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Friday Femmes Fatales No 64 (Women Bloggers)

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Yep, it’s Saturday. Again. Sorry. Should I rename this feature? Well, no, hopefully after this week my life will get a bit more back in balance. That's the theory anyway…

So, ten great sites from ten new (to me) women bloggers.

I'm feeling the need to start with a laugh today (even if it is a laugh with an edge). Science + Professor + Woman = Me is making a start on collecting excellent comebacks for stupid responses to women in science. I liked: "Q: So they had to hire a woman… A. It was inevitable. Eventually they were bound to run out of mediocre men, and now the qualified women are finally getting a chance."

Staying on the scientific side, Amanda M. on Imagine Bright Futures (nice title) chiefly blogs about issues around the liver condition biliary atresia. And she has reason to celebrate: "there are now more families with kids who have biliary atresia (or transplants due to biliary atresia) and who are still alive than ever before in history."

Carlotta on Dare to Know sets out an argument – as part of a broader defence of creative homeschooling – for children as rational beings.

Time for a bit of light relief – can't imagine why I haven't found this blog before: Womenfolk is "the song blog dedicated to women in music. I've pointed to the whole blog with that link, for there seems to be quite a range of music – so pick your own favourite.

Then for something completely different, La Journelle Nouvelle de Katherine de Swyneford covers much the same ground as many personal blogs but is written in (if I'm getting my terminology right) Middle English. Great fun – and not at all hard to understand – if you're having trouble try pronouncing it out loud.

Clothilde on Chocolate & Zucchini has been on a US road trip – as you'd expect, food features highly in the commentary. Ronda Harben on OhMyNews (if it isn't a blog it is certainly very like one), is meanwhile off to Korea for a site conference, and takes the chance to think about what it is doing and the whole concept of the "citizen journalist".

Moving off to Europe, on The Armenian Odar (read down the blog to understand the title), Myrthe is writing about Armenian attitudes toward people with disabilities. In short, not great.

Turning overtly political to finish, the blogger on Villa Villekulla offers some thoughts on men's choices, in the context of pornography. And finally, in the read it and weep category, on Joy Unexpected, a mother shares her pain about the changes to her body after pregnancy.


If you missed the last edition, it is on my home blogPhilobiblon.


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. It really does make my life easier. Or don’t be shy – nominate yourself!

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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.