Bigger, fuller, bouncier*: Ginger hosts the 61st Carnival of Feminists
STEP RIGHT UP and git' yer feminism, kids! We got all kinds o' feminism here. We got radical feminism! We got second wave feminism! We got third wave feminism! We got pro-feminist men! We got religious feminists! We got sex worker feminists! We got ever' kinda feminist, 'cause as all feminists know, we ain't no monolithic group that's gotta agree on ever' damn thang. There's room for ever'body at this here booth, so step right up and claim yer prize!
Man, my accent sucks. Aw, hell, just read!
AIN'T NOTHIN' GOIN' ON BUT THE 'RENTS
SnarkScribe gets the party started with a post about how mothers worry about their daughters' marital status (no matter what that may be).
And you said that in front of my daughters?!! is a must-read by Deborah of In a strange land.
Do you think you're Pretty Every Day?
Romeo Vitelli of Providentia gives us all a lesson in severely twisted family dynamics.
In her post Shades of Home, Hobo Stripper reminisces about a conversation with her very practical, tough-as-nails mom.
Alankrita of Real Virtuality takes on the burden of being female.
Renee of Womanist Musings asks, Whose Children Count?
One day, we decide to grow up. Amazing.
ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, I CAN DO BETTER
Anybody who loves to travel needs to read this post! Shaula of Your Mileage May Vary congratulates the publishers of a new women's travel magazine called Galavanting.
In a post called He Blinded Me with (Title IX and) Science, Rose O'Malley of Womenstake.org discusses the compliance reviews that are now taking place in science and engineering programs.
As someone who works in Hollywood, I've had to deal with the fact that the industry isn't exactly female-centric (or even female-friendly, sometimes). I recently became addicted to the insightful and informative Women & Hollywood blog. Melissa contributed a wonderful post called Mamma Mia - Feminist Creative Power on Film.
Lynne asks, Where Have All The Movie Actresses Gone?
Veronica from Moms On Issues wrote a very educational post about sexist country clubs.
In sports news, Veronica from Viva La Feminista deals with gender essentialism here.
Daily Dalia asks, what's up with the "woman firefighter" label, anyway?
IF YOU'RE ADVERTISING, YOU MUST BE SELLING
In a post called On Ownership, Sage of Persephone's Box waxes philosophical about bodily integrity.
Interrobang made me cringe - and laugh out loud - with a post called The "Harass Me" Sign Musta Been Lit Again.
In her post Bloke Coke, Rachel of A Second Thought explains why she's had it up to here with soft drink advertising.
The Pinup Blog offers some perfect examples of what Rachel's talking about. Possibly NSFW - post contains some nudity.
It's the Attack of the Vintage Movie Poster!
Andrea, a fantastic young writer who blogs at The Nerd, contributes Who's to Blame? Proof positive that the next wave will handle itself just fine.
How it ought to be is a thought-provoking post by Grace, a blogger that I recently discovered during a bout of insomniac websurfing. This blog is very NSFW - not because of its content, but because you'll get sucked in and your boss will fire you for slacking! Some people write with such honest feeling that you can't stop reading. BTW, happy birthday, Grace!
Before the Kyle Payne bomb dropped, I thought that this would be an ironically funny title for a section that was supposed to deal with men's contributions to the feminist movement. Are men welcome, and to what point? What are the pros and cons of being a profeminist man? Well, 'Paynegate' happened, and now "Dickless" has taken on a whole new meaning. I wish I had a greater variety of topics, but the issues of male allies, trust and betrayal are important. So here's some perspective on it, from both men and women alike.
Hugo Schwyzer has some thoughts on men, accountability, and the lesson of Kyle Payne.
Physioprof also has a few choice words for Payne in his post, Wackaloon Male Feminist Sex Criminal.
Belledame from Fetch Me My Axe has really been keeping on top of 'Paynegate' - here's a thorough post rife with good linkage.
Marcella at abyss2hope has a bit more faith in men than Kathleen Parker does.
Finally, because the bepenised section of this Carnival is a little light, some Joss Whedon goodness:
COULD YOU PLEASE STOP BREATHING MY AIR?
Lisa Kansas of PunkAss Blog gets a standing ovation for this post, which is my personal favorite of this Carnival: NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE DOING IN TERMS OF MOTHERHOOD AND CAREER, YOU'RE WRONG! Rinse, repeat. Got that, girls?!
Ain't I A Woman? YES.
Renegade Evolution has a small request. Sex work is a very polarizing topic among feminists, and sex workers need to be a part of that discussion. You may agree with her, or you may not, but she'll make you think. You should also check out her post on vanilla privilege.
Lost Clown from Angry for a Reason takes on internalized sexism in this post.
Fannie has something important to say about The (White Man's) "Making of America."
Debbie from body impolitic would love it if people would stop blaming the activists, already.
Aputhebird discusses the intersection of gender, caste and class.
IT'S NOT FUN, BUT IT'S FUNNY!
Mad Kane says, Wham! Bam! No Thank You, Phil Gramm!
LOL Feminist talks about a study that measured the impact of sexist humor.
MissPrism questions the alarmist name of a common product line.
Liz of Library Tavern is the last feminist standing against rape jokes.
Could somebody please help me pull the homing beacon out of my ass?
Finally, if you haven't heard this yet, you need to. Just don't eat while you're listening, because you'll choke to death laughing! Thanks to Ashley, one of my readers, for sending it in.
ARE YOU THERE, GODDESS? IT'S ME, GINGER.
Christian Feminist of A Christian Feminist Journey contemplates God's desire for liberation from oppression in this post.
Hobo Stripper has a conversation with God in the titty bar.
Adam of Daylight Atheism reviews Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book, Infidel.
Finally, I'd like to direct everybody's attention to a fairly new blog called Adolescence By Day. It's wonderfully written by R. Skye...who just graduated the 8th grade. I read a couple of posts before I realized how young she is, and just about fell out of my chair. I suppose the name of her blog should have tipped me off, but I'm a bit dim at the end of a workday. I put her in my 'faith' section because it just felt right...I suppose I had more of it at her age. Give R. Skye a visit and lend your support!
MEN ARE FROM EARTH, WOMEN ARE FROM EARTH
Lisa Kansas of PunkAss Blog tells a harrowing personal account of childhood sexual bullying. It's a poignant illustration of gender role indoctrination.
In Refuse Thy Name??, Sally from Jump Off The Bridge writes about how annoying it is that men never have to think about changing their names when they marry.
Speaking of marriage, earlgreyrooibos has some commentary on that.
Genevieve just wants somebody to wake her up when it's all over, and I don't blame her!
Finally, Professorwhatif wonders what would change if we gave up the "top model" paradigm.
Well done, everyone! I said that I wanted this Carnival to be bigger and badder than the last one, and it sure is, thanks to all the amazing bloggers who contributed. I really hope I didn't forget anybody - please forgive me if I did. Every submission that I got was sterling, and I tried to include each one.
I hope you enjoyed reading - now you'll have to spend days and days updating your blogrolls! That was my plan all along! Insert evil laughter here!
Don't forget me, now. Come back and visit!
*Why yes, the post title is a spoof of the South Park movie. Aren't you smart!
Cartoons courtesy of some_ecards.
The next Carnival of Feminists will be hosted at Rage Against the Man-chine.
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