Ten great posts from 10 new (to me) women bloggers. It is here every Friday (more or less…)
Now I know I've pointed to this blog before, but not, I think, particularly to Patricia Lee Sharp, so check out this nuanced view on the current state of Afghanistan, with a brief but informative note on the history of international relations in the region.
Here across the pond, Jane Henry on Maniac Mum has been reflecting on her experience of 7/7 and The Huntress is giving up Grazia magazine. It won't be much of a wrench: "on every other page I'm faced with something irritating to my feminist viewpoint".
Churchgal is contemplating issues of contraception and personal autonomy and on Reverend Mommy's Random Musings, there's a fascinating account of church history. This is "where in 1844 the slavewoman Kitty's ownership was debated — and the place where the Methodist church split in two over her".
Now you won't often find three "religious" bloggers here, but I'm giving myself an extra tick (since I try to range widely) for adding in a post not just about the church, but music as well (another under-represented area), from Steeples & Peoples, about Christian music and the 90/10 rule.
On the personal side: Moving house – you've read the stress figures, so sympathise with Aayor, for whom the stresses are stacking up. Weight loss is another huge stress area — which is bigger? Perhaps the latter, since house-moving at least usually has a finite timeframe — and Beckie on Becks Challenge sets out her journey.
If you missed the last edition, it is on my home blog Philobiblon.
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.