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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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  1. Heather
    Heather March 2, 2014 at 9:11 am |

    This week I went on a bit of a rant about the hypocrisy of anti-choice protesters.

    Then I decided to try my hand at a feminist advice column!

  2. Gappy
    Gappy March 2, 2014 at 9:43 am |

    Written from a heterosexual woman’s point of view, and not about onesies or starfishing, I promise!

    5 Reasons Why Being Single Is Better For Women:

  3. Ally S
    Ally S March 2, 2014 at 10:15 am |

    My hiatus has come to an end. So here’s some stuff I’ve written recently:

    Enter the umpteenth “rape culture is a lie” article

    Debunking Christina Hoff Sommers’ “research” on rape culture

  4. Laura (dusty_rose)
    Laura (dusty_rose) March 2, 2014 at 10:31 am |

    I wrote about:

    What being a fat woman is really like – Cosmo published a surprisingly respectful interview with two fat women, and a bunch of bloggers, including me, decided to answer the questions as well.

    Internalized fat-phobia within fat-pos spaces = the worst.

  5. Andie
    Andie March 2, 2014 at 10:43 am |

    It turns out March is Colorectal Cancer awareness month so I decided to spread some awareness.

  6. C.D.
    C.D. March 2, 2014 at 11:13 am |

    Annoyed by the common trope of antidepressants being the “easy way out” of mental illness, I wrote about my own experience taking antidepressants.
    With a lot of Pride and Prejudice gifs… for Reasons.

  7. Octavia
    Octavia March 2, 2014 at 11:49 am |

    shooting dinosaurs with guns, teaching To Kill a Mockingbird as a distraction from family court hell

  8. rimonim
    rimonim March 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm |

    My fiancee and I are doing a series of posts about how my trans status affects our relationship.

    Other People’s Perceptions: Have we always been read as a straight couple, or was there a shift? My response to a reader’s question.

    Alma on Other People’s Perceptions: My fiancee shares her side of the story.

  9. delagar
    delagar March 2, 2014 at 1:04 pm |

    Over at delagar, I wrote a post on my continuing research into the work of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The World in the 19th Century.

  10. Rebecca Griffin
    Rebecca Griffin March 2, 2014 at 1:23 pm |

    This last week, Michael Dunn, who killed unarmed black teenager Jordan Davis, compared himself to a rape victim, and Paula Deen compared herself to gay football player Michael Sam. I wrote about their perceived victimhood and how it is that they see accountability as comparable to actual injustice.

    I also commented on Rosa Brooks’s piece on how women should lean out instead of leaning in. I talk about my experience supervising men and women in the same positions and how sexism makes it harder for women to lean out without men getting on board.

    Building off a piece at The Root about a white woman wanting to “get rid of her inner George Zimmerman,” I shared some thoughts on ways to deal with our own racism and would love to hear other people’s ideas.

  11. Jecca
    Jecca March 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm |

    Women in the media AND in the Olympics this week on

  12. Angelia Sparrow
    Angelia Sparrow March 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm |

    Guest blogger HC Playa is talking about First and Third person Point of View on my blog.

    Peter Tupper is guest blogging about intersectionality and the future at the Inkstained Succubus blog.

    And I share some of the best writing advice ever. (as usual, in the comments, the D-Man misses the point)

  13. Toinette Vizard
    Toinette Vizard March 2, 2014 at 2:49 pm |

    Listen in on our discussion with The Vodka Press podcast host, Zoe Grimm, about unslutting our culture.




  14. Anna
    Anna March 2, 2014 at 3:11 pm |

    Certain claims about “libido control” inspired our resident pro-choice pharmacist to expound upon the myriad non-contraceptive reasons someone might consider hormonal birth control. Did you know that 14% of people — and 82% of teens — taking birth control pills say they use them for non-contraceptive reasons? The Pill does so much more than prevent pregnancy, such as treating certain gynecological conditions and reducing risk for some cancers.

    Also, read about Scheidler v. NOW, a three-case series at the Supreme Court that pitted an anti-abortion activist against the National Organization for Women, and arose from the atmosphere of violence that increasingly characterized the pro-life movement. The anniversaries of two of these cases was just last week!

  15. Kristin
    Kristin March 2, 2014 at 4:13 pm |

    Creative writing workshops can be affirming, oppressive, or both at once. Here’s a peek into the history of creative writing workshops: The creative writing workshop from hell.

  16. Gretchen
    Gretchen March 2, 2014 at 4:54 pm |

    Cats discussing women grooming, inspired by an article on NBC’s Today web site about how “obsessed” American women are about their appearances

  17. Sue
    Sue March 2, 2014 at 7:47 pm |

    I found a mini-blogging challenge for #whm so I give you My Family Herstory Part One and Part Two (other parts forthcoming.)

    I also compiled a list of Five Interesting Housecleaning Related Links in response to a question about how we divide the housework.

    Reminiscense about being a little singer-songwriter/Marion Zimmer Bradley fangirl again

  18. KiaraDiana
    KiaraDiana March 2, 2014 at 7:55 pm |

    Today I launched my feminist blog for college women and men that claim they don’t need feminism. Today’s post cover the Oscars and you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

  19. Kyosuke
    Kyosuke March 3, 2014 at 3:15 am |

    Jared Leto didn’t deserve his Oscar.

  20. Hannah
    Hannah March 3, 2014 at 5:59 am |

    If I read one more article claiming that women didn’t work before the 1950s I’m going to… I’M GOING TO BLOG AT THEM.

  21. Athenia
    Athenia March 3, 2014 at 10:16 am |

    Last summer, a popular internet comedian/critic, Nostalgia Critic, decided to “review” Sailor Moon. Fans weren’t too pleased with the review, but when I finally sat down to watch it, it was much worse than I expected. It’s a vivid example of victim blaming, xenophobia and rape culture.

    Blame It On the Sluts: Nostalgia Critic’s Review of Sailor Moon

    1. Aerinea
      Aerinea March 7, 2014 at 10:55 pm |

      I am very disappointed with the Nostalgia Critic. And I’d forgotten how bad the dub of Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon was.

  22. Natalie
    Natalie March 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm |

    This week I analyzed Rep. Lockman’s horrific rape quote from a feminist literary perspective.

    1. Natalie
      Natalie March 3, 2014 at 5:24 pm |

      I think my link didn’t work :( Hope this does

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