Blogger, podcaster, web developer, sex-positive feminist. Co-founder of the Georgia Podcast Network. Organizer of PodCamp Atlanta '07. Latest project: Sex 2.0.
This is an interesting article, but like many Creative Loafing pieces it would be even better without referring to street-based sex workers as "hookers" and using further dehumanizing language to describe them. (They are merely things to be "traded off" in exchange for gentrification. Objectifying much?) This is a disappointing distraction that calls credibility into question in an otherwise well-written piece.
My response: http://www.beingamberrhea.com/2008/02/02/more-ass-haberdashery/
Mimi, please refer to my comment 2 above yours.
Usual caveat applies: I speak for no one but myself.
I think the five bloggers profiled in the CL story were excellent choices who deserve this sort of attention and much more of it. They all run excellent, informative, unique blogs and they deserve to be recognized for it. So far, none of the criticisms Ive read have been about the blogs that were chosen (or not chosen). The criticism rests with Andisheh Nouraee's apparent need to disparage the Atlanta blogosphere as a whole.
I'm very disheartened to see so many people apparently missing this completely and jumping to a "you're just jealous" argument that no one (that I've seen) has made.
Ken, your comment makes it clear that you're not hearing me. I'm not sure what else I can say.
And to clarify, pre-emptively, before anyone goes down that road...
I think the five bloggers profiled here absolutely deserve this attention and more. They run excellent, informative, unique blogs that deserve the spotlight.
Jason, your answer might lie in this bit from the article:
"We know there's more gender and ethnic diversity in the Atlanta blogosphere, but..."
That's a big BUT. And it's showing.
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