Archive | March 5, 2008

Snarker wins (and no, I’m not talking about Hillary)

And in non-presidential nominee news, the inimitable Dorothy Snarker was indeed the heaviest vote-puller in this year’s Lesbian Lifestyle Blog of the Year contest, which ended on Sunday night. Her post today (and the spiffy YouTube clip of the Ditty Bops) does a fine job of illustrating the zip and wit that help win her a rabid and dedicated fan base daily. toastieI am forever in her debt for drawing our attention to Ellen Page’s line in a recent Saturday Night Live skit, “Why can’t we all just hug a woman with our legs in friendship?”

I was delighted, too, to discover This Girl Called Automatic Win and Hahn at Home and Sugarbutch Chronicles as a result of this thing. Most pleasurable was the civil way in which we all comported ourselves, befitting our kind as Wimmin-Lovin-Wimmin. Sinclair Sexmith (a.k.a. Sugarbutch) was ever so gentlemanly, or if one prefers, gentlepersonly, in extending her congrats earlier today. Capitol, just capitol. (By the way, her recently added “Definitions” page will certainly become a link on the LD “Glossary” page, since I am a Ph.D. dropout — scans nicely with “beauty school dropout, don’t you think?” — in the field of genderology, and she surveys that landscape so artfully.)

To all y’all, nominees and voters, allow me say that the pleasure was all mine.

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Girls Rock!

Above: The lil’ monkey dances not to Bizet this time, but to Jesca Hoop (Baba needs to shake her tailfeathers sometimes).

WE BELIEVE…

Girls can play any kind of music they want

Creative voices of girls and women need to be amplified to create social change

Girls need positive role models and support
for their creative endeavors

In creating a community where girls support each other rather than tear each other down

In empowering girls to recognize, understand,
and respond to discrimination

‘Girls Rock’ is more than just a slogan

So says the Girls Rock Camp Allliance, an “international coalition of organizations whose shared mission is to empower girls and women using the tools of music education to foster self-esteem and confidence.” If you read any lesbian blogs that run ads, you’ll have likely already seen the ad for Girls Rock!, the documentary about the Rock ‘n Roll Camp for Girls in Portland. The film opens in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York this upcoming weekend.

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