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Lauredhel is an Australian woman and mother with a disability. She blogs about disability and accessibility, social and reproductive justice, gender, freedom from violence, the uses and misuses of language, medical science, otters, gardening, and cooking.

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36 responses to “Femmostroppo Awards for 2007: A Retrospective”

  1. tigtog

    Well done Lauredhel, and well done other judges! Who didn’t in the end really include me.

    My apologies to everyone who nominated posts for this back in December and January believing that a final list would be coming soon – through a series of unfortunate events that were all rationally pretty minor, finishing scoring the nominees soon became the glittering centrepiece of my Horrid Pile of Procrastination that is a feature of my mood disorder, and all the other judges had their scores in long ago while I just didn’t and didn’t and didn’t.

    Finally I just handed it off, my incomplete scores and all, and Lauredhel has finished it from there with great efficiency, for which I’m hugely grateful. It’s great to be able to revisit these terrific posts now without the continuing guilt for not getting them scored hanging over my head. Well done all of you fabulous femmostroppos!

  2. Sweet Machine

    Yay! Thank you so much, Hoydens, for putting this together. I look forward to some good hours of reading to come.

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  4. Anastasiya

    Those whose family members suffered or died because of the Bolshevik (later CPSU) regime or their Cold War puppets thank you for your understanding and respect with regard to “bolsho”

  5. QoT

    This is a fantastic list of awesome posts!

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  7. Melissa McEwan

    Great collection of posts — and thanks so much for including me, Hoydens! :-)

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  8. ginmar

    Wow, thanks for the nod. I didn’t even realize I’d been nominated.

  9. Donna

    Thanks for linking to my site and nominating me, er…the “Benefit of the Doubt” thread you linked to is my words, not Nanette’s. But, I think you should link to her post on the benefit of the doubt as well, or instead of mine, since it is as good or better than mine.
    The Benefit of the Doubt at Feministe (by Nanette)

  10. Theriomorph

    What a fantastic group of posts – thank you!

  11. Sylvia/M

    Thank you so much; I’m honored. I feel extra stroppy today. :-D

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  13. Brooklynite

    This is really excellent stuff, Hoydens. Wow.

  14. Darlene

    Interesting list and will endeavour to have a look at some of the posts. When it comes to feminist blogs I never quite know where to look so this should be a great help.

    Bit jarring to see so few Australian posts and would have liked to see a broader view of what is considered “feminist” (as we all know the feminist movement has long had many many streams and those streams have only increased with the growth of such things as queer theory).

    However, all in all a really good effort. :)

  15. tigtog

    Bit jarring to see so few Australian posts

    We chose from what was nominated, Darlene. It was an open process, and we got many more nominations from North American bloggers than elsewhere. Bloggers from the UK and India are also under-represented in terms of the Anglosphere, and of course the non-Anglosphere is nowhere.

    For Oz, bluemilk and Audrey are there, Cara at least spent some of her schooling years here, and disqualifying ourselves (chuffed though we were by so many nominations from others) seemed only ethical.

    would have liked to see a broader view of what is considered “feminist”

    The nomination thread probably offers a slightly broader sampling of feminist views, but certainly our intent here wasn’t to provide the broadest possible anthology – that’s one way to run a blog-carnival, but it isn’t the way we ended up going with. The standard for nomination was “most memorable” from the past year, which is a very subjective standard, and deliberately so. The judges then each had their own idiosyncratic methods for scoring the nominated posts. Balance of ideologies I don’t think was ever an emphasis.

    For those looking for a more carefully varied collection of feminist posts, the monthly Carnival of the Feminists is always worth a look and always yields some new voices.

  16. Donna

    Don’t let Sylvia fool you, she’s extra stroppy every day!

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  18. Deborah

    I don’t know why our ping-back isn’t appearing…. I would like it to, because it’s a way of saying, “Hey. We like what you’re doing!”

    So, your sisters-in-arms in NZ (very confusing, I know, coming from me, seeing as I’m one of the the resident ex-pats on our team) are saying, “Hey! We like what you’re doing!”

    Deborahs last blog post..Slow blogging – marking essays

  19. Deborah

    The possibility of an Australian feminist carnival (though I’d go for a Down Under carnival, Aus and NZ) is one that’s been tossed around for a little while now, and I’ve been thinking of actually moving on it at last.

    Fantastic idea! I’d be happy to help.

    Deborahs last blog post..Slow blogging – marking essays

  20. tigtog

    For pings that get lost in cyberspace, Deborah – may I recommend the Wizbang Tech Trackback Pinger? I didn’t see your ping appear in either the mod queue or the spam bucket, so I don’t know where it went, but if you use Wizbang your trackback should definitely be received by the blog you want to ping.

    I’d be happy to see an ANZ Femmostroppo collection of posts, although I’m reluctant to volunteer for anything in case I get procrastinitis again. I’ll cheer from the sidelines though!

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  22. Kate Harding

    Many belated thanks! And I can’t wait to read them all.

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  25. annaham

    thanks so much for including one of my posts, lauredhel and tigtog! i recently had a massive hand injury that has left me unable to type or comment much, but i’m so glad that the list is out so that i have something to do!

  26. Nia

    Wow, what a great reading list to have after I finish my exams! I’ll bookmark the list to avoid the temptation of reading the lot right now.

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  28. Lauren

    Awesome reading list. I’ve already found some new awesome reads. Thanks!

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  30. Kristjan Wager

    Great posts – many I had read before, but there are also quite a few new ones (to me) there.

  31. audrey apple

    Hey sorry, just got to this. Thanks for the shoutout! I love Kate Harding’s argument. Loved it the first time I read it, love it now.

    Great work Hoydens!

  32. madeinmelbourne

    Thank you so much for all your hard work putting this great list together. I can’t imagine how much time and effort it took!

    I’m only half way through the list, but already I’ve found so many new blogs to bookmark and keep reading… I find it invaluable to have such a comprehensive resource to rely on. Someone else filtering for you is the ultimate luxury, me thinks.

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