There is an interesting -- and by interesting, I mean stupid and uninformed -- column in Thursday's Globe and Mail newspaper.
In "Why are bloggers male?" columnist Margaret Wente says she doesn't blog for the same reason she doesn't do extreme sports, because "It's more of a guy thing." She says guys have an urge to blog because we have a need to verbally joust as we compete to go faster and bigger than all the other dudes. Guys want to out-argue. Guys want to win.
Really? Women aren't competitive and opinionated? Has she been online?
I actually like opinionated and competitive, from men or women, as long as is smart and funny. And veers towards the left. And hates Glenn Beck.
And yes, I have an urge to blog because I sense the world wants and needs more of my rambling unfiltered opinions. Am I the only one?
Sure, I am a guy and I write a blog, and yet I have no overwhelming urge to jump out of an airplane of bungee jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. And lots of women blog, lots of 'em, and many of my favourite blogs are written by women. The Huffington Post was started by a woman, mommy blogs and sex blogs are everywhere, Pajamas and Coffee is one of my favourite blogs, and so on...
So this journalist is wrong. And taking her own wacky views to a sweeping over-generalization on the world of men and women. And is she an example that women can be sexist too?
She is wrong, I am right, this jousting match of opinions is over and I win. But that is just my opinion...
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