A Sampling of Blogs by Women, for Women, And/or Discussing Women's Issues

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A Sampling of Blogs by Women, for Women, And/or Discussing Women's Issues


Tobias, Vicki, Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources


The sites listed below are a representative sample of blogs that present women's issues. They vary greatly in quality and quantity of content, level of activity, and target demographic. Urban, rural, white, black, straight, gay, mothers, daughters, local, international--they all share a common desire to provide an active forum for discussing women's issues. From stream-of-consciousness rantings to well-honed political debate, feminist rhetoric abounds in the blogosphere!

Abortion Clinic Days

http://abortionclinicdays.blogs.com/

A personal blog maintained by two abortion service providers. Discussion topics include abortion experience, abortion politics, women's lives, counseling, reproductive health, and reproductive law and policy.

Bitch, Ph.D.

http://bitchphd.blogspot.com/

"Least likely to pacify social conservatives." A left-leaning personal blog exploring a range of political and social issues related to women, including reproductive rights, pro-choice politicians, immigrants' rights, and general comments on being a female blogger in NYC. Includes a link to the "Feminist of the Day" website.

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Black Feminism

http://blackfeminism.org/

A moderately active community weblog focusing on how race and gender intersect in the realms of education, culture, health, and general life. Recent discussion topics include HIV care for black women, the gender gap in education, women in IT roles, and black women and body image.

Body and Soul: The Body Politic, the Human Soul, and Billie Holiday

http://bodyandsoul.typepad.com/

An active personal blog with highly provocative discussions on topics including the Bush administration, civil liberties, poverty, the Middle East, and a range of women's issues. Provides links to a bevy of intellectual left-leaning websites and blogs.

Bohemian Mama

http://www.bohemianmama.blogspot.com/

"The Point of Revolution is to get away with it!" A personal blog professing opinions and activism by radical, leftist mothers. Recent discussion topics include Iraq, women in the Middle East, and Social Security.

Des Femmes

http://desfemmes.blogspot.com/

A marginally active personal blog. Recent postings focus on female military veterans, violence against women, sexism, and homophobia. Provides a useful listing of other websites and blogs focused on women's issues.

I Am Dr. Laura's Worst Nightmare

http://gracedavis.typepad.com/

"Botox-free at 50!" A moderately active personal blog with discussion on a range of issues including conservative pundit Ann Coulter and popular culture and other personal rants.

Feminary

http://feminary.blogspot.com/

"What happens when a socially liberal theologically conservative inclusive tolerant feminist Episcopalian goes to one of the world's top evangelical seminaries?" A moderately active personal blog featuring discussion of religion, feminism, politics, Christianity, and more.

Feministe

http://www.feministe.us/blog/

A provocative and highly intelligent personal blog maintained by a Midwestern single mother. Recent discussion topics include feminism, body image, fathers' rights, sexism in hip hop music, rape culture and masculinity, the Kobe Bryant trial, and stereotypes depicted in "Desperate Housewives."

Feminist Blogs

http://www.feministblogs.org/

A community of blogs by self-identified feminists, women's liberationists, womanists, and pro-feminist men providing an "independent alternative to the 'malestream' media."

Girl in the Locker Room!... and other women's tales from back then

http://blogs.salon.com/0003945/

Hosted by Salon.com and maintained by a woman who worked as a sports reporter for the New York Times in the 1970s, this blog includes anecdotes from readers about dating, eroticism, politics, health, and sports. …

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