Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

A complement to our long-standing Shameless Self-Promotion Sundays, this thread is for recommending someone else‘s writings/events.

Especially welcome are links to those who are blogging on issues Feministe has not recently addressed (the links can be to older posts, just something you’ve found recently relevant).  Please save the self-promotion links for this Sunday – use this thread to let Feministe readers know about the other blogs you love to read, especially those on the margins of the mainstream social justice communities, who tend to not get as much exposure as they should.


  1. Signal-boosting only here please (seconding/thirding etc is fine, but keep it short and sweet) ~ analytical discussions about various links belong on the Open Thread or Spillover.
  2. Include content notes/trigger warnings/NSFW alerts where needed as a courtesy to other readers.
  3. Keep this thread focussed on the linking – the idea is to make your comments on the other blogs being linked!  (adding relevant links for further related reading is always welcome)


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24 comments for “Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

  1. Emily
    November 20, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Transgender, Dead, and Forgotten, what I think is an excellent discussion of the intersectional nature of transphobic violence. TW for discussion of that violence.

  2. November 20, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Moving first person accounts of sexual Harassment in the comic book industry:

    Squidy Girl: Silent All These Years

    Anne Scherbina: I Am Not The Other Woman. I Am Another Voice.

  3. Ashleigh
    November 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Interesting blog about single women of color:

  4. Ana
    November 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Sexual assault in S. Asian community

    • Ana
      November 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      And this entire magazine in general!

  5. Sharon M
    November 20, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Ms. Kate is a Muslim woman, single mum of 2, and a homesteading goddess on a disability/Food Stamp budget. Most of her recipes are vegan friendly too.
    She also discusses social justice issues, and wearing Hijab.

    • anna_k
      November 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Oh this blog is really cool.

      And I’ve now bookmarked the specific post you linked, as I (in my financial comfort) wouldn’t really know what to give past the “don’t give people old/crappy things you wouldn’t want/use” sort of obvious rule. A list of specific things based on people’s real needs and constraints is so useful. Thank you!

      • Sharon M
        November 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm

        You’re welcome. The post about wearing Hijab is good too.

  6. November 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Check out a new blog, Feminist Borg (Assimilate or be Mocked). It’s a combination of serious and silly, started by Manboobz members, but not affiliated with MB. This month’s theme for serious posts is intersectionality.

    I’m not a writer there but am a moderator. Bwahahahaha!

    • Sharon M
      November 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      I love your blog. :)

  7. Sharon M
    November 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Since the majority of diy/thrifty living bloggers are overwhelming mid to upper class white women, it’s refreshing to find ones that aren’t. Another nifty blog, by an African American woman

  8. November 22, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Crossed Genres is an amazing science fiction and fantasy magazine, well-known (getting better known!) among the for publishing women, women of color, and LGBT writers, as well as world writers.

    Over the past year, CG has gotten a lot of critical acclaim, but funding has been tight,

    They’re having a subscription drive, to keep the magazine going. Information here.

    You can also go here for information on prizes for those who subscribe!

  9. Sharon M
    November 22, 2013 at 4:03 am

    [Moderator note: this link is likely to stir contentious discussion. Please take the discussion to #spillover]

    It’s high time to call out abusive behavior from other bloggers.

  10. Sharon M
    November 22, 2013 at 4:24 am

    [Moderator note: this thread is not for [eta: extended commentary on] boosting blogs that slag off other bloggers. This thread is about positivity. Please desist from posting negativity.]

    • S.H.
      November 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      So if we’re all about “positivity”, why’s the link still here?

      [Moderator note: For transparency/accountability, and because the link alone with a content note is within acceptable bounds, the further commentary was the problem.]

      • Sharon M
        November 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm

        And in my defense, I’m not “slagging off” other bloggers, I’m calling out bullying, abusive behavior.

      • November 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm

        Moderator note: it should be fairly obvious that linking to a site devoted to criticising another site/community is going to stir contentious debate aka stoush. Stoushes discourage others from posting their own signal-boosting links on this thread. You are welcome to transfer your critical commentary to the #spillover thread, but please keep this thread just for link-boosting. Discussion of links beyond brief secondings/warnings belongs on either the Open thread or #spillover, depending on the stoush potential.

        n.b. I’ve deleted about half a dozen follow up comments. Anyone whose comment has been trashed is also welcome to repost it on Spillover.

      • Sharon M
        November 22, 2013 at 6:28 pm

        No problem.

      • November 22, 2013 at 7:24 pm

        Okay, that’s fair. I’ll take the comments to #spillover, should further contention arise. Sorry for generating stoushbait!

  11. EG
    November 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Debbie Reese, a Nambe Pueblo Indian woman who runs the fabulous American Indians in Children’s Literature blog, has posted an essay about a message she received from a non-NA fifth-grader who had just recently learned some of the truth hidden behind the US’s Thanksgiving holiday, called Taylor (5th grader): “Do you mean all those Thanksgiving worksheets we had to color every year with all those smiling Indians were wrong?”

    I want to boost Reese’s blog in general–it’s excellent and she’s so, so smart, and such a good writer. I’m going to try to remember to boost it again next week on Thanksgiving.

    • Donna L
      November 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      Don’t forget: if you don’t want to celebrate it as Thanksgiving, it’s also the beginning of Hanukkah this year.

      • Sharon M
        November 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm

        Excellent idea. My mother lives on the Cape ground zero for the beginning of the end of First Nations people.

        She’s about 10 minutes from Mashpea.

    • Sharon M
      November 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      I’ve read her before. Her take down of the Little House on the Prairie books is a great read.

  12. Sharon M
    November 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    CN: cult, suicide, murder. November 18 this year was the 35 anniversary of Jonestown. Contrary to what you’ve read, the people of Jonestown were not brainwashed fanatics who all willingly died.

    A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown, by Julia Scheeres (author of Jesus Land) dignifies the members of the Peoples Temple.
    The oh so hip saying “Drinking the Kool Aid” trivializes one of Americas worst massacres. It was my generations 9/11.

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