Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

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39 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. scopophilia
    July 28, 2013 at 9:09 am
  2. July 28, 2013 at 9:20 am

    They’re coming to our town to curse our gay weddings. WWJD?
    Tactics From Jesus vs the Westboro Baptist Church

    Grandma shoots up car full of kids- claims self-defense

    Guns and the Elderly Ladies Auxilliary

  3. July 28, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I shared some long-buried family history and compared it to the latest Anthony Weiner controversy surrounding infidelity.

  4. Jem
    July 28, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I wrote a piece arguing against the need for the “men’s rights movement”, calling on men to repudiate them, and pointing out why many of the problems they identify will only be solved by feminism
    “Men’s Rights: We Don’t Want Them”

  5. July 28, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Last week was Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, so I engaged with some NFP Points to Ponder in some of the material I was seeing. (Content note for hostility to birth control in some of that material.)

  6. July 28, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I wrote a brief response to the xojane piece that the academic language of feminism is alienating.

  7. July 28, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Not really feminism related today but if anyone is still interested, I wrote a short one on my love for the fair, Summer of Fairs and then a list of Blogger Pet Peeves

  8. July 28, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I decided to take a crack at answering Daisy’s question from the post of her’s a while back (“Why don’t trans* women focus more on cissexist right-wing fundamentalists rather than cissexist left-wing radfems?”).

    I also talked a bit about the kind of environment you have to have if you genuinely want marginalized people to come into your space and educate you or share their views.

    All here: In Which I Answer Daisy

    • Donna L
      July 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks for that, Barnacle.

    • GallingGalla
      July 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      Yes, much appreciated, and I think you’re spot on.

    • trees
      July 29, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      Well done.
      Is Daisy aware of your post? Has she offered a response?

      • July 29, 2013 at 9:04 pm

        I sent a pingback but I have no clue. She’s commented at my blog before, but I don’t know if she’s still a reader. She hasn’t responded yet.

        If by some chance she’s reading this… there was no ill-intent in the post I wrote. Simply an attempt to make sense of a bad situation that got worse…and worse…and worse.

  9. July 28, 2013 at 11:45 am

    At the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona blog, I wrote about heat-friendly contraceptives — ones that aren’t affected by Arizona summers.

    On my own blog, some advice for yoga students on selecting a studio.

    • July 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

      PS — I’m also looking for guest bloggers if anyone is interested!

  10. July 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Check out some of my new artwork dealing with themes of gender, childhood, and sexuality. If you’re into naturalistic figurative oil paintings (and a bonus animation!) you might want to take a peek. Comments and critiques are more than welcome.

    Are you in the DC area? Then you might want to take a look at this post on the women artists featured in the Smithsonian’s Asian-Latino Festival.

  11. July 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Over at delagar, I write about why I have problems with religion: “The Problem of Religion.”

    Also, a review of Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga: “Saga: Review”

  12. July 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I have a post asking people who didn’t like it at first to give Orange is the New Black a second chance.

    I also have a two-part post on facing my own white privilege while raising a child of color. Part 1 is on finally seeing feminism’s racial blind spot. Part 2 is on my fear after the Zimmerman verdict.

    • Bfing Sarah
      July 29, 2013 at 12:07 am

      I love these posts. You have a new reader!!

      • Lolagirl
        July 29, 2013 at 9:53 am


  13. July 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Oh, yes — and over at Cooking With Delagar, I have new posts for Poverty Cooking!

  14. July 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    A little puzzle that shows that our brains see both people and things as gendered — and those genders as “opposite” — but only in our minds:

    Feminine Things Make You Look More Womanly, Right?

    And, I just got back from Washington DC, trying to get my members of Congress to be more egalitarian and open to social mobility via early childhood education, nutrition and the tax code:

    American Hunger Games

  15. July 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm
  16. July 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Hello! I’m a new columnist over at The Rainbow Hub, and I invite everyone to come check us out!

    My latest piece focuses on the portrayal of male bisexuality in Doctor Who.

  17. July 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I wrote about how amazing The To Do List was at Bitch Flicks.

    The To Do List: The Movie I’ve Been Waiting For”

  18. July 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    This week I reviewed Proxy, which features nonsensical worldbuilding but a great LGBT protagonist. I also reviewed The Office of Mercy, which tackles dystopian ideas in different ways (what would it be like to live in a world built on preventing suffering by slaughtering the unfit?) but ultimately ends up feeling a bit by-the-numbers.

  19. July 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I’m really excited about this week’s posts.

    Two baristas, coming from different gender and sexuality perspectives, tell us How to Not Sexually Objectify or Subjectify Your Barista


    Thanks for reading!

  20. July 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman:

    Strong Female Character Friday, featuring Avengers’ Black Widow
    Lagertha from Vikings shows the importance of identity
    Monsters University shows a deeper problem in Pixar

    Tune in this week for Fast and Furious 6, Adventure Time, and Ellen from Supernatural for SFC Fridays.

  21. July 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I was out of town most of the week.

    On the other hand, it’s going to be a busy quarter for releases. 5 short stories in the next 3 months. Two of them are even heterosexual.

  22. July 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I wrote up a piece on the stripper factories in the mythology of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I talk about why the problem is not necessarily the sexism (since advocates will tell you that male strippers are available in Pastafarian heaven, too), but how it stigmatizes sex workers.

    The stripper factories in Pastafarianism fail as satire—and fail brutally—because this is literally how we treat sex workers in the real world. It is like making a satirical portrait of Earth that depicts blue skies and green trees. We make public policy based on these ideas. One hot issue among activists right now is that sex workers in major cities are often forced to choose between using condoms or risking jail, because police can use condoms as evidence of prostitution. Every December 17, sex workers around the world hold events where they read the names of their colleagues who were murdered that year. They hold these events and read the names because if they don’t, no one will; dead hookers are a punchline, not a problem.

    I’d also like to point out that Sophie Hirschfeld, a sex worker herself, wrote an excellent post following up on mine and the the original post by Kate Donovan which brought the whole issue of the stripper factories into my consciousness.

  23. July 28, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    After much mental backing and forthing, I finally decided to go ahead with my project to transcribe, with commentary, my high school diaries, from the late 1980s/early 1990s. Content warning for boy-craziness, and the start of an eating disorder.

    Three and a half crushes and a drama queen

  24. lt
    July 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I reflect on obsession, creativity and Jay DeFeo, a great woman artist I just learned about . . .

  25. July 29, 2013 at 6:32 am

    How do we raise girls to have healthy self-esteem?

  26. July 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

    This week at Yes Means Yes Blog:

    Anthony Weiner, All Kidding Aside

  27. July 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Sharing some links, including one from Bullish on avoiding tourism to countries unfriendly to women:

  28. Logan
    July 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    This week on DDP:

    -Is it your job to educate?
    -Five female driven movies! More in the comments.
    Femininity and leadership.
    -Examining straight identities from a social justice perspective.

  29. July 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Our tiny record label released this song to raise funds for the Trayvon Martin Foundation and the Trayvon Martin Amendment (50% of proceeds) Rainy Night In Florida by The Granite Countertops in San Francisco
    Full lyrics here
    Full song here

    Please make a .99 cent contribution by clicking on the itunes link or listen to the full single first at link above.

    Thanks for letting me toot my horn!

  30. Donna L
    July 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Not my post or my blog, obviously, but I did — if I do say so myself! — like a couple of my comments in a still-ongoing thread at Shakesville today, responding to a post by Aphra Behn about the transphobic manifesto that was recently circulated by an anonymous group of self-identified radical feminist academics.

    The thread is at

    The two comments I posted that I thought were pretty decent are at:


  31. July 30, 2013 at 3:43 am

    I discuss my thoughts as a trans woman on cis women who discuss menstruation with me, and to some degree, my own thoughts on how I view menstruation as it frames womanhood.

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