Posts Tagged ‘Shira Tarrant’

I’ve mentioned before that I listen to an awesome podcast on Nerdist.com called Sex Nerd Sandra.

The other day she had a fun and thought-provoking episode called The Man Box where she interviewed a woman named Shira Tarrant.  Topics included: Owning Who You Are, Feminism, Sexy Consent, Alpha vs Beta Males, Dancing, Dial-up Modem Impressions and Sandra’s Bend-Over-Boyfriend experience.  Shira is an academic who’s written an interesting book Men Speak Out:  Views on Gender, Sex and Power.  Feminism from a male point of view.

Shira Tarrant is taking essay submissions for a revised second edition of her book.  She’s looking for first-person accounts of growing up male and identifying with – or questioning the ideals of – feminism.  Stories about pivotal moments in personal or political change are especially welcome.

I immediately thought about some of the writing I’ve been doing on this blog and what a great opportunity to get more exposure for my writing if I could find something that fit!  I’ve gotten some great feedback from women reading this blog saying they enjoy my perspective and my voice, so I was curious if there’s anything I’ve already written (with or without some revision and/or expansion) that might fit in with what Shira is looking for.

I’ve combed through my blog and I’ve got a couple that I think might work… but I wanted to seek your input as well.  Which if any of these do you think might be a great submission to Shira’s book?  Are there any favorites of yours that I neglected to consider here?  If you don’t think that anything I’ve written so far really fits, can you think of a topic that I might be able to write just for this book?

Below are links to some of my blogposts:

Being a Chill Co-Parent
Keeping a post-divorce relationship civil for the kids, and pondering how significant others might impact it.

When your best friend is a woman.

She Would Be Strong, Not Stubborn
The strength of compromise and the toxicity of pride.

Spice of Life
My guest-spot on Simply Solo talking about looking forward to the new firsts you can look forward to in the aftermath of a breakup.

She’d Have Curves
My ode to a woman’s hips.

She’d Live and Love in the Moment
Contemplating whether I’d ever want to remarry.

She’d Be My Shelter, Shield and Sword
Longing for someone to face the world with.

Finally Meeting Alena
Taking a virtual friendship into the real world.

Failing the Sniff Test
Did The Pill throw a massive monkeywrench into my marriage?

She’d Savor Smooching
My ode to kissing.

She Would Speak Liberal
Wishing for a political gal with the gift of West Wing gab.

Deadline is March 30.  Thanks for your help!

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