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  1. Heather
    Heather March 9, 2014 at 9:06 am |

    It was a slow week for me, but I did have a high school student guest post on body modification and plastic surgery.

    If you haven’t checked out my feminist reading list / gift guide in a while, I’ve been updating it pretty regularly. Suggestions welcome!

  2. Anna Christensen
    Anna Christensen March 9, 2014 at 9:08 am |

    Thanks to the emergence of drug-resistant gonorrhea, the CDC has warned of a return to the pre-antibiotic era. So, for Women’s History Month, we look at the havoc gonorrhea wreaked on the female reproductive tract just a century ago, when it was thought to have caused 90% of female infertility. We tried treating infections with surgery, radiation, arsenic, medicated douches, and heat. Condoms weren’t widely available, and STD tests involved a lot more than just peeing into a cup … So antibiotics = not to be taken for granted!

    * * *

    And if you need more links to click on, look no further than our headline roundup, which includes a huge mess of stories from Arizona (beyond just SB1062 — we’ve been busy here), as well as news from the rest of the nation. There just might be more good news than bad news this week!

  3. Kristin
    Kristin March 9, 2014 at 11:04 am |

    Last month, a friend told me she thought she was broken. I disagree.

    Mentally ill people are not broken.

  4. Jem
    Jem March 9, 2014 at 11:27 am |

    This week Lucy Holdsworth wrote a guest piece on my blog called I Am Not An Achievement To Be Unlocked, about women and gaming.

    Feministe readers might also be interested in Lucy’s music over on Youtube – she writes witty, passionate and twisted anthems about pop culture fandoms, including songs about Loki, Hannibal and the Hunger Games

  5. socbaker
    socbaker March 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm |

    New at Human with Uterus:

    Time, Money and Vaginal Birth

    http://humanwithuterus.wordpress.com/

  6. delagar
    delagar March 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm |

    Over at delagar, I write a post about the new issue of Crossed Genres, the SF magazine for which I edit.

    Link: New Issue of Crossed Genres.

    The stories are excellent this month.

    See also the post about my new essay up at Grounded Parents: Yer Can’t Have Any Pudding.

  7. BroadBlogs
    BroadBlogs March 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm |

    While sex without emotion works great for some, and emotion without sex works for others, a lot of people can’t get no satisfaction from either, but do it anyway.

    Sex minus Emotion; Emotion minus Sex

    A student of mine gives her thoughts on being called a bitch and grapples with the plusses and minuses of taking back the b-word.

    Who You Calling a B–?

  8. Sue
    Sue March 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm |

    Content Note: racism, transphobia, body shaming, homophobia and more. I stumbled across a Facebook page of Pittsburgh Memes. After thumbing through a few of the “hardy har har” variety, I found some atrocious awful images and even worse commentary. So I wrote about it.

    Given the controversies in NYC and Boston over inclusion of LGBTQ groups in their St. Patrick’s Day Parades, I’ve been searching for answers about Pgh’s Parade. I was shocked to find out that our City might be helping to fund it – so I explored what happens with a SCOTUS case on private discrimination collides with public funding and non-discrimination laws.

    Content note: Some references to assault and violence. In response to a blogging challenge to describe an impulsive decision, I wrote about my choice to drop-out of graduate school and become a missionary.

    On a more lighthearted note, I was named one of 16 Pittsburgh Social Media Mavens to follow by a local website. So I can now officially put Social Media Maven on my resume. Woo hoo!

  9. Kat Murry
    Kat Murry March 9, 2014 at 1:24 pm |

    This week on Ask an Aspergirl, I wrote about “how sharing our stories can be a way of reassuring others that it will be okay” — Womyn’s Herstory Month (http://wp.me/p39G3C-oC).

  10. Marsha
    Marsha March 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm |
  11. Rebecca Griffin
    Rebecca Griffin March 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm |

    Senate Democrats in tights races are running away from Eric Holder’s proposal to reinstate voting rights for ex-felons, choosing political calculation over smart and fair policy. The irony is that reinstating voting rights for ex-felons would actually help Democrats.

    I also wrote about how the Senate blocked justice for military sexual assault survivors last week.

  12. Véronique
    Véronique March 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm |

    My International Women’s Day post about not just “leaning in” but changing the paradigm. Not news to any of you, but seems still to be for the rest of the world.

  13. rimonim
    rimonim March 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm |

    My fiancée and I continue our series on how my trans status affects our relationship. This week: What’s it like to go through process of transition itself?

    Alma On The Transition Process. We were entering into uncharted territory as a couple, and we knew it. I had no way of knowing how much would change, and there were times when this worried me.

    Rimonim On The Transition Process. My relationship with Alma was an essential foundation for my transition. I don’t think I could have done it alone. I know I couldn’t have done it with anyone else.

  14. Hannah
    Hannah March 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm |

    Turns out that STRIPPING IS BAD FOR WOMEN, according to SCIENCE, so we can all go home now.

    A fun new game wherein I imagine asking my Granny for life advice. Her imaginary response is “Blust, ha’ you gone soft?

    A rebuttal to the popular misconception that women didn’t work outside the home until some dude invented the washing machine.

    And to finish: We’re exactly what this country needs, and yet feminism isn’t fixed yet. DAMNIT.

  15. Angelia Sparrow
    Angelia Sparrow March 9, 2014 at 4:52 pm |

    We had power outages so my blogging was minimal

    I have a knitting celebration, as I finish a major challenge.

    CN: BDSM, sex, alternate sexuality
    And My Response, as a kinkster and a kink writer, to Fox getting upset about Planned Parenthood’s BDSM for Teens video

  16. Redskies
    Redskies March 9, 2014 at 5:23 pm |

    New this week at Scarleteen, we had the great pleasure of reading and publishing Connecting with WOC and Sexuality, a guest blog by Cassandra, as part of our ongoing Sexuality in Color series. Cassandra writes about her experiences as a young WoC and how society’s perceptions of young women of colors’ bodies and sexuality impacted her sense of and growth into her own sexuality.

    Last week, Sam discussed feeling and identifying different emotions, the conflation of love and sex, and the Ancient Greeks’ thoughts on love in her advice column Loving vs Lusting.

    Many of you will already have heard about our proposed strike action – some from Adam C on the Wednesday thread; I, at least, don’t know Adam, so thank you Adam for the signal-boost! Heather set out the basic points in May Day 2014: Scarleteen Strikes (Or, With Your Help, We Don’t.) and A couple quickies (not the fun kind). Of course, a huge thank-you to those of you who already supported Scarleteen and to those of you who donated in response.

    – Redskies, Scarleteen Volunteer

  17. Debbi
    Debbi March 9, 2014 at 7:46 pm |

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman:

    Jocelyn is starting a gender revolution in A Knight’s Tale

    Veggie Tales: Cute stories, but weird about women

    Strong Female Character Friday with Dr. Alana Bloom from Hannibal

    Coming up next week, Locke and Key (for real this time probably maybe), Pitch Perfect, and 24.

  18. Athenia
    Athenia March 9, 2014 at 9:15 pm |

    The 3rd anniversary of the 2011 Great Earthquake & Tsunami is tomorrow. Reposting a review of the documentary about a young American woman, Taylor Anderson, who died during the disaster.

    Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story

  19. Comrade Kevin
    Comrade Kevin March 10, 2014 at 11:33 am |

    Using the life of my father as a springboard, I wrote about the benefits of being a peculiar person among peculiar people.

    In it I use religion, feminism, and pacifism as examples.

  20. Octavia
    Octavia March 10, 2014 at 12:16 pm |

    This is what happens when you form a gang called TWATT.

    http://unwedmom.weebly.com/2/post/2014/03/twatt-a-gang-reunion.html

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