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Jill has been blogging for Feministe since 2005.
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  1. tigtog
    tigtog October 7, 2013 at 4:54 am | *

    Apologies for mis-scheduling this post! It should have gone up hours and hours ago.

  2. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green October 7, 2013 at 7:34 am |

    How a fad diet led me to global feminist empowerment and kitchen fires while striving to zip the Pants of Truth…
    Giving up Wheat-What Will I Eat?

  3. Femocracy
    Femocracy October 7, 2013 at 8:14 am |

    This week, I wrote Birth Control: A Government Shutdown Story, about how we can’t even close the government without trying to take away women’s contraceptives.

    Also, given the recent vote to cut SNAP and failure to reauthorize TANF and WIC before the shutdown, on why we should never negotiate with conservatives on social welfare policy.

    And finally, how one can be pro-choice and oppose the death penalty, without cognitive dissonance – inspired by Tumblr trolls (content note for discussion of forced sterilization in Feminist Times.)

  4. Brittany Touris
    Brittany Touris October 7, 2013 at 9:06 am |

    What’s it like to be in a relationship that defies gender roles? Well, it feels sort of like being in a relationship with two human beings.

  5. Andie
    Andie October 7, 2013 at 9:07 am |

    First thoughts on my diagnosis

    1. Andie
      Andie October 7, 2013 at 11:45 am |

      In lighter news, I’m in a movie! (as “girl in restaurant” lol)

    2. orangedesperado
      orangedesperado October 8, 2013 at 11:43 pm |

      Wow – I am so shocked to read of your diagnosis. I have no words to describe my feelings. It certainly sounds like it was up there, with the BAD DAYS, definitely near the top of the list. I will be thinking good thoughts for you as this unfolds.

  6. H.D.
    H.D. October 7, 2013 at 9:24 am |

    The new movie Gravity and the recent outrageous comments by David Gilmour got me thinking about the ability to relate to an “Other”.

  7. Athenia
    Athenia October 7, 2013 at 9:48 am |

    I talk about what I want to see in a sexy lady superhero outfit using Sailor Moon’s Sailor Pluto and DC’s Starfire for comparison.

    The Male Gaze vs. The Female Gaze: Sailor Pluto vs. Starfire

  8. alynn
    alynn October 7, 2013 at 10:18 am |

    This week I wrote about taking up space…

    And my friend Maria explains, cancer is not sexy…

  9. Sue
    Sue October 7, 2013 at 10:19 am |

    I wrote a piece with some of the current “poverty data” about the LGBTQ Community as part of an awareness raising campaign.

    Also, I had some thoughts on specific & unique ways the government shutdown impacts the LGBTQ community.

    Finally, as part of NaBloPoMo, I wrote about my memories of “autumnal flavors” with a very Pittsburgh twist.

  10. Mother X
    Mother X October 7, 2013 at 11:00 am |

    “I laugh out loud—an abrupt exhale. A man glances in my direction and I smile at my private joke—me, running from pudding. I’m ridiculous.”

    I wrote about how an ordinary trip to the grocery store is no longer ordinary.

  11. Jacob
    Jacob October 7, 2013 at 11:02 am |

    I recently started a new blog focusing on women’s writing

    Reading From The Margins

  12. Sine Nominee
    Sine Nominee October 7, 2013 at 11:15 am |
  13. alynn
    alynn October 7, 2013 at 11:34 am |

    This week I wrote about taking up space…

    And my friend Maria explains, cancer is not sexy…

    (Sorry there is another like this in your queue…I put my email address in wrong the first time.)

  14. ABlogOfTheirOwn
    ABlogOfTheirOwn October 7, 2013 at 11:35 am |

    This is purely silly, but might bring a smile to anyone who 1) loves baseball and/or 2) is heartened by seeing two strapping male athletes who are completely unafraid to show their affection for each other on the field:


  15. Melissa Huang
    Melissa Huang October 7, 2013 at 11:50 am |

    In this week’s Female Gaze Friday we look at Jenn Mann’s paintings of beautiful, cotton-candy pink men.

  16. Anna
    Anna October 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm |

    Three posts over the past week: one about herpes transmission, another about breast exams, and the third about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.

    1) One of you has genital herpes. The other doesn’t. You want to keep it that way. There are many strategies you can use to decrease risk of herpes transmission from one partner to another. Learn all about them!

    2) It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Did you know that Planned Parenthood performs hundreds of thousands of breast exams every year, and refers for mammograms if needed? Learn what a breast exam is and why you might get one!

    3) Last month, the CDC declared drug-resistant gonorrhea to be an “urgent threat.” Meanwhile, humans are fighting back by doing what they do best: science! Researchers developed a vaccine that cures gonorrhea and prevents reinfection. The catch? It only works on mice. Learn more about the fascinating saga of this scary superbug!

  17. Gretchen
    Gretchen October 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm |

    How I know this isn’t about freedom of speech : A response to a Facebook page entitled “Should Miri Mogilevsky be murdered?”

  18. Damiane
    Damiane October 7, 2013 at 5:37 pm |

    This week I reviewed The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern’s strange and lovely book about a circus that opens at sunset and closes at dawn.

  19. Maggie Gordon
    Maggie Gordon October 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm |

    This week I denounced the recent nomination of a new Supreme Court justice in Canada as this further imbalances the gender ratio on the bench: Gender and the Supreme Court of Canada: Why Justice Nadon’s Appointment is a Blow to Gender Equality in Canada

    Also, for those who might be interested, I started a book review blog. While it is not 100% feminist focused, I do tend to review a lot of women-led books, comment on gender and social justice issues in novels, and review some non-fiction feminist books: Maggie Gordon’s Towering Pile of Books

  20. Angelia Sparrow
    Angelia Sparrow October 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm |

    My BBW urban fantasy romance released Sunday. Without the cover being white-washed.

    CN: clutter
    We are cleaning. Hard. There are before and after pictures. And I explain why a witch is waging a jihad.

    CN: horror, gore, creepy
    It’s October, which means The Daily Feature.
    Sounds of the Season, pictures, recipes and stories.
    October 1, 2, Kitchen witch Wednesday, 3, 4 hosted by Peanuts, 5, 6 Sunday Sweets, which means a free e-book giveaway

  21. Balancing Jane
    Balancing Jane October 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm |

    I wrote about the government shut down through a rhetorical lens. We value practicality and finding a middle ground, but the liberal model of rhetorical discourse tricks us into seeing middles when they’re not really there.

    I also wrote about how teaching physical education as a place to groom the best hurts our ability to find the value in fitness and exercise as a whole. Did you hate gym class as much as I did?

  22. FYouMudFlaps
    FYouMudFlaps October 7, 2013 at 10:39 pm |

    This may be 101 for many of you, but a good primer nonetheless. On Firebrand Progressives, the blog I just got hired for (yay me!), I break down the two main archetypes of sexism and how they affect everyone. Paste this in threads that get derailed with “what about the menz” nonsense.

  23. Kathy
    Kathy October 8, 2013 at 10:02 am |

    I wrote a brief post about Valentine Road, a documentary airing on HBO about the 2008 murder of Lawrence King. (TW – violence, murder, transphobia)

  24. Tori
    Tori October 8, 2013 at 8:27 pm |

    I reviewed the Panache Sport bra and griped about the general shortcomings of available products. (Note: does contain pics of me in the bra, which may be NSFW.)

    Also, to my student, on breaking up with her boyfriend.

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