Saturday , May 18 2024
Politics, books, and a spot of "green" knitting.

Friday Femmes Fatales No 64 (Women Bloggers)

Ten great posts from ten new (to me) women bloggers.

To begin with, a horrible tale on loteria chicana about a woman who happened to be an illegal immigrant seeking a restraining order against an allegedly abusive husband. The judge found what he thought was a neat solution: force her to flee the court, there'd be no order, and gosh, the couple could even end up back together. She wouldn't have any choice.

Then not exactly "new" to me, since a Blogcritics regular, but Dawn Olsen hasn't featured in this series before, and her article on how American Moms Freak Over Breastsucking Infants is just a must read. There is a mother's magazine. And there's a baby feeding on the cover. So?

Getting more cheerful, MsAbcMom enjoys a lively shopping trip in Panama with her family. A very different experience to a similar trip in the U.S. And great pictures! (Probably not good if you are feeling hungry…)

Speaking of family, on Family Oral History Using Digital Tools, Susan A. Kitchens talks to her mother about HER mother – who graduated from MIT in 1920. That's what you call a pioneering family tree. (Video)

Quite a bit of art criticism this week, starting with Big A little A. There, Kelly Herold finds stereotypes ruin an otherwise good movie: Monster House.

On Confessions of a Bibliovore (love the name), a review of Dairy Queen, which might be classed as a "young adult" novel. It sees its young heroine running a dairy farm. Perhaps for a slightly younger audience, on Book Moot Camille reviews Let's Go Pegasus – it is retelling the classic myth, and a chorus of owls sounds like a nice touch.

Then, definitely for grown-ups, A.L. Harper on My Coffee Clatch reviews a novel about Mormons and Salt Lake City. It's also about sexual addiction. Not at all what you'd expect.

Gillian on gillianic tendencies has been doing her part to raise half a million dollars for cancer research. Boo, hiss to those who questioned her motivation, and good on her for standing up to them.

On Chrissy's Random Life, subtitled "The Life of an Obsessed Knitter", you won't be surprised about the subject of the post to which I'm pointing. But this also has a nice "green" angle, for knitting your own farmers' market bag has to be the ultimate alternative to using plastic bags for shopping.

If you missed the last edition, it is available 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. Or don’t be shy – nominate yourself! (Thanks to Penny for her suggestions this week!)

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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