Monday, September 14, 2009
2nd Monday Discussion: Where are the Women Bloggers?
Last week RevGalBlogPals received an email pointing to a discussion that included one of our member blogs. It came from Patrick McCullough, who posed a question to our Julie Clawson, which she posted at Emerging Women.
Here it is:
"Why do you think there aren’t more women blogging about academic biblical studies? If you have some knowledge about biblical studies, but are not a “biblioblogger,” why not?"
This may go to an even more interesting question. How much communication is there between male and female clergy bloggers? Do male bloggers simply not notice female bloggers? Or are our blogs more multi-disciplinary and not as easy to categorize?
Recently, Church Relevance published a list of the Top 100 Church Blogs. There were about 7 written by women.
This raises questions of standards for granting status and forms of networking and perhaps even the relative invisibility of some people in other people's eyes.
I would ask our bloggers, what is your experience with other faith blogs on the web? Do you cross-connect with bloggers, male or female, who have a different theological perspective? Do you write about the Bible? And could we consider ourselves bibliobloggers if we aren't writing strictly academic posts?
Please chime in via the comments.
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