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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. Nahida
    Nahida June 22, 2014 at 9:16 am |

    Why We Need Married Heroines (in novels & other media)

    Also sidenote (story?) reflective thing about Lilith and creation

  2. ninjanurse
    ninjanurse June 22, 2014 at 9:22 am |

    Get your psychic weather report here! Why leave home without knowing what’s shaking in the Zeitgeist? Read the Tarot Daily Dot Connector and be prepared and prescient!

  3. BroadBlogs
    BroadBlogs June 22, 2014 at 9:26 am |

    Where there’s a conflict between the rights of fictional bodies and actual bodies, surely the latter should win out.

    Will the Rights of Fictional “Persons” Trump Actual People?

    1. BroadBlogs
      BroadBlogs June 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm |

      I should add that this involves the Hobby Lobby v women’s reproductive rights/religious rights (you might say) Supreme Ct decision that will soon come out.

  4. Jem
    Jem June 22, 2014 at 10:00 am |

    “As Bad As Each Other”: Men’s Sexism and Women’s Sexism (and why they’re not remotely equivalent)

  5. Anna
    Anna June 22, 2014 at 11:39 am |

    It’s Men’s Health Month, which gives us an excuse to write about Gardasil. All sexually active people are at risk for genital warts, regardless of gender. Furthermore, oral contact with female genitalia can increase risk for certain types of oral cancers, and receiving anal contact from a penis can increase risk for anal cancer. The good news is that the virus that causes genital warts and these cancers has a mortal enemy: a vaccine called Gardasil, which gives you a shot of prevention regardless of your gender or sexual orientation.

  6. Andie
    Andie June 22, 2014 at 11:43 am |

    Missed it last week, so the one post is a bit old

    How come we don’t see movies about dorky girls winning over the hot dude (you know, without undergoing a makeover)?

    I read a gross article on Facebook, because what else is new? (NSFW content note: Oral sex)

  7. Véronique
    Véronique June 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm |

    Have you ever been stopped at a police roadblock on your way home from a night out? A gift from the goddess concerns a lesson learned about drinking safely.

  8. rimonim
    rimonim June 22, 2014 at 1:50 pm |

    Alma On Sex. My fiancee discusses how my trans status has affected our sex life.

    Obsessions Observed. As a kid, I obsessively repeated number sequences in my mind. If I failed to repeat the pattern correctly, I knew my mother would die.

  9. Rebecca Griffin
    Rebecca Griffin June 22, 2014 at 1:58 pm |

    Hillary Clinton’s awkward answer to a question about racism against President Obama is a reminder that (like a lot of white people) politicians need to get more comfortable talking about race.

    Mychal Denzel Smith at Feministing shares a story that shows the lasting damage that rigid gender roles can do.

  10. Angelia Sparrow
    Angelia Sparrow June 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm |

    Father’s Day Stuff

    Cosplay, ca 2004

    CN: Fictional violence, serial killing
    I need a new title for my mystery novel. Please suggest. You could get a free ebook copy of it.

    CN: BDSM
    I’m participating in the Starry Nights Blog Hop for the SF Romance Brigade. There is a free excerpt (hence the CN), a contest with lots of SF ebooks and a $100 Amazon gift card, and you can get one of my books free just for commenting. Other authors are offering other goodies.

    I’m also on the Summer Lovin’ blog hop. Again, excerpts, $75 Amazon gift card and a free book. Plus other authors’ offerings.

  11. Heather
    Heather June 22, 2014 at 3:32 pm |

    Last week I was helping a friend sort through her daughter’s baby clothes to figure out which would be appropriate for her son, who’s arriving in September. This got us talking about the issues surrounding gendered baby clothes.

  12. Tori
    Tori June 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm |

    Sex Takes Spoons — On the intersection of sex and disability.

  13. delagar
    delagar June 22, 2014 at 7:38 pm |

    Over at delagar, I talk about the books I am reading (most SF): Books I’m Reading.

  14. Kat Murry
    Kat Murry June 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm |

    I wrote about how my lived experiences as an autistic woman inform my research: “Autistic in academia (or how I ended up inadvertently studying myself)” —

  15. Eden
    Eden June 23, 2014 at 9:20 am |

    Here’s an academic paper I wrote on how women’s voting rights encouraged desegregation movements in polling places and public schools:

  16. Sue
    Sue June 23, 2014 at 11:34 am |

    CN: Discussion of violence, sexual assault, transphobia. An arrest in the 2012 assault and murder of two lesbians in Houston.

    CN: Violence, description of murder, picture of murder scene. Sadly, the brutal murder of a trans woman of color in Florida – her name was Yaz’min Shancez

    Talking about the new “feminist romcom” Obvious Child and a giveaway of a “one night stand gift pack” (includes lip gloss.)

    I worked on a project with Pittsburgh’s Mayor to create a PSA for National HIV Testing Day (June 27) and I think it worked out well. What do you think?

  17. Molly Rose
    Molly Rose June 24, 2014 at 2:30 am |

    Did a piece on sexism in video games in relation to assassin’s creed called Representing Women is “too much effort”


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