Feminist Category Ready

Posted: November 23, 2008 by D. Collier in voting

Due to some delays related to judging, the Best Feminist Blog category hadn’t been posted – until now.

It is now ready.

Recognizing that we are late, voting on the Feminist Category shall last one extra day, until November 30th. Round 2 for the Feminist Category will start December 1st and last until December 8th.

Comments
  1. fern hill says:

    JJ was booted from the feminist category?!?!?
    http://unrepentantoldhippie.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/booted-from-best-feminist-blog-category/

    You gotta be kidding, right? It was a mistake, right?

    If JJ’s blog is not deemed feminist enough, this contest is a total joke.

    Damn, I wish I’d noticed that before I voted. I will not be participating in Round 2.

  2. dinosaur says:

    If JJ’s blog is not deemed feminist enough, this contest is a total joke.

    Too true it’s just to push their ideological political angle. Maybe it should be called, Best whiny female left winger who needs government intervention to be empowered. Maybe throw the word lesbian in there too.

    Why aren’t female bloggers who are willing to run under the ideological feminist category allowed to? Because some lefty doesn’t like them!

    Brilliant.

    Luckily there are other awards out there.

  3. fern hill says:

    Hey, dinosaur, have you read JJ? Least whiney blog in the universe. Hey, that could be a category next time.

  4. balbulican says:

    As a card carrying lefty, may I ask with respect barely masking incredulity how on earth JJ’s blog was excluded from the Feminist Category?

  5. Miss Vicky says:

    I’d like to know, too. I’m perplexed

  6. This is how it was explained to me by the judge.

    First of all, this was the best feminist category, not the best blog written by a woman category. Therefore, a blog would not be accepted into the category simply because the writter was a woman.

    Second, the blog had to, for the most part, talk about feminism or issues via a feminist lens. Feminism generally being defined as “belief in the political, social, and economic equality of women”. Of course, there were probably some subtleties that somebody in Women’s Studies would know about.

    So, using that basis, there were a few blogs that were removed. JJ’s was one of them.

    Since this category tends to be explosive, the CBA Operators are not going to overrule the judge, unless the big rule of the CBA’s are broken, being the blog must be based in Canada or written by a Canadian.

  7. Listen, I also think a mistake was made. JJ is a very good and very feminist blog. But judges are human too and this judge made a mistake. It’s too late to change it now, but then again I don’t think it’s possible to please everybody, and that’s not the purpose of these awards.

    I think of the CBA’s as an opportunity to get a giant linky love together and see all sorts of new and cool blogs. I’ve added about a dozen to my RSS reader, so in the sense of purpose that the awards serve, recognition to bloggers, it’s been great. And hey, if people want to check out a good, progressive-feminist blog, Unrepentant Old Hippie is a great one to visit. And that hasn’t changed.

  8. balbulican says:

    “First of all, this was the best feminist category, not the best blog written by a woman category. Therefore, a blog would not be accepted into the category simply because the writter was a woman.”

    Err…check. Yup.

    “Second, the blog had to, for the most part, talk about feminism or issues via a feminist lens. Feminism generally being defined as “belief in the political, social, and economic equality of women”. Of course, there were probably some subtleties that somebody in Women’s Studies would know about.”

    Oh, “subtleties” that “somebody in Women’s Studies would know about”. Well, that certainly explains it clearly.

  9. Miss Vicky says:

    Um, considering the amount she wrote about C-484, or Morgentaler’s Order of Canada, among other things, I don’t see how one could possibly eliminate her from the category. Perhaps they didn’t read back far enough. Unfortunate.

  10. balbulican says:

    You don’t have to read back far at all. On the current scroll are several eviscerations of Focus on the Family (whose antiabortion, antifeminist stance is notorious), some of JJ’s patented dissections of
    SUZANNE, and several other posts that directly or indirectly address a woman’s right to choose.

    Let’s be honest here. Our extreme right wing friends have been making a bit of a pastime of organized freeping over the last little while. They swamped the feminist nominations with submissions intended to mock the category.

    It was a good manoeuver: if you allowed the nominations to stand, they’d swamp the vote, and act as thought it meant something. If you cut their nominations, they get to don their beloved victim garb.

    You did the right thing. Unfortunately your expert made one serious error, and deleted a nomination by a fine feminist blogger.

    JJ understands. You guys owe her an apology. That’s all.

    As for the other deletions: there are two kinds of reader in this world; the kind who think Big Blue Wave is a feminist blog, and the kind who know that it’s not. This competition is for that latter class of human.

  11. John Mutford says:

    Okay, I hadn’t heard of this site before. But, I guess the feeling is mutual. I just looked at the list of categories being voted on, and there are no choices for “Best LitBlog”? What gives? It’s a pretty big blogging scene. At least as popular as some of the others.

  12. saskboy says:

    Hi John,
    Literature has been covered under Cultural/Entertainment to this point. We’ve never had someone suggest a category strictly for literature devoted blogs before. If you know of a dozen or more Canadian based literature blogs, I’d be happy to see a list.

  13. John Mutford says:

    Okay, here goes…

    The Book Mine Set
    http://www.bookmineset.blogspot.com

    An Adventure In Books
    (http://raidergirl3-anadventureinreading.blogspot.com/)

    Book-A-Rama
    (http://chris-book-a-rama.blogspot.com/)

    Reader Rabbits
    (http://readerrabbit.blogspot.com/)

    An Indextrious Reader
    (http://indextrious.blogspot.com/)

    Back To Books
    (http://back-to-books.blogspot.com/)

    Book Addiction
    (http://boughtbooks.blogspot.com/)

    So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
    (http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/)

    Kathleen Molloy
    (http://kathleenmolloy.offo.ca/)

    Shelf Monkey
    (http://shelf-monkey.blogspot.com/)

    My Book and Bead Challenges
    (http://jlwbbchallenge.blogspot.com/)

    A Season To Read
    (http://aseasontoread.blogspot.com/)

    SMS Book Reviews
    (http://smsbookreviews.blogspot.com/)

    BiblioHistoria
    (http://bibliobiography.blogspot.com/)

    Books and Quilts
    (http://conestogo.blogspot.com/)

    Tara Can Read
    (http://taracanread.blogspot.com/)

    Book Ninja
    (http://www.bookninja.com/)

    The Books of My Numberless Dreams
    (http://imani.wordpress.com/)

    Books I Done Read
    (http://booksidoneread.blogspot.com/)

    And this is by no means exhaustive….

  14. John Mutford says:

    The Book Mine Set
    http://www.bookmineset.blogspot.com

    An Adventure In Books
    raidergirl3-anadventureinreading.blogspot.com/

    Book-A-Rama
    chris-book-a-rama.blogspot.com/

    Reader Rabbits
    readerrabbit.blogspot.com/

    An Indextrious Reader
    indextrious.blogspot.com

    Back To Books
    back-to-books.blogspot.com/

    Book Addiction
    boughtbooks.blogspot.com/

    So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
    teddyrose.blogspot.com/

    Kathleen Molloy
    kathleenmolloy.offo.ca/

    Shelf Monkey
    shelf-monkey.blogspot.com/

    My Book and Bead Challenges
    jlwbbchallenge.blogspot.com/

    A Season To Read
    aseasontoread.blogspot.com/

    SMS Book Reviews
    smsbookreviews.blogspot.com/

    BiblioHistoria
    bibliobiography.blogspot.com/

    Books and Quilts
    conestogo.blogspot.com/

    Tara Can Read
    taracanread.blogspot.com/

    Book Ninja
    http://www.bookninja.com/

    The Books of My Numberless Dreams
    imani.wordpress.com/

    Books I Done Read
    booksidoneread.blogspot.com/

  15. Thanks for mentioning me John🙂

  16. Teddy says:

    Thanks for mentioning me as well John!

  17. August says:

    Additional Canadian literary blogs:

    Nigel Beale Nota Bene Books
    http://nigelbeale.com/

    That Shakespeherian Rag
    http://www.stevenwbeattie.com

    How to Furnish a Room
    http://howtofurnisharoom.blogspot.com/

    vestige.org (that’s me, btw)
    http://www.vestige.org

    Seen Reading
    http://www.seenreading.com/

    Career Limiting Moves
    http://www.zachariahwells.blogspot.com/

    Lemon Hound
    http://www.lemonhound.blogspot.com/

    I’m sure there’s more, but that’s all I can think of off the top of my head without including blogs run by authors and journals, etc.

  18. Nicola says:

    Thanks for mentioning me too, John!

    You guys really do need to get a Book Blogs category. There are many of us out there.

  19. Thanks for mentioning me too , John.
    I have over 60 book blogs listed in my blog roll. Book blogs is a huge area. We DEMAND that it be included – Please and Thank you.

  20. Melanie says:

    And don’t forget:
    My Tragic Right Hip
    Pickle me this
    Bookpuddle
    Magnificent Octopus

    These are just a few I’ve thought of quickly.

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