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  1. Anna
    Anna November 17, 2013 at 9:34 am |

    Has Gardasil resulted in the deaths of some recipients? Short answer: No. Long answer: These rumors arise from a misunderstanding about how adverse events are reported.

    Don’t let the rumor-mongers scare you: Too often, data are misrepresented in order to spread fear about vaccine side effects. Learn where these rumors come from and expand your health literacy!

  2. 1humanwoman
    1humanwoman November 17, 2013 at 9:35 am |

    New posts at Human with Uterus this week include

    “Pregnancy, Abortion and Personhood”
    http://humanwithuterus.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/pregnancy-abortion-and-personhood/

    and the humorous “How not to Get Pregnant. Ever.”
    http://humanwithuterus.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/how-not-to-get-pregnant-ever/

  3. Kristjan Wager
    Kristjan Wager November 17, 2013 at 9:36 am |

    Not a link I’d generally post here, but I’ve written a blogpost about the gender imbalance at a tech conference I was at this week:

    We got to do better – diversity at conferences

    The reason why I think it is worth sharing is because the conference chair actually showed up in the comments, agreeing that they could do better.

  4. Nancy Green
    Nancy Green November 17, 2013 at 9:49 am |

    I’m worn out watching the world go to hell in a handbasket, so started writing serial fiction. In this installation the mysterious Milo Stranger gets his Tarot read, and Madame Zuleikha turns out to be the real thing after all. 100% Providence and largely true…
    Searching for Milo Stranger- It’s in the Cards

  5. Nine
    Nine November 17, 2013 at 10:46 am |

    My latest is an opinion piece for The List magazine (Scotland) on Blue Is The Warmest Colour and its director’s response to criticism.

  6. Ashley
    Ashley November 17, 2013 at 11:10 am |
  7. Jem
    Jem November 17, 2013 at 11:16 am |

    I wrote a piece about students tweeting in lectures which provoked more controversy than I’d expected. Basically I was tired of hearing that twitter proves students are rude, feckless and vacuous, and argued that tweeting is part of the grand tradition of the arts and humanities.

  8. Tori
    Tori November 17, 2013 at 11:40 am |

    The other week, there was more news about Lululemon CEO Chip Wilson discussing his company’s yoga pants. In addition to the body shaming of some of his comments, it occurred to me that this would also result in yoga pants unsuitable for… yoga.

    Also, When You Call Me Bitch [CN: misogyny].

  9. Ren Jender
    Ren Jender November 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm |

    My review at Bitch Flicks “The Sex Scenes Are Shit, and the Director’s an Asshole, but You Should Still See Blue Is the Warmest Colorhttp://www.btchflcks.com/2013/11/the-sex-scenes-are-shit-and-the-directors-an-asshole-but-you-should-still-see-blue-is-the-warmest-color.html

  10. rimonim
    rimonim November 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm |

    Just started a blog, Today I Am A Man, where I am writing about being a trans man.

    Good Things About Being Trans* — I am doing a series of posts and want to hear your experiences! What’s good about being trans*?

    Metaphors for Transition — I swam the ocean, I fled the fire…

  11. Sonja
    Sonja November 17, 2013 at 12:28 pm |
  12. Véronique
    Véronique November 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm |

    This week in Fromage: If a tree falls is a lesson that creativity is good but figuring out how to get people to listen to the result is a whole ‘nother thing.

  13. delagar
    delagar November 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm |

    Over at delagar, I write a post about funding the culture we want in “Opening The Gate.”

  14. BroadBlogs
    BroadBlogs November 17, 2013 at 1:14 pm |

    Here’s a piece by one of my students. (And she means “bombshell” in more ways than sexuality):

    I Wallowed In Self-Pity, Yet I Was A Bombshell
    http://broadblogs.com/2013/11/13/i-wallowed-in-self-pity-yet-i-was-a-bombshell/

    Also, a piece on bullying mentality, inspired by Incognito/Martin:

    Football Bullies Act Like Chickens
    http://broadblogs.com/2013/11/15/football-bullies-act-like-chickens/

  15. braak
    braak November 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm |

    So, I am working on this new project — an epic fantasy with a female main character, but not in the horrible way that epic fantasy usually treats female characters.

    The Man with the Red Right Hand

    Maybe it is of some interest.

    (Content Notes: the main character is at no point in any danger from sexual assault. There is some fighting, though.)

  16. Callie Wright
    Callie Wright November 17, 2013 at 2:25 pm |

    My name is Callie Wright, and I help run an organization called A Voice For The Innocent. We’re an online community of support for those affected by rape and sex crimes. We aim to 1. support people who have been affected and point them down their own path to healing and 2. amplify the conversation around the topic to make it less taboo and to empower people to speak out. Even if you aren’t personally affected, chances are you know someone who is. Our forum can be joined anonymously so people can share their stories without giving any info about themselves other than an email address. Check the site out and maybe share a link or two to anyone who may be interested?

  17. Gretchen
    Gretchen November 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm |

    Just posted this: Feminism and male rape

  18. Ashleigh
    Ashleigh November 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm |

    This week on broadsspeak, a brief note on stories of miscarriage and abortion in mainstream press:

    http://broadsspeak.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/pregnancy-loss-in-the-mainstream-press/

  19. Angela Stoner
    Angela Stoner November 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm |

    Newest episode: Being a Woman of Integrity in a World Out of Whack!

    Toni and I discuss the struggle many of us experience in defining what we truly stand for… and then living that truth everyday!

    Check us out at our website:
    http://vaginachroniclespodcast.com/integrity/

    OR…

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vagina-chronicles-podcast/id734130194

    Thanks, Feministe!

    ~Angela~

  20. Sue
    Sue November 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm |

    This has been an intense week.

    Content Note: transphobia, homophobia, slurs, cisnormative storyline

    The CBS sitcom “Mike and Molly” aired what I perceive to be a deliberate “FU” to the LGBTQ community, filled with jokes about everything from prison rape to a full scene dehumanizing Lousette, a transfemale character. I was appalled, but also uplifted to see so many people searching for information on this episode. CBS met with GLAAD earlier in the year to address similar concerns. It did not get better.

    As a perfect illustration why this matters, Pittsburgh City Councilman insisted he be appointed Council President because he is black and that’s the diversity that matters the most. He was called out by the openly gay councilman.

    After the drubbing I received because I wrote these two posts, I needed some self-love so I wrote The Five Ways You Can Help Someone to Stop Beating Up on Themselves. What do you think?

    Finally (or actually early in the week) I interviewed Lyndsey Sickler from Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center about why it’s important to remember teens and youth at the holiday.

  21. Femocracy
    Femocracy November 17, 2013 at 10:15 pm |

    First, President Obama got behind a proposal for a $10 an hour federal minimum wage – and while that’s a start, in reality, it’s just not enough.

    Second, I wrote about why the Democrats’ Women’s Health Protection Act (that will push back on some of the antichoice laws that have been passed the last few years) matters – even if it’s unlikely to pass in the near future.

  22. Debbi
    Debbi November 18, 2013 at 2:55 am |

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman:

    A review of Thor 2, basically complaining about the lack of feminism and the overabundance of Loki

    Checking in on the new show Witches of East End and the returning show Beauty and the Beast

    Strong Female Character Friday, with HIMYM’s Robin

    Tune in this week for the Uglies trilogy, Pacific Rim and class issues, and more.

  23. Athenia
    Athenia November 18, 2013 at 9:36 am |

    Sailor Moon makes an appearance at SlutWalk NYC.

    Sailor Moon Says: Stop Victim Blaming!

  24. alynn
    alynn November 18, 2013 at 10:45 am |

    This week I wrote about…

    When the privileged derail a discussion.

    And I revisited The Walking Dead.

  25. Kat
    Kat November 18, 2013 at 11:18 am |

    Please visit the link and read our story. My son Thomas, who has a disability, is fighting for his right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Please share our link.

  26. Kat
    Kat November 18, 2013 at 11:19 am |

    Ooops, link.

    1. Kat
      Kat November 18, 2013 at 11:20 am |
  27. jane thrive
    jane thrive November 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm |

    Two girls, one mom, a mountain of love, despite surviving an ex-husband that used to hurt us. But we survived.

    http://survivelovethrive.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-holiday-season-is-upon-us.html

  28. Anna P
    Anna P November 22, 2013 at 11:24 am |

    I made a post on LGBT Reddit (that is, http://www.reddit.com/r/lgbt)‎
    called “Long Post on Coming Out as Bisexual”, which is about how to come out as bisexual, how to come out as a bisexual woman, why come out as bisexual, why come out as a bisexual woman, and what if you can’t come out.

    Here’s the link: http://www.reddit.com/r/lgbt/comments/1r6mci/long_post_on_coming_out_as_bisexual/

    In case the link breaks, I put up the post on November 21st, 2013, and my author name is 8c9Lgh4i.

  29. Anna P
    Anna P November 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm |

    Whoops sorry for the double post!

    I made a post on Feminism Reddit (that is, http://www.reddit.com/r/Feminism/) about sexist language in the Declaration of Independence.

    Here’s the link- Sexist language in the Declaration of Independence: http://www.reddit.com/r/Feminism/comments/1r84o1/sexist_language_in_the_declaration_of_independence/

    In case the link breaks, I put up the post on November 22nd, 2013, and my author name is 8c9Lgh4i.

  30. Anna P
    Anna P November 22, 2013 at 12:48 pm |

    I made a post on Hip Forums: Feel Good Feminism showing the Declaration of Independence with non-sexist language, which you might also think of as the Declaration of Independence with gender-neutral language.

    Here’s the link: http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=7848557#post7848557

    If the link breaks, I posted it November 22nd, 2013, and my author name is 8c9Lgh4i.

  31. Anna P
    Anna P November 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm |

    I also made a post on Hip Forums: Feel Good Feminism showing the Bill of Rights with non-sexist language, which you might also think of as the Bill of Rights with gender-neutral language.

    Here’s the link: http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=7848563#post7848563

    If the link breaks, I posted it November 22nd, 2013, and my author name is 8c9Lgh4i.

    1. Anna P
      Anna P November 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm |

      This post also shows the original Bill of Rights with its sexist language in bold; in other words it shows the sexist language in the Bill of Rights.

      1. Willemina
        Willemina November 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm |
        1. Willemina
          Willemina November 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm |

          Aaaand messed up the perma-link.

          Non-plussed by the drive by single word edits with no deeper analysis or critique and mass reproduction of the text. Fits the shameless side of things perfectly I guess.

        2. ldouglas
          ldouglas November 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm |

          So am I missing something, or is this whole chain of 10+ links just documents with the ‘hes’ and ‘hims’ bolded?

          And if so, couldn’t you compress all of it into a one-sentence summary saying “we should use gender-neutral language instead of he/him?”

  32. Anna P
    Anna P November 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm |

    I also made a post on Hip Forums: Feel Good Feminism showing the national anthem with non-sexist language, which you might also think of as the national anthem with gender-neutral language.

    Here’s the link: http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=7848567#post7848567

    If the link breaks, I posted it November 22nd, 2013, and my author name is 8c9Lgh4i.

    1. Anna P
      Anna P November 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm |

      This post also shows the original national anthem with its sexist language in bold; in other words it shows the sexist language in the national anthem.

  33. Anna P
    Anna P November 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm |

    I also made a post on Hip Forums: Feel Good Feminism showing the Constitution with its sexist language in bold; in other words it shows the sexist language in the national anthem.

    Here’s the link: http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=7848585#post7848585

    If the link breaks, I posted it November 22nd, 2013, and my author name is 8c9Lgh4i.

    1. Anna P
      Anna P November 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm |

      Shoot, I meant “in other words it shows the sexist language in the Constitution.”

  34. Anna P
    Anna P November 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm |

    I also made a post on Hip Forums: Feel Good Feminism showing the Constitution with non-sexist language, which you might also think of as the Constitution with gender-neutral language.

    Here’s the link:http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=7848915#post7848915

    If the link breaks, I posted it November 22nd, 2013, and my author name is 8c9Lgh4i.

  35. Anna P
    Anna P November 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm |

    I also made a post on Hip Forums:Coming Out And Confused on what to do if you can’t come out of the closet, what to do if you can’t come out of the closet as a lesbian, what to do if you can’t come out of the closet as a bisexual woman, what to do if you can’t come out of the closet as a transgender woman, and what to do if you can’t come out of the closet as an asexual woman, as well as how to decide if you can’t come out of the closet as a lesbian, how to decide if you can’t come out of the closet as a bisexual woman, how to decide if you can’t come out of the closet as a transgender woman, and how to decide if you can’t come out of the closet as an asexual woman.

    Here’s the link: http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=7848955#post7848955

    If the link breaks, I posted it November 22nd, 2013, and my author name is 8c9Lgh4i.

  36. Anna P
    Anna P November 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm |

    I also made a post on Hip Forums: Feel Good Feminism showing the Constitution with gender-neutral language, using they instead of she/he this time.

    Here’s the link:http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=7850090#post7850090

    If the link breaks, I posted it November 23rd, 2013, and my author name is 8c9Lgh4i.

  37. Anna P
    Anna P November 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm |

    I also made a post on Hip Forums:Coming Out And Confused on how to decide if you can come out of the closet, coming out of the closet as a lesbian, coming out of the closet as a bisexual woman, coming out of the closet as a transgender woman, and coming out of the closet as an asexual woman.

    Here’s the link: http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=7850125#post7850125

    If the link breaks, I posted it November 23rd, 2013, and my author name is 8c9Lgh4i.

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