A belated happy birthday

to us, the Feminist Philosophers blog! It all began in March 2007, when Sally Haslanger suggested to me that a feminist philosophy blog would be a good thing. I said I wasn’t the blogging type, but she encouraged me to start thinking about how to do a blog that I might want to be a part of. So I decided to start trying it out mid-May last year. And I guess it’s pretty clear now that– for better or for worse– I am the blogging type. Stoat and Monkey blogged with me at the start, and since then we’ve been joined by Cornsay, Digivordig, Edna in the Sea, Heg, Introvertica, JJ, ProfBigK and Telbort and by now we’ve got quite a blog going! We’ve got to know lots of great feminist and philosophical bloggers (and even some at the intersection of the two) online and even started meeting up with bloggers off-line. Our top posts of all time (sigh) remain the oh-so-popular “Loving Wife Spanking”, “Incredibly Fat, Ugly Woman in Yogurt Ad”, and “Woman as Video Game”. Nothing against these posts, but I suspect that the scores of people who search every week for ‘ugly woman’ or ‘spanking’ weren’t actually looking for feminism or philosophy. But hey, maybe they’ve actually liked what they found. So, what do you think? Should we change our tagline to “Come for the spanking; stay for the philosophy”? More seriously, many thanks to everyone who posts, comments, or lurks on this blog, and to everyone who’s been kind enough to encourage us!

14 thoughts on “A belated happy birthday

  1. Happy blog birthday, Feminist Philosophers! (I’m a steady lurker, heading back into the shadows now)

  2. Happy Birthday! Thanks for offering different perspectives and also for the discussions on women in philosophy. It’s good to know it’s not just me.

  3. Well done all!! It is amazing how much you have accomplished in such a short time. Our mothers would have loved this (and also our fathers).

  4. what a tag line proposal!
    big thanks to jender for getting the blog up and running, and initiating me into blogging!

  5. Woo Hoo! You’re definitely my favorite blog. Some days you are what keeps me going….Thanks. Onward and forward! –Sally

  6. Happy Blogiversary! (er, I think that’s what it’s called on the internets…) I read a number of feminist academic blogs, but no others written by philosophers (which is what I am). Ever since Sappo’s Breathing went defunct a couple years ago (did you know about that one?), there don’t seem to be many other feminist philosopher bloggers. So, thanks!

  7. Happy Birthday !

    My favourite blog. Have been a regular lurker since you started up. The discussion is just great. Thanks !

    Here’s to many more birthdays to come !

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