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Going underground, fighting "Eve-teasing", building Web 3.0, giving away furniture, and more...

Friday Femmes Fatales No. 48 (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.

First up, staying local, and I can’t imagine how I’ve missed this blog for so long, Annie Mole on Going Underground reports on how financial scandal and public figures have been going together for a long time. The post above that has a great collection of fashion victims spotted in the London “metro” system.

Staying with history, Mapletree7 on Book of the Day reviews Jared Diamond’s Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.

Stopping in to the modern era, the Era of The Blog, Maxine on Petrona looks at what they can, and can’t do. She has great hopes for Web 3.0 though, and describes the current state of the blogoverse as “cornucopia”, which brings me to On Letting Me Be, with a reflection on the difficulty of making choices.

Now I was talking to a journalist this week about blogging as a political organising tool. I know of a couple of prominent examples, but not as many as I’d like. Unfortunately, I’ve only just found this great post on Muse and Fury in which Actiongirls, a student and community group based out of the University of Windsor in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, expresses their anger, and calls for action against, media violence against women.

Sthreeling on Speaking Feminism in India is meanwhile reflecting on the long-term prevalence of “Eve-teasing”, and what needs to be done to finally deal with it. She’s speaking at a general level, but Annie on Known Turf, in an enormously powerful post, sets out exactly what the rules of behaviours should be, and the punishments.

Turning theoretical, Joida on Buried Voices reflects on the nature of a patriarchal society and what a truly equal society might look like.

On the personal-practical side, on My Red Passion, Single Mom finds inspiration in a book about women getting serious about money. Nice girls don’t get rich, she decides.

Finally, perhaps I should lighten up to finish: “It” on The Golden Notebooks reports what happened when she tried to give away some furniture in New York.

If you missed last week’s edition, it is available here on Blogcritics or on my home site.

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.

And don’t forget, the 11th Carnival of Feminists is coming up next Wedesday on Angry for a Reason. “The themes, if you should choose to accept one of them, are Radical Feminism OR International Feminism.” Nominations should be sent to burrowtheklown AT gmail dot com.

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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