Philobiblon: Friday femmes fatales No 24

Friday, September 23, 2005

Friday femmes fatales No 24

Where are all the female bloggers? Here, in my weekly "top ten" posts.

This week I'm a bit further on my way to the collection of 300.

First, I have to highlight Claire's extremely promising new blog, We Are Still Here, which combines interests in feminism and history, so you can guess it is why the top of this list. Claire has been browsing the many little-known female writers on Project Gutenberg.

Staying on the artistic side, Gert, who promises she's "woman-shaped", on Mad Musings of Me, reviews a Donizetti concert performance. On Sudden Nothing, meanwhile, the Legendary Monkey wrestles with the difficult problem of writing about truth that is stranger than fiction. Then Deepa on Tea Shop on the Moon (what a lovely image) writes about Kamala Das, "one of the first women in India" to write about sex outside marriage, saying only now is she able to comprehend her courage, and her craft.

Moving on to "real life", or something like that, Colette on Dancing on Colette's Grave writes about the perils of internet dating. Bitter-Girl, who boasts she's "now with extra cranky" is meanwhile detailing the perils of life in Cleveland and Lisset on Did I SHave My Legs for This? is lamenting the disconnections caused by the night shift. (Know the feeling - you might notice I often post at some pretty odd times.)

If that seems a bit depressing, then Laura Young on Musings of an Ant Watcher introduces Rasputina's "wicked romp" "through territory one would never have dreamt possible for two cellists and a drummer" and Connie Phillips on Blogcritics is celebrating The Vanity Project, a musical celebration of "the LA dream".

Finally, for those not yet convinced about Bill Gates and company, The Common Scold notes its non-existent diversity policy.

Last week's edition is here.

Remember nominations are hugely welcome - I'll probably get to you eventually anyway, but why not hurry along the process?


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