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Raunch culture, African and the Middle East, being thrown out of The Ivy, and more...

Friday Femmes Fatales No 46 (Women Bloggers)

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

On The Art of Jane Tomlinson, the eponymous blogger doesn’t want much – just some decent pants. Oh, and an end to “raunch culture.” On similar lines, the Vegan Vixen on The Charioteers worries about how to react to women’s fictional and real “rampant sexscapades.”

Turning to little political issues, like monarchy v. republic, Pomgirl, who lives in Australia with a monarchist, celebrates the fact that the Australian anthem, not ‘God Save the Queen,’ will be played at the Commonwealth Games opening.

Fed up that no one ever surveys you? Well StressQueen even got paid for a day of being a research subject, although she did end up feeling a little like a corporate whore.

The Feel-good Librarian reports that lots of things make a story, and it doesn’t have to be told by a raconteur. Also in the true life category, Abi on The Bitch Troll is back at work after a holiday, and her temporary replacement was using her email!

And in the less-than-everyday category, Clare’s sidebar says she’s in Kent, but given she’s talking about the tsetse fly man, I think I can deduce she’s travelling in Africa. And she has some great tales. And Kate Allen is reporting on the camels of Oman.

Now this is a bit of a London post, but I enjoyed it … The Bourgeois Wife managed to get thrown out of the Ivy. (For non-Brit readers: The Ivy is THE celebrity restaurant in London, and slightly louche, because the general class of “celebrity” is not very high.) I’d consider that a badge of honour.

And finally, a painting called “Song,”, that just sings of spring on a gorgeous art blog, Chillies and Chocolate.

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If you missed last week’s edition, it is here.

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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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