Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

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18 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. April 13, 2014 at 11:43 am

    The Body Love Conference held its first meeting in Tucson last weekend, sharing their message of empowerment and self-acceptance. One of our volunteers shared her thoughts on this gathering of body-positive activists, artists, and other allies.

    Also, an overview on STD transmission for activities that don’t involve penises.

    And finally, if you need more things to click on, a great roundup of links to the week’s reprojustice headlines. Some truly outrageous stuff out there.

    • bookshopcat
      April 16, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Anyone clicking through to the STI link, please be aware that it’s pretty cissexist and take the necessary precautions…

  2. Sue
    April 13, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Hello all!

    This week, I explored why I like to organize collections & drives in the community.

    We covered Janet Mock’s talk at CMU this past week.

    The Art & Science of Unmaking Friends explores how false promises to people living with mental illness can be incredibly painful.

    Important – across the nation on April 26, the DEA is sponsoring a “Pharmaceutical Collection” for you to safely dispose of unused OTC and prescription (and pet) medication. This is good for our waterways as filtration systems can’t handle the dissolved medications and it is good for our households to reduce the possibility of someone consuming these meds.

    Have a great week.

  3. April 13, 2014 at 11:52 am

    When Does Self-Image Catch Up With Transition? A lifetime of misgendering has a way of getting under your skin.

    “This is who I am now.” What did the dream mean, and what did it have to do with my own identity? Did my mom’s sexuality somehow confuse me about gender?

  4. April 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm
  5. April 13, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    We see that gender is performance when model, Erika Linder, poses one way to look female and another to appear male for a JC Jeans ad.

    Pose Once to Look Female, Again to Look Male

    Once upon a time in America only virgins or married women could be raped, people thought. In some places people still think so.

    Only Virgins Can Be Sexually Assaulted

  6. April 13, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    I spent some time wrestling with the role of women in Hamlet, my favorite Shakespeare play, and came up with two posts:

    Scrambled Hamlet, in which I mix up Shakespeare’s language a bit to produce some outcomes I liked better (including a genderswap between Ophelia and her brother)

    Ophelia, misread, in which I offer an alternative vision to the powerless maid-in-distress

  7. April 13, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I was fortunate enough to get up to Toronto to for the Feminist Porn Awards and Contest and got to answer the question What is feminist porn?

    On a slightly less exciting topic, I wrote up my tips for traveling as a touring artist and educator, including thoughts on luggage, airport security, and more.

  8. April 13, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    My three-year-old daughter came home from daycare talking about “girl” pushups and “boy” pushups. Here’s why it matters to me.

    An article lists the risks of getting “fat” from spin class (by which they mean building muscle). As ridiculous as that is, it struck a nerve because there was a fleeting moment where I was afraid of the muscles I was putting on from joining roller derby.

    I’ve been blogging about rhetoric, identity, teaching, and pop culture as I worked on my doctoral exams. Here’s the round up.

  9. April 13, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Read my latest article on rape culture on college campuses.

    Sex. Know The Signs.

  10. April 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I hope Dianne Feinstein is emotional about torture. Instead of using tired tropes about emotions to undermine women, we should look at how men’s and women’s emotions affect policy decisions. Given how brutal torture is, I sure hope Dianne Feinstein is emotional about it.

    What to do if you can’t tell the difference between sexual harassment and sexual liberation.
    David Foster wrote an inane article that shows he clearly doesn’t understand sex-positive feminism.

  11. April 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    5 Stages of My Single Motherhood

    1. Panic.

    I was a 27 year old nightclub bartender with a Sarah Lawrence education when my son was born. I set out online instantly, looking for my people. Who is in this with me? Somebody, omfg, show me a model of what I am supposed to do. There was no one.

    Single moms in Seattle, I quickly realized, came in two forms: 1) teen moms and 2) white middle/upper middle class 40+ single moms by choice. I would be blazing a trail.

  12. April 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Ahhhh – my jet lag must have caused me to miss Sunday! This week I wrote about how even “good” stereotypes are still pretty bad.

  13. Natalie
    April 14, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I’m continuing on with my series of Feminism 101 with an article about rape culture

    I address the #RapeCultureIsWhen controversy and my disappointment with RAINN

  14. socbaker
    April 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Parallels between the forced cesarean case in Brazil and what happens to pregnant and birthing women in the United States:

  15. Sam
    April 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm
    (Powerful photosets recently posted from nationwide actions this weekend)

    “Bearing witness and standing up for all the women who have died from illegal abortions, opposing the institutions that are spearheading the attacks on abortion rights, and pledging to resist these attacks until we win abortion on demand and without apology.”

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