Thursday, May 11, 2006

Women Rock!

Jane Hamsher over at firedoglake wrote a great post about women bloggers. It seems we are toiling away along with the men, but none of us have been able to break into the top 100 (although firedoglake is well on the way). As Ms. Hamsher points out, it is not due to lack of support from our male counterparts, they are in fact extremely generous with their help, nor is it because we aren’t good at it. It may just be that we haven’t hit our stride yet, but female voices in politics have always been marginalized to some extent. Just look at the make-up of Congress, The Supreme Court, the White House and of course cable news. They have plenty of women delivering the news, but few women are invited to give their opinions on the pundit shows (except those with terrible opinions like, Peggy Noonan, Ann Coulter and Kate O’Beirne). Hopefully it’s just a matter of time.

I suggest you check out the list of her favorite female bloggers, many of them my favorites too, but I’d add these fine women as well:

Baghdad Burning
Betty Cracker
Gray Does Matter
Mad Melancholic Feminista
Tennessee Guerilla Women
Ravings of a Semi-Sane Mad Woman
Watergate Summer

This is by no means a complete list (often times I don’t know the gender of the blogger) and there are many great women bloggers out there that I just haven’t found yet, if you have some favorites, please share!


Blogger enigma4ever said...

oh my gosh...I saw your list..I was sitting here poking about and thinking oh goody new blogs and women blogs...and then ooops- you had me on your list...I am so honored- there are some wonderful women bloggers out there- including you ;-)

9:16 PM  
Anonymous geocrackr said...

Women DO rock! Two on my daily hit-list (in addition to yourself, of course) are Pandagon and Suburban Guerrilla, both already on Jane's list and each fantastic in their own way. As far as TV punditry... well, she's not really a blogger, but Rachel Maddow (who's radio show I can not now live without) has been appearing on that weasel Tucker Carlson's show on MSNBC for a while now.

9:52 PM  
Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

Enigma4ever, Rose and the girl at Baghdad burning are all great reads.

and you of course.

keep up the great work ladies!

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

Hey, many thanks for the shout out! It means a lot coming from you; I admire your style very much.

It's true that women are marginalized in the mainstream media -- in print or on TV. The ones who aren't raving rightwing nuts tend to focus more on fluffy, sentimental crap than on hard-nosed political analysis.

One of my favorite exceptions is columnist Molly Ivins. She has been tirelessly exposing Bush as the fraud he is since he was governor of TX. She deserves much more attention than she gets.

3:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the risk of getting something thrown at me...regarding women in the top 100...what about Michelle Malkin and Pamela (aka Atlas Shrugs)?

I know they're on the right, but hey...

8:35 AM  
Blogger Joe Don Martin said...

I must disagree with kvatch on Ms. Malkin and Ms. Geller. Through action and deed, they have disqualified themselves as women- as people for that matter. For myself, I like Georgia10 at kos, Maryscott at MyLeftWing, Jane, of course, MzNicky at Tennessee Guerilla Women, and the inimitable anntichrist s. coulter at blondesense- plus this 'un here which I have only recently discovered via the General.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Dale Hippert said...


I'll check out your list. Don't sweat your absence from the top 100, it's still early in your bloging career.

For what it's worth, you're a shortcut on my desktop.
And I'll bet no man has ever said THAT to you!

Now if Maureen Dowd's columns were free or if she started a blog, then you might have some company on my desktop.

joe don~ I checked out your blonde sense site recommendation. As a tripod in good standing I've got to say I like the graphics!

Mollie~ There's a 'cheesecake-gap'! How about some water skiing sketches/photos?

3:22 PM  
Blogger egalia said...

Thanks for the compliment. I'm always happy to discover more women bloggers, we definitely need to raise our voices, and supporting/encouraging each other is one way to do that.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Gratis said...

Hey, thanks for putting me on your list. I'm truly honored to be in the company of such spectacular bloggers.

I saw someone at FDL mentioned that there are so few women bloggers because of time constraints (parenting, jobs, etc.) but I notice women seem to outnumber men in the non-political blogosphere. So that makes me wonder what we can do to light a fire under them to get them more interested in what's going on in this country.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Thanks for pointing out more blogs. I'm always looking for something new to read.

It looks like Carl Rove is about to be indicted. According to Truth Out Carl Rove has informed the White House that he'll be Indicted.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

thanks for the new ones and my "old' friends and favs ... there are indeed wonderful women bloggers out there ... women seem better suited to tellin' the frickin' truth in general, in my experience ... not that there aren't men who can do it too ... and whose top 100 is it we're talkin' about ... some of those mentioned here are already in roryz top ten ... roger that graeme ... frickin A rock on

7:59 PM  
Blogger Gratis said...

Also want to add a congrats for hitting the spotlight at My Left're moving up fast.:)

8:21 PM  
Blogger Yellow Dog said...

Q. What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.

Q. What do more women do in the bathroom than men?
A. Wash their hands. Women 80% - Men 55%

Q. 3.9% of all women surveyed say they never do what?
A. Wear underwear.

9:37 PM  
Blogger The (liberal)Girl Next Door said...

Enigma--The pleasure is mine!

GeoCrackr--Yes, both fantastic blogs and Rachel Maddow does rule! I love watching her wipe the floor with poor Tucker.

Graeme--Thanks and right back at ya, except for the girl part!

Betty--Yes, Molly Ivans is one of my heroes and she continues to take it to 'em, hard and often! She's the best.

Kvatch--You are absolutely right about Malkin and Atlas Shrugged, I was just thinking more about us progressive bloggers.

joe don martin--I love to read those women too! I haven't checked out anntichrist s. coulter, but I will right now, thanks for the link.

Dale--Obviously I wasn't talking about myself so much as the collective "we" of female bloggers. And yes, you are the first to pay me that particular compliment. I like it!

Egalia--Yes it is! I have found that all my fellow liberal bloggers, male and female, have been extremely supportive, in helping me along and sometimes, just sending a kind word.

Gratis--That's a very good point. We should try to find a way to activate them in the political arena. Far too many women think they don't know enough about politics to have an opinion, little do they know that the men on TV probably know less than they do.

Michael--I've got my champagne chilling!!

Rory--You tell some pretty mean truth yourself there bub!

Gratis--Thanks, Mary Scott O'Connor has been very kind to me.

Yellow Dog--Thanks for that. I didn't know about the inventions but having been in men's bathrooms before, I'm not surprised by the hand washing statistic, I didn't want to touch a thing, not even the soap.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Yellow Dog said...

See, my favorite was the last one.

11:33 AM  
Blogger The (liberal)Girl Next Door said...

Yellow Dog--Spent a lot of time searching out that 3.9% did ya?

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Dale Hippert said...

Sounds like a working title for a new blog:

3.9% Women

7:53 PM  
Blogger blogolodeon said...

LG -- Thanks for the shout out. I am honored! I've put you on my blogroll too. That post at FDL brought out a lot of great blogs, and probably added another hour to my blog-reading day. It's good to know so many of our fellow citizens, female or no, are interested in and seriously think about politics. These blogs give me courage; they are a tonic against the despair I often feel when contemplating the corruption that's overtaken our wonderful country. Power to the People! ha.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Chief said...

Two of my fav 3 blogs are by women. by Barbara O'Brien and
by Kathy

5:33 PM  
Blogger a rose is a rose said...

i'm a little late, but better that than never!

merci for da shout out t (l) g n d! it is much appreciated!

i'd like to add caffeinated geek girl

brutal women

p o p over at morning martini


elizabeth (lily) over at lose the noose

4:26 AM  
Blogger : Joseph j7uy5 said...

Some fairly prominent women bloggers post at

That might put you in touch with a whole group that you have not seen yet, since you seem to have focused mainly on those with a political theme.

11:08 PM  

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