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Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Hope everyone in the U.S. had a good 4th of July. You know what to do.


50 thoughts on Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. April of Mosaics by AH is a salvage artist/mosaic artist, priding herself on using recycled materials. She makes a practice of rarely tossing away anything, preferring to turn “garbage” into a beautiful piece of art.
    http://suchcoolstuff.blogspot.com/2009/07/mosaics-by-ah.html

    dewgardencrafts is a store dedicated to the enjoyment of little dew gardens. The Gnome Home Builder herself dropped in to have a bit of a chat.
    http://suchcoolstuff.blogspot.com/2009/06/dewgardencrafts.html

    Riveraire is a collaboration between Australian born songwriter and performer Caroline Loftus and British writers Paul Carr and Paul Nolan.
    http://suchcoolstuff.blogspot.com/2009/06/riveraire.html

  2. The Convenience Of “Super Crip”: Looking at the ways in which the able bodied are only interested in helping the differently ables when it costs them nothing.

    Punishing Female To Make A Point: Looking at violent imagery used by an animal rights group to protest against cruelty to animals.

    Poor Abu Ghraib Torturer Lynndie England Can’t Get A Job: Looking at the complaints by England that she is being unfarily targetted. Heaven forbid we focus on the brown bodies that she abused.

    OOOPS The Blacks Are Chatting On Twitter: The trending topics on twitter were African American related due to the BET tribute to Michael Jackson and some saw it as an opportunity to let their inside bigot show

    In Praise Of Vibrators: Looking at the ways in which vibrators have been normalized only when it involves heterosexual sex. When it comes to women masturbating they are still a taboo subject.

  3. Hi there! I’m fairly new to the blogosphere but I’ve been reading feministe for a while. I’m excited to finally be able to participate in shameless self-promotion Sunday. This week I wrote a piece on teen sexuality:

    http://hellhathnofury1.blogspot.com/2009/07/why-teen-sex-is-not-immoral-clusterfuck.html

    and just this morning I wrote a post critiquing a very deranged conservative woman’s article. Her article is a fairly old piece, but I thought it was worth a bit of commentary:

    http://hellhathnofury1.blogspot.com/2009/07/nancy-morgan-on-feminist-meltdown.html

  4. I commented on a NYT piece on leadership in the gay rights movement, titling my post “Don’t Let Them Jesse Jackson You” (this will be x-posted at postbourgie.com next week): http://socialsciencelite.blogspot.com/2009/07/dont-let-them-jesse-jackson-you.html

    Tony’s take on the BET awards, specifically discussing the one shining moment of the night: http://socialsciencelite.blogspot.com/2009/06/at-least-bet-got-one-thing-right-and-i.html

    Tony on school policy and removing summer school programs: http://socialsciencelite.blogspot.com/2009/07/school-is-out.html

    And finally, I comment on one of the most touching, yet tragic photos that really captures urban decline beautifully: A photo of legendary Detroit Tiger Alan Trammell watching Old Tiger Stadium be demolished: http://socialsciencelite.blogspot.com/2009/07/sometimes-even-players-have-to-watch.html

  5. The call for submissions for the 3rd Asian Women Blog Carnival is still up! The theme is the intersection between culture and sexism. We’ve also opened up the carnival to allies, so long as the posts are centered around Asian women.

    There hasn’t been a whole lot else feminism-centered, except for this 101 on a theory on how patriarchy became the dominant institution in the world.

    I also recently wrote this on Racialicious: The Intersection of Race and Steampunk. A lot of people seem to like it.

  6. I’ve started running a series of Lee Stranahan videos on healthcare reform that you can view here and here . I also have a link to the one that is specifically related to breast cancer (and honest and excellent) but is not safe for work

    Finally I printed a thank you note I sent to Senator Kay Hagan for her vote on health care reform.

    More of course, but I’ve got to read some of this other stuff first.

  7. This week at Deeply Problematic, I wrote:

    CALL FOR ENTRIES: 50 Books for Problematic Times: This project (previously 50 Books for Post-Modern Times) is a response to the list below, requesting the folks send in books (or bodies of work) by writers who have relevance to this modern world without the benefit of being a white hetero cis man.

    Newsweek wants you to read white male writers. Now.: on Newsweek’s myopic “50 Books for Modern Times”

    Reverse Racism! Meme reaches Supreme Court

    Feminist Puberty: Privilege, and Fucking Up: handwringing over the dangers of engaging while privilege

    Parents exploit their children’s disability for profit

    Trans woman brutally beaten in Queens hate crime

    Pregnancy as partner abuse: on this powerful AlterNet piece

    Sarah Palin Taken Out of Context: quotes from Sarah Palin’s weird resignation speech

    Concentrated Cute: kittykats?

  8. Regarding Our Personal Transformations As Women & Citizens of the World Does Independence = Freedom?
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/theres-difference-between-independence.html

    Declare Your Independence! http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/ladies-declare-your-independence.html

    Cynthia McKinney Still Being Held Hostage By Israel http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/so-much-for-freedom-last-time-i-checked.html

    Quincy Jones Slammed Michael Jackson for not being “Black” but displays similar patterns that he’s supposed to be opposed to http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-observations-on-quincy-jones.html

    Black themed sitcoms have intros that are rife with stereotypes http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/why-do-black-themed-sitcoms-showcase.html

    What Do MJ, Polanski, R Kelly & Lil Wayne have in common? Media Coverage Vs. Perception surrounding sexual misconduct. http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/michael-jackson-lil-wayne-r-kelly-roman.html

    Did Black Music Die With Michael Jackson? http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/now-that-michael-jackson-is-gone-is.html

    If you mistakenly watched the BET Awards hoping for a MJ tribute: You were hoodwinked! http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/vortex-of-coonery-bet-awards-withholds.html

    When white editors hire black writers to attack Michelle Obama and by proxy other black women like her http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/toure-trying-to-pull-perez-hilton.html

  9. Here are the posts from the past week which will most likely be of the greatest interests to regular readers:

    Marriage Privilege

    What About Farrah Fawcett?

  10. I took a first foray into transgender issues with Fun Feminist Says: Transphobia’s Not Funny. I suspect I learned more from the experience than anyone else, thanks to commenters who generously shared their more-knowledgeable perspectives.

    I also posted my frankly juvenile speculations in response to Sarah Palin’s resignations, but I’m not at all convinced they deserve a link of their own.

    Happy Fourth to all of you from central Europe!

  11. Nothing of great seriousness this week, since I had a pretty brutal one at work.

    From our “the Hammer is my penis” department Euphemisms you won’t be seeing in my writing that I have seen in others. “Spartan of Love” is my fave, but “Zipper Wookiee” runs a close second.

    Some crochet work Projects I actually finished!

    Various Bits of writing stuff, inculding a squick question If anyone knows how to write an anthology proposal, please leave a link in the comments?

    Niko-Chan, my fourth novel, came out this week as an e-book.

  12. In the last week, I started writing up my adventures into the Epistles of the New Testament. The Epistles form the only part of the Bible I haven’t read yet, so this is going to complete my picture of what it actually says (as opposed to what people say it says).

    The first is St Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, in which we first encounter St Paul’s homophobia (which I shall discuss more when I write up 1 Corinthians).

    In other news, the British Foreign office has made it official policy for diplomats to support LGBT rights even where it will anger the regimes where those diplomats are stationed. I am cautiously optimistic about this.

  13. Regarding Our Personal Transformations As Women & Citizens of the World

    Does Independence = Freedom?
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/theres-difference-between-independence.html

    Declare Your Independence! http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/ladies-declare-your-independence.html

    Cynthia McKinney Still Being Held Hostage By Israel http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/so-much-for-freedom-last-time-i-checked.html

    Quincy Jones Slammed Michael Jackson for not being “Black” but displays similar patterns that he’s supposed to be opposed to http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-observations-on-quincy-jones.html

    Black themed sitcoms have intros that are rife with stereotypes http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/why-do-black-themed-sitcoms-showcase.html

    What Do MJ, Polanski, R Kelly & Lil Wayne have in common?
    Media Coverage Vs. Perception surrounding sexual misconduct. http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/michael-jackson-lil-wayne-r-kelly-roman.html

    Did Black Music Die With Michael Jackson?
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/now-that-michael-jackson-is-gone-is.html

    If you mistakenly watched the BET Awards hoping for a MJ tribute: You were hoodwinked!
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/vortex-of-coonery-bet-awards-withholds.html

    When white editors hire black writers to attack Michelle Obama and by proxy other black women like her
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/toure-trying-to-pull-perez-hilton.html

  14. I complain about people who complain incessantly about the decline in literary reading, their inability to distinguish between literary reading and reading, and the notion that literature is somehow essential to becoming a good person or something.

    and, three conversations with my hilarious/smart friend keane:
    -about an NYTimes article about New Yorkers who insist on white furniture
    -a preview full of dread at learning Caitlin Flanagan has an article about marriage in Time Magazine
    -and real-time responses to reading the actual article, part horrified snark and part serious engagement with her argument, with at the end some frustration at the terms set up in advance for these conversations

  15. Win a signed copy of The Blue Cotton Gown!

    The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens is exactly the kind of book I love to read. It is a collection of well-written case studies that give the reader a snapshot of teenage boys that most adults today don’t see. Although I’m no longer a teenager, and I’m not male, I do have a younger brother—someone just heading out of his teenage years—and I found myself identifying in some way with each of the ten boys Saval highlights.

    Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History is a brilliant book that attempts the “impossible” and succeeds. Using Michel Foucault and Eve Sedgwick as theoretical touchstones, and incorporating Raymond Williams’s “structures of feeling,” Heather Love “feels backward” to reimagine and connect with aspects of a queer past that had been rendered invisible.

    Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech: Perhaps because I was working in the New York City public schools at the time, I was particularly moved by the story of Debbie Almontaser, the founding principal of Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA), an English-Arabic public school in Brooklyn, New York. KGIA is one of sixty-eight dual language schools intended to assist new immigrants with assimilating to their new home and foster an appreciation for the study of Arabic language and culture. Just one month before the school was slated to open, Almontaser was forced to resign as a result of anti-Arab, anti-Muslim fire that was sparked by Rightwing group Stop the Madrassa, fanned by Fox News, and finally made into an inferno by New York Post journalist Chuck Bennett, who took Almontaser’s solicited explanation of the word intifada vastly out of context in order to write a sensationalistic story. The injustice done to Almontaser is devastating, though completely legal according to free speech laws.

  16. Regarding Our Personal Transformations As Women & Citizens of the World
    Does Independence = Freedom?
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/theres-difference-between-independence.html

    Declare Your Independence!
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/ladies-declare-your-independence.html

    Cynthia McKinney Still Being Held Hostage By Israel
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/so-much-for-freedom-last-time-i-checked.html

    Quincy Jones Slammed Michael Jackson for not being “Black” but displays similar patterns that he’s supposed to be opposed to
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-observations-on-quincy-jones.html

    Black themed sitcoms have intros that are rife with stereotypes
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/why-do-black-themed-sitcoms-showcase.html

    What Do MJ, Polanski, R Kelly & Lil Wayne have in common? Media Coverage Vs. Perception surrounding sexual misconduct.
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/michael-jackson-lil-wayne-r-kelly-roman.html

    Did Black Music Die With Michael Jackson?
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/now-that-michael-jackson-is-gone-is.html

    If you mistakenly watched the BET Awards hoping for a MJ tribute: You were hoodwinked!
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/vortex-of-coonery-bet-awards-withholds.html

  17. Quincy Jones Slammed Michael Jackson for not being “Black” but displays similar patterns that he’s supposed to be opposed to
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-observations-on-quincy-jones.html

    Black themed sitcoms have intros that are rife with stereotypes
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/why-do-black-themed-sitcoms-showcase.html

    What Do MJ, Polanski, R Kelly & Lil Wayne have in common? Media Coverage Vs. Perception surrounding sexual misconduct.
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/michael-jackson-lil-wayne-r-kelly-roman.html

    Did Black Music Die With Michael Jackson?
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/now-that-michael-jackson-is-gone-is.html

    If you mistakenly watched the BET Awards hoping for a MJ tribute: You were hoodwinked!
    http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/vortex-of-coonery-bet-awards-withholds.html

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