Catherine Morgan has been creating a list of women who blog about politics — and she’s up to 200 and counting!
To see her list, pop over to her Informed Voters blog.
Following the creation of her list, she started a whole new blog called the Political Voices of Women to give women political bloggers another platform to be heard.
Both of these are American, but how nice to see the generation of some momentum to hearing the voices of women.
And I love her rationale for her blogging:
It’s also a way of giving myself a voice, rather than just sitting back and watching politics and my opinion go by.
I think too often women get trapped into thinking that they have to have something Brilliant to say or they have to more eloquent or it doesn’t count if it’s not a book or….so many of the other fears we have about speaking out. But blogs are an easy way to say whatever’s on your mind, without having to be too formal or academic or polished. Try browsing some of the blogs Catherine lists, make comments where you have a reaction, and just generally practice saying what’s on your mind. It gets easier as you go…