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Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Jill’s out of town, but since someone asked, here you go! Promote away — in fact, I’ll start!

Over at the Curvature, I’m writing a series about my favorite feminist Yoko Ono and the public perceptions/myths surrounding her. The Introduction and Part One are up already, and I hope that fellow Beatles/Yoko fans will go check them out.

See how truly shameless one can be? Follow that example and hit me with your recent posts.

40 thoughts on Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. Oh I can be shameless alright.

    What if the Virgin Mary Didn’t remain a Virgin: Looking at playboys depiction of a nude virgin Mary in their Mexican edition.

    Katrina and the hidden race war: Looking at the acts of violence committed by white vigilantes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that still have yet to be investigated.

    What’s that smell, English women don’t wash their genitals: Looking at shaming women for supposed vaginal odor.

    Pussy: Why you should celebrate it

    Finally big huge blogwhore that I am

    I cried as if I were his daughter: Discussing incest and rape huge, huge trigger warning

  2. I thought people would like an update on my medical things that I mentioned before.

    It appears that I am like the proverbial fiddle – my fat-hating anonymous troll came back for seconds, and vehemently denies that s/he has the hots for me…

    I’ve also decided with some trepidation to make my Creation Myth stories available for others to read. The first “Tale of the Midnight Isles” is here. It’s a very good idea to read them in strict chronological order, although each story should stand alone.

  3. Beauty By Numbers: an article I wrote for an Australian women’s mag about the idea that beauty is something we can attain by following a formula (blonde hair, big boobs, a tan…) and the impact this has on women who subscribe to it. See also: a quick, post-publish follow up blog post.

    I also responded to Charles Blow’s op ed on hook-up culture (*sigh*), and for Aussies reading this, to our government’s lack of action on climate change – and what we should do about it.

  4. I was not surprised to find out that a pharmaceutical company had a ghost writer successfully publish a major journal article contradicting research that linked hormones to cancer. I did a little investigating, and found out more unsurprising work linked to the doctor who allowed his name to be pasted on to the propaganda job.

    I came up with a pretty decent analogy explaining the War on Christmas mentality after a pretty pathetic comments section from my What’s so wrong with saying “Happy Holidays”? post.

    I think we should turn our backs on Rick Warren just like we did on Phyllis Schlafly.

    Oh, and I got the research fellowship.

  5. Well…I wrote this post pondering and pontificating over porn and erotica. I’d love it if anyone had any comments, because it’s a topic I’m interested in–sex, sexuality, the power dynamics, feminism, how it all ties together, etc. –but my RL friends who read my blog seem somewhat uncomfortable with the topic… ^_^; Although maybe that’s because I gave some fairly explicit links. (With warnings! Clear warnings!) Anyway, ’tis here:

  6. Three posts on the new HHS rules allowing broader rights of refusal:

    New HHS Rule:

    Pharmacist Refusal and Require to Fill Laws:

    And, the longer one that gives my reasoning about these rules, Conscience and birth control:

    Also, I review The Shooting Party and Jungle Fever:

    And I’m still keeping track of the protests in Greece: as well as pirate blogging:

  7. Only Very Important Issues here. Of late: behind the scenes at vomiting bartender gatherings, the Cosmopolitan as the official drink of imaginary assholes, what to do with an eight-month-old in a blizzard, grocery store theft, and Christopher Columbus.

    One bartending single mom, her teaching job, her masters program, her infant, and her feminist survival tactics against life in a nightclub and Sex and the City.

  8. Yay!

    I finished up my 4-part series on the documentary Demographic Winter
    Part 1 on my initial reactions to the documentary Demographic Winter
    Part 2 digs deeper into the meaning of the film
    Part 3 looks at who is in and behind the film
    Part 4 examines partisan media coverage of DW

    And I read the Proposed Rule to allow all health care professionals to refuse anything they feel like refusing. Then I commented.

    If anyone will be in Kansas for the holidays, come join me!

  9. This isn’t blogging, but on Yahoo News

    Hate crime against lesbian in California

    A woman in the San Francisco Bay area was jumped by four men, taunted for being a lesbian, repeatedly raped and left naked outside an abandoned apartment building, authorities said Monday.

    Detectives say the 28-year-old victim was attacked Dec. 13 after she got out of her car, which bore a rainbow gay pride sticker. The men, who ranged from their late teens to their 30s, made comments indicating they knew her sexual orientation, said Richmond police Lt. Mark Gagan.

    “It just pushes it beyond fathomable,” he said. “The level of trauma — physical and emotional — this victim has suffered is extreme.”

    Authorities are characterizing the attack as a hate crime but declined to reveal why they think the woman was singled out because of her sexual orientation. Gagan would say only that the victim lived openly with a female partner and had a rainbow flag sticker on her car.

  10. One of the most amazing bloggers on law enforcement related domestic violence has received threatening emails from one of her subjects of her postings. This is absolutely outrageous but it’s unfortunately, a fact of life for those who blog on LE issues including corruption and misconduct. If you blog on these things, you WILL get harassed and/or threatened at some point. The only question is when or how. Especially if you’re a woman and often they threaten you with violence particularly sexualized violence. They often do this with impunity from officers within their own department.

    Here’s one email.

    “When I find you and I will, your going to understand what it’s like to be a fish out of water. God help you and your family. I tracked your IP address and I’m coming for you …… you don’t know when to stop and when you do it will be too late for you to start ever again.”

    Another blogger on LE DV issues has offered her site for messages of support.

    She writes about her experiences trying to report this cyberstalking.

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