First I wrote this:
All right, all you radfems and radfem wanna bes and radfem allies and radfem supporters and people-who-like-radfems-in-spite-of-yourselves 😀, go here and nominate our blogs and various individual posts and series for Koufax Awards! Hurry up! I went over there in Internet Explorer (don’t do that, use Firefox), so I couldn’t read all that much, but GEEZ, it’s all the same old people, lots of men, liberals, liberal feminists, and all the regular mutual admiration societies and good ‘ol bloggers. We know our writings are the best. :P Maybe we need to start our own awards, for woman-centered blogs, woman-centered blogging, something like that.
Then I went through and added trackbacks to all the radfems and radfem allies/supporters/lovers😛 on my blogroll.
Then I started to think, “But wait. We don’t really even believe in competitions like this, we’re all about mutuality, cooperation, consensus, win/win, power with, we’re against hierarchies, and so on.”
Then I thought, “Well, but it’s all in good fun, and competition isn’t always bad, we’re not in the post-revolution yet, maybe it keeps us motivated when we might not otherwise be. And besides, Heart, you have no sense of humor.”
Then I thought, “But wait. This is totally, totally political. How could it not be? And in political events of this kind, radfems will always get the short end of the stick, the left foot of “fellow”-ship.” (But I sort of covered that in my first paragraph by saying “maybe we need our own contest.”)
So I’m pasting trackbacks and thinking as I go through and paste each one of all of the amazing posts I’ve read on each one which should be nominated, although probably very few people have ever even read these amazing blogs, so they probably won’t get nominated.
By the time I’m done, I’m thinking, now I don’t know about Koufax awards. Maybe we need something woman-centered instead, which honors the best post from every radfem’s (or pro-radfem man’s) blog, or the best series, from each person’s blog, or the best woman-centered posts from all sorts of blogs, radfem or no. And then maybe categories like, “best analysis,” “best new theory,” “most consistently woman-centered,” “funniest from a woman-centered perspective,” “most controversial,” “most over-the-top,” and so on.
Well, it could be an interesting discussion. 🙂