Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

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15 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. April 5, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Couple of weeks old now, but I wrote something about experiences of gender and food (service) over at Medium.

  2. April 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Hi Everyone.

    I would love to hear everyone thoughts on my latest book release”Murder Seen Through the Eyes of a Child”. You can find it on all the online stores or at my website, I look forward to hearing from you.

  3. April 5, 2015 at 9:55 am

    I fought back against an anti-feminist, anti-LGBT reading of the Little House series of books here (with help from some kickass photos of Texas cowgirls):

    Sexless as the Bees? Part I

    Sexless as the Bees? Part II

    Thanks, Jill & Feministe!

    • April 5, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Great posts.

      Last fall, I taught a class in Laura Ingalls Wilder here at UA-Fort Smith (in Arkansas). Many students took it who had only seen the 1970/80s TV show; the books were a revelation to them.

      It was a good class.

      • April 6, 2015 at 6:26 pm

        Thank you, delagar! I bet that was a great class–I’ve never seen the series, except in clips, so I came to the books fresh.

  4. April 5, 2015 at 11:15 am

    As someone who speaks publicly about the need for an affirmative definition of sexual consent, I can become witness to moments of uncomfortable self-inquiry: The Octogenarian Asks the Feminist Sex Educator

    I also recently wrote about the phenomenon of men telling women to smile — and the social toll it takes: I really need to cultivate a better “DAFUQ?” face.

  5. April 5, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Over at delagar, I write about How I Stopped Being a Libertarian.

    Also! The new issue of Crossed Genres is up. Great stories this month.

  6. April 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    One of the only things worse than seeing right-wing Republicans sweep an election is seeing Democrats take that drubbing and interpret it as an indication that they need to act more like Republicans. I wrote about how Democrats need to stop catering to white male voters.

  7. April 5, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    We wrote about why women’s health care providers are 3.5 times more likely to use LARCs — or long-acting reversible contraception — like implants and IUDs.

    Also, a pretty huge headline roundup, chock full of news from reproductive justice, health, LGBTQ rights, and more.

  8. Sue
    April 5, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I have some thoughts on LGBTQ equality/liberation and religious freedom and Laverne Cox.

    Went to see The Decemberists last week and was super pissed at Colin Meloy for making a bi-joke on stage.

    A local bisexual man of color was found in the Ohio River after disappearing in October. He was 34 and died due to a gunshot wound. No arrests have been made. I think it is important we honor his life and death.

  9. AJ
    April 7, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I’m currently at Oxford University, did graduate school in biophysics at Johns Hopkins University. I’ve gone through a cyclical emotional process wrt gender issues: confusion, apathy, anger…only recently have I started feeling like there was a more proactive and active way for me to contribute to the gender equality movement while not taxing myself emotionally. To that end I started a joint project with another Rhodes scholar here and a well known counselor, Cindy Spring. We put together a children’s book series focused on emotional intelligence. We’ve found that most gender issues are born out of culture, which is itself born out of how we teach our children to think. A lot of male (and female) friends have been incredibly instructive in helping us to understand how they see women, sexuality, masculinity, and their own self worth. We feel that addressing the root causes of the skewed female archetype is crucial to advancing equality–for both women and men. This is why we think a children’s book series that helps children identify their own feelings (and differentiate them from other influences) is a necessary component to change. While one book series won’t change the world, it can get a conversation started about the way we teach boys and girls about their emotions. This opens the possibility to subsequently alter our perceptions of what is acceptable behavior for children, helping to create a healthier new generation.

    We’ve just recently started to take this project–and have received a small donation from the University. Upon urging from the JHU business school we decided to make a Kickstarter project to help us fund the series.

  10. April 12, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy is a nonprofit organization working to level the playing field for women composers. We all know Bach, Beethoven, and the boys – but what about Louise Farrenc, Fanny Mendelssohn, Ethel Smyth?

    We are raising money to provide grants to community, youth, and professional orchestras to help cover the costs of including these works in their season programming. Funding can be used to purchase or rent parts, hire extra personnel, and support educational efforts to help spread the word about the largely forgotten work of women composers.

    Read more about our work at!

  11. April 15, 2015 at 3:37 pm


    I worked on a fashion film aimed to promote the beauty of dark skin and encourage women to feel comfortable in their skin.

    The film is called SEE ME NOW and is without any copyright restriction.

    Hope you like it, the link is:


  12. April 16, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I wrote a post last week about how defiance in children (especially girls) is not always a bad thing.

    Girls and Defiance

  13. April 18, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I just started a blog giving feminist reviews of movies, particularly romantic comedies.

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