Estrogen Week

All this testosterone gives me the vapors!

I’m taking a cue from Ilyka Damen and hereby declaring this week Estrogen Week in favor of disproving the silly notion that “fundamental viciousness and self aggrandizement inherent in opinion writing turns off a lot of women” (says the self aggrandizing blogger) whilst we shit-sling and wrestle like the best of uppity men.

Sorry, guys. You won’t be mentioned at least until Friday.

Fellow Indiana blogger Steph writes a righteously embittered letter to the Indy Star on the recent anti-gay marriage bill that passed the first gate on its way to becoming a part of the Indiana state constitution.

Holy shit, I jumped right in with the politics. Pass the smelling salts.

Alt Hippo takes Michelle Malkin to task for spreading disinformation.

• Susan lauds the British partnership to recruit and maintain gays in the navy. Now gays and women can die for their country too. Yeehah.

• The Appalachia Alumni Association is on a roll this week. Liz writes on corporate parenting initiatives (politics, no?) and corporate accountability, and Hope looks at Rep. Maloney’s denial of opportunity to speak or submit written testimony on a rape and sexual assault bill that doesn’t address emergency contraception whatsoever.

An Old Soul is consistently one of my favorite blogs for coverage of No Child Left Behind and other educational issues. A must-read for any edu-political junkie.

Chris Nolan hilariously skews Kevin Drum’s most recent WAATFPB?: “You’re right about one thing. I don’t like food fights. I normally carry a stiletto. It’s very sharp.”

• Lynda of Available Light chalks Drum up to being another example of embarassing progressive politics.

If I can’t come there, I’m not going. Feministing writes on the Alabama ban on the sale of sex toys.

In the meantime, see the blogroll to the right consisting of almost completely progressive bloggers. Not only are there many examples of feminist-minded bloggers, but a great many have been added to the blogroll.

For an easier read, see Feminist Blogs, a one-page aggregate of twenty or so feminist bloggers.

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6 comments for “Estrogen Week

  1. February 23, 2005 at 3:52 pm

    Cool links. Just so you know, Kim at Alt Hippo is a dude.

  2. February 23, 2005 at 3:59 pm

    Damn gender-neutral names! Kim should put a big up a big ol’ sign declaring his dudeness.

    Kim gets the fem-friendly stamp of approval for today. I’ll do better next time.

  3. February 23, 2005 at 4:01 pm

    Here’s a replacement that also qualifies in the “hell freezes over” department —> michelle (ASV) takes on Malkin:

  4. February 23, 2005 at 6:24 pm

    I think I’m going to tie it into my ongoing Orwellization theme – the subtle, sinister effect of the “passive voice” construction. Instead of saying “Gee, why *don’t* we blogroll more women, guys? Who *are* the good women bloggers?” they say “Why are there so few women bloggers?” as if the fact that they’re oblivious to us makes us not exist, and likewise Dr. Larry “Disingenuous” Summers (aka “the Used Car Salesman” by a guy I know who’s had to deal with the guy) asking “Why are there so few women in the sciences?” instead of saying “Why am I less inclined to take women in the sciences seriously, why do I have a problem hiring them?”

    The rational for such a *distancing* construction is obvious. But one so often has to point out the obvious, when people work so hard to remain in the state of denial.

    OTOH, watching Ginmar, now back from Iraq and over a cold, tearing sexist assholes a new one, kind of makes one feel a little bit superfluous…

  5. The Gay Millionaire
    February 24, 2005 at 2:17 am

    Permit me to say something totally un-PC in honor of Estrogen Week and women bloggers (congrats to Koufax winners)…

    Can’t see the forest for the peeeee-nis.

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