I did it! I submitted a post for VOTY and did a bit of voting. More to come (voting wise).

I did it! I submitted a post for VOTY and did a bit of voting. More to come (voting wise). ...more
Yayyyyy!   Now--where do we go to see and vote on others' posts?  (Sorry, I am new at this!) more

VotY makes me anxious.

VotY makes me anxious. ...more
C'mon Jenna.  Your blog rocks--even if you did make me gasp at the idea of LittleBrother being ... more

Isn't This Funny? A List of "Ugly" Feminists Including Jessica Valenti

This week the website Return Of Kings (which I had never heard of, but I’m sure is super important and relevant) published their list of The 9 Ugliest Feminists in America. My first thought was: What, they couldn’t find one more ugly feminist in order to round it out to an even ten? My second thought was: I wonder which pictures of me they chose for their post? Everyone knows that I am at least the third ugliest feminist in North America. ...more
Yay, Jessica!  The thing about being considered "ugly" is that it tells you all about the people ... more

Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don't Own on Your Blog

One of the things I learned early on was that a post with a photo always looked nicer than one with just text. So I looked at what other people were doing for pictures.  And mostly it seemed that everyone was grabbing pics from Google Images and pasting them on their sites. Sometimes with attribution, most of the time without. And when I asked others (or looked at disclaimers on websites and Tumblrs), it seemed that everyone agreed using pics that way was okay under Fair Use standards. ...more
Thank you for your helpful article.  That's some scary stuff! more