Good feminist blogs?
December 31, 2007 6:58 AM   Subscribe

Where are the feminist blogs that aren't superficial and/or tending towards ranty? I want more thoughtful analysis and intelligent discussion than you tend to find on feministing et al.
posted by footnote to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 56 users marked this as a favorite
I like Bitch Ph.D., especially the posts by M. LeBlanc.
posted by lukemeister at 7:23 AM on December 31, 2007 [3 favorites]

Seconding Bitch Ph.D. (lukemeister types faster than me).
posted by bibliowench at 7:30 AM on December 31, 2007

Although it mostly covers women's-health issues, I like Our Bodies Our Blog.
posted by box at 7:36 AM on December 31, 2007 [2 favorites]

Are you interested in personal feminism? Political? Domestic or international? Female or male authors? What is included in "feministing et al"? I'm guessing Pandagon and Feministe and I Blame the Patriarchy and Alas a Blog?
Things I read that might count:
Shakespeare's Sister
Creek Running North (Chris Clarke)
Faux Real Tho (founder of Feministe)

I think every site I've linked to has more thoughtful analysis and better discussion than most of the internet. And every one of them has blogrolls which will lead you to more of the same.
posted by hydropsyche at 7:42 AM on December 31, 2007 [2 favorites]

While I get little out of the 'Feministing et al' corner of the blogosphere, my fiancée reads plenty of feminist blogs and sez:

* Second Chris Clarke.

* Shakes's Sis is a group blog and so at least offers multiple perspectives/voices (but she's not necessarily a fan);

* Of the 'mainstream' (i.e. predominantly white middle-class) feminist blogs, she's a Feministe regular;

* Brown Femi Power and The Anti-Essentialist Conundrum offer changes of tonal and topical pace from what you mention. The GF's comment: '...but they said "non-ranty," right?' BFP is nowhere near 'non-ranty' but anything that gets you out of the hipster-blogging vortex is good in limited quantities. (That's me, not the fiancée, who objects to my use of 'hipster' to dismiss to many bloggers. But she'd be a goddamn hipster too if she wasn't whatever it is that she is, so to hell with her.)

Ever read a 'Mommy Blog'? If you want to read about women's culture(s) in practice, the blogs of homeschooling moms are fascinating (and often fucked up).
posted by waxbanks at 8:18 AM on December 31, 2007

Seconding Bitch, PhD. And Majikthiese. Both are terrific blogs that do exactly what you want.
posted by fourcheesemac at 8:21 AM on December 31, 2007 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks for the ideas! I am kind of astonished that there were 33 favorites to this post -- seems there's an audience out there for intelligent non-ranty feminist writing...
posted by footnote at 4:29 PM on December 31, 2007

Echidne of the Snakes is pretty great.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 9:47 AM on January 1, 2008

Violet Socks is also great (if sporadic).

Theriomorph is a mix of poetry, dog pictures, essays and other things, but if you look at her post categories, she has some thoughtful posts relating to feminist issues.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 10:56 AM on January 1, 2008

i second brownfemipower!
posted by kelseyq at 12:57 AM on January 2, 2008

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