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Friday Femmes Fatales No 29 (Women Bloggers)

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Where are all the female bloggers? Here, in my weekly “top ten” posts. I’m now approaching a collection of 300.

Starting today with a cheering laugh, Madeleine Begun Kane, who has the adorable tagline “A Limerick A Day Keeps Republicans At Bay”, is waiting to hear from the grand jury inquiry (headed by Patrick Fitzgerald) into “Plamegate”, turned, as usual, to verse:

I keep scanning the Net
For some news from Pat Fitz.
If he don’t indict soon,
I may go on the fritz. …

Read on to find out just what is sublime …

Then, for the serious stuff, it seems right to begin with Pogblog’s tribute to Rosa Parks, a woman who really made a difference.

Jo’s Journal examines a proposal for legal prostitution in Oxford. While I think this is a complex issue, a small university city does seem a rather odd place to start (at least now universities are mixed-sex institutions).

Half Changed World looks at how unpaid internships transmit class privilege. (Something close to my heart, since, as I’ve commented before, this is certainly an important factor in the nature of British journalists.)

Can feminists talk to conservative Christians? The question is posed by The Happy Feminist. Then, still on the feminist side, Miram on Playground Revolution ponders the issues of mothers in the workplace.

Tory Convert sets out her theory of political engagement, and with it why she’s opted for the (British) Conservative Party.

Carrie on Stay Free! suggests that the New Puritans, as identified by the Guardian, should direct their criticisms at the system, rather than individuals.

Turning personal, on Dot Moms, Melita struggles with the addictiveness of television for toddlers. And I was cringing in sympathy with TC on Tiny Coconut when she made the sort of social slip that haunts your nightmares.

Girl in Greenwood has decided, however, after a short piece of practical experience, that it might be better to be an aunty than a mom.

(Another “baker’s decade” this week – there’s so much great stuff out there ….)

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You can find the last edition of Femmes Fatales here.

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Don’t forget the Carnival of Feminists No 2, coming up on Personal Political on Wednesday. Follow the link for the guidelines and nominate your best recent post now! And if you missed No 1, it is here.

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Nominations (including self-nominations) for Femmes Fatales are also hugely welcome – I’ll probably get to you eventually anyway, but why not hurry along the process?

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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.