Feminist Friday Discussion at Drifting Through My Open Mind

This week’s Feminist Friday discussion will be hosted by Gretchen at Drifting Through My Open Mind. After this week, we only have two more of these posts before the next off week on Oct. 31.

Gretchen is a fabulous blogger, and these discussions started as a conversation between Gretchen, Diana, and myself back in December. We’ve come a long way since then, made a ton of good friends, and gotten a lot of bloggers involved in the conversation. So yay!

  1. Here’s Gretchen’s Freshly Pressed post, Would You Talk to  Your Mother Like That? Women and the Internet.
  2. Here’s her first contribution to the Feminist Friday discussion, How has Social Media Affected Women’s Body Image Perceptions?
  3. Here’s an archive of all our discussion posts since we “officially” kicked off the project in March.

On Nov. 7, I’m planning to write the Friday post myself and then step away from these discussions until after the New Year. I’m not stepping away from the blogging about Feminism, talking with Feminist bloggers, or sharing the links for two months, though. I’ve just got too much to do to organize another round of weekly posts before January. I’ll have more details about all this in the wrap-up post. In the meantime, stop by Drifting Through this week, and feel free to chime in if you’re feeling chatty!

Mid-Week Music, Feminist Friday Venue, and I’m Taking the Day Tomorrow!


The fact that this was recorded before I was born does not make me feel one minute younger.

Hannah is hosting the Feminist Friday discussion this week at Things Matter. This is Hannah’s first time to host and we’ve been talking about it for ages, so I’m hoping for a nice turnout 🙂 If you’re wondering about the topic, the fact that she’s been blogging about strong female characters all week might be a bit of a clue. If you don’t know Hannah’s blog, you should give it a look. Seriously. Her Banned Book Week Blog Party last week was pretty darn impressive.

I’m taking a day for myself tomorrow. A weekday, even. Since I don’t need a mental health day and the little dude has to go to school, I’m making it a social media day. There’s a better than even chance you can find me on WordPress or on Twitter tomorrow. (And by the way, I’m growing @Sourcererblog again and planning to wake up @justgeneo this weekend. If things go as planned and I get a few web pages built in the next week or so, the Tumblr re-entry is next and the Google Plus realignment will not be far behind.)

Tune in here tomorrow for a television-themed Thursday Thirteen, and if you enjoy images as much as I do, look for more photoblogs at justgeneo. I may even get a Tolkien post out this week.

🙂 🙂 🙂 Smileys for everyone! 🙂 🙂 🙂


Is “#Feminism” a politically useful label any more? #FeministFriday Discussion

If not, can we revive it? Or do we need to get creative?

(I’m not arguing that feminism is dead; it’s alive, if a little unwell. I’m asking: If  we all decided to get together and make a real push for women’s rights, would it be smart politics to brand that enterprise “feminist?” And what would our alternatives be? )

First, I’ll tell you a story, then I’ll explain why I’m asking this question.

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