....LMB: "Where Your Homegirls' At"....

September 20, 2004

Sometimes, male bloggers scratch their heads and ask, "where are all the female bloggers?"*-- usually without trying very hard to find them.

Well, there's a list of several hundred of them at What She Said!.

Time to open your minds, fellas.

[via Mouse Words]

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*"Bloggers" is understood to mean "political bloggers." For some reason, political bloggers like to pretend that the vast mountain of personal, non-political blogs don't exist, even though (as I've remarked on several occasions), the majority of blogs seem to be the personal journals of 14-year old schoolgirls. The What She Said list is huge, and only lists blogs by liberal women, who write about politics on their blogs( although not always exclusively about politics. But who does, really?).

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I have one if you'd like it for that list http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=TIKITEMBO .Oh, and by the way, The Corporation documentary rocked my fucking socks off.

Posted by: Alyssa Coffey at September 20, 2004 02:50 PM

I have one if you'd like it for that list http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=TIKITEMBO .Oh, and by the way, The Corporation documentary rocked my fucking socks off.

Posted by: Alyssa at September 20, 2004 02:50 PM

Sorry, didn't mean to be the annoying person who sends things multiple times.

Posted by: Alyssa at September 20, 2004 02:52 PM

I can't decide if I like that Ms. replaced their board with a blog, or not. I kinda miss that board. In the way I miss banging my head against the wall. You know.

Posted by: Denise at September 20, 2004 04:36 PM

Thanks, Alyssa! I'll pass it to Morgaine.

Posted by: Amanda at September 20, 2004 06:04 PM

Thanks for that insightful comment! It makes interesting reading, especially when I need a payday loans.

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November 16, 2004

Tales of Media Woe

Senate May Ram Copyright Bill- one of the most depressing stories of the day that didn't involve death or bombs. It's the music and movie industries' wet dream. It criminalizes peer-to-peer software makers, allows the government to file civil lawsuits on behalf of these media industries, and eliminates fair use. Fair use is the idea that I can use a snippet of a copyrighted work for educational, political, or satirical purposes, without getting permission from the copyright-holder first.

And most tellingly, the bill legalizes technology that would automatically skip over "obejctionable content" (i.e. sex and violence) in a DVD, but bans devices that would automatically skip over commericals. This is a blatant, blatant, blatant gift to the movie industry. Fuck the movie industry, fuck the music industry, fuck the Senate.

Music industry aims to send in radio cops- the recording industry says that you're not allowed to record songs off the radio, be it real radio or internet radio. And now they're working on preventing you from recording songs off internet radio through a mixture of law and technological repression (although I imagine their techno-fixes will get hacked pretty quickly).

The shocking truth about the FCC: Censorship by the tyranny of the few- blogger Jeff Jarvis discovers that the recent $1.2 million FCC fine against a sex scene in Fox's "Married By America" TV show was not levied because hundreds of people wrote the FCC and complained. It was not because 159 people wrote in and complained (which is the FCC's current rationale). No, thanks to Jarvis' FOIA request, we find that only 23 people (of the show's several million viewers) wrote in and complained. On top of that, he finds that 21 of those letters were just copy-and-paste email jobs that some people attached their names to. Jarvis then spins this a bit by saying that "only 3" people actually wrote letters to the FCC, which is misleading but technically true. So somewhere between 3 and 23 angry people can determine what you can't see on television. Good to know.

Reuters Union Considers Striking Over Layoffs- will a strike by such a major newswire service impact the rest of the world's media?

Pentagon Starts Work On War Internet- the US military is talking about the creation of a global, wireless, satellite-aided computer network for use in battle. I think I saw a movie about this once...

Conservative host returns to the air after week suspension for using racial slur- Houston radio talk show host (and somtime Rush Limbaugh substitute) Mark Belling referred to Mexican-Americans as "wetbacks" on his show. He was suspended for a couple of weeks, and then submitted a written apology for the racial slur to a local newspaper. But he seems to be using the slur and its surrounding controversy to boost his conservative cred with his listeners.

Stay Tuned for Nudes- Cleveland TV news anchor Sharon Reed aired a story about artist Spencer Tunick, who uses large numbers of naked volunteers in his installations and photographs. The news report will be unique in that it will not blur or black-out the usual naughty bits. The story will air late at night, when it's allegedly okay with the FCC if you broadcast "indecent" material. The author of this article doesn't seem to notice that Reed first claims that this report is a publicity stunt, but then claims it's a protest against FCC repression. I'd like to think it's the latter, but I'm not that much of a sucker.

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