Thursday, October 11, 2007

Hey, Utah - Where Are The Women Bloggers?

I know of a few women bloggers here in Utah, but I can't think of a single one that has a political blog. I got to thinking about this because Melina of Brilliant at Breakfast posted that the blog had been added to a list of 100 women bloggers. I went to check it out, and this list was begun on Oct 4th. In the week since then, it hasn't reached 200.

So, I checked my lists, and can't find a single local women who blogs - at least not who blogs on a regular basis. Granted, I definitely don't know all of the local bloggers, but there are several lists I have, including 3 sets of RSS feeds that I use, and I can't find a single one. At least not that truly has a political focus and writes on their blog on at least a semi-monthly basis. Surely I must be overlooking some good ones? (Maybe I can't tell the difference between boys and girls?)

Let me know who I've missed, and don't forget to recommend them at Informed Voters.


  1. Any word from the Bloghive people yet? I think they sometimes miss requests, and can be a bit slow to respond.

    This post is one more reason you need to be on there! That's a fairly important discussion to have, and you are the first to bring attention to it.

    If they don't get back to you, maybe we could get a "Put Saintless On the Hive" petition going.

  2. This is an interesting topic as it goes to not only gender roles and stereotypes, but also Utah's male-dominate culture.

    Nationally, the picture is much better. Digby, FDL, front-pagers on DailyKos, and of course Ariana Huffington (who is coming to SLC this fall) are influential women bloggers in politics.

    I am glad that you Jeni and Emily are part of the bloghive.

  3. Some anonymous bloggers that I know are women, but I agree with you that, overall, it seems to be male dominated. But then, isn't that also true of most computer/internet things? Or perhaps that's just the way it used to be.

  4. VoU - Yes, it is true of most computer type things. I'm an anomaly being a programmer, though that seems to be getting less true all the time. I frequently am the only girl in the department, but there have been a few.

    However, I don't think women are less likely to use the internet, and we're more likely to need people to listen to what we have to say, so I'd think there would be more of us in the blog-o-sphere.

  5. Misty, This is such a fabulous topic. I don't have a political blog because I'm too ADD to separate my thoughts- I have a hodge podge of polictical commentary mingled with social commentary.

    This is a male dominated society, and it's hard to find like minded women, and even harder to get men to take you seriously. Becoming Invisible

  6. i'm nowhere as informed as you are misty. i consider myself a life blogger, and that includes a mix of lots of things, including politics.

    with that said...i'd love to see saintless on the bloghive.

    i'm not a full-blown political blogger b/c i just don't have the time to keep up with everything that's going on...and then find the time to write on top of that. i've got two active kids and i'm fairly active in sports, PTA...oh and that full time job i have to pay all my bills.

    i'd like to count myself in the utah women political bloggers, but you're a level or two (or twelve) above me. :D


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