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Friday Femmes Fatales No 53 (Women Bloggers)

Ten brilliant posts, and ten new (to me) women bloggers worth waiting for.. that’s why they are Femmes Fatales.

Starting out on politics this week, Stacy on Cafe Politico looks at the Bush regime’s treatment of the media. Don’t ask questions seems to be the best strategy; otherwise you might get thrown out. Crabbi, on A Curmudgeonly Crab (great name!), sees a small sign of hope in the attendance of gay and lesbian families at the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Then a genuinely new blog, and an interesting cross-cultural international project, Jen on Speaking Up, Speaking Out is seeking personal accounts of domestic violence. “I decided that these silences must be broken, and that I wanted to be a part of helping that to happen.”

Dr Socks on Reclusive Leftist reflects on the position of the British Queen (in the week of her 80th birthday), and the general fascination of the monarchy.

Then, going on the road, on Workers dojo a look at the place of trade unions in Russia today – and some pictures…

And an on-the-spot report on India Ink on the state of Katmandu; Basia Kruszewska reports on how curfews don’t apply to tourists, but “the Nepali god is crying”.

Marie Javins reports on (the just renamed) No Hurry in JC about her feelings on leaving Spain. She asks “what now?” the sort of question many travelers encounter when they get “home”.

Turning personal, the Snow Crow, on A Crow in the Snow, has a cautionary tale about the fact that anything you post on the net will eventually come back to haunt you. And on My Wabi-Sabi life, Melissa J White reflects on the the effects of the passing years. Some things change, some stay the same.

Finally, a little history to remind us we’re come a long way. Allison Meyer O’Connor on EHearth has an account of what life was like in early 20th-century America. “This was in the days when people used to heat with little tiny stoves, or they’d have one heater in the middle of the room, and everybody would huddle around it.”

If you missed last week’s edition, it is available at Philobiblion.

Please: In the next week if you read, or write, a post by a woman blogger and think “that deserves a wider audience” (particularly someone who doesn’t yet get many hits), drop a comment here. It really does make my life easier!

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://www.thewriterspath.com Vikk Simmons

    As usual, a wonderful roundup of interesting blogs and more than enough to while away the day.