The missing list
Posted on September 15, 2010
Total Bollocks has recently published its annual blog polls, and surprise surprise, feminist blogs are once more conspicuous by their absence. No doubt they’ll be absent from the 2010/11 Total Bollocks Guide to Political Blogging in the UK when that comes out too, as they are, every month, from the Wikio political blog rankings .
Because feminism isn’t politics apparently. Well, not according to the men who run the blokeosphere it’s not anyway.
So, in an effort to counteract this oversight/deliberate snub of women’s contribution to the www, I’ve come up with my own list. Unlike the men’s list though, mine isn’t ranked, a) because I’m not into all that competitive hierarchical shite and b) because quite frankly I couldn’t be arsed. Instead it’s in alphabetical order, mainly because I’m an ex librarian and that’s how I roll.
And just to point out, this is by no means the definitive list of UK feminist bloggers. I’m sure there will be some mistakes in my list; blogs I’ve missed off and blogs I’ve included that shouldn’t be on there. What it is though is a work in progress, which I aim eventually, once you lot have helped me refine it a bit, to post as a resource page on this site. So, if you’re on the list and wish you weren’t: let me know. If you’re not on the list and think you should be: let me know.
And here it is:
The missing list of UK based feminist bloggers (aka The Great Ignored)
- and all that Chas
- Anti-Porn Feminists
- At Home
- Autonomous Radical Feminists
- the bearded lady
- Beyond Feminism
- Beyond Retrograde
- Birmingham Feminists
- brand new feminist
- Cardiff Feminist Network
- Cats and Chocolate
- Daily Feminist Action
- Don’t Dance Her Down Boys
- Face to the World
- Femblr – A Feminist Tumblr
- Feminist Memory
- F For Philistine
- The F-Word
- Get There Steppin’
- Incurable Hippie’s Musings and Rants
- It’s Not A Zero Sum Game
- Jennie Rigg
- Kaite Welsh
- Lady Sophia
- LASH Campaign
- Lee’s Random Blog
- My Fault, I’m Female
- Noble Savage
- Notes From a Femme
- No to Hooters in Bristol
- An Open Letter by a Feminist
- Other Stories
- Penny Red
- Political Blonde
- Posie Rider
- Progressive Women
- provincial intrigue
- Rarely Wears Lipstick
- Rebel Raising
- A Rye View
- Shut Up, Sit Down
- Sian And Crooked Rib
- Subtext Magazine
- Tales of a bad feminist
- The Tempest In The Teacup
- Too Much To Say For Myself
- Trafford Rape Crisis Blog
- UK Feminista
- Uplift Magazine
- Vagina Dentata
- Vicky Simister’s Blog
- We Mixed Our Drinks
- Well I’ll Go To The Foot of My Stairs
- We Won’t Submit
- Woman on the edge of time
- Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things
- Women’s Resource Centre Blog
- Women’s Views on News
- XXray specs
- You Call Yourself the Moral Majority
- 101 Wankers
Great idea Cath!
And ta for putting together this list. Lots of new sites for me to check out 😀
Thanks very much for this!
I thought total bollocks was an actual site then. Well it probably is.
Thanks Cath, my current reading is pretty US-biased so this is really helpful!
thank you for including me!
much appreciated x
thanks for this! i look forward to checking the sites out. red
A most excellent and useful list – muchos gracias!
Hey, great list, will check ’em out.
Hopefully next time you will include mine 🙂
Got here through Sunny Hundal’s Twitter linkage.
I don’t normally pay too much attention to what he links to, but this is rather good. I’m always looking for more blogs to add onto my blog reader. I’ll have to check these out!
Just realised you have missed off Refusing the Default which I first found during the tories rapist anonymity proposal -http://refusingthedefault.blogspot.com/
And also Bird of Paradox http://www.birdofparadox.net/blog/
Oh dear, missed out an apostrophe there. *the tories’ rapist anonymity proposal*
Brilliant. Thanks earwicga. I’ll add the missing sites when I put the page up.
Get There Steppin’ -top blog.
Good list Cath (though I do feel a bit sorry for Iain Dale; after all, it is people voting who choose the blogs, not him- not that I see a point to such a list, which is why PP doesn’t take part)
Great list – thought I’d alert you to my blog since too!
What a good idea! Thanks, Cath. 🙂
Thanks Cath. You’ve put me in with some very fine company there.
Another to add to your list would be Katie Sutton, aka tajasel: http://tajasel.dreamwidth.org
What a great idea! Thanks so much for including me in this list. I shall now take a bit of time to go through the others that I don’t yet know 🙂
Thanks so much Cath.
Thanks for including me Cath, and for thinking to put the list together in the first place, it’s ace! 😀
Thank you so much for including me! I had no idea you were even aware of my little blog, I’m totally having a fangirl squee moment here. =)
Thanks for including us!
Some good stuff there, Cath. I’ll feature the new(ish) ones on my next blog round up at mine and Socialist Unity.
Exactly what I’ve been looking for, thanks for doing the legwork! I’m a relative beginner at this whole blogging lark, but I’m finding the regular exercise of my sarcasm bone is doing wonders for my day to day mood. Every woman should have a blog. And a sarcasm bone come to think of it. I’d love for my little effort to be added to the list if it’s deemed worthy…
Cath you are totally awesome. Thanks so much for including my very neglected blog!
You are the voice of reason in this very twisted blokeosphere…
Thank you for including me, this is a fantastic list! Can’t wait to check out some new (to me) blogs.
Hi Cath – and other interested bloggers
It’s really nice for us that you included womensgrid as it is more an info blog than a comment or opinion blog, but with so little news and information being publicly available about women’s groups and activists we are really committed to making it available via the internet.
For those interested in international women’s issues we also have a blog womensphere – http://womensphere.wordpress.com – which was so sucessful when we first set it up that we then set up womensgrid to highlight women’s issues in the UK and Ireland.
“We” are the volunteers that maintain the women in london website, also a blog by the way, which focuses on news, views and other information from London based women’s groups – http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk (WiL)
Its great that the internet can be used to make the interlinks between individual women, women’s networks and women’s groups and make visible the diversity of feminists / feminism.
(on an historical note, WiL was inspired by Quine, I think the first feminist website in the UK, showing that women north of the border are often ahead of those of us in the south, which was a blog long before there was blogging software. It was initially set up to publicise IWD long before women thought they needed to get sponsorship from a bank to share information and ideas with other women!)
Cool, thanks for this Cath. Lots to read there 🙂
Oh but *sniffs* my blog is not on the list! I’m joking, I suspect it’s because it’s private. Should anyone wish to read a blog by a random feminist about um, pretty much the stuff every feminist blogs about, e-mail SpeechIsFree at yahoo.com. End of shameless self-promotion.
And can everyone who I have added comment please, I am feeling in need of attention or something *sulks* you know us attention-seeking females, um, seriously though…*slinks away*.
Hi Butterflywings. You’re right, it’s because your blog is private, it’s not ‘cos I was deliberately ignoring you. I didn’t include any blogs that were privatised.
Incidentally, I no longer have access to yours – apparently my access has expired or something 😦
Well I will see if I can get your access back, glad I discovered that.
please also check out http://sistershowrevisited.wordpress.com
Just spotted this, so belatedly thanks for including me! Happy New Year.