Monday, April 24, 2006


Why Are There No Great Women Bloggers?

Apologies to Linda Nochlin, who, as you probably know, penned the above sentence in 1971, applying to artists, not the then unspawned species of digital diarists.

Moving on from Guerrilla Girls to CultureGrrl, this blog owes its existence to Sreenath Sreenivasan, associate professor and tech guru at the Columbia University School of Journalism, who told assembled alums (including moi) at a blogging seminar last Saturday that the blogging community is "very male. There are not many women or minorities." This is supposedly because blogging "takes a leap of faith" and takes an aggressively contentious posture---attitudes that women are presumably not good at.

We'll see, Sree! At least he inspired me to start posting.

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