Posts Tagged Community Posts

New Community Feature!

In our everlasting quest to make Feministing better, we’ve implemented a new function that allows editors to “front page” a community post. Basically, that means if we see a community post we really don’t want readers to miss, in addition to recommending it, we’ll reprint it on Feministing’s main page. (It will stay on the Community page as well, of course.)
We’ll be testing it out soon, so be on the lookout for some great posts from our amazing community bloggers.
Related: Don’t forget that if there’s a particular community blogger you like, you can subscribe to their RSS feed by clicking on their profile name!

In our everlasting quest to make Feministing better, we’ve implemented a new function that allows editors to “front page” a community post. Basically, that means if we see a community post we really don’t want readers ...

Your Guide to the Community Blog

It’s been over a month since we launched the community blog, and already you’ve written 400 entries! Because the blog is still kind of in experimental mode, we’ve got some bugs to fix and things to get it right. One thing we thought might be helpful was a more detailed guide to becoming a Feministing community blogger. If you’ve wanted to try it but been hesitant, or if you’re already blogging but a little confused about how the whole thing works, below the jump there’s a more detailed guide to using the community blog.

It’s been over a month since we launched the community blog, and already you’ve written 400 entries! Because the blog is still kind of in experimental mode, we’ve got some bugs to fix and things to get ...

Domestic workers enslaved in the U.S.

Carolyn Frederickson of the ACLU’s DC office writes on the community blog:

Yesterday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report [PDF] on government efforts to address the abuse of domestic workers by foreign diplomats within the United States. The report confirmed what advocates, service providers and victims have long known: that this deeply troubling problem runs deep, and through its inaction and dilatory behavior, the State Department has unwittingly facilitated the exploitation, abuse and enslavement of poor, vulnerable women, some in the shadows of the nation’s capital.

Go read the rest. The ACLU’s site has more information about these women, including audio clips of them telling their stories. One woman, Raziah Begum, came to New ...

Carolyn Frederickson of the ACLU’s DC office writes on the community blog:

Yesterday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report [PDF] on government efforts to address the abuse of domestic workers by foreign diplomats ...

Community blog highlights!

So this was my first time really sitting down and looking at the community blog. You all rock! Thanks to everyone who is contributing, I’m really impressed and psyched to have so many new voices at feministing.
Here are a couple of posts that caught me eye:
All this gas talk reeks of classism from SmartLikeMe. I like the play on words.
A different take on the same sex parent debate: My Two Moms by Rachel Setzer
More on the Brooke Hogan debacle: A profound and groundbreaking analysis: Gossip Blogs Edition by Snampire
A review of Mamma Mia! Rave: Mamma Mia by Katz518
A really awesome (and really nerdy) mathematical proof for the anti-choicers: A ...

So this was my first time really sitting down and looking at the community blog. You all rock! Thanks to everyone who is contributing, I’m really impressed and psyched to have so many new voices at feministing.

A can’t miss community post: What Makes for a Good Abortion?

Community blogger Nell (also of Abortion Clinic Days – a blog of abortion providers telling their stories) asks readers, “What makes for a good abortion?”

We often share your stories with our own patients. Hearing that someone else has walked that path with strength and grace–and that they’re not afraid to tell their story–our patients describe as the most precious gift they can receive from the women in their community. The abortion stories women provide that describe isolation, suffering or painful rumination–those teach us something too. We should be listening to these women to understand the qualities that contribute to their suffering so that no woman has to describe her pregnancy or abortion experience in this way.

Community blogger Nell (also of Abortion Clinic Days – a blog of abortion providers telling their stories) asks readers, “What makes for a good abortion?”

We often share your stories with our own patients. ...

Quit Hit(s): Community posts you shouldn’t miss

whatsername takes on transphobia in online feminism in
“Deconstructing Transgenderism” psssst your cis-privilege is showing;
Grace from the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum talks about vegans/vegetarians of color mobilizing;
juliagoolia asks readers what they think of women’s colleges;
and Emily vents over an anti-choice history teacher who says rape isn’t that common and women don’t get pregnant by rapists anyway. (whoa)

Plastic surgery pressure


Vintage ad uploaded by Flickr user jbcurio.
Over on the community blog, mland45 recounts an experience she had when she went to an ear, nose and throat doctor to get treated for a sinus infection:

[Receptionist]: The insurance doesn’t pay for the rhinoplasty
Me: Well, I’m not interested in the rhinoplasty.
[Receptionist]: You sure? Because your nose is crooked.
Me: I know, but I’m not worried about that.
[Receptionist]: Well let me explain why I’m telling you this. It’s such a good price, because you’ll already be paying for the anesthesia for the other surgery. It is such a good deal.
Me: Well, since I was never considering cosmetic surgery in the first place, it’s not a good ...


Vintage ad uploaded by Flickr user jbcurio.
Over on the community blog, mland45 recounts an experience she had when she went to an ear, nose and throat doctor to get treated for a sinus ...

Recommend your favorite community posts!

Hey all, just a reminder to please recommend your favorite community posts; there a ton of great ones up there so give them some kudos!
(Also, if you see a community blogger you really like, you can subscribe to a RSS feed of their posts – you can find the link in their user profile.)
Happy reading!

Hey all, just a reminder to please recommend your favorite community posts; there a ton of great ones up there so give them some kudos!
(Also, if you see a community blogger you really like, you ...

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