Welcome to our special edition of ACR, The awards edition....We really really REALLY had no idea that this was Oscar night? Prole and I don't watch too much TV and we obviously aren't reading the entertainment news!
But it's kind of fitting, in it's own way.
TO start off this grand shindig, we have a special message for all the Nominees and winners of the F Word Blog Awards; from Heather Mallick:
Welcome to The Canadian F-Word Blog Awards. I honour your courage. I honour you all.
Women couldn’t vote. We changed that. Women weren’t persons. We changed that. Women couldn’t get jobs. We changed that. Women couldn’t have abortions. We changed that. Women couldn’t wildly enjoy sex in every way we pleased. Oh, we changed that one.
Women’s voices aren’t heard. But we changed that in the world of the feminist blogosphere. It might be that our words flow digitally and are unseen in transmission so that when they try to silence us, it’s like catching fireflies with a baseball glove. How ham-fisted, how ambitious, those censors are.
But a woman on a blog cannot be silenced because, you see, it’s HER blog. Here, at least, we are free.
But the greatest thing about women blogging is that they don’t censor themselves, for we have learned that the female self is the most strict and controlling censor of all. As the born-rebellious writer Anne Lamott says, the radio station KFKD, K-Fucked, is always playing in a woman’s ear, every late-breaking bad news bulletin about what you’re doing wrong, and worse, how badly you’re doing it.
I don’t know if men get this station.
But change it. Go online. In the blogosphere, you can be honest. You can say what you think and feel what you feel, and nobody can say you are arrogant, out-of-control, vulgar and, my dear, a discredit to your sex. You can use your words to good effect and you can be uncharted and free.
Congratulations to all the nominees and all the winners. Yes, I have favourite categories, one of them being Humour Blog and the other being Best “Why the Fuck Didn’t I Say That” Comment. But everyone deserves recognition.
Good for you, all of you.
Blog with the best of them.
Author and Journalist
Our thanks to Ms Mallick for so graciously writing that letter......When I wrote to her about the awards, her response was; "what can I do?".
And now, the moment that you all have been waiting for!
Presenting! The official award video for all those that who placed first in the Final vote, with a special surprise in the middle!
The runners up:
a peek inside the fish bowl
We Move to Canada
Why the fuck didn't I say that?:
BLANCHE DU BOIS at Birth Pangs
Best Support Bro:
Pretty Shaved Ape / Canadian Cynic
WOC centered blog:
Brown rab fish girl
Best Canadian feminist blog:
Unrepentant Old Hippie
Best International feminist blog:
Best Group blog:
Reproductive Liberty! blog:
One tenacious babymama
Congratulations to all, and what a great, fun, wonderful opportunity this was to look outside our small little niche in the blogosphere.
We were only to find that Feminist blogs are far more than a niche. The amount of Feminist blogs are vast and all are unique. So many voices. So many passionate women. And so many Support Bro's who are not "a'skeered" of strong women with strong opinions.
We are a driving force.
Congratulations again. And thank you all. So very much, for writing and caring what happens in this world.
We are in awe of you all.
See you Next year. (Many before then I'm sure!)
Blog Badges: Reposted in a different format and larger file size.
Sorry. Its just too complex to keep small.