Saturday , February 24 2024
Marking time, ticking off language and making babies.

Friday Femmes Fatales No 55 (Women Bloggers)

Ten great posts from 10 new (to me) women bloggers. It is here every Friday (more or less – occasionally it is Saturday or Sunday).

Starting off in a timely fashion, Lisa Tolliver in On Air and On Line, explains why May 5 is important to Mexicans and southern USasians, and also for marketers looking for a bonza bonanza. Monday was a more recent military anniversary, the third of President Bush’s “triumphant” arrival in the role of fighter pilot. The Catherine Chronicles sets out the damage since then.

Also keeping in time, on EC1 Cruise Control, Lady M comes out about her emotional reaction to protest marches. (For those puzzled by the name, EC1 is the postcard of a trendy but now expensive area of London – Clerkenwell – known as a “media village”.)

Staying in the British capital, but heading for the more light-hearted side, Pashmina on Grammar Puss lives up to her blog’s name by deconstructing a shopkeeper’s sign. I suspect, however, that the quote marks might be a nod to Trading Standards, rather than irony.

Standards of grammar are also the concern of Teresa on Making Light. She’s assembled, with the help of her readers, a wonderful collection of phonetic near-misses. I particularly liked “she balled her eyes out”. Nalo Hopkinson is concerned, however, with broader questions on the structuring of a novel.

Now I’m feeling very tired and rather flat today – the inevitable letdown after a physical and emotional challenge (yes I am talking about elections – that is what they are like from the inside), but I can only imagine that this is how the writer of Women’s Space/The Margins, feels all the time, as, at the age of 54, sole supporter for five of her 11 children. She has set out what keeps me keeping on. On Unsane and Safe, Jennifer Cascadia has a brilliant photo that seems an apt pairing with that post.

Babylune, meanwhile, wonders how babies arrive at all, in a summary of the latest pieces of news about fertility, infertility and pollution. Starting a little earlier in the lifecycle, on Overworked and Unlaid (which may not be safe for more conservative workplaces), Avatar sets out what you’d like your 15-year-old self to know.

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

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!

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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