With the Carnival of Feminists coming up, I thought it would be wonderful to have some mention of feminists writing in very different geographical areas. I’m now muttering to myself about colonialist assumptions of the accessibility of different cultures.
In fact, I’ve found a wealth of reports of feminist actions in Africa, and some stunning material from Asia, but my hopes of finding the sort of list that could easily appear down in the blogroll of Western feminist blogs are considerably less bright. There are lists alright, but of a different sort, despite the name “blogroll.” Very often they contain something more like the names of internet newspapers with a puzzling mixture of Western bloggers. Perhaps blogging is more suited to those with spare time?
There are other difficulties that have arisen, some interesting enough to deserve a separate post. One of them is that one finds amazing and distracting stories of women doing quite remarkable things, such as that of a former CNN employee who is now teaching in Hong Kong and has provided internet forums for a global mixture of voices. More of that later on.
If you know of feminist bloggers in African or Asia, I would be very grateful if you’d share their names with us.