January 11, 2010, - 2:22 pm
I learned the other day that the editors of WE Magazine for Women named DebbieSchlussel.com as one of its “101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2010.” I have no idea how or why they picked me or what the criteria were. And I have a feeling the views expressed on this site do not jibe with the goals of WE Magazine.
Normally, I don’t like to win “women’s” awards because I feel they are feminist affirmative action prizes for the undeserving who can’t compete with men and need to rely on gender. This blog breaks stories and makes news regardless of gender and doesn’t use sex/gender as a reason for anything. And the traffic figures and demographics of this site show it is popular among all strata and genders, regardless of the gender of the person who writes it (me). Also, my view is that this site has been breaking news, being cited all over the mainstream media, and having effects on businesses, movies, politics, political races, and countries since it became a full-time blog in 2005 and before then when it was not. This was a site to watch from 2001-2009 . . . and in 2010, too.
Still, to whoever recognized us, thanks. And to my many male readers, don’t let the chick stuff scare you off. As a men’s rights advocate, I try to ignore it (but for this brief mention).
Tags: 101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2010, WE Magazine, WE Magazine for Women