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  1. Josh
    Josh February 21, 2005 at 3:09 pm |

    Alright, that cracked me up.

  2. Blue
    Blue February 21, 2005 at 3:50 pm |

    HHHmmmm let me try to figure this out.
    There are more males than females blogging. More males are conservative. Conservatives need to tell people how they should live. More conservatives are parts of church congregations so therefore feel the need to congregate. People who congregate need a support group because they cannot think as individuals because that would be sacrilegious to think for oneself. Ergo, conservatives bloggers, due to lack of self thought and free thought, feel the need to link to each other so that they can all speak with one voice. They will tell you that their voice is the voice of Gawd. You must obey them are you are anti-American and Conservatives have a secret desire to burn feminists at the stake, just like in medieval times, to root out all evil. That is why conservative bloggers are at the top of the ecosystems. This is weird when you think; conservatives do not give a damn about the ecosystem. I have just repeated a bunch of hasty generalizations. This was fun.
    ;->
    Blue

  3. Lauren
    Lauren February 21, 2005 at 4:21 pm |

    Most bloggers are female – teenage girls have more blogs than any other demographic.

  4. Roxanne
    Roxanne February 21, 2005 at 5:10 pm |

    Yes, Lauren you hit the nail on the head. What he’s really saying is that we’re not good enough. But, maybe the answer is that George Soros isn’t paying any of us to blog? Maybe we need to ask Soros to fund us. That way, we can quit our jobs and blog full-time as many libs in the top 100 do.

  5. norbizness
    norbizness February 21, 2005 at 5:53 pm |

    Memo to Kevin, as stated by an ESPN sports-anchor:

    “Call that meme a cranky kid, because it’s tired and ready to be put to bed.”

  6. Blue
    Blue February 21, 2005 at 5:59 pm |

    Lauren that is what I thought, but some stats, i need to find out where, show that 55% are male. “- Bloggers tend to be primarily male, young, broadband users, long-time internet users, relatively well-off financially and well educated.”
    This is one from maxblumberg.typepad.com This one shows more female bloggers /www.perseus.com/blogsurvey/ which is what I would believe. Anyway, I was trying to be funny.
    ;->

    Blue

  7. Avedon
    Avedon February 21, 2005 at 6:08 pm |

    I don’t think it’s even that he doesn’t think we’re good enough – there are plenty of female bloggers he likes, plenty of blogs by women that he reads. It’s just that there’s this blind spot that prevents him from remembering it when it comes to the crunch. Kinda weird, really.

  8. ilyka
    ilyka February 21, 2005 at 7:29 pm |

    Why, Kevin, you say that like you care!

    You may be under the weather, but it’s done nothing to dull your wit. This had me rolling.

    I’m noticing that every time this question gets asked, the (male) blogger asking it immediately proceeds to answer that question with flaky, unsupportable, and frankly self-serving theories, usually some variation on “women don’t have the temperament for this work.” I’m concluding that it’s because just throwing the question out there might yield responses that indicate the presence of an informal old-boys’ network, and heavens, we don’t dare acknowledge the possibility of that.

  9. Susie from Philly
    Susie from Philly February 21, 2005 at 9:18 pm |

    Oh, come on. It’s simple: Girls are yucky. I happened to sneak into the He-Man Bloggers Women Hater’s Clubhouse and I heard them say it.

    Seriously? In a way, it’s more the techno class than gender. Men are very CREDENTIAL ORIENTED. They believe in logic and numbers as the only way to live the way old Irish ladies believe in the Virgin Mary. And if you don’t have an advanced degree in something they understand and approve (like economics or computer science), it must be worthless. No credential at all? You might as well be dead. You think Kevin ever linked to Jimmy Breslin? I doubt it. Too rough around the edges, too School of Hard Knocks. A political genius, but “not our kind.”

  10. Lauren
    Lauren February 21, 2005 at 9:27 pm |

    I figured, Blue, but wanted to make sure. ;)

  11. Clancy
    Clancy February 21, 2005 at 11:01 pm |

    Thanks for the link roundup, Lauren! Sigh…I do have my work cut out for me, she says as she thinks of her prospectus defense Wednesday afternoon.

  12. Kathy
    Kathy February 21, 2005 at 11:25 pm |

    That’s it. My default on my blog for my PoliBloggers blog roll is now female bloggers, with a few token men and group blogs thrown in. I’ve added a new blogroll called Male Bloggers for the handful I read regularly.

  13. dr. charles
    dr. charles February 21, 2005 at 11:41 pm |

    nice deconstruction. I never understood while so many hardcore conservative sites are listed so highly, but i totally agree with your analysis. they know how to circle the wagons.
    Your blog has been a great new find for me, keep it up, and thanks for your prior shout out.

  14. Kevin Hayden
    Kevin Hayden February 22, 2005 at 12:02 am |

    I’m still trying to figure out where the bottom 100 women bloggers hang out. I come here to dance and all you smart women want to do is talk politics and hit on my wife.

    (Hey, who shrunk my penisphere?)

  15. Morgaine Swann
    Morgaine Swann February 22, 2005 at 1:27 am |

    I like the family analogy, but to me it points out that conservative women are rewarded for playing the roles assigned to them. Conservative guys love hearing Michelle Malkin reinforce their prejudices.

    Liberal guysaren’t supposed to be prejudiced so they don’t want to deal with their own prejudices, and dealing with us requires them to do just that.

  16. tas
    tas February 22, 2005 at 1:33 am |

    So now that Kevin has asked where all the female bloggers are, and all the female bloggers answer, will he link to any of them?

    I’d hold my breath, but I’m not up for suicide tonight…

  17. Plum Crazy
    Plum Crazy February 22, 2005 at 7:39 am |

    Who’s With Me?
    Ladies, I’ve been thinking a bit about the latest round of “pondering” about where are all the women bloggers, and I’ve decided it’s time we do something about it. Ilyka is right. We can’t make the big boy bloggers l…

  18. Trish Wilson's Blog
    Trish Wilson's Blog February 22, 2005 at 8:06 am |

    An Update On The “Women Blogger” Question
    A few other women bloggers have voiced their opinions about that every-90-days “where are the women bloggers” question, this time posed by Kevin Drum. While we can’t make the big boys link to us, I agree with Ilyka Damen (link

  19. Happy Furry Puppy Story Time with Norbizness

    Calm Down, Ladies. Let Me Handle This.
    Well, I think women speaking their mind is adorable. The only type of weblog post more abjectly useless than a “What has become of The Left?” post is the “Where have all the female bloggers gone? Long time passing”…

  20. Roxanne
    Roxanne February 22, 2005 at 2:52 pm |

    Here’s a little comic relief to lighten the load:

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2005_02/005705.php

  21. Josia
    Josia February 22, 2005 at 3:01 pm |

    According to my spiritual leader – “women are the main element of life” – everything revolves around us but women on the spiritual path do not have to actually do anything – it’s their positive thoughts that move mountains. I hope you’ll come check out my new blog http://kabbalah4women.blogspot.com/

  22. Rana
    Rana February 22, 2005 at 5:36 pm |

    My current working theory is that the “Where are the women bloggers” meme (yeah, I think it’s a meme now) is really an exercise in meta-trolling, designed to bring up the poster’s hit counts. Post it, and they will come!

  23. mediagirl.org
    mediagirl.org February 22, 2005 at 6:05 pm |

    Uppity women
    Following Trish’s lead, I’m posting here some links to women who have written on this “women and blogging” phemenon (and related posts) and how it either eludes, mystifies o

  24. Monjo
    Monjo February 22, 2005 at 6:20 pm |

    Primarily I do not care for the author’s gender of any blog I read. The real crux why women may not be in thr TLBEcosystem is really rather simple. This style ecosystem favours a blog pyramid scheme, where the early bloggers picked up the most links – many of which are now from dead sites. Since men picked up the blogging bug before the girls, QED.
    Anyway I don’t see many good female political bloggers (general politics) but I don’t see any good male political bloggers either – a few of the best bloggers have a long history of working in economics or the media; maybe the best – though bias – is actually a woman (Melanie Philips).

    I would rather a blog had good quality content than be populist: populist is normally an appeal for the ignorant.

  25. protein wisdom
    protein wisdom February 24, 2005 at 12:07 pm |

    Meditation upon woman
    As I survey the vast expanse of the cyber universe -- my muscled man-chest puffed proudly before me, my ample penis pressed flush against my taut thigh, straining against its leather binding to point outward at the great expanse of my baili…

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