Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Blogging as Feminist Activism

NOW has an interesting article up on their website this week about the importance of blogging and commenting on other people's blogs in order to build feminist grassroots activism. Now more than ever we are witnessing the political power of blogs, given the role the netroots played in the downfall of Joe Lieberman in Conneticut.

Women are in a particular place of power when it comes to blogging. There are so many wonderful political blogs by women. The more we read and comment on them the more powerful and mainstream they become. People are starting to pay attention to us and we need to keep the momentum going!

A good starting point is the Blogher website. Blogher has done wonders in terms of creating a strong network of women bloggers. Their blogroll keeps us all connected and helps throw a good deal of traffic our way. If you haven't been to Blogher, you're definitely missing out on a major source of potential feminist activism.

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ElisaC said...

Thanks for the BlogHer plug! A lot of people associate blogging with personal reflections and commentary, which it certainly can be...but there is also a ton of political, environmental, feminist and other kinds of activism going on.

It's nice to have the site noticed for that part of what we do too!

Nabeel said...

hmmm .. since u are feminist u might be interested in .. i came across it a couple of days ago and was surprised that it's ap lace for women bloggers, ONLY.

ElisaC said...

Not true Nabeel.

Men can be and are members, and men can and do attend events.