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Do Dudes Even Worry About Blogger Gender?

Posted on | March 26, 2010 | 31 Comments

by Smitty

Dr. Helen picks up Susannah Breslin’s question. Villainous Company also posted on the topic.

Given that we’re all looking at a browser, the gender of the author seems tangential at best. Either the post triggers thought, or it does not. WTF chromosomes? And does the typical male blogger ever consider this question? Can a scurrilous knave like TrogloPundit even comprehend it?

Update: Villainous Company heaves a *sigh* my way. πŸ˜‰

Comments

31 Responses to “Do Dudes Even Worry About Blogger Gender?”

  1. Joe
    March 26th, 2010 @ 11:56 pm

    Yeah guys care about gender. At least I do. I do not know why, but I find female bloggers sexy. All of them. All of them on the right at least.

    Heck, even Ana Marie Cox or Hamsher in the right light…well I better not go there.

  2. Joe
    March 26th, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

    Yeah guys care about gender. At least I do. I do not know why, but I find female bloggers sexy. All of them. All of them on the right at least.

    Heck, even Ana Marie Cox or Hamsher in the right light…well I better not go there.

  3. Adobe Walls
    March 27th, 2010 @ 12:36 am

    I think you already did

  4. Adobe Walls
    March 26th, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

    I think you already did

  5. Steve Burri
    March 27th, 2010 @ 1:12 am

    I didn’t even know Smitty was a dude until a couple of months ago.

  6. Steve Burri
    March 27th, 2010 @ 1:12 am

    I didn’t even know Smitty was a dude until a couple of months ago.

  7. Steve Burri
    March 26th, 2010 @ 8:12 pm

    I didn’t even know Smitty was a dude until a couple of months ago.

  8. ECM
    March 27th, 2010 @ 1:19 am

    I’m not sure how, but I’m pretty sure this is a very ironic question since it’s coming from the home Rule 5.

  9. ECM
    March 27th, 2010 @ 1:19 am

    I’m not sure how, but I’m pretty sure this is a very ironic question since it’s coming from the home Rule 5.

  10. ECM
    March 26th, 2010 @ 8:19 pm

    I’m not sure how, but I’m pretty sure this is a very ironic question since it’s coming from the home Rule 5.

  11. Mary Rose
    March 27th, 2010 @ 1:50 am

    Oh, geez louise. Why is it that whenever these gender topics come up, they’re always posed by a woman? Who cares? I read a blog because it’s interesting, because it’s well-written, because it makes me bust out laughing so loud that my husband says, “what…what?!” I read blogs that make me feel validated that the whole lot of leftist mindless drones would be better off on the island of LOST.

    I mentioned this subject briefly to my husband and said, “Would a man ever say, ‘gosh, why are there so many more men who blog than women?'” We both agreed. No.

    Long ago, web-logging was journaling online. I’d like to pose the question: who was more involved, men or women? Back in the day, I noticed more women than men. But then came citizen journalism and alas, blogging wasn’t so much about someone’s life (dull as some were) but ideas about the world. Which rocked, in my opinion because that’s the stuff I like to talk about.

    I am anti-feminist but pro-woman. I love men and I don’t get my knickers in a knot about silly things. But I do find it irritating when another woman claims that the realm of opinion on current events is somehow inherently a male trait. Pffff. What an idiotic thing to say. So a woman can’t care about what’s going on in the government or culture because what… discussing Manolo Blahnik’s overpriced heels is so much more interesting? More pffff… Perhaps it has something to do with journalism being a “man’s world” long ago. But for pete’s sake, that was sixty years ago.

    I have some great girlfriends. I’m a closeted conservative with them because seriously, as much as I love them, I know they couldn’t handle my fiery rhetoric toward those they idolize. But this could be why I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed having a beer with a bunch of guys and discussing events and ideas. We can disagree and they’ll still think I’m okay. Sigh. How I love men.

    (Yes, this response is long. I chalk it up to being half-Italian. Twitter is my nemesis.)

  12. Mary Rose
    March 27th, 2010 @ 1:50 am

    Oh, geez louise. Why is it that whenever these gender topics come up, they’re always posed by a woman? Who cares? I read a blog because it’s interesting, because it’s well-written, because it makes me bust out laughing so loud that my husband says, “what…what?!” I read blogs that make me feel validated that the whole lot of leftist mindless drones would be better off on the island of LOST.

    I mentioned this subject briefly to my husband and said, “Would a man ever say, ‘gosh, why are there so many more men who blog than women?'” We both agreed. No.

    Long ago, web-logging was journaling online. I’d like to pose the question: who was more involved, men or women? Back in the day, I noticed more women than men. But then came citizen journalism and alas, blogging wasn’t so much about someone’s life (dull as some were) but ideas about the world. Which rocked, in my opinion because that’s the stuff I like to talk about.

    I am anti-feminist but pro-woman. I love men and I don’t get my knickers in a knot about silly things. But I do find it irritating when another woman claims that the realm of opinion on current events is somehow inherently a male trait. Pffff. What an idiotic thing to say. So a woman can’t care about what’s going on in the government or culture because what… discussing Manolo Blahnik’s overpriced heels is so much more interesting? More pffff… Perhaps it has something to do with journalism being a “man’s world” long ago. But for pete’s sake, that was sixty years ago.

    I have some great girlfriends. I’m a closeted conservative with them because seriously, as much as I love them, I know they couldn’t handle my fiery rhetoric toward those they idolize. But this could be why I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed having a beer with a bunch of guys and discussing events and ideas. We can disagree and they’ll still think I’m okay. Sigh. How I love men.

    (Yes, this response is long. I chalk it up to being half-Italian. Twitter is my nemesis.)

  13. Mary Rose
    March 26th, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

    Oh, geez louise. Why is it that whenever these gender topics come up, they’re always posed by a woman? Who cares? I read a blog because it’s interesting, because it’s well-written, because it makes me bust out laughing so loud that my husband says, “what…what?!” I read blogs that make me feel validated that the whole lot of leftist mindless drones would be better off on the island of LOST.

    I mentioned this subject briefly to my husband and said, “Would a man ever say, ‘gosh, why are there so many more men who blog than women?'” We both agreed. No.

    Long ago, web-logging was journaling online. I’d like to pose the question: who was more involved, men or women? Back in the day, I noticed more women than men. But then came citizen journalism and alas, blogging wasn’t so much about someone’s life (dull as some were) but ideas about the world. Which rocked, in my opinion because that’s the stuff I like to talk about.

    I am anti-feminist but pro-woman. I love men and I don’t get my knickers in a knot about silly things. But I do find it irritating when another woman claims that the realm of opinion on current events is somehow inherently a male trait. Pffff. What an idiotic thing to say. So a woman can’t care about what’s going on in the government or culture because what… discussing Manolo Blahnik’s overpriced heels is so much more interesting? More pffff… Perhaps it has something to do with journalism being a “man’s world” long ago. But for pete’s sake, that was sixty years ago.

    I have some great girlfriends. I’m a closeted conservative with them because seriously, as much as I love them, I know they couldn’t handle my fiery rhetoric toward those they idolize. But this could be why I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed having a beer with a bunch of guys and discussing events and ideas. We can disagree and they’ll still think I’m okay. Sigh. How I love men.

    (Yes, this response is long. I chalk it up to being half-Italian. Twitter is my nemesis.)

  14. michigan
    March 26th, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

    The answer is HELL YES! And did a person named “Smitty” undergo some type of reassignment?

  15. michigan
    March 27th, 2010 @ 4:10 am

    The answer is HELL YES! And did a person named “Smitty” undergo some type of reassignment?

  16. michigan
    March 27th, 2010 @ 4:10 am

    The answer is HELL YES! And did a person named “Smitty” undergo some type of reassignment?

  17. smitty
    March 27th, 2010 @ 4:14 am

    @MI,
    Well, yes, the Navy gave me all sorts of PCS orders. What?

  18. smitty
    March 27th, 2010 @ 4:14 am

    @MI,
    Well, yes, the Navy gave me all sorts of PCS orders. What?

  19. smitty
    March 26th, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

    @MI,
    Well, yes, the Navy gave me all sorts of PCS orders. What?

  20. Live Free Or Die
    March 27th, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    Worry about blogger gender? No. Make note of it? For sure. If one can live up to Arthur Koestler’s Law, they have a better chance of being bookmarked though.

  21. Live Free Or Die
    March 27th, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    Worry about blogger gender? No. Make note of it? For sure. If one can live up to Arthur Koestler’s Law, they have a better chance of being bookmarked though.

  22. Live Free Or Die
    March 27th, 2010 @ 6:27 am

    Worry about blogger gender? No. Make note of it? For sure. If one can live up to Arthur Koestler’s Law, they have a better chance of being bookmarked though.

  23. McGehee
    March 27th, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    I’m more likely to make a note of a person’s gender in person. Though, most women, when they see me take out my pencil and notepad to make that note, trend to shy away.

  24. McGehee
    March 27th, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    I’m more likely to make a note of a person’s gender in person. Though, most women, when they see me take out my pencil and notepad to make that note, trend to shy away.

  25. McGehee
    March 27th, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    tend to shy away.

    It only becomes a trend when it happens a lot. Which, it does.

  26. McGehee
    March 27th, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    tend to shy away.

    It only becomes a trend when it happens a lot. Which, it does.

  27. McGehee
    March 27th, 2010 @ 7:20 am

    I’m more likely to make a note of a person’s gender in person. Though, most women, when they see me take out my pencil and notepad to make that note, trend to shy away.

  28. McGehee
    March 27th, 2010 @ 7:20 am

    tend to shy away.

    It only becomes a trend when it happens a lot. Which, it does.

  29. Mary Rose
    March 27th, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

    McGehee, women really start shying away when they notice a guy putting stars after her name – or a big scrawled “NO WAY.” Sort of makes us feel like we’re on American Idol. πŸ˜‰

    Say, where are the women in the combox? I can’t be the only one with an opinion! Or maybe they’re blogging.

  30. Mary Rose
    March 27th, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

    McGehee, women really start shying away when they notice a guy putting stars after her name – or a big scrawled “NO WAY.” Sort of makes us feel like we’re on American Idol. πŸ˜‰

    Say, where are the women in the combox? I can’t be the only one with an opinion! Or maybe they’re blogging.

  31. Mary Rose
    March 27th, 2010 @ 9:51 am

    McGehee, women really start shying away when they notice a guy putting stars after her name – or a big scrawled “NO WAY.” Sort of makes us feel like we’re on American Idol. πŸ˜‰

    Say, where are the women in the combox? I can’t be the only one with an opinion! Or maybe they’re blogging.