Women, Sex and Blogging....
Over the last few years I've developed an allergy to people talking about needing more women in one thing or another - once I hear mention of "encouraging more women" I tend to switch off.
While I know this a rather controversial statement and rather general I'm gonna go ahead and make it! I think I'm probably the only Irish woman blogger whose manifesto completely excludes feminism.
I'm a 22 year old girl and I hate feminism. I'm not a feminist. As a woman, I don't want my achievements to be lumped in with those of my sex. My decisions are my own and my opinions don't come straight from my ovaries. And I really don't like monologuing about my vagina.
I've no interest in the great big loving sisterhood bursting through glass ceilings. (Especially when the women left behind to sweep up the glass fragments are underpaid women for whom "career" is a foreign notion and work is a matter of cold, hard cash - and have nothing in common with the feminist establishment)
But (and there's always a but!) Sinead has point - there aren't many Irish women blogging and many of them that do tend to focus on more personal issues.
The big question is "Will more female bloggers make a difference"?
More women blogging will hopefully disprove the idea that all women tend to agree on "women's issues" and that not all women are willing to march (metaphorically or literally) along with the dinosaurs of the feminist "revolution".
Apart from that, more women blogging will hopefully mention things like the differences between the sexes (be warned this article is quite strong!), women winning elections in Iraq (via Eagle) and the advances made by Afghani women after their liberation from the Taliban.
Random observation - isn't it funny how the blogger spellchecker doesn't accept the words blog, blogger or blogosphere?
Labels: I'm Not A Feminist