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Jill has been blogging for Feministe since 2005.
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  1. scopophilia
    scopophilia September 1, 2013 at 9:04 am |
  2. Nine
    Nine September 1, 2013 at 9:04 am |

    Thanks, Feministe! This week The Toast published my article on the July murder of a sex worker in Sweden and how this ties in with Sweden’s crusade against sex work: Something Rotten In The State Of Sweden.

  3. Helen
    Helen September 1, 2013 at 9:06 am |

    A few thoughts on why surveillance is a feminist issue and some of the implications for feminist activism:

    http://www.thefword.org.uk/blog/2013/08/online_feminist_activism

  4. Karen Ingala Smith
    Karen Ingala Smith September 1, 2013 at 9:09 am |

    Femicide: Commemorating UK women killed through suspected male violence January – August 2013
    http://wp.me/p3jI2H-6b

  5. scopophilia
    scopophilia September 1, 2013 at 9:13 am |
  6. Laura (dusty_rose)
    Laura (dusty_rose) September 1, 2013 at 9:28 am |

    I wrote:

    -An update on my life (with some political commentary/analysis)
    -On golden retrievers, potential energy, and tired feet: about wanting to make it to a climate justice action in my area, but being unable because my current temp job uses up all my energy
    -and my weekly links roundup, where people are welcome to self-promote as well.

  7. Leslie M Jasper
    Leslie M Jasper September 1, 2013 at 9:40 am |

    Hello on a wonderful Labor Day Sunday!! I just released a book on my journey to become a journeywoman electrician in New York. My first volume covers my 5 year apprenticeship during my 17 year career in the construction field. My website has my blog that gives the reader an idea of what to expect. The website also provides the link to the book that is available on Amazon. I thank you for your time! Sincerely, Leslie M Jasper

  8. Sue
    Sue September 1, 2013 at 9:40 am |

    One of my more popular posts this week was a quick one I put up about FOX News using the Aerosmith song “Dude Looks Like a Lady” in reference to Chelsea Manning. They completely misunderstood the point of the song. http://www.pghlesbian.com/2013/08/dude-looks-like-a-lady-the-real-story/

    I also tried to sum up what the big federal wins on marriage equality this week mean for those of us in states like PA http://www.pghlesbian.com/2013/08/two-big-federal-wins-for-marriage-equality/

  9. Debra O'Brien
    Debra O'Brien September 1, 2013 at 9:42 am |

    Thank you, Feministe.

    Rugged individualism is a popular theme spread daily on social media platforms such as Facebook by people on the left, by feminists and anti-racists and others fighting against the injustices of the capitalist economy. Clearly well-meaning, they disseminate inspiration memes that nevertheless reinforce victim-blaming, deify the cult of the individual and erase the experiences of most of the world.

    http://goo.gl/n2gGEp

    I also do a very short snarky humour piece on an Australian white conservative politician who is campaigning against the burqa.

    http://goo.gl/GqEgd3

    1. mandassassin
      mandassassin September 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm |

      Hiya – I’d love to read your posts, but your links seem to broken, and I can’t find an “injusticebydesign.wordpress.com” either. :(

  10. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green September 1, 2013 at 9:49 am |

    Was the doctor holding the inkblots upside down? I think I flunked my Rorschach test…
    Rorschach Test Anxiety

  11. Athenia
    Athenia September 1, 2013 at 10:12 am |

    In the final season of Sailor Moon, there are three characters who are women but transform into men. There’s a particularly interesting scene where our heroes have discovered this “secret” and must confront their heterosexuality and their gender expectations. I think there are a few parallels to issues facing the trans community in this scene. Let me know what you think! I hope I got it right. ^_^

    Sailor Moon Says: Treat Trans People with Dignity!

  12. Tori
    Tori September 1, 2013 at 10:52 am |

    Appropriate Coverage — On dress codes, ambiguity, body types, power, and shame.

  13. delagar
    delagar September 1, 2013 at 11:15 am |

    Over at delagar, I wrote a review exploring my ambiguous feelings toward Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean At the End of the Lane.

    Also, another post about a conversation with my kid: “Further Conversations With My Kid.”

  14. Feminema
    Feminema September 1, 2013 at 11:21 am |

    All of us who are self-conscious about how our voices might affect or detract from our authority as women should see Lake Bell’s new film, In A World…. I explain why in:

    See this film: In a World… (2013)

  15. BroadBlogs
    BroadBlogs September 1, 2013 at 12:12 pm |

    Hi. I haven’t been able to post on this for a couple of weeks. Here are a couple of posts I’ve done in the last month:

    Why are some guys so threatened by women who stick up for themselves?

    “Who’s Afraid of a Feminist? And Why?”
    http://broadblogs.com/2013/08/23/whos-afraid-of-a-feminist-and-why/

    And I am still amazed at how many people still blame the victim for rape. Really, would anyone ask for this?

    “She Asked For It?”
    http://broadblogs.com/2013/08/16/she-asked-for-it/

  16. Anna
    Anna September 1, 2013 at 12:37 pm |

    This summer, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona sent four University of Arizona students to the Youth Organizing and Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Meet the gals who represented Arizona at this gathering, and learn how it inspired them!

  17. Jem
    Jem September 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm |

    One from me on reality TV, what it does to our sense of self, and why a show about baking unexpectedly impressed me.

    1. BBBShrewHarpy
      BBBShrewHarpy September 2, 2013 at 1:20 pm |

      Thank you. I read this yesterday morning and when I got to the head-measuring stuff, my half-digested breakfast nearly ended up on the paper.

    2. All Cats Are Beautiful
      All Cats Are Beautiful September 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm |

      Thanks for this post, Clarissa, but I really think you should’ve added a TW/content note at least in your comment here on feministe (e.g. for child trafficking, child abuse and force-feeding, self-harm, murder, ableism/mental health or the like).

      And seconding BBBShrewHarpy. I can’t even explain how much that part about the head-measuring stuff disgusted me as a jewish russian crazy person. I wish I hadn’t read this today.

  18. Melissa Huang
    Melissa Huang September 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm |

    This week’s Female Gaze Friday features feminist painter Sylvia Sleigh’s At the Turkish Bath, a gender reversed version of Ingres’s The Turkish Bath. Sleigh was well known for her sensual paintings of male nudes.

  19. Jess
    Jess September 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm |

    Here’s what we’ve been up to at House of Flout. Thanks for reading!

    Leveling the Playing Field: A Response to ESPN’s Branded (part of the Nine for Title IX series)

    We Need to Talk About: Fistula

    Jenji Kohan Reminds Us Why TV is Still Pretty White

  20. Debbi
    Debbi September 1, 2013 at 4:55 pm |

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman:

    A review of City of Bones
    Firefly as an examination of class structures
    Strong Female Character Friday, with Paris from Gilmore Girls

    And coming up this week, a review of Elysium, maybe finally a Dollhouse review, and probably some other stuff too.

  21. Kathy
    Kathy September 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm |

    A brief response to singer Neko Case’s disappointing comments about feminism. (Content note: gendered slur in the quote)

  22. Damiane
    Damiane September 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm |

    I finally caught up on some of my older reviews. This time it’s Divergent, another YA dystopia. This one is slated to be made into a movie with a 2014 release.

  23. Blind Labyrinth
    Blind Labyrinth September 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm |
  24. Rape Crisis Dunedin
    Rape Crisis Dunedin September 2, 2013 at 1:58 am |

    ***Trigger warning***

    In light of recent news regarding the Montana judge and a UK judge who suggested two teenage survivors of rape were ‘sexual predators’, we blogged about men, rape and self-control

    http://rapecrisisdunedin.tumblr.com/post/60035858809/men-can-control-themselves

  25. Sue
    Sue September 2, 2013 at 9:48 am |
  26. delagar
    delagar September 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm |

    A little late, but here’s my Labor Day Post!

    “But Why Is It Called Labor Day?”

  27. Karen Clayton
    Karen Clayton September 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm |

    Even later, but here goes. My middle grade urban fantasy novel, Mason Davis and the Rise of the Storm Makers, just today became available on the French Amazon website. It is currently available for purchase on Amazon US and UK as well as Barnes and Nobles. My 10 year old son helped me write the novel and provided a humorous and unique voice.

  28. Wiley
    Wiley September 4, 2013 at 11:18 am |

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