On Our Radar
Time for a blog roundup!
- Former Bitch intern Katie Presley reviews Anuradha Roy's novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, on the Ms. blog.
- Bitch contributor Chally writes on representing representations of feminism, saying, "when feminism becomes about defending the identity rather than doing the work, that's when we have a big problem."
- The Crunk Feminist Collective shares their post-Mother's Day musings.
- Bad Reputation compares retellings of The Little Mermaid.
- HuffPo reports on a pro-QUILTBAG church ad... and the "progressive" group that refuses to run it.
- Bitch contributor Sady Doyle discusses H.R. 3 and so-called pro-life Democrats at Global Comment.
- In better news, Mother Jones relates that the Navy will now perform same-sex marriages!
- Bitch contributor Jaclyn Friedman spoke at the Boston SlutWalk; check out the video and transcript of her speech!
- ColorLines praises the web series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and Friends."
- Feministe's Clarisse Thorn names her "Central Sex-Positive Feminist Ideas."
- At Gay YA, Bitch contributor Everett Maroon talks about his goals as a trans writer. On his personal blog, he writes of Chaz Bono and the simplistic ways in which people talk about gender.
- AfterEllen takes on a subject near and dear to the hearts of many queer web addicts: lesbian shipping wars!
- Feminist polygamy? Katherine Butler explores the concept on AlterNet.
- xkcd had a recent win with an edition about female scientists. Feministing reprints the "Marie Curie" comic and talks about why it's right on target.
- Community star Ken Jeong is excerpted on Racialicious regarding Mother's Day and his wife's battle with breast cancer.
- The new Topside Press is looking for short fiction by and/or about transgender people! Read more at their homepage.
- Original Plumbing debuts the trailer for Nick Krieger's memoir, Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender.
- Garland unpacks Lady Gaga's "Judas" at Tiger Beatdown, including a phrase I never knew I always wanted in my life: "racy biblical slash fic."
Thoughts? What else have you been reading?
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