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!

Weekend Music – Leonard Cohen with a fabulous band


This is truly awesome. I have no idea whether I’ll be able to resume my regular blogging schedule next week or not. I’d hoped to get back to it this week, but the time to sit down and actually blog just never materialized, so I’m not making any more promises until I have a week’s worth of posts ready to schedule. I’m pretty sure I’ll have a coffee post at Just Gene’O tomorrow, though, and Will will have a Doctor Who review here tomorrow.

Sabina questions the value of the Bechdel Test in the Feminst Friday post today.  Head on over and chime in if you’re in the mood for discussion. If you’ve not checked out Victim to Charm, you should look at some of the other posts while you’re there. Sabina runs a sweet blog. You can also find her on Twitter @VictimToCharm.

And happy Talk Like A Pirate Day. ARRRR, Mateys!

Weekend Music & Feminist Friday Update


I’d intended to do a recap/restart post of the Feminist Friday discussions at Part Time Monster today, but just didn’t have the time to get it together. In fact, I haven’t even looked at the blogs since Tuesday thanks to a combination of offline obligations and computer problems. I’ll have that post over the weekend because I want to get the discussions going again next Friday, but I have to get through one more day  of work before I can even think about it.

I’ll catch up with all your comments over the weekend, and hopefully next week will be better.

Happy Weekend!

Feminist Friday Regrouping, Comics, and Other Updates


I’ll just be totally honest and tell you we’re in a bit of a bind. Five people produce 90% of the content here. Three of us are in a phase where we don’t have time to blog, and a fourth has his own blogs to maintain. But of course we aren’t going a day without a posting both here and at The Monster if we can help it. So I’ll be posting a fair number of photos this week with the goal of getting us through to Friday. Now for the updates.

  • Feminist Fridays will resume next week. I’ll do a recap of the last round on Sept. 12. I’m hoping I haven’t let this sleep for too long. If you like the Feminist Fridays, and especially if you’re planning to write for it, you need to read the regrouping post at Just Gene’O and respond. It will be at the top of the page over there for most of the week. I’m moving all the coordination and the speaking directly to collaborators to that blog.
  • We’ll have something tomorrow to let you know where we’re going with the comics. We’re not dropping the comics because they’re just too much fun, and too well-liked.
  • I’m doing reviews of the new season of Doctor Who on Mondays or Tuesdays at Part Time Monster. Will’s reviewing them on Fridays or Saturdays here. Hannah is also blogging the season at Things Matter. If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you have a chance to get three different perspectives on the new season as it unfolds. You really don’t want to miss these posts if you love the show and read blogs.

That’s all. Have a great week. We’ll be back up to our usual tricks here before you know it.