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Friday femmes fatales No 11

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Where are all the female bloggers? Here, in my weekly top ten.

I had been planning after the first ten weeks to start including bloggers who’d made the list before, but the excitement of collecting 100 women bloggers has gone to my head, and I’ve decided now to go for 200.

This seems to have been a family-orientated week. This Fish Needs a Bicycle has been thinking about how her sister was really there for her when she needed it, while Why not- right says thanks to “the best daddy in the world” and Purple Elephants Corner is combining celebrating the summer solstice and her wedding anniversary with a spot of novel-writing.

On the political side of family, Amy Loves Books explains her decision to put her children into a “inner-city, poverty-stricken, low-performing elementary school”, leaping into a raging international (or at least Western) debate, while This woman’s work is agonising over the issue of international adoption.

Familial links can be chosen, of course, and Ellen has been musing on the importance of the global email village to her life, and the vulnerability of the email list to the sad, the mad, or the ugly.

Turning overtly political, Ginger on LHLS ponders the question: “Did bushco really invade Iraq to keep the oil flowing or did they do it because they’re really insane? Or both?”

Then, in a post to which I can only say YES, Philoillogica deconstructs much of the popular journalism directed at women.

On a lighter note, Sarah on
It’s Not Rocket Science Peeps is lamenting phone callers who waste your time for no particular reason. (Not for the easily offended.)

And Pewari’s prattle says “you know you’re going a bit overboard with foodiness when … ”
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The list of the first 100.

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Please, if you’re impressed by something by a female blogger in the next week – particularly by someone who doesn’t yet get a lot of traffic – tell me about it, in the comments here, or by email.

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About Natalie Bennett

Natalie blogs at Philobiblon, on books, history and all things feminist. In her public life she's the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.
  • http://selfaudit.blogspot.com Aaman

    Evidently you don’t think much of fellow female bloggers in blogcritics – none seem to show up on your posts.

    The Phillogica post is interesting

  • http://www.templestark.com Temple Stark

    Now now Aaman.

    There’s only seven (I first typed three but remembered some more) that I can think of and this is highlighting others that may not have been noticed.

  • http://philobiblion.blogspot.com Natalie

    There are from memory at least four female Blogcritics highlighted, which gives me around a 50 per cent hit rate, and one of the things I aim for is variety, so I think that is reasonable enough.
    I am, however, always open to nominations …

  • http://selfaudit.blogspot.com Aaman

    My apologies – I see so many fine posts, the signal-to-noise ratio for women bloggers, both at blogcritics and elsewhere is much higher than that of male bloggers

  • http://hackenblog.com Ginger Mayerson

    Thanks for the plug! That observation was on the Hackenblog (see link), which has three other infrequent, but much loved, bloggers: Lynn Loper, Jane Seaton, and Laurel Sutton.

    LHLS, or J LHLS as we call it, is at liheliso .com is for the Journal proper, and liheliso .org is for reviews and news. It’s less political, but no less fun, (maybe even more fun depending on your point of view) and not just me; there are many fine writers on both sites.

    Thanks again.

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