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Friday Femme Fatales No. 49 (Women Bloggers)

“Where are all the female bloggers?” HERE, in my weekly “top ten” – all women bloggers who are new to me. Why “femmes fatales?” Because these are killer posts, selected for great ideas and great writing, general interest and variety.

“Putting your money where your mouth is” is something we often plan to do, but I anyway, don’t always live up to. So good on Rachel K. on Rachel’s Random Ramblings for doing her bit to “stop the Christian fascist tyranny” by making sure that she buys a new computer through, at least, the least-bad possible manufacturer and supplier. (Thanks to Penny for that link, despite our recent disagreement on another topic!)

Blue Girl in a Red State, is, however, selling, not buying. A brilliant image, and some interesting thoughts on the state of the US deficit.

And something else to buy: on BlondebutBright some information of a Kenyan jewelry-making project that provides work for disadvantaged women. A great gift idea, for yourself or others!

Then on to an antidote to that Christian fascist tyranny – although one you’d prefer didn’t exist: on The Fat Lady Sings a powerful argument for the cervical cancer vaccine.

On to more debatable issues: Uma Mulher on Aldahlia debates sex-positive feminism and what it might or should mean. Then on Feminist Law Professors, why is it that the selection of a few female candidates has led to the Democrats being labelled the ‘mommy party’?

But if, after reading that, you need cheering up, hop over to the wonderfully named Climacteric Clambake, and check out the Miracle of the Uterine Wall.

And then check out Bad Feminist’s lists of feminist crushes – in other words a collection of role models to look up to. It includes Cecilia Fire Thunder, first female president of the Oglala Sioux tribe of South Dakota, who plans to beat the abortion ban in South Dakota by setting up a clinic on (sovereign) tribal land.

On the group blog Power Is The Ability Not To Have to Please, Jen Spillane reports on yet more horrific damage to American women’s rights to their own body – this time rape victims being denied emergency contraception.

OK – that’s enough being miserable – a determinedly cheerful run to finish off:

If you’re feeling hungry enjoy The Blythe Spirit’s triumph with feta-stuffed chicken.

If you fancy a taste of country life, check out the ladybugs on the shores of Lake Michigan with Nancy White on Full Circling the Globe.

(If you were counting, you’ll find that’s 11 this week. That’s to make up for the sex-change operation I performed on Joida on Buried Voices last week. Thanks for being a sport about it! It was bound to happen sooner or later.)


If you missed last week’s edition, don’t worry.


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.

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.

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