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Jill has been blogging for Feministe since 2005.
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  1. Balancing Jane
    Balancing Jane December 1, 2013 at 9:44 am |

    The #FeminismIsForMothersToo conversation has me reflecting on how calling Michelle Obama feminism’s worst nightmare for being “mom-in-chief” is insulting to feminist mothers and demonstrates the power capitalist narratives of success have on American society. They are so strong that they hide the value of “pink collar” work.

  2. Leigh
    Leigh December 1, 2013 at 10:14 am |

    This past week was Male Feminists and Allies week at Bitch Flicks, and we featured posts on Eddie Vedder, Tootsie, Quentin Tarantino, Sir Patrick Stewart, Ryan Gosling, and more.

    Here’s a link to the complete lineup:
    Male Feminists and Allies Week Roundup

    1. Andie
      Andie December 3, 2013 at 11:08 am |

      I love your site, by the way. I killed about three hours reading posts there yesterday.

  3. Laura (dusty_rose)
    Laura (dusty_rose) December 1, 2013 at 11:00 am |
  4. BroadBlogs
    BroadBlogs December 1, 2013 at 11:41 am |

    This piece looks a bit at how the feminine ideal varies from place to place.

    Thigh Gap: Worth Starving For?

  5. Ally S
    Ally S December 1, 2013 at 11:51 am |

    I wrote about Elan Gale’s “hilarious” revenge against a woman who was annoying him: http://mellowness.dreamwidth.org/29848.html

  6. Ashleigh
    Ashleigh December 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm |

    This week on broadsspeak: a quick note about this week’s press coverage of gender inequality.

    http://broadsspeak.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/fresh-stuff-on-gender-equality/

  7. Victoria Gaile
    Victoria Gaile December 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm |

    I’ve got a new blog project! Are you Catholic? Did you know…? will have roughly-weekly brief posts about one of those things that every Catholic should know, but a surprising number of us don’t, along with a poll to vote on whether or not you knew it, and of course comments where you can expand on your answer: thus simultaneously sharing information, gathering information about where education is needed, and (I hope!) having fun. Catholics, former Catholics, and interested non-Catholics are all welcome. Please share the link with your current or former Catholic friends & relations. The first few posts will be about Advent. (Happy Advent!)

    On my regular blog, getting back to my thesis, I’ve posted about a paper on empathy in the works of Edith Stein, Simone Weil, and Rene Girard.

  8. Hannah
    Hannah December 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm |

    The argument that “no one in the US has a passport, and that’s why their foreign policy is rubbish” is lazy, classist, and just plain wrong.

  9. rimonim
    rimonim December 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm |

    Why I Have No Plans For Bottom Surgery — If you asked me early in my transition, I would have said I wanted bottom surgery ASAP. What’s changed? (Content note: Frank discussion of my body & sexuality.)

    Good Things About Being Trans* — I find it easy to talk to women. What are some good things about being trans*?

    Transition As Immigration — A few thoughts on how gender transition is/is not like immigrant, from my perspective as a trans man & 2nd generation immigrant.

  10. Tori
    Tori December 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm |

    A brief response to cake, concern trolling, and the food police [CNs for the latter two].

    Also, an asana sequence for the shoulders, neck, and upper back — conveniently timed to coincide with end-of-semester stress. ;)

  11. Shannon
    Shannon December 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm |

    Extreme trigger warning. This is an account of a very violent assault against me by a Seattle and Dallas based businessman named Mike Meisenbach. He is widely reported to have harmed other women both sex worker and non sex worker. The blog, MikeyLeaks also discusses how criminalization of sex work empowers men like him. This was a brutal hour long assault that is graphically described by me and witnesses. Please view with caution.

  12. DaisyDeadhead
    DaisyDeadhead December 1, 2013 at 4:05 pm |

    Happy World AIDS Day to everyone. I wanted to honor my friend:
    http://daisysdeadair.blogspot.com/2008/11/van-robert-ault-1956-1996.html

    Other:
    Atlanta Braves move to suburbs Why? follow the money
    http://daisysdeadair.blogspot.com/2013/12/atlanta-braves-moving-to-cobb-county.html

    Any idea what this bumper sticker might mean? (Besides the fact that I live in a thoroughly-backward place, that is.) Racism/confederate-apologist trigger warnings.
    http://daisysdeadair.blogspot.com/2013/11/what-does-this-bumper-sticker-mean.html

    Speaking of which, South Carolina is trying to ‘nullify’ Obamacare, and I went to one of the state senate subcommittee hearings on 11/6/13:
    http://daisysdeadair.blogspot.com/2013/11/sc-state-senate-subcommittee-meets-on.html

  13. Sue
    Sue December 1, 2013 at 4:39 pm |

    (Content Notes – References to Neighborhood Crime) True Confession - I Reported You to the U.S. Postal Service

    (CN: Homophobia, transphobia) What happens to an average little blog AFTER a week of receiving 10,000+ hits on a post that went viral? This.

    (CN: homophobia, sexism) BlogHer asked me what I was afraid of? I answered “Getting Gay Married.”

  14. Michael Hussey
    Michael Hussey December 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm |

    I like Jill’s legal opinion on this. I am being threatened with a libel lawsuit by GOP consultant Peter Schorsch. Schorsch is currently being investigated by the Pinellas County, Florida Sheriff’s Office. He previous pleaded no contest to grand theft of funds he took from political candidates he worked for. Schorsch claims I have libeled him for saying he attempted to get conservative activist Michael Pinson to pay him $4,200.00 in exchange for Schorsch deleting negative blog posts he wrote about Pinson. I find it interesting that Schorsch accuses me of libel when he ran a series called “Michael Pinson is a Douche Bag.”

    1. a lawyer
      a lawyer December 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm |

      When you say

      I find it interesting that Schorsch accuses me of libel when he ran a series called “Michael Pinson is a Douche Bag.”

      you’re confusing “offensive” and “libelous,” I think.

      For example, you could probably run a series of posts saying “Schorsch is a Sh!thead” and they would be protected as opinion (unless there’s some broader harassment issue) so you probably would win a suit. But you can’t run a series of posts saying “Schorsch hates the Miami Dolphins” unless it’s true, since that’s an actual fact.

      Anyway: this is a complex subject. Start by reading this self explanatory post:

      http://www.popehat.com/2013/09/26/so-youve-been-threatened-with-a-defamation-suit/

      and then call a Florida lawyer.

      1. a lawyer
        a lawyer December 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm |

        Stupid mod question: how come some posts go to mod, and others do not, even when posted from the same PC in the same session? If that a thread-specific thing?

        1. tigtog
          tigtog December 4, 2013 at 3:23 pm | *

          There are several reasons that only some of your posts might be going to mod:
          * per thread moderation settings – we do set some threads to have all comments moderated. We don’t do that often though.
          * word-filter mod-bot – certain words tend to be more likely to kick off problematic subthreads/derails than others, so using one of those words gets a comment auto-botted into the Pending Moderation queue.
          * comment-length mod-bot – comments over 500 words long are auto-botted into the Pending Moderation queue.
          * included links mod-bot – any comment containing more than 2 links gets auto-botted into the Pending Moderation queue.

        2. a lawyer
          a lawyer December 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm |

          thanks, tigtog! I have been curious for a while.

  15. delagar
    delagar December 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm |

    Over at delagar, I blog on the response to the Child Marriage report on NPR: “Child Rape Is Just A Traditional Life Choice When It Happens To Girls.”

    (Discussion of child rape and sexual abuse.)

  16. Shannon
    Shannon December 1, 2013 at 5:51 pm |

    Oops, I forgot the link. Sorry for thed repost.

    Extreme trigger warning. This is an account of a very violent assault against me by a Seattle and Dallas based businessman named Mike Meisenbach. He is widely reported to have harmed other women both sex worker and non sex worker. The blog, MikeyLeaks also discusses how criminalization of sex work empowers men like him. This was a brutal hour long assault that is graphically described by me and witnesses. Please view with caution. http://www.shannonleighton.com

  17. Jess
    Jess December 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm |

    I responded to the New York Times’ article about a study on female competition, aggression, and slut-shaming.
    Girl-on-Girl Crime: Competition and Slut-Shaming

    And this one’s a couple weeks old now, but worth sharing, I think:
    Because Sometimes Feminism Can Depress the Crap Out of You

  18. Laura Whang
    Laura Whang December 1, 2013 at 7:55 pm |

    This week over at Breaking Lo I blogged “America, Stop Picking and Choosing Who You Care About on Thanksgiving.” The post raises the question as to why media outlets are only focused on the lower wage workers in retail that are forced to work on Thanksgiving but largely ignoring the other low income employees at movie theaters and restaurants that are also forced to work. I’d love to hear your feedback. Thanks. http://www.breakinglo.com/blog/

  19. Lawrence
    Lawrence December 1, 2013 at 10:06 pm |

    A literary magazine I’m losely-affiliated with just finished a week of feminist-themed listicles. They’re slightly problematic (not enough women writers, the main author has kind of an obsession with torturing rapists) but maybe someone here can see past the difficulties to a bunch of undergrads trying to improve things slightly?

  20. Amanda Lee
    Amanda Lee December 2, 2013 at 6:03 am |

    Artist collaboration aims to raise awareness of interpersonal violence and its prevention.

    Ladies makin’ some positive prints.

  21. Athenia
    Athenia December 2, 2013 at 9:41 am |

    Dismantling White Supremacy in the English Dub of Sailor Moon

    A look at how you don’t have to rely on notions of white supremacy when you name the villains in your cartoon.

  22. Comrade Kevin
    Comrade Kevin December 2, 2013 at 10:30 am |

    I write about what happens when your convictions are challenged by societal expectations and the true role of activism.The title of my post is “Let Your No Be No and Your Yes Be Yes“.

  23. Amanda
    Amanda December 2, 2013 at 10:51 am |

    I wrote about children’s toys, specifically the girlification of “boy” toys and how many outlets dub them “gender neutral.”

    No, Your “Girl” Toys Are Not Gender Neutral

  24. Chivas Sandage
    Chivas Sandage December 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm |

    BlogHer.com featured my crash course post on racism, ignorance, white privilege, & how to offer an authentic apology: http://www.blogher.com/crash-course-holidays-racism-how-apologize

  25. Chivas Sandage
    Chivas Sandage December 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm |

    BlogHer.com featured my crash course post: http://www.blogher.com/crash-course-holidays-racism-how-apologize

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