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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12 comments for “Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

  1. December 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    • Donna L
      December 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Is this website’s definition of “politically black” as including all WOC (and all others who self-identify, originate, or have ancestry from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands, as well as indigenous peoples) an accepted concept? I haven’t seen the term “politically black” used much in the USA, let alone with such an all-encompassing definition (which would seem to include white people) — not that I’m claiming to be particularly knowledgeable — and was curious as to whether its use is perhaps more common elsewhere?

      • Safiya Outlines
        December 11, 2013 at 8:14 pm

        Hi Donna,

        To answer your question, yes, it does seem to be in common usage in the UK among certain feminist groups of colour who identify as politically black, e.g Southall Black Sisters and the Black Feminists group mentioned by ARIADNE.

        I am not a PoC, so I will swerve giving any opinions as to the wrongs and rights of this.

  2. December 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Lola Okolosie is an English teacher and writer. She has produced work for the Observer, and Red Pepper. She is a member of Go Feminist and Black Feminists

  3. Blair
    December 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    A great resource for those who suffered the trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse, and for their loved ones:

    My new favorite podcast addressing real topics that most of us are afraid to talk about:

    Feminist philosophy blog. Great reading!

    • December 12, 2013 at 2:27 am

      Thank you Blair for mentioning our website. It’s our desire to let all survivors of CSA know they are not alone. We, and many others, are here for them. Peace be with you always!

      Executive Director, Together We Heal

  4. December 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Over at Starship Reckless, Athena Andreadis, a writer and a scientist, has been doing excellent work blogging about feminism, science, and SF.

    Her most recent post, Hidden Histories, is excellent; but don’t miss her classics, including “That Shy, Elusive Rape Particle,” and “A Plague on Both Your Houses.”

    • Little Raven
      December 12, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Much thanks for the link to Athena’s site. I’m enjoying it greatly.

  5. December 14, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Sexed-up music videos are everyone’s problem
    This isn’t just about girls thinking they have to be ‘hot and sexy’. It’s about the pernicious effects on people of all ages, genders and ethnicities

  6. December 14, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Ikamara Larasi works for Imkaan, a black feminist organisation dedicated to addressing violence against women
    (the author)

  7. December 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

    This is a new network for women’s writing, looks pretty exciting:

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