Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Promote yourself.

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29 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. November 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I posted to CNN iReport about our anti cosplayer harassment efforts across the country, it includes our first cosplayer story-sharing video (we have a couple more that will be released throughout the effort). IReport officially vetted it last week!

  2. November 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

    The link is hyperlinked to my name, apparently. Or here

  3. November 3, 2013 at 9:15 am

    It’s been a while since I Shamelessly Self-Promoted, so these’ll be a few weeks worth of links.

    I recently discovered Jane Austen. And then I wrote her a love letter.

    Ever been on benefits? Ever tried to contact social welfare offices about the things you need? Ever been unable to physically get to the office? Have a post about Calling Social Welfare.

    I’m part of a video made by the wonderful Trans Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and LGBT Noise calling for cis people to stand up and be counted as supporting trans* people’s rights.

    Finally: The British Pregnancy Advisory Service posted an advertisement in the Irish Times yesterday, challenging the Irish government to provide care for Irish pregnant people. I responded to some of the things people are saying about the ad. Content note: antichoice rhetoric both in the post itself and the comments.

  4. November 3, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I write about the LGBT community, Roller Derby and a lot of times, my love life. Right now, I’m going through a pretty bad breakup, so come on down and see the show!

  5. November 3, 2013 at 10:02 am

    This past week at Bitch Flicks was Women and Gender in Cult Films and B-Movies Theme Week. We featured analyses/reviews of Sleepaway Camp, Slumber Party Massacre, Rocky Horror Picture Show, NIght of the Living Dead, The Craft, Freaks, Friday the 13th, and more.

    Check out links to all of the posts in the round-up:

    We will be posting a Call for Writers for our November theme week–Male Feminists and Allies–on Monday.

  6. November 3, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Blog highlights since my last self-promotion:

    Marriage, Annulments, and Money: A Cautionary Tale

    Blast from the Past: Rock Mass Our Father: with a video of composer and singer Sr. Janet Mead

    Book Review: Prayers to She Who Is

  7. November 3, 2013 at 10:52 am

    What my yoga practice looks (or sounds) like when there is too much “grown up” in my life.

    Also a links post [book review, discussions of exercise, discussion of chronic pain] where people are welcome to self-promote as well. :)

  8. November 3, 2013 at 11:02 am

    That annoying crying mom video is making the rounds and invading my Facebook page. Enough of the mom guilt!

    Am I The Only One Annoyed By That Mom Video?

  9. November 3, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I wrote about my fun times with mental illness and how I’m trying to figure my female, mental-case brain out (I don’t think it’s a trigger post, but it does mention, without detail, rape, eating disorders, etc.): Brain Trouble

  10. November 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Being a Research Subject: Questions for people researching trans identity – As an out trans woman, I often get inquiries from researchers wanting to interview me for their studies. After a lot of thought, I’ve come up with four questions I think they should consider, before they talk to me.

    I’m Scared and I’m Excited – A pair of posts about my upcoming gender reassignment surgery

  11. Jem
    November 3, 2013 at 11:57 am

    A few that might be of interest from my blog this time around:

    Heroine Addict – a guest post in which Emma Kendall talks about fiction, growing up, and role models for women

    Cracks of Doom – on fantasy and sci-fi (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Star Trek) and the ideological problems with wrestle with or try to paper over

    “I didn’t come to university to study this!” – on hearing this from students, and why I don’t think it means this generation is “consumerist” or “entitled”.

  12. November 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Some men comment on my blog, saying that women should give men sex–the way men want it–regardless of what she wants. Sometimes, they they say it’s simply a matter of quid pro quo give-and-take. Including a marriage counselor who has his own blog.

    I ask why they don’t try having sex in ways that are mutually enjoyable, instead of expecting their partners to suffer through something they hate. And I sometimes write about how to have mutually enjoyable sex. Here’s one of those posts:

    Sex-Loving Guy Marries Sex-Avoiding Gal

    I also posted something that one of my Muslim women students wrote on why she wears hijab–and it’s not to keep men from sinning:

    On Burqas and Being Subordinate

  13. November 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    With the U.S. ranking 60th globally for women’s representation, only 43% of people think it would be a good thing to elect more women to Congress – so I wrote about the woman problem we have in politics.

    With the Virginia governor’s race on Tuesday, conservative writers are still comically ignoring the very large gender gap in polling.

    Finally, after WaPo ran an article, “Why you won’t hear as much about abortion from Wendy Davis as you might expect,” I wrote a response as to how this was a ridiculous premise, expecting about a woman running for governor of Texas to be a one-note candidate.

  14. November 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm
  15. November 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Why is it that the invisible work of planning and managing is so valued in the corporate world but ignored in the private sphere? (Especially since there’s a gender gap in who does this work even as the work of day-to-day tasks becomes more equal.)

    Rambling men are celebrated in songs, literature, and movies, but rambling women are invisible. What does this mean for identity narratives and the safety of women living on the road.

  16. November 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Structured Visualisations at yoga class is proving seriously triggering (and so the post might be – content note for suicidal ideation).

    Also I got thumped on the tube.</a.

  17. November 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I reviewed Steven Soderberghs’s Behind the Candleabra:

    and chose 5 weekend links:

  18. Sue
    November 3, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I want to touch the sun, but the lithium tremors get in the way. Why do we think people with disabilities need to be brave and positive and all that?

    Also, remembering a 1975 episode of Mr. Rogers where he and Margaret Hamilton helped make the Wicked Witch a little less terrifying (I was 5.)

    And, finally, in response to a “What Would You Do With XYZ?” question, I contemplate a million dollars worth of tampons in comparison to the billions in cuts to SNAP (food stamps) which took effect Friday.

  19. November 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I have a new recipe for Chocolate Bark with Chipotle Pepitas and Pop Rocks. It’s like eating a fire cracker!

  20. November 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman…

    The POP! Justice blog carnival, featuring articles from Fangs for the Fantasy, Jorja Tabu, and more!

    A review of the new show Reign
    A review of the new show Dracula
    A review of the new show Tomorrow People

    Tune in this week to see us talk about Ender’s Game, Revolution, and the new novel Tin Star.

  21. November 3, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I am excited about my series on Birth Control and Controlling Women. Here is Part II, about the fallacies of the demographic winter:

  22. November 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    My co-host, Toinette Vizard, and I just launched a new podcast this week called Vagina Chronicles Podcast! It’s a show about women, for women, by women dealing with topics that even the closest of friends are afraid to discuss.
    We invite our listeners to contribute suggestions about what they would like to hear about for future episodes. You can subscribe to us on iTunes! Thank you so much! Love!

  23. Suzannah
    November 3, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    The website I work for recently published a piece on sexual violence in Syria that I think is really important in exposing this epidemic.

  24. Alexandra
    November 3, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I wrote an essay about what I’m calling The Altruism Trap at a wordpress blog I’ve made: The Altruism Trap.

    I also wrote an essay about how to deal with the fact that we can’t help everyone: The People We Walk Past

  25. November 4, 2013 at 9:11 am

    One more feminist horror movie review before November takes over…

    Jennifer’s Body: A Feminist Movie Review

  26. November 4, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve done a heap of new pictures during my week off, and put the best of them into a blog post.

  27. November 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    My weekend write up and the gay scene in Tokyo (plus some other stuff) was mainpaged on Jezebel last night. I paid particular interest to the (mostly) women only lesbian bars, especially Kinswomyn which is trans inclusive.

  28. November 6, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Any Feministe readers in Sydney want to come along to a good old-fashioned rock show at a legendary music venue tomorrow (Thursday) night? I’m part of a Hits of the 70s show at the Annandale Hotel from 8pm, and our rehearsals have been smokin’. Doing a range of rock/pop/disco/funk/etc hits. Bring your dancing shoes!

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