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  1. Balancing Jane
    Balancing Jane October 20, 2013 at 9:24 am |

    A health screening at work reveals that all of my numbers mark me as healthy . . . except one. Then the automated advice told me I couldn’t be a good role model because of my BMI.

    Some have suggested that the government shutdown was averted because women have a more collaborative rhetorical style, and the women of the Senate led the negotiations. Maybe women do negotiate better, but we need to look closer at why.

    1. bookshopcat
      bookshopcat October 21, 2013 at 10:49 am |

      Major content note applies to that piece about Margaret Cho’s ongoing ~valiant struggle~ to fetishize trans men and reclaim slurs that aren’t remotely directed at her in the name of fighting political correctness. If you’re looking to play bingo, it’s definitely a winner.

      1. Willemina
        Willemina October 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm |

        She’s been on permanent side-eye from me since I saw that Katy Perry thing she and AFP did.

  2. Anna
    Anna October 20, 2013 at 9:52 am |

    How do abortion opponents abuse science to promote their agenda? Well, for one, they perpetuate the myth that abortion increases breast-cancer risk, which flies in the face of the scientific consensus.

    Unfortunately, despite their lack of credibility, these types of claims appear in mainstream publications; in literature offered to clients of crisis pregnancy centers; and in state laws that require pre-abortion counseling to include discredited warnings about a link between abortion and breast cancer.

    Women deserve accurate information to make informed decisions, but when ideology trumps science, they are robbed of this right.

  3. emily
    emily October 20, 2013 at 10:18 am |

    I responded to the Dear Prudence thing. Dear Prudence, You’re enabling rape. Content note for discussion of rape and victim blaming.

  4. Girls Can't WHAT?
    Girls Can't WHAT? October 20, 2013 at 12:19 pm |

    As a follow up to last year’s “Mommy, I want to be sexy for Halloween”, I decided to see if anything has changed in the girls aisle this year. This is what I found: http://www.girlscantwhat.com/do-you-know-what-is-still-missing-from-girls-halloween-costumes/

  5. BroadBlogs
    BroadBlogs October 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm |

    I’m writing a series on cross-dressing, mostly directed at male psychology and what happens when men are asked to cut off half of their human emotions/expressions. This is the first in that series:

    Men Who Wear Frocks
    http://broadblogs.com/2013/10/16/men-who-wear-frocks/

    But I also turned a reader comment into a post (with her permission), which is related to a question that I am often asked. So this one’s by “Bluebird”:

    Threesomes Can Be Fun. Or Not.
    http://broadblogs.com/2013/10/14/threesomes-can-be-fun-or-not/

  6. Tori
    Tori October 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm |

    I reviewed the Lynx Zoom Sports Bra [should be SFW] and again lamented the dearth of full bust activewear.

    Also, on overhearing awkward (but funny) questions from students.

  7. Sue
    Sue October 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm |

    This past week, I discussed why GLEE should end NOW, not in another 1.5 seasons.

    I also applauded the Pittsburgh Pirates for their stance as an LGBTQ ally on Spirit Day (10/17) especially given some nasty pushback.

  8. Sonia Connolly
    Sonia Connolly October 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm |

    When we acknowledge defensiveness, we can open into curiosity and maintain connections with people around us.
    Listen to Defensiveness

    1. Victoria Gaile
      Victoria Gaile October 20, 2013 at 5:18 pm |

      Your link is broken – I think you meant this.

  9. Jem
    Jem October 20, 2013 at 2:03 pm |

    A couple from my blog this week:

    Why So Creepy? – Male Feminists and Shoddy Arguments – on the rhetoric of some male feminists, who sound as if feminism’s job is to deliver them better sex

    The Daily Mail: Heresy Edition – on some particularly blatant anti-Semitism displayed by the British popular press, and its broader implications

  10. Melissa Huang
    Melissa Huang October 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm |

    This week’s Female Gaze Friday shows sensual oil paintings of the male form by artist Meghan Howland.

    I finished a new painting! If you like representational oil paintings check it out here. This includes photographs of the work in progress.

  11. Naomi
    Naomi October 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm |

    I started a blog this weekend which tackles the mainstream image of feminism. I have never written a blog before, nor have I written about feminism, but I think the angle I’ll take will be that of discussing the issues of feminism, and occasionally feminist issues.

    Feminist Things

    A feminist blog about feminism and feminist things^^

  12. Femocracy
    Femocracy October 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm |

    This week, I wrote about the narrative of how female members of Congress were handling the shutdown compared to their male colleagues.

    I also wrote about how conservatives are wrong that Ken Cuccinelli is losing the Virginia gubernatorial race because of the shutdown – he was losing because of the gender gap first (perhaps due to his deeply anti-woman policies!)

  13. Debbi
    Debbi October 20, 2013 at 8:05 pm |

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman,

    Supernatural is sexist and misogynistic, but it doesn’t have to be
    A review of the new show OUAT: In Wonderland
    A review of the returning hero show Elementary
    Strong Female Character Friday with Torchwood’s Tosh

    Tune in this week for a report on GeekGirlCon, video of interviews with Jane Espenson and Kelly Sue DeConnick, and more!

  14. Amanda
    Amanda October 20, 2013 at 9:36 pm |

    Greetings!

    This week, I wrote about Cybersexism, and its implications in online media.

    I also wrote about a shoddy marketing report that talks about pinpointing insecurities in women to push products, as well as the NYC Girl Project and what it’s doing to boost young girls’ self esteem!

  15. Rachel
    Rachel October 20, 2013 at 11:31 pm |

    I launched my new documentary web series WOMEN OF THE FUTURE, where we are exploring the world through the eyes of the most innovative & intrepid women alive today.

    You can check it out at womenofthefuture.tv

    This pilot episode features Eva Franch, an architect and the director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in NYC.

    Please help us spread the news by following and sharing via email, Twitter, and Facebook.

  16. Damiane
    Damiane October 21, 2013 at 1:08 am |

    This week I reviewed Blackbirds, Chuck Wendig’s urban fantasy debut novel. The main character is tough and damaged and profane, which makes for some interesting scenes, but she’s also sexually coerced in what may be a triggery way and has some rough backstory. The secondary characters mostly don’t work for me, but your mileage may vary.

  17. Alex
    Alex October 21, 2013 at 8:07 am |

    This week I reposted from my tumblr a series of 3 posts about the ups and downs of pornography (and what we can do to reduce the bad and enhance the good).

    I also wrote this for the charity I volunteer for (Brook, from the UK, which runs sexual health clinics and lobbies for better sex ed and sexual health services for young people and is generally AMAZING), which is a very basic guide to sex positive feminism and it’s take on pornography.

  18. alynn
    alynn October 21, 2013 at 11:11 am |

    I wrote about both the situation of unpaid internships at grassroots nonprofits and how I relate to Olivia Pope’s abuse from her father on Scandal [content note: emotional abuse, etc.]

  19. Thomas MacAulay Millar
    Thomas MacAulay Millar October 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm |

    In the past week at Yes Means Yes Blog, I have three new posts up in response to Emily Yoffe’s victim-blamathon. The latest, Cockblocking Rapists Is A Moral Obligation, is my practical attempt to answer, for a limited set of kinds of rape and social circumstances that surround it, the assertion by Yoffe and her ilk that theirs is “practical” or “pragmatic” thinking.

    The others are recitations of ways Yoffe is wrong, and can be found here and here.

  20. Athenia
    Athenia October 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm |

    This year a new Sailor Moon musical premiered. But this musical would be different from the past musicals, because this time, all of the roles–including the male ones–would be performed by women. While in the West, you may have seen an all-lady cast do Shakespeare, in Japan, all-female musicals are regularly performed called The Takarazuka Revue. With this new musical, many Sailor Moon fans wondered, would this queer Sailor Moon?

    Queering Sailor Moon: Takarazuka Style!

  21. Pissed Off Woman
    Pissed Off Woman October 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm |

    I wrote about some of the more interesting provisions in the billed the US Congress passed to reopen the government.

    Is pork wasteful? Sure, but not even half as wasteful as a government shutdown.

  22. Pissed Off Woman
    Pissed Off Woman October 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm |

    Not sure if this went through, sorry if it’s posting twice. On Pissed Off Woman, I wrote this week about some of the more interesting provisions in Congress’s bill to reopen the US government:

    Hooray for pork!

  23. Carmen
    Carmen October 25, 2013 at 2:34 am |

    I have a new Tumblr. It’s dedicated to villainesses.

    It’s pretty cool, you should check it out.

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