Tuesday , May 21 2024
Where are all the women bloggers? Take a look and see.

Friday Femmes Fatales No 63 (Women Bloggers)

Yep, it's Saturday. Sorry. But do I have some great links this week – remember these are ten new (to me) female bloggers, on all subjects and across a range of opinions and interests.

Now FFF aren't usually ranked in any sort of way, but occasionally I'll put a "should be on your blogroll" link at the top, and this is one such: Natasha on Feminish is quite a new blogger, but has a fascinating, original range of opinions. I'll point you to her review of Muhajababes, but do check out the whole blog.

Turning even more topical, on Sachiniti, kaveetaa kaul has some worrying questions after the blast in Bombay. On the Resonance Partnership Blog, Marianne Richmond is considering the likely role of blogs in forthcoming U.S. political races.

Jax, on Making it Up, has been reading the latest Feminist Carnival, and that led her to musing on how to change the world of work to make it practical for women, and men, and the rest of the world – ending the rigid eight-hour day seems a good start. Angel80 is at such work, and finding that women are, at this "equal opportunity employer", just a make-up-the-numbers afterthought.

Alice Marwick, on tiara.org (which has a really great banner picture), is suggesting, rightly not so gently, that regarding "women" as a single market for technology is a little, ah, simplistic.

Then, one for the academic readers (since I spent the end of the week mixing with academics) – Dr Four Eyes leaves some interesting thoughts on how to overcome a particular sort of writer's block, or how to convert a section of your PhD into a journal article.

In the you've-got-to-laugh-because-otherwise-you-might-cry category, "Cranky Old Lady" writes on Time Goes By about the casual ageism that is so prevalent – of course, all old people are interested in "shuffleboard and bad dinner theater".

Turning personal, Beth on So the Fish Said reports on the joys and pains of her "first love" (well, mostly pains, which I suspect is usually the case), and what happened when he found her blog.

Finally, Penny Pressed on Fashionable Chaos has a description of what it is like to "go home" as an adult that I'm sure many of us will sympathise with.

If you missed the last edition, it is always available on Blogcritics or on Philobiblion. (If you’d like to see all of them as a list, click on the category “Friday Femmes Fatales” in the righthand sidebar. That will take you to a collection of 600 – and counting – women bloggers.)

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. Or don't be shy – nominate yourself!

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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