The 2006 Weblog Winner for Best Canadian Blog, and probably one of the top 3 Canadian political bloggers of all-time, doesn’t pass Catnip’s sniff test. And it’s not just her, but any bloggers "just like her." No doubt in liberalese this translates into "conservative" or "libertarian conservative" women just won’t make the list or the grade.
Ironically, Catnip has now changed her criteria. No longer will nominations be confined to solely "smart" Canadian women political bloggers. Now she will accept any "smart" female Canadian bloggers because - are you ready for this - “there are some women who intersperse 'political' issues with personal postings (as I do here as well, occasionally). Okay. That would seem to make my task much more vast then. 'Politics' is much more than discussions about political parties etc. It is personal."
So until, she and others just like her find a method to permanently gag me - I’ll post this once more.
I don’t know how many times I have to write this. But once again for the record: I do not have a penis nor am I an angry white male. I may write from a more conservative viewpoint but that does not mean that I have suddenly sprouted testes beside my ovaries. The only balls I ever had were brass ones. For frack’s sake, I am not some angry white male poser in drag hiding behind a computer screen.
Why do lefties and liberals maintain that there are no female conservative voices of note in the blogsphere – even in the Canadian blogsphere? And why almost down to the last woman blogging do they continue to propagate this myth that conservative right wing bloggers are all angry white males? I am so bleeding tired of liberal pundits suggesting that my voice and my readership are irrelevant to any discussion of discourse in the Canadian political blogsphere because I am a conservative female blogger; ergo, I don’t exist. Is there a litmus test of blog femininity that not only did I not know about - but I somehow managed to unknowingly fail? If that isn’t the politics of sexism - what is?
I have never met the other Kate (of Small Dead Animals) but I have met Lisa (of The London Fog) and Kathy Shaidle, and Wendy of Girl on the Right . There isn't a penis in the lot. But there are far more quality conservative female voices out there churning out punditry everyday then is commonly allowed for in the narrow confides of the liberal belief system.
And here’s a tip – we are all punching far beyond our weight, which is more than I can say for more than a few liberal girlie-man bloggers. Oh, and for the record, I owe more to Margaret Thatcher than I do to women’s lib.