Thursday , July 18 2024
From the critic's dilemma, to the case against soft drinks, to punk knitting ...

Friday Femmes Fatales No 43 (Women bloggers)

Working on the final century of a collection of 500 female bloggers. Where are they? HERE!

On The Feminist Spectator, Jill Dolan looks at the position
of the critic, particularly in theatre
, and particularly community-based
theatre. As a critic myself (on My London Your London and elsewhere,
I’ve wrestled with similar questions. I’ve never written a real slam review,
but guess I’ll have to one day.

Also on the artistic side, on The Hathor Project, BetaCandy wonders is romance really for guys. If men and women are watching the same TV show, are they seeing the same show?

Then for something really different, a collection of amazing pictures can be found on Decksitter’s Photoblog. You’ll have to really look at this. Or perhpas you’d like this, Friday cat blogging with a difference from Alison Ashwell, a children’s illustrator.

On The Accidental Hedonist, an explanation of the case against Coca-Cola. Although I doubt any other soft drink is much better; guess I’m lucky that I’ve never liked the stuff – makes me feel like my stomach is a balloon. Then, and yes the linkage is intentional, a reminder from Meryl’s Notes that heart attacks are the No 1 killer of women in the US (and I’d suspect most of the Western world).

Turning to traditional politics, on BlogAmy a “blood-boiling review of the US State of the Union Address. Amy on Shameless Agitator couldn’t bear to watch.

Turning personal, Mz Smarty Pants reflects on the realities of dating in your late-40s to 50s. “If my sweetie and I ever break up again, I will become a Buddha priest or something,” she says.

After that it must be time for a bit of light relief. On You Knit What, punk rock knitter wonders what one designer was thinking.


You can find the last edition of Femmes Fatales here.

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?

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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