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  1. braak
    braak June 15, 2014 at 9:06 am |

    Hello! I am working on this production of a play called Empress of the Moon: The Lives of Aphra Behn. It’s about Aphra Behn, noted 17th century British playwright and spy. We’re performing it in the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC this July, so we’re trying to raise some money for travel expenses for the actresses to drive them down from Philadelphia.

    Empress of the Moon

    But also we’re just trying to get the word out to anyone who is interested in stories of feminism, espionage, and swordfights. Maybe someone here is interested in those things!

  2. ninjanurse
    ninjanurse June 15, 2014 at 10:12 am |

    Astronomy happens whether you believe it or not. Time to put the ‘Sol’ back in Solstice and enjoy Midsummer, the total no-stress Pagan holiday–
    Summer Solstice 2014

  3. Kat Murry
    Kat Murry June 15, 2014 at 10:23 am |

    I wrote about the self-doubt that comes with seeking a clinical label (“maybe this is all just terribly silly” feelings) — “On labeling myself and wondering why I feel silly” – http://t.co/3d07xbnSaC

  4. rimonim
    rimonim June 15, 2014 at 11:10 am |

    Rimonim On Sex. How does being trans affect the sexual dimension of my relationship? I can see ways my trans status has made sex more difficult, and ways it has made sex easier and more enjoyable.

    My fiancee will share her side of the story later this week.

  5. Anna
    Anna June 15, 2014 at 11:27 am |

    Arizona might currently be infamous for abortion restrictions, legislation targeting people of color and LGBT individuals, and more, but there are tons of activists here who are fighting for a better state. Read about six things Arizona is doing right, from the Capitol to the Pascua Yaqui Nation, and from Tempe to Tucson! Across the state, communities are recognizing the importance of comprehensive sex education, affirming transgender rights, promoting body acceptance, and fighting against domestic violence!

    Also, a collection of headlines in recent reproductive justice news.

  6. Véronique
    Véronique June 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm |

    Long time since I wrote in my blog, Fromage, and even longer since I shared here. Femme-tastic choir is about Femme City Choir, of which I have been a member since last autumn. We had our first show a week ago. Working and playing with young femmes has been amazing for this old femme, and there will be more posts to come.

  7. BroadBlogs
    BroadBlogs June 15, 2014 at 2:12 pm |

    One of my students wrote about her two grandnieces who were born intersexed and then surgically assigned female. They are still young and one of them is coping well and the other is not. She wishes we recognized more than one sex.

    I will write a follow-up post on how this relates to social construction of gender issues.

    Nature Creates More Than Two Sexes

  8. Jem
    Jem June 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm |

    A couple pieces by me in response to recent media discussions on sexual assault which seemed to suggest it was bad “sexual etiquette”:

    Men Aren’t From Mars, and Sexual Assault Isn’t Bad Manners

    “She Can Always Tell Me To Stop” – on sexual assault and “just trying something new”

  9. Tori
    Tori June 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm |

    I wrote Yes, These Yoga Pants Do Make My Butt Look Big in response to someone feeling the need to point this out to me on the street.

  10. Rebecca Griffin
    Rebecca Griffin June 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm |

    The violent misogyny and rape culture prevalent in the last couple of weeks are a reminder of the toll of fighting injustice and why we need to take care of ourselves.

    Speaking of which, I read George Will’s column on sexual assault so you don’t have to.

  11. Debbi
    Debbi June 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm |

    The past two weeks on Kiss My Wonder Woman:

    In Her Own Words: why first person narrative matters in young adult lit

    The Fault in Our Stars movie review: it’s very faithful to the book, but that’s a problem

    Mulan and the issue of gender performativity

    Imagining a better show: What if Teen Wolf were actually about the grownups?

    Recaps of Game of Thrones 4×08 and 4×09 and Orphan Black 2×07 and 2×08

    Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars) is a movie girlfriend.

    Tune in this week for reviews of Maleficent and A Million Ways to Die in the West, more recaps, and a look at how Robot Chicken normalizes rape.

  12. Sue
    Sue June 15, 2014 at 9:07 pm |

    My thoughts on how to create more LGBTQ equality in Pittsburgh

    A local grocery chain is fundraising the the register for the Little Sisters of the Poor – one of the groups suing the federal government over mandated birth control under the ACA.

    CN: transphobic violence, crime, hate crime

    While an arrest was made in the murder of Cleveland’s Brittany Kidd-Stergis, yet another trans woman of color was murdered in Baltimore. Her name was Kandy Hall.

    Finally, I wrote about some precious objects – my first babydoll, my grandmother’s “antique” chair and my great-grandmother’s rosary (she wasn’t Catholic.)

  13. Victoria Gaile
    Victoria Gaile June 15, 2014 at 11:39 pm |

    Shameless graduation blogging, with pictures: I am a Master of Theology!

    And I had a few things to say about a particular critique of the nuns (LCWR) by the bishops (CDF): “When taken unreflectively”? Since when is that the standard?

  14. The Unwed Mother Agenda
    The Unwed Mother Agenda June 16, 2014 at 1:03 am |

    In honor of Father’s Day: An Open Thank You Letter to the Person I Procreated With

    Happy Father’s Day, single moms!

  15. Wendy Lyon
    Wendy Lyon June 16, 2014 at 3:30 am |

    Swedish courts say it’s ok for businesses to discriminate against Asian women, because prostitution. Sex workers are still targeted under the racist Swedish model

  16. Molly Rose
    Molly Rose June 16, 2014 at 5:49 am |

    I wrote about Ileana Jimenez, The Feminist Teacher, and how her gender studies classes could potentially counteract the huge sexist lad culture that is ever-present here in the UK in a piece called Do FeMENists mean an end to lad culture and gang mentality in men?

    And for those of you who love female punk music, I wrote about why Poly Styrene from X Ray Spex is my hero.

    Molly xx

    1. BBBShrewHarpy
      BBBShrewHarpy June 16, 2014 at 11:40 pm |

      Love this piece on Poly Styrene. The link doesn’t work, but clicking on the poster’s name gets you there.

      1. Molly Rose
        Molly Rose June 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm |

        Ohhh noooo!

        Hopefully I didn’t ruin this one and it works

        thank you so much too! she is the bomb xxxxx

        1. BBBShrewHarpy
          BBBShrewHarpy June 18, 2014 at 12:58 am |

          That works, thanks! I’ve been singing in my head “Oh bondage! Up yours!” all day (I hope it was in my head anyway).

  17. Patrick J. Welsh
    Patrick J. Welsh June 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm |

    The official blog of IJFAB, the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.

    We feature regular posts by scholars and social justice advocates on topics pertaining to feminism, LGBT issues, women, their health and bodies, public health, and much more. Please stop by and leave your thoughts for our authors in the comments section! Currently we have a great sequence of pieces on fatness and body image with a few in the works on depictions of women in film.

    The blog can be found at http://www.ijfab.org/blog.

  18. Nahida
    Nahida June 16, 2014 at 9:04 pm |

    As long as patriarchal colonialist powers come into play, objectivity isn’t objective.

    http://thefatalfeminist.com/2014/06/16/objectivity-isnt/

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