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 delightful memorable/provoking recently, especially those who are blogging on issues Feministe has not recently addressed (the links can be to older posts, just something you’ve found recently relevant).  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, especially those on the margins of the mainstream social justice communities, who tend to not get as much exposure as they should.


  1. This is not a new Open thread – mainstream media/news links that you want to discuss should be taken there. This thread is for signal-boosting bloggers and ex-bloggers’ opinion/analysis pieces, not just journalistic reportage.
  2. 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.
  3. Keep this thread focussed on the linking – the idea is to make your comments on the other blogs being linked! By all means second a recommendation or thank someone for a link you found worthwhile, but please leave it at that. If you feel you must discuss a link in more detail here at Feministe, please take it to the Open or Spillover threads (see sidebar for quicklinks), depending on your assessment of its zombie stoush potential.

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7 comments for “Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

  1. August 28, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Eleanor Arnason, one of the best SF writers working today, runs a blog called Eleanor Arnason’s Web Log. Today she has a post on the real importance on the anniversary of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. “The 1963 Civil Rights March.”

  2. michael
    August 28, 2013 at 11:49 am

    [CONTENT NOTE: cyberstalking, identity theft, reputation management scammers] a blog from a man whose wife is enduring revenge pornography sites, she was stalked on the internet and posted on these sites.

  3. August 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    [Moderator note: this is not the self-promotion thread - that happens on Sundays. This is the selfless boosting thread - please promote other people on this thread, not yourself.]

  4. August 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I’ve been enjoying the blog K.O Rasoi

    In the words of blogger Sanjana:

    K.O Rasoi (pronounced K. O. RAsoy): a perfect balance of flavour on two ends of a weighing scale. On one side sits Kalidas Parmanand Modha and on the other sits Odhavji Haridas Thanky – two top East African chefs and my beloved grandfathers. This place was created for them and their knockout food.

    K.O Rasoi (‘rasoi’ from the Gujarati word for ‘cooking’) represents the harmony and togetherness of the family in the form of cooking. I use this as a place of reflection upon what I cook at home. Inspired by the Indian and East African dishes my mum taught me to cook as a girl, I embark upon some weird and wacky experiments.

  5. AGP
    August 28, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    In an ironic balance of feminism, as Hugo Schwyzer goes offline for personal/MH reasons, a blog at the other end of the feminist spectrum draws itself to a close with its final post.

    One representing a very liberal pov, the other a firmly radical one. They even interacted at times.

    Highly controversial and at extreme odds with Feministe’s style of feminism, the thoughts that Femonade provoked were at the least interesting and at times profound.
    Farewell, FCM!

    It would be interesting to read an article about the larger context of these contrasting events.

  6. August 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Two guest posts this week on the Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog (yes, they’re under my byline, but they’re written by others):

    Guest post by Dana Hunter: One Reason Why False Rape Allegation Statistics Are So High [Content Note: graphic description of sexual assault, rape and abusive behaviour from police investigators]

    Guest post by the Ada Initiative: Conference anti-harassment campaigns do work: Three existence proofs from SF&F, atheism/skepticism, and open source [Content Note: discusses instances of sexual harassment and assault]

  7. JetGirl
    August 29, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Emily over on XOJane has a very moving post about the case of the teacher who got 30 days after the 14-year-old student he raped committed suicide. All the trigger warnings:

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