The link list I posted the week before Christmas met with a number of positive reviews, so I thought for the new year (hello 2012!) I’d turn this into a bi-monthly affair. Welcome to Tuesday Teasers #2.
NARAL Pro-Choice America is hosting the seventh annual Blog for Choice action day. The theme this year is “What will you do to help elect pro-choice candidates in 2012?” Sign up here to participate. You can put as much effort into your post as you have time for. The point is to get as many people as possible all writing about reproductive justice on the same day.
Jos @ Feministing | The temp from Chiswick: why I love Donna Noble. I couldn’t resist this tribute to one of my favorite Doctor Who characters. These are only two who might be able to compete with her for spot #1 (aside from 9) in my heart.
Tami Winfrey Harris @ Racialicious | ‘He had the courage to day unpopular things’: No praise for courting controversy. A critique of being controversial for the save of controversy: “Every unaccepted pronouncement isn’t hidden wisdom. And every speaker of provocative things isn’t a genius.”
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Some people objected to my inclusion, in the previous links list, of Clarisse Thorn’s interview with Hugo Schwyzer. You were far from alone. Clarisse Thorn responded to her critics at her personal blog, and Maia @ Alas, a Blog, responded thoughtfully, critically, and at great length to that response.
Rebecca Watson @ Skepchick | Reddit Makes Me Hate Atheists. (via Amanda Marcotte @ Pandagon, also a great read). A fifteen-year-old, Lunam, posts a photograph of herself with a book by Carl Sagan she got from her mom for Christmas; rape “jokes” ensue. Rebecca Watson dissects (with graphic examples, fair warning) the dynamics of this internet harassment. Lunam herself responds much more maturely than her attackers.
Anna Sterling @ Feministing | Feministing Five: Ina May Gaskin. Anna discusses feminism with one of the founding mothers of modern-day midwifery.
Anne Sabo @ New porn for women | smitten kitten: educational porn & tristan taormino’s educational porn. Links to, and thoughts about, smitten kitten’s new instructional porn and what makes it worth checking out.
blue milk @ blue milk | Reclaiming ‘cunt’ with kids. “It fascinates me, as feminist parents, which values we sacrifice along the way in our parenting practices and which we hold on to no matter the resistance. Outside the mainstream, none of this is easy is it?”
Idzie Desmarais @ The Unschooler Experiment | Week of Idzie Series. Self-identified “unschooling vegetarian animistic green-anarchist feminist hippie child” Idzie presents an eight-part series about the lasting influence of growing up outside of school. Bonus: Check out Idzie’s new blog, Sistermatic Response, a feminist perspective on sex, gender, pop-culture, and resistance, which she recently launched with her sister Emilie.
Mar Curran @ In Our Words | The Problem With Passing.
I paused. “If it doesn’t matter, then I don’t have to answer.” “No,” he said, “I guess not. But I was just wondering because I couldn’t tell. Are you a male or a female? Because I’m a male and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I was just wondering what you are.” Buddy, don’t even talk to me about shame.
What have ya’ll been reading in these closing days of 2011, Harpies? Leave your links and thoughts in comments!