experience has been largely positive.

  25. July 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    This one is for the gardeners: Return of the native. Not specifically feminist (as usual for me) but certainly earth-centred and progressive (you’ll see if you follow the link).

  26. July 22, 2013 at 3:25 am

    I wrote about getting help with anxiety whilst trans through the NHS in England. This will be the first of a series, I hope, which might prove useful to other people in similar situations. I couldn’t find much out there when I wanted it, and I wanted a record for myself as well.

  27. July 22, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I have a new novel out that deals with the sexual side of paraplegism entitled A Battle Raging. Read an excerpt at Amazon/.

  28. pheenobarbidoll
    July 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm
    • July 23, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Pheeno, if you want people to discuss that link, you should repost it on the Open Thread. This thread is for people to promote their own writing, and readers are asked specifically to make comments on the original article rather than here on this thread.

  29. Logan
    July 24, 2013 at 10:06 am

    You should check out DDP as usual but the thing *I* wrote is here, on not being a hugger/affection consent.

    Other great posts this week include Queen Bitch and one editor’s personal reaction to the Trayvon Martin case.

  30. July 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I’ve written this book and dedicated it to strong women, then and now.

    The lessons of history in “Hellraiser — Mother Jones: An Historical Novel” reveal stunning similiarities between the social, political and economic inequalities of her day with those of today.

    “Hellraiser” is a complete and intimate account of the iconoclastic life, times and views of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, fighter for the rights of the working class and against child labor, from the last days of the Civil War to the depths of the Great Depression.

    Across the country, from New York and Washington, D.C., in sweatshops from the Carolinas to the Midwest, in mining camps from West Virginia to Colorado, up to the Pacific Northwest, and down Mexico way, Mary Harris Jones faces threats and jail terms, bullets and bombs to defend the American worker, the underclass — men, women and children — against the greed of robber barons like Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Morgan and Vanderbilt.

    In the past, she fights to protect democracy’s promises of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from the economic servitude imposed by unrestrained capitalism during the Industrial Revolution. And, in the present, she sees much worse and wonders when Americans are going to take up the fight again.

    My career titles include university professor, newspaper editor/publisher, state senator, association executive, management consultant and author of eight books on the subjects of history, business and knowledge management. “Hellraiser” is my first historical novel.

    Book launch is set for September 22, 2013. The book will be available in both pbook (soft bound – ISBN 978-0-578-12684-5) and ebook (epub and mobi – ISBN 978-0-578-12685-2) formats.

    Thank you for allowing me to pitch the book. It matters.

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