Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Estrogen Month - Day 14

Today marks not only the posting of my newest ComicMix column (feel free to comment on it here) but the anniversary of another uphill battle. Yeah, we've come a long way, haven't we? And I'm not sure White Day (thanks, Bint!) can make up for it. But you know, I read this post by Rachel Edidin about the next generation and it gives me hope.

As do so many wonderful feminist pop-culture bloggers out there. Like the intrepid Marie Javins, currently in No Hurry in North Africa, posting lots of cool stuff from her base in Egypt. In keeping with our plug of the Hathor Legacy yesterday, she visited the Temple of Hathor and took photos. And she seems to be getting around just fine as a woman on her own in the Middle East, but it helps that she knows the language and is a seasoned traveller. Really fascinating stuff!

The guidelines for nominating and voting for feminist pop-culture bloggers during Estrogen Month are outlined here. I'm also hosting the 12th Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans on March 31. The deadline for submissions is March 29, and guidelines are outlined here (please send links via email or use this submission form).