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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. Scopophilia
    Scopophilia June 29, 2014 at 9:16 am |

    I reviewed Richard Ayoade’s “The Double:”

    and selected this weeks weekend links:

  2. Sue
    Sue June 29, 2014 at 10:44 am |

    Content Note – violence against trans women, hate crimes. I reported on the tragic death of 28 year old Tiffany Edwards of Cincinnati, Ohio.

    CN – gay profiteering, rightwing nut stalking queers, violence against queer people. This month was the Pittsburgh Dyke Trans March – I wrote an essay on why it matters and included a slideshow.

    This sucks. The County of Allegheny and the City of Pittsburgh among other municipal employers in PA are considering rescinding domestic partner benefits for same sex couples who don’t get married. Allegheny County gave employees a months notice. Read my analysis of why this is unfair, unreasonable and what I hope to do about it.

    CN – stalking, harassment. Finally, I wrote an open-letter to a man who has been “overly focused on me” for a long time. I discovered that after I blocked him everywhere I could and ignored him for months – he has been donating to EVERY SINGLE charitable cause I post on my blog. He makes donations of goods, too. What a creepy way to get my attention or maintain a relation or whatever. The day after I posted this (I can trace his IP address), he signed the petition above. OMG, what the hellz?

  3. Rebecca Griffin
    Rebecca Griffin June 29, 2014 at 11:07 am |

    The lesson I see from Republican Cory Gardner’s op-ed in favor of over the counter birth control is that attacking candidates on their anti-choice records works.

    After watching his new stalker-y music video I wonder, is anyone not creeped out by Robin Thicke?

  4. delagar
    delagar June 29, 2014 at 11:11 am |

    Over at delagar, I write a post on my theory of The Reverse Ghandi.

    Also, the kid and I have a Theological Discussion regarding certain issues attached to the belief that life begins at conception.

  5. BroadBlogs
    BroadBlogs June 29, 2014 at 12:39 pm |
  6. Anna
    Anna June 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm |

    Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the eruption of the Stonewall Riots, which lasted for six days and helped establish the LGBT rights movement. Read about the police raid of a gay bar that escalated into an uprising, and about the gains we’ve made and the work that still needs to be done.

    Thursday, the day the Supreme Court handed down their awful decision striking down buffer zones, was also the first anniversary of their invalidation of Proposition 8, which had banned same-sex marriage in the state of California. Since then, marriage equality has made monumental strides. We also pay some attention to the fight for marriage equality here in Arizona, both on a statewide level and on the Navajo Nation.

    On Friday, the new romantic comedy Obvious Child opened nationwide. Two of our bloggers discuss the film, touching on how an “abortion comedy” is possible, what “gross-out” movies might have to do with bodily autonomy, and why a story about a woman getting an abortion without stigma needed to be told.

    Lastly, if you need more links, we got links!

  7. Leigh
    Leigh June 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm |

    Last week at Bitch Flicks, we looked at children’s programming through a feminist lens for Children’s Television Theme Week.

    Here is a roundup of all of the posts, which include analyses of Sesame Street, Jem and the Holograms, She-Ra, Pepper Ann, Hey Arnold!, Anne of Green Gables, and more.

  8. rimonim
    rimonim June 29, 2014 at 1:52 pm |

    Unrest Under the Umbrella. Responding to a reader who asks, “Have you ever come across someone within your own community who you strongly strongly disagreed with?”

    The Future of Coming Out. In a marriage equality world, will LGBT people always need to come out?

  9. Heather
    Heather June 29, 2014 at 2:06 pm |

    Since it’s festival season, there’s been a lot going around about cultural appropriation, so I figured I’d address some of the more prevalent comments that appear in comment sections on the topic.

  10. DaisyDeadhead
    DaisyDeadhead June 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm |

    I have photos of last week’s HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC:

    Comics, cosplay, lots of lady superheroes. :)

  11. Marsha
    Marsha June 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm |

    In trying to do good, have you lost sight of the bigger picture?

    14 children’s picture books exploring race and racism:

  12. Kat Murry
    Kat Murry June 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm |

    I wrote about “The Self-Criticism Machine,” as I explored its origins in my life and ways I’ve learned to slow it down —

  13. Jem
    Jem June 29, 2014 at 3:49 pm |

    “Serious questions were raised today about the threat posed to our values by men” – imagining a world in which men were treated like any other social group

  14. Tori
    Tori June 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm |

    I wrote a little on Working with Discomfort — public transit, creepiness, boundaries, and reactions.

  15. ninjanurse
    ninjanurse June 29, 2014 at 6:32 pm |

    Not your ordinary newspaper horoscope– this daily installment comes with graphics and more added politics. You heard it here first–
    Tarot Daily Dot Decoder

  16. Debbi
    Debbi June 29, 2014 at 9:52 pm |

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman:

    The Edge of Tomorrow is good, but it would have been a lot better with more female characters

    On Sailor Moon and feminine diversity

    Recap of Game of Thrones 4×10 – the season finale

    Tune in this week for a look at Snowpiercer, Orphan Black, and probably some other things as well.

  17. Nancy Leong
    Nancy Leong June 30, 2014 at 1:34 am |

    A lot of people are excited about the new Verizon ad, “Inspire Her Mind.” I explain why I’m more ambivalent.

    I also wrote an explainer discussing what will happen next in the wake of the Tenth Circuit’s decision holding that Utah’s same-sex marriage ban is constitutionally invalid. Hopefully helpful for lawyers and even more so for non-lawyers.

  18. Pseudonym
    Pseudonym June 30, 2014 at 4:50 am |

    I am naming myself Executive Vice President of awesome.

    1. PrettyAmiable
      PrettyAmiable June 30, 2014 at 10:48 pm |

      Hahahaha I get it.

  19. ninjanurse
    ninjanurse June 30, 2014 at 7:30 am |

    It’s Monday, June 30, and the Supremes are expected to rule on contraception. The cards are ominous–
    Tarot Daily Dot Decoder

  20. BJ DuVall
    BJ DuVall June 30, 2014 at 8:55 am |

    I launched a site to house the comics I have been working on for the last eight or so months and ongoing.

  21. Comrade Kevin
    Comrade Kevin June 30, 2014 at 10:14 am |

    After having attended the next in a series of weddings this past weekend, I’ve weighed my own feminist beliefs regarding the ritual.

    Weddings, Not Nearly as Objectionable As You May Have Been Led to Believe.

  22. John E. Williams
    John E. Williams June 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm |

    Hope Monday is ok to promote.

    My comics site is here. Not intended to make me rich or anything, just a repository for whatever I feel like drawing at a given moment. Includes parodies of male feminists and an entire original LAW & ORDER episode in comix form.

    1. tigtog
      tigtog June 30, 2014 at 6:33 pm | *

      Hope Monday is ok to promote.

      Sunday is just the day the thread goes up, it’s fine to self-promote on any day of the week.

      1. John E. Williams
        John E. Williams June 30, 2014 at 8:14 pm |

        Great, thanks!

  23. Sophia Reed
    Sophia Reed June 30, 2014 at 8:32 pm |

    I have a blog called Real Life Advice For Everyday And Practical Use at

    It focuses on the empowerment of women.

  24. Troy
    Troy July 2, 2014 at 2:45 am |

    the head of a giraffe against a bright blue sky: its mouth is pursed sideways

    ::: Hello! It’s really importaaaaaaaaaant that I give you this note from my boner which has the sads from feminism :::


  25. nasia
    nasia July 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm |

    For the alternate different perspective of a South Asian woman

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