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[url=http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/596/" mce_href="http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/584/">

Any babblers have a favourite feminist blog?

http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/596/]Nominations for the first annual awards can be directed here.[/url]


Hmm, well I would definitely include [url=http://feministing.com/]feministing[/url] as a favorite go-to blog, and most recently, [url=http://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/]feminism 101[/url]has been great too, especially as a reference. But I would guess that you would put [url=http://www.shamelessmag.com/]Shameless[/url] on your list of top nominees, jrose!



But I would guess that you would put Shameless on your list of top nominees, jrose!

[img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img] That's for sure! I've declared my love for Shameless quite a few times on babble!


Yes, and each time I take note that I should start reading it myself, but somehow it's never gotten incorporated into my browsing routine. Well, this time I've bookmarked it and intend to check it because it does seem like a great addition to any list of engaging feminist blogs!

Accidental Altruist

I'd vote for these two!

[url=http://www.offhand.ca]Miss Vicky's Offhand Remarks[/url]



Here are some more fine examples.

[url=http://section15.ca/features/reviews/2007/12/13/blog_reviews/#comments]f..., intelligent, must-read Canadian feminist bloggers [/url]


Just a wee nit-pick off-topic:

Is 'feisty' an appropriate word to use? Who do we call 'feisty'? (or 'spunky' or 'plucky'?) People who are assertive or outspoken in a context we don't expect or invite them to be. The word has always seemed to me to have paternalistic overtones, and to be not actually flattering.



[url=http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/758]The first round of finalists are available here.[/url]

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Bump because the final round of voting is today and tomorrow.

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Heather Mallick words are great about this:


Welcome to The Canadian F-Word Blog Awards. I honour your courage. I honour you all.

Women couldn’t vote. We changed that. Women weren’t persons. We changed that. Women couldn’t get jobs. We changed that. Women couldn’t have abortions. We changed that. Women couldn’t wildly enjoy sex in every way we pleased. Oh, we changed that one.

Women’s voices aren’t heard. But we changed that in the world of the feminist blogosphere. It might be that our words flow digitally and are unseen in transmission so that when they try to silence us, it’s like catching fireflies with a baseball glove. How ham-fisted, how ambitious, those censors are.

But a woman on a blog cannot be silenced because, you see, it’s HER blog. Here, at least, we are free.

[url=http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/773]And the winners are:[/url]

ETA: [img]redface.gif" border="0[/img] Congrats to all you strong women out there and thank you for being the voices of women!

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[url=http://section15.ca/features/news/2007/11/22/blog_harassment/]feminist bloggers face online harassment[/url]

I’ve noticed a flood of misogynist crap in the comment sections of some of the various blogs I read, as of late, in particularly at Feministing.com. In fact, Feministing editor Jessica Valenti has responded to them via her [url=http://www.youtube.com/user/Feministing]"Friday Fuck Yous" on the site's youtube channel. [/url] It's remarkably frustrating.

As the article above says, even cyberspace isn't a welcoming place for feminists.


As women know, no space can be counted on to always be safe for them.

When it was first becoming popular, blogging was seen as an excellent new tool to get ideas out. It offered the potential to reach women in both a particular geographic community, and all over the world.

Then, Canadian feminist bloggers began to report of trolling and sexist harassment. Years later, women continue to describe the kinds of harassment they experience, what they do to prevent it, and how they come together for support and to share ideas.

This past August seemed to be a low point in online harassment.

Since the Internet knows no national boundaries, women have shared stories from all over Canada and the United States, as well as other countries. The international support that they provide each other has helped individual women in the online feminist weblog community to stay online, and to continue putting their ideas out there. One way in which they do this is to hold what's called “carnivals” on various topics, as a way to stay connected and to share ideas.


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