I am a normally a conscientious objector to the “meme” or “tagged” thingy :P, but I kinda like the idea of the “Thinking Blogger Award,” and since Witchy-Woo tagged me, I figured, why not, just this one time. 🙂
These are the rules:
1. If/when you get tagged, write a post with links to five blogs that make you think.
2. Also link to this post so that readers can track the meme to its origins.
3. If you want, display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ on your blog with pride – and a link to the post you wrote to pass it on.
Of course, there are far more than five blogs which make me think! Everybody who blogs and posts here makes me think! Everybody who posts here and doesn’t have a blog makes me think! But here goes anyway.
Ballastexistenz Reading Amanda Baggs’s writings at Ballastexistenz has been and is an ongoing experience of consciousness-raising for me. Her posts and comments about language, coercion, medicine, psychology, her day-to-day life as an autistic woman, are a goldmine. They continually challenge, provoke and inspire me. I know Amanda is tired right now because of recent media publicity, and I hope being tagged will be a welcome and energizing diversion as opposed to a burden!
Radical Goddess Theology I really appreciate Athana’s thoughtful, interesting and educated writings about the dangers of male deities to all life, about saving the planet, and about the centrality and primacy of unconditional love as modeled by female deities. I love her writings about mutuality, gifting and gift economies, matriarchy (as not an “-archy” at all), consensus decision-making, and the importance of bringing the day of the male bully gods to an end.
Stanselen I am really appreciating Jo, who is an anarchafeminist. I’ve connected with a couple anarchafeminists recently online, have added them to my blogroll and vice versa, and I am loving reading them! There’s an old Second Wave article around somewhere in which the author says something like, “Anarchy is the theory, radical feminism is the practice.” So true! I connect so well with these women’s writings because at their core, our views are so much the same. I’ve got a blog post fomenting about anarchy and am looking forward to writing it, thanks, in part to reading Jo and her sister anarchafeminists.
Midwife: Sage Femme This is the beautifully-written blog of a homebirth midwife who is lesbian mother. She and her partner are raising their three children together. I so appreciate Sage Femme’s compassionate, respectful, woman-honoring writings, her amazing birth stories, her counsel in the tradition of wise woman healers and mystics, and her practical, down-to-earth advice.
Amy’s Brain Today Amy and her partner, Kya, are radical feminist lesbian separatists whose writings and photographs never fail to inspire and teach me, whether they’re writing about the oppression of women, their land dyke oddyssey, womyn’s community, war tax resistance, woman-only space, radical feminist sexuality, radical feminist history or theory, whatever they write about, they write as thoughtful revolutionaries committed to living the dream in all of its mundane, difficult, frustrating, challenging, heady and nourishing glory. I’m so glad you two are in the world! You give me so much hope.
Well, I could go on like this forever. I would have liked to include Professor Zero, Chasing Moksha, Shannon at Egotistical Whining, Twisty, Sokari at Black Looks, Trula Mama, Womanish Words, Tiyospayenow, Uppity, Rural Womyn, Ginmar, Compartments, Ann Bartow, Heather, argh, there are way too many women who make me think! But I have to follow instructions, so those are my five. 🙂