Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

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37 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. Jem
    August 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

    A couple of pieces from me this week – and the links/ self promotion post on my blog, for your meta enjoyment…

    Identity Politics and Shared Humanity – about why I’m uncomfortable with attacks on identity politics in favour of “true quality” or “believing in humanity”

    Reclaiming the F Word – a review of the second edition of Aune and Redfern’s book – more necessary now than it was three years ago!

    Weekend Links – some reading suggestions and space for your own links

  2. August 18, 2013 at 11:49 am

    America has never had a time of Truth and Reconciliation. The truth about Harriet Tubman is still too dangerous– so she is sanctified into ‘an icon’ and trashed by entertainers. That’s one way to neutralize a threat to the status quo.
    Harriet Tubman and the Dean Scream

  3. August 18, 2013 at 11:56 am

    On my own blog, I wrote Boobasana: Prone Poses, on modifying yoga postures on account of breasts.

    And over at the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona blog, I started a series on fertility awareness.

  4. August 18, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Watching a grown woman throw a temper tantrum (trigger warning for use of ableist slur) makes me think about the public privilege of who is seen as threatening.

    In working to equally share our household and parenting duties, my husband and I now negotiate, but I think we started out bargaining.

    Some recent criticisms of Orange is the New Black have me wondering what media is (and should be) used to accomplish.

  5. Kat
    August 18, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I wrote about my experience at CU Boulder with trying to report someone who “is accomplished in his field” for sexual harassment (sexual assault), and included quotes from the investigative report. I want people to know that the other student who recently filed a Title IX complaint is not alone. There are some perpetrators who don’t even get punished.

    Trigger Warning for this post, as it does discuss some details of the incident.

    • August 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      I am so sorry for your experience. I encountered similar, in 2005-2006 at a different university and wrote about it earlier this year :/

  6. August 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    This week I tortured our listeners with a cover of Rihanna’s Stay

    I hate to admit it but I’m really proud of it. We present these performances as a joke, (the same joke every week really- dancey pop hit played on acoustic guitar) but I actually love the result this week.

  7. August 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Over at delagar, I wrote a ruminative post on why being anti-feminist has not become the third-rail that being racist has, in a post called “I’m No Feminist, I Just Think Women Should Have Equal Rights.”

    Also, a follow-up post to that one, reacting to the NYTimes article on the results of the Opt-Out movement: “Traditional is An Interesting Word For Master.”

    And finally, another in my series of posts on Laura Ingalls Wilder: “Laura and Lena on the Prairie.”

  8. August 18, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I posted about The Unslut Project and how to help with their documentary campaign against slut shaming.

  9. August 18, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    • bookshopcat
      August 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Please tell me that you’re going to review the rest of the Uglies series- shit’s barely begun to get real by the end of the first book, and Tally Youngblood is only just getting started as a badass character…

  10. August 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Please help us reach 500 signatures, 500 people taking a stand about keeping Thornton Park in Vancouver dedicated to women’s rights. We feel passionately about this symbolic issue and want the municipal government to fully correct the disrespectful way we and the Women’s Monument here has been treated.

  11. August 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I put together more outfits that Gabourey Sidibe’s stylist could have dressed her in, and rounded up my weekly links, where people are welcome to self-promote as well.

  12. August 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Step with me into the world of “Feminine Hygiene.” You know you wanna:

  13. August 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Two comedians in New Orleans launched a “My Purse, My Choice” campaign to protest the new NFL bag rules:

  14. August 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    What is fertility awareness? It can help you get pregnant by teaching you to keep track of your fertile window. It can also help you to avoid pregnancy, especially when combined with other birth-control methods. Whether you want to avoid or achieve pregnancy, fertility awareness explains how the female body works, and that’s worthwhile information to have in and of itself.

  15. August 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    some red flags while visiting a martial arts studio

    chapter 3 of my recollections about an abusive sports coach

  16. scopophilia
    August 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I made a top 10 of the most biting black comedies:

    and chose 5 interesting weekend links:

  17. August 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    A post on feminist artist Nancy Grossman and her sculptures of male figures in bondage gear.

    I updated my portfolio! If you like realistic paintings with themes of gender, sexuality, and childhood, check it out!

  18. Wiley
    August 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I wrote this about being trans and having a fucking period</a

    Also check everything else on DDP out!

    • Donna L
      August 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Wiley, I can really relate to the anger and frustration with one’s own body, and the way it forces one to deal with reminders one would prefer to forget. It can be excruciating.

      As for being 5′ 2″, I know it isn’t so easy to fit in as a guy who’s that small, but I know it’s possible. My son is 5′ 2″ and visibly gay, and I know he wishes he were taller, but he almost never gets misgendered (when he does, it’s because someone isn’t paying attention; it happened much more when he was younger, before he started getting facial hair). And I managed to live as a 5′ 2″ man for 20 years or so after I reached adulthood. As miserable as I was. I was — more’s the pity! — never gendered as a female except on the telephone, because I had a high voice for a guy. So you’re not alone in the world as a 5′ 2″ guy. For whatever that’s worth.

      • Wiley
        August 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm

        Thank you!!

        You know, there is a tumblr called F*ck yeah short guys that I like to look at when I’m feeling down about being tiny. Maybe your son would like it!

  19. Em
    August 18, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I wrote recently about being ambivalent about blogging, and what the gaps in the literature are around fatness, fitness, and identity.

  20. August 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    This week I’ve been catching up on reviews. I managed to hit two opposites, really. Shades of Milk and Honey is a light Jane Austen knockoff with a bit of fantasy to it– not extraordinary, but a nice quick read.

    The Corpse-Rat King is a black comedy alt-fantasy adventure that dwells with loving detail on rotting flesh, cannibalism, and the seamier side of both the world and human nature. I enjoyed it at times, but it was trying much too hard to be edgy.

  21. August 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I started a food blog that, out of necessity, tries to find foods with all of the four cardinal food virtues: easy to make, tasty, healthy, and inexpensive.

    Posts on food-related justice issues like fat acceptance, food deserts, and sustainability will be added as time goes by.

  22. August 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Sorry, making it linky:

  23. August 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Tears for Mt. St. Agnes: The Mount Saint Agnes Theological Center for Women has announced it will be closing. I write about how I found the Center and what it has meant to me.

    Thesis blogging: A Feminist Critique and Appropriation of Mimetic Theory

  24. August 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    A piece I wrote a few months ago but have just reposted on my new wordpress blog – on the recent campaign in the UK by Rape Crisis to ban ‘rape porn’ and my feelings about it as someone who volunteered there for a short time.

  25. Sue
    August 18, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    After reading some polling data on HuffPo, it occured to me that we really are bullies in the grocery store when it comes to judging people for how they pay for their own food. So I wrote this:

  26. August 19, 2013 at 7:35 am

    A white man shows his privilege by asking an astounding question to an Indigenous Australian author at a writer’s festival .

    What about me? The Sound of Privilege Panicking.

  27. August 19, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I wrote a feminist review of the animated short KICK HEART–a project by Production IG who brought us Ghost in the Shell, FLCL and more. I talk about how the short perpetuates fat stigma, but also provides an interesting take on BDSM and sexualized violence. For those of you who’ve checked out my other posts, I sense a theme. LOL

  28. August 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I wrote a review of Robin Yukiko’s new album, Love War, and posted an interview with her. She responded to questions about her music and her experience as a female musician.

  29. August 19, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Aaargh, I’m late! But here’s my take on the Bleacher Report dude who decided to start a website for women, apparently unaware that he had not, in fact, pioneered that concept….

    Thanks! Happy week!

  30. Eleanor
    August 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    A bit of a review of my visit to UK Feminista’s summer school, my first time straying away from strictly travel related writing:

  31. Rose
    August 21, 2013 at 12:44 am

    This is not promotion for me, but for a friend of mine who just started an amazing tumblr — it’s all fat positive images of fat women (including women of color) in historical dress.

    She’s trying to fill a big gap: much like contemporary media, many (or in some cases, all!) of the only images you see of historical fashions are on thin, white bodies. So she is making her own images!

    She’s a professional theatrical costume designer and an artist, so the paintings are awesome, and 100% historically accurate.

    Check it out: Historical Fatties!:

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