Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Promote yourself.

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  • Want to recommend someone else’s writing instead? Try the weekly signal-boosting thread.
  • we expect Content Notes as a courtesy to our readers for problematic content in linked posts and/or their comment threads (a habit of posting only triggering/disparaging links may annoy the Giraffe (you really don’t want to annoy the Giraffe))
  • extended discussion of self-promotion links on this thread is counter-productive for the intended signal-boosting –  the idea is for the promoted sites to get more traffic.  If it’s a side-discussion that would be off-topic/unwelcome/distressing on the other site, take it to #spillover after leaving a note on this thread redirecting others there.

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35 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. January 5, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I read Beyonce’s new album as an ode to radical motherhood.

    Is worry about the postmodern condition the academic version of “kids these days” hand wringing?

  2. socbaker
    January 5, 2014 at 10:30 am

    New at Human with Uterus this week:

    Procrustean Obstetrics

    Episiotomy as American Genital Mutilation

  3. Jem
    January 5, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I’m investigating the way undergraduate students blog – whether about their academic course or (more usually) not: this week I posted a request to hear from people, and the first piece arising from the responses so far:

    Student Bloggers: I Want To Hear From You!

    Student Blogging: Veering Off Course

  4. January 5, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I wrote about:

    Things that give me hope.

    Is creativity dead in Boston? Not the one I know, and a follow-up post with more reflections and lots of pictures of art around the city.

  5. January 5, 2014 at 11:03 am

    This week on Ask an Aspergirl, I reviewed the book Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges —

  6. January 5, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Should Your Boss Play Doctor? If the boss can tailor your health insurance to their personal beliefs, where will it end? Christian Science discount plan, anyone?

    Just sayin’, You’ll Never See a Movie Called ‘Him’

    All this Duck Dynasty whining, as if television was free– When the Smothers Brothers Got Censored

  7. January 5, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Trans* People and Mental Illness — Thoughts on trans* folks and diagnosis, as a trans man studying mental health.

    What Are Femininity & Masculinity? — Sketching out an answer to a tricky question.

  8. January 5, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Why would a guy screw a girl just so he can brag? And why’s that too often more important than sexual pleasure?

    Why Some Guys Want to Screw You

    • Thomas Dykes
      January 6, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      This article definitely hit a chord.

      [snip rest of long comment - from the OP: "extended discussion of self-promotion links on this thread is counter-productive for the intended signal-boosting - the idea is for the promoted sites to get more traffic." Please make your long comment on the linked post, not here. ~ mods]

  9. Kharyssa Rhodes
    January 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Need a news source for the most interesting cultural issues, archaeological finds, and historical research? Follow @eatingganesh on Twitter!

  10. January 5, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I wrote about the various types of responses to Pope Francis in Francis, Discipleship, Fandom, and Factionalism.

    Over at Are you Catholic? Did you Know…?, the topic this week is Epiphany: read, share, & vote in the poll.

    Happy Epiphany!

  11. January 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    It’s time to talk about our messages about masculinity: 3 films to start us off:

    7 tips for nurturing compassion in young children:

  12. January 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I have a couple new recipes posted:

    Lemon Risotto with Seared Scallops (this post includes some really beautiful photos of my mom)

    Chocolate Bark with Chipotle Pepitas and Pop Rocks

    • January 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      I really loved your blog! In fact, if I don’t get too lazy, seeing it inspired me to do a blog about my baking which combines narrative and recipes, starting with my experience making various cookies, cakes and brownie/blondies for my father-in-law while he was receiving chemotherapy and the process I made for making the marijuana infused butter which so helped which his chemo side effects.

      • January 5, 2014 at 5:01 pm

        Oh, wow. Thanks, Fat Steve. The food I make is so wrapped up in the people I make it for. Blogging about it–telling those stories and sharing the recipes–has been a great experience. If you decide to start a baking blog, I hope you’ll link it here! I’d love to read it.

  13. January 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Here’s a brief list of ways to make more meaningful new year’s resolutions.

    I also wrote about celebrities and food, but I’m not totally satisfied with the post, so I’d love to hear what other people think on the topic.

    • January 5, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Well, I can see one glaring problem. The title explicitly refers to Celebrities and ‘food,’ yet the picture shows a McDonald’s burger.

      • January 5, 2014 at 8:34 pm

        Well, as the Fat Nutritionist would say, all foods are real foods.

      • January 5, 2014 at 9:06 pm

        Well, as the Fat Nutritionist would say, all foods are real foods.

        Well, I didn’t use the word ‘real’ because I was, in fact, making a jokey comment, but also implying that I liked everything else about her blog post.

        However, I cannot go along with the Fat Nutritionist’s comment “If food is keeping someone, somewhere alive, then it is real enough,” especially since I just read about that guy who was trapped in a cave for 9 days and survived by drinking his own urine. It may be ‘real’ as in, it exists, but it is not food.

  14. January 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Not so much new content from me over the holidays, but I did post a round up of my top ten posts in 2013.

  15. January 5, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Seriously, Miyako Fujitani is the real martial arts hero you’ve never heard of…
    Would Steven Seagal Treat Arizona Like He Treated His Wife?

  16. January 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Vagina Chronicles Podcast has released a new episode for the new year about setting daily creativity goals rather than resolutions that infer that we’re just not good enough!

    We have a lot of great interviews scheduled for 2014, so stay tuned!


  17. January 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    I recapped the last year in terms of my pet sitting assignments in New Zealand, Malaysia and the Netherlands. 2013: The Year In Cats.

  18. January 5, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I do some double checking of a gender violence factoid that’s appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times recently.

    • orangedesperado
      January 6, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      Giraffe Giraffe Giraffe !

      Please check out what some of the other articles written by ballgame have to say on “Feminist Critics” site.

      [Thank you for sending a giraffe alert ~ moderator team]

      • January 6, 2014 at 5:59 pm

        I think you mean:

        We need a giraffe here

        [Thank you for sending a giraffe alert ~ moderator team]

  19. January 6, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Over at delagar, I did a retrospective post: The Top Ten Posts of 2013.

    Also, I wrote a brief post on my new post for Grounded Parents: Why My Kid Had Purple Hair.

  20. January 6, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I made a webcomic. It’s something I’ve only done once before, and am trying to work on.

    This one is about the notion of “common ground” being a premise, an agreement you make with someone while arguing about what is true, in order to move on to the conclusions you both think should be drawn from it.

    My own conclusions from doing it are: 1. It took way too long to make, and 2. I need to work on conveying ideas more effectively. :-) But I’m still pretty happy with it.

  21. January 6, 2014 at 11:41 am

    As a white queer anti-racist feminist, I wrote about why it’s not my place to state that I’m an ally to people of color, Ani DiFranco’s non-apology, and offer links to some powerful voices belonging to both women of color and white feminists (including a white male) on the subjects of racism, intersectionality, and whiteness.

    • January 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Shameless Self Promotion is for promoting your own work over the past week. This should be taken to the Weekly Open Thread (or abandoned entirely).

  22. JetGirl
    January 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    On finally learning calculus in a safe environment:

  23. January 7, 2014 at 3:02 am

    I took a look at the latest annual Swedish police report on trafficking: Sex trafficking in Sweden, according to the Swedish police

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