I’ve been following it all the last few days with real interest and mulling it’s implications (more on that another time). One thing that’s really jumped out as a good starting point for discussion about female/feminist bloggers and the way they’re treated is this by Penny Red:
Set down this: the way that men, and male bloggers in particular, feel when trying to participate in the feminist movement is not dissimilar to the way that women feel when trying to participate in life. That cold tug on the solar plexus when you realise you’re in a world that wasn’t arranged for your benefit, where you didn’t make the rules and where your voice might be less important purely because of your genital arrangement? Remember that feeling. Remember that feeling and imagine it applied to the rest of your life. Imagine not being able to shut down the computer and walk away.
So, let’s lay a gauntlet down: what can us male bloggers do to engage with the feminist blogosphere? Should we consciously link to them to achieve balance in coverage? Why don’t more feminist bloggers get the coverage that other political blogs get?
Update: Unity thinks the answer is to keep it real, couldn’t agree more.
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