A link to Lab Kat, one of my new favourite blogs.
It’s a while since I’ve perused the ‘nets discovering wild, willful, wonderful, intelligent, garrulous women, and there seem to be more and more of us out there. Vive le Femme!
There really are some delightfully funny writers out there.
In other news, I’ve been pondering news reports that women in Australia now outnumber men. What might be the implication of this? Given our convict beginnings, there were many, many more men than women in Australia at the outset of Anglo settlement. Some 200:1. Anne Summers wrote a fantastic book called “Damned whores and God’s police” detailing the hefty dose of madonna/whore thinking in Australia’s foundation.
Initially I thought this news about numbers might provoke women-hating idiots like those in Sydney Anglican diocese (and unfortunately elsewhere) who think women should be submissive to men, to try to take ‘a firmer hand’.
However, if there are simply more of us here, doens’t that now make us the norm, culturally speaking? Isn’t our experience and life now more “normal” by simple weight of numbers? Hmmm. This should inspire some creative thinking among young (and old!) women for some time to come!