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January 31, 2005

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thisgirl

teen journalers are not considered "real" bloggers for this reason

that certainly rings true; since I put my age on my blog the responses (read: hatemail) I've got have taken a whole new spin, discrediting what I've said by virtue of my age not actually refuting any of it.

Van, you so don't want to go there.

Trish Wilson

Van, read the link to "Women and Children Last," on my blog. It explains how primarily middle and upper class, white, male bloggers insulate themselves by linking to each other, and how other forms of blogger expression, such as journaling, are ignored by the media. The media makes it sound as if most bloggers are middle and upper class, white, male pundits, when that's not the case. They merely get the most media exposure.

"Bridging The Gap," which I also link, is a very good paper on gender and blogging.

I've noticed that gender in the blogosphere gets a lot of airplay, especially during the every-three-months "where are the women bloggers" debate, but age doesn't.

zuzu

However, I would also argue that women have not been entirely oppressed through the history of the Western world. Indeed, many women going back for sometime exerted massive influence on the course of history.

To the extent those women were monarchs and members of the ruling class, sure. But what of ordinary women?

NYMOM

"Hugo, there is someone posting on other sites that you have slept with some of your students in the past. I hope this is not true. How do you respond to this?"

Well I saw this one coming a mile away...some people have too much time on their hands truthseeker and YOU appear to be one of them...

NYMOM

"-_- Now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever heard a feminist perspective on female infidelity before..."

Well I'm not a feminist but an independent woman thinker, a mother, a grandmother, dated, married and now divorced. So from ALL those perspectives I will NOW give you my own opinion on female infidelity...

It makes no sense...

Menwsnewsdaily already put out the definitive article on this and it showed that over 70% of women interviewed claimed they were getting absolutely NOTHING out of a one-night stand or casual relationship... NOTHING...other then the stray case of crabs or some other far worse social disease....and to be honest I bet the other 30% weren't getting much either, but lied about it out of either embarrassment or confusion...

AND to go one step EVEN further, if I dare and I do, I'd bet most women in a STEADY relationship could say essentially the same thing, but don't for a whole variety of reasons...

The bottom line is that MOST men are totally incompetent in bed and the ones who are semi-competent are probably so riddled with an assortment of social diseases that you shouldn't be near them with a ten foot pole anyway...

Like this business of teenage girls having sex...

This is the most ridiculous waste of time for most teenage girls that I've ever encountered. Frequently I used to have teenage girls visiting my house, friends of my daughters. When they were younger I used to run taped shows of Maternity Ward and the like when their friends came over, as a cautionary tale so to speak...

Very frequently we discussed the subject of WHY they were having sex at such young ages and, of course, inevitability the complete incompetent of the teenage boys they are having sex with came up and you know what I told them..."Guess what it doesn't get any better with age...so just start saying no right now..."

I'm happy to say MOST did...

In spite of Sex and the City and various media today constantly painting these sexcapades that modern life seems to demand as benefitting BOTH sexes...sadly it still appears that women frequently having sex means she's just being 'screwed' a lot, in more ways then one...

So let's quit it ladies...not from a morality standpoint but from a "what a freakin waste of time" standpoint...

Go home read a book, post on a blog, rent a movie...it's gonna be a heck of a lot more fun for you, trust me on that...

Please...

Anyway, hope I helped Blue Mako. I know it's just my opinion and others might feel differently...Feel free to post this on Stand Your Ground btw, if you think it will help...

zuzu

Keep your nose out of my personal affairs, and I'll keep my nose out of yours.

You're getting your "definitive" news on what women think from an outfit like Mensnewsdaily, organ of the men's rights movement?

rabbit

About the media, etc. not taking women and teenage bloggers seriously...have you seen the NY Times article about 'mommy-bloggers' that ran a couple days ago? It pretty much trashed all of them as selfishly exploiting their experiences with their children to allow them to keep some sence of self after having kids (okay, not in so many words...but it implied it pretty strongly). It even lumped sites like dooce.com in there, and while dooce.com is certainly self-indulgent blogging (and I love dooce, so you don't need to defend it to me, but it really is just all about what she's thinking) it apparently has value to a lot of people because she has a HUGE readership. Same with other blogs mentioned in the article. Anyway, point being that there's someone out there who doesn't take women bloggers seriously...you never see them doing profiles of sites like Echidne of the Snakes, etc., who won't stop talking about 'real issues', its always Mimi Smartypants and Finslippy (both of which I like, but if you're looking for issues blogs, it doesn't really fit) and then they go 'Women only blog about their periods!' and wonder why they can't find serious women bloggers. Might be because they're ignoring them. I mean, also, there's a lot of stupidity in assuming that a blog has to be a personal chronical or an issues blog and not both, but I won't go into that. Also, the stupidity of assuming that if a blog by a woman mentions abortion rights that its automatically irrelevant and 'about their periods' likewise doesn't really justify response.

NYMOM

"You're getting your "definitive" news on what women think from an outfit like Mensnewsdaily, organ of the men's rights movement?"

That and other sources and life...

BTW, whenever you post personal info about yourself on an anonymous message board you leave yourself open to people responding in a way you might not like...

That's life too...

Sorry...

zuzu

I'm sure your granddaughter would be proud.

NYMOM

"I'm sure your granddaughter would be proud."

Click (blank) Ignore...

emmy

"Go home read a book, post on a blog, rent a movie...it's gonna be a heck of a lot more fun for you, trust me on that...

Please..."

You said it right on the nose. And there is nothing wrong with looking at it from a morality standpoint either.

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