aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Friday, March 18, 2005
With my new guest blogger, Jen, I gain on two fronts: a woman blogger and a liberal blogger. There’s been so much going round the blogosphere lately on these fronts that it’s hard to find a starting point.
On blogging and women. Kevin Drum the other day:
On a lazy Sunday several weeks ago I wrote about the dearth of women among the ranks of the most highly trafficked political bloggers. I suggested the reason was partly because high-traffic men don’t link much to women and partly because fewer women than men write political blogs in the first place. But why do fewer women blog about politics than men?
In my initial post I wrote this: “My guess...is that men are more comfortable with the food fight nature of opinion writing - both writing it and reading it....I imagine that the fundamental viciousness and self aggrandizement inherent in opinion writing turns off a lot of women.”
Two days later I added this: “Men are so routinely dismissive of women and so fundamentally dedicated to playground dominance games that many women decide they just don’t want to play.”
Read the whole thing. Thoughtful and with good links. Then today he added more.
‘Attack of the Clones’ made me cry
It was that bad. Now, from Outside the Beltway:
Star Wars creator George Lucas, foreshadowing his plan to suck the last bit of life out of the franchise, announced that the final film in the series will be a “tearjerker”—a “‘Titanic’ in space.”
GQ: Hot for Gay Republicans
Raw Story has a piece on the GQ feature story about outing gay Republicans that appears in this month’s issue, available on newsstands now but evidently not online.
The piece, which includes a first-ever denial that the chairman of the Republican National Committee Ken Mehlman is gay-a fact contested by many reporters and others close to the Mehlman himself-is sure to spark a new firestorm of debate over whether outing those who oppose gay civil rights is appropriate.
Seasonal varmint under attack
Three malls in the Palm Beach area are calling their seasonal varmints by names other than the Easter Bunny, so as to get all parents, not just the Christian ones, to bring the tikes to the mall to get some chocolate eggs and then buy a bunch of stuff from Toys ‘R Us.
After Hannity & Colmes feature the Easter Bunny under attack, World’O’Crap looks up the history of Easter Bunny abuse.