It was awesome to put together the 67th Carnival of Feminists. I got a lot of great posts that I enjoyed - some long, some short, some funny, some thought-provoking, but all a good read. Enough of me, let's get on with the Carnival!
UPDATE: Apparently Blogger decided to disable my comments for a while there, but they should be working again. (Thanks, Natalie!)
Revvin' up for the election -- As we get closer to Election Day (you'll be voting, correct?), be sure to read these posts first:
Fannie at Fannie's Room gives her take on voting with our vaginas. The myths, the consequences, and a look at privilege to boot.
Kekla at CHICKS ROCK! makes us look at the personal motivations for voting. She also reminds us how far we've come in just a few months.
nmccoy1 at Sociology Eye reflects on the role sexism has played in this year's election. Hopefully, sexism will decrease (however slightly) for each woman who decides to run in the future.
Plenty of Palin -- I got quite a few posts about GOP VP Nominee Sarah Palin:
Professor, What If...? considers Palin's vocabulary, body language, and overall public image. She covers the debate, Tina Fey, and everything in between.
Aviva at Fourth Wave Feminism is taking a closer look at the role guns play in our view of Palin. There's a lot to think about in here, and there's a Part 2 coming!
Mad Kane at Mad Kane's Political Madness gets a headache over Palin's abuse of power. I don't blame her, and at least she can rhyme about it.
Crossing borders -- Some of the most insightful posts were about religion and women around the world:
Fatemah at Muslimnista has an open letter to white, non-Muslim Western feminists, but I think everyone would benefit from reading it.
Apu at Apu's World examines who covers up and how in Indian culture. Some interesting double standards arise when considering how virtuous each woman is.
Chameleon at Redemption Blues has an interview with Seyran Ateş. It's a bit long, but well worth the read with its personal take on the issues of Muslim women living in Western Europe.
AmberFRIDA at Ambertracker shares her experience with a group of Deaf women in Korea. This post will open your eyes to a different culture and their accomplishments.
Brain food -- Feed your brain with arts & science... mmmm yummy:
HarpyMarx introduces us to Camille Claudel, a French sculptor. Take a look at her work and learn her tragic story.
Veronica Arreola made an appearance on Girl with Pen to urge the U.S. to make science a priority again. Will our new President take science seriously?
Allison Kimmich also stopped by Girl with Pen with a plea of her own, for society to focus more on teaching girls math than on sexualizing them. Girls can do math, folks!
Our bodies, ourselves -- There were a number of posts that tied back to women's bodies and sex:
Earlgreyrooibos at This is What a Feminist Blogs Like let us know how she celebrated Love Your Body Day. For those of you who let it pass without celebration, show yourself some love today.
Lindsay at Female Impersonator wants you to finish the sentence: "When the fear and threat of sexualized violence is gone, I will..."
Candace Webb at Womenstake makes the link between women's economic security and reproductive rights. It's a quick vlog about two very important issues.
Laura Agustin at Border Thinking on Migration, Culture, Economy and Sex has a post up about sex work images on banknotes in Ukraine. Whatever your position on sex work, it's an interesting piece.
Isms for 400, Alex -- I also got some awesome posts directly battling the isms, including homophobia-ism:
FeministGal at Oh, You're a Feminist?! takes a look at how Halloween costumes reinforce gender roles and hypersexualize the young and old. Nothing like a dose of sexism to liven up a party.
Brianna J at Fourth Wave Feminism is questioning how "fun" sexism can be. Should we lighten up and get the joke, or keep pushing the real issue?
Tami at Anti-Racist Parent is struggling with the "isms" in parenting. Help decipher if there is privilege in play here.
Renee at Womanist Musings thinks we should stop teaching our children homophobia and hate. Especially with the way things are right now, we need more love, not hate.
I hope you enjoy the reading material! For more information on the Carnival of Feminists, check here and to submit a post for the next Carnival, fill out the form here.
UPDATE #2: The next Carnival will be hosted at Fourth Wave Feminism. Send your submissions to fourthwave[dot]feminism[at]gmail[dot]com
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- At Thu Oct 23, 05:02:00 AM Laura Agustin said...
I am very honoured to appear in the Carnival of Feminists. This particular post doesn't address feminisms directly but others I've written do, please visit this Border Thinking on Migration, Culture, Economy and Sex, at http://www.nodo50.org/Laura_Agustin