Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Promote yourself.

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  • Want to recommend someone else’s writing instead? Try the latest signal-boosting thread.
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  • 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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20 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. June 1, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller by an anti-abortion extremist. Dr. Tiller was admired for his willingness to help when no one else would, and as an advocate for the agency and autonomy of pregnant people. Read about his legacy and why Dr. Tiller’s work was so controversial. We remember him for the safe, compassionate care he provided his patients.

  2. June 1, 2014 at 10:32 am

    My best friend and I are spending the summer on a bike tour. Right now we are cycling the San Juan islands and Olympic peninsula. Neither of us owned a bike or camping gear before this trip. Follow our antics on our blog

  3. June 1, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Two posts on teaching fanfiction writing to kids, with more to come:

    On teaching a fanfiction workshop for kids

    Writers in the Schools – a second time round

    I got interrupted by an aggravating online conversation and made three posts as a result:

    Aggravating Online Conversations With Men

    Conversation-Fail Bingo Card

    Conversation-Win Bingo Card

  4. June 1, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I wrote about romantic rejection, gendered blame, and narratives we need to change. I also put together a roundup of writing about the Isla Vista shootings/#YesAllWomen, with some pictures of golden retriever comfort dogs to break up the horribleness.

  5. 1humanwoman
    June 1, 2014 at 10:59 am

    New at Human with Uterus-how doctors lie to women to get them to agree to cesareans:

  6. June 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Last week at Bitch Flicks was Representations of Female Sexual Desire Theme Week, and we featured posts on Catherine Breillat, Secretary, The L Word, A Streetcar Named Desire, The X-Files, But I’m a Cheerleader, The To Do List, and many more. The roundup to all of the posts is here: Representations of Female Sexual Desire Theme Week Roundup.

    Before the theme week kicked off, we also posted a review of the new X-Men film: Dude Bros and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

  7. June 1, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Fantasy And The Unthinkable Self. My sexual fantasies posed a strange problem: I wasn’t in them.

    Adjusting To A Partner’s Gender Transition. My fiancée Alma responds to a reader’s question.

    Why Pass? Can you imagine how freaked out most cis men would be if they thought being read as female were a serious possibility?

  8. June 1, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    My links are broken due to extra an http:// in each one–damn you smartphone! Could a mod possibly fix them when approving my comment? Apologies.

    • June 1, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Done, no worries.

  9. June 1, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    This week I wrote about continuing in the midst of self-doubt and how social supports can help: “Tessering between known and felt realities” (

  10. June 1, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I’ve found that when MRAs whine about feminism the real problem turns out to be patriarchy. Same with MRA, Elliot Roger:

    Elliott Roger Blames Women For Patriarchy’s Problems

    And, the porn industry may not be full of brilliant marketing strategists. But whether deliberate or not, creating male tastes for things that an awful lot of women don’t like is bound to increase sales, as porn becomes the only place you can get it.

    Porn: Making Men Want What Women Don’t

  11. June 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Time to get rid of “man up” Secretary of State John Kerry used this inane, macho phrase when talking about Edward Snowden last week. It’s time for all of us to get this phrase, and its implications about masculinity and femininity, out of our vocabulary.

    The Isla Vista Killings & “Misogynist Extremism”: a feminist roundup Some important commentary on confronting the cultural misogyny behind Elliot Rodger.

  12. Sue
    June 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Why I’m more Maude than Dorothy –

    Our Mayor – someone I helped to elect – is doing a group marriage at PrideFest. So I wrote this “Why I Won’t Ask Mayor Peduto To Marry Me

    I revisited a recent experience to question White People Invisibility

  13. June 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman:

    Recaps of Orphan Black episode 2×05 and 2×06

    X-Men: Days of Future Past is a fun movie, but it’s not so kind to the ladies

    Why Agents of SHIELD is worth watching all the way through

    Strong Female Character Friday with Sheriff Jody Mills from Supernatural

    Tune in this week for Mulan, The Hunger Games and first person narrative, and more!

  14. June 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I have an op-ed on Huffington Post today about Colorado’s new revenge porn statute. I coauthored the piece with two other law professors at the University of Denver, Ian Farrell and Justin Pidot. Drawing on our expertise in constitutional and/or criminal law, we argue that the statute is constitutional and good public policy.

    PS. I love this weekly thread. I always find great things here that I probably wouldn’t otherwise. Thank you for providing this forum!

  15. June 2, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Getting back into blogging after illness and a whirlwind end of semester, I have a brief review of a beginning yoga video.

  16. June 4, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Posting for a good friend with a good new blog, “Trolling the Patriarchy,” where she chronicles her purposeful misadventures in tindering.

    The bio for the blog reads,

    “If you can’t smash it,
    then troll the patriarchy.

    trolling tinder boys who want to hit it.”

    A trollolercoaster of a ride.

  17. June 4, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I wrote something about guys and their love for long hair in response to hey ladies! your short hair is rape called Hey guys! Your aggressive perceptions of female beauty are fucked up!

  18. June 10, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Apologies, but three of the links I mentioned above don’t work any more because I changed the date on the posts so they would show up in a different order in my list of posts, and that automatically changed their URLs. Here are the new links for the bingo cards:

    Conversation-Fail Bingo Card

    Conversation-Win Bingo Card

    Sorry for the confusion.

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