Women's History Month and Estrogen Week
You wants the womens, you got the womens. March is Women's History Month. Just like Black History Month, every year it's a time both to reflect on the oft-ignored parts of history and regret that we still must set aside this time to remember what should be an intergrated part of our historical understanding in the first place.
But this is just not Women's History Month. This is the blogosphere, and we are in love with the present. And we, the Broads of the Blogosphere, the very ones you hear about every three months, have a ton of interesting stuff to read up on this month.
To begin with, Jessica at Feministing is going to go to a conference in Cambridge on women in the media. If I didn't live so far away, I'd probably go to this. For those who can get there, they will be having a session on blogging and feminism.
Because there is a recurring debate every three months or less regarding whether or not there are many women who blog about politics, a number of prominent bloggers have declared this week Estrogen Week, a time to promote female bloggers, all worth reading. Elayne Riggs has decided to honor both Estrogen Week and Women's History Month by turning her blog over to Estrogen Month, an entire month dedicated to unearthing and promoting obscure female bloggers. If you have any favorites, go over there and let her know. If you don't have any suggestions but are looking for new and different blogs, go over there and get some suggestions.
The best part of Estrogen Week is that it's the darling of some extremely funny women. Rox Populi has a round-up of some very, very funny women writers you may not have heard of. Roxanne is most honored to be an early addition to David Horowitz's enemies list, and frankly the rest of us are burning with jealousy.
And of course, Estrogen Week was initially declared by the World's Sexiest Blogger, Lauren at Feministe. Lauren also got the final word in on the female-run blog thing.