And the Winners ARE!

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.

Heather Mallick

Author and Journalist

February 2008

 

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:

Entertainment Blog:

Sheenavision.

Family blog:

a peek inside the fish bowl

Humour blog:

Birth Pangs

Individual blog:

Creekside

Political blog:

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

Activist blog:

April Reign

Best Canadian feminist blog:

Unrepentant Old Hippie

Best International feminist blog:

Black Looks

Environmental blog:

Procrastinatrix

Best Group blog:

bastard.logic

Reproductive Liberty! blog:

Birth Pangs

LGBT 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.

Comments

Congratulations

to all the winners! And thanks for hosting the shindig, ladies. :)

But ZOMG so much SWEARING! My delicate nerves!

"When there's nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire"

Great tune Mattt

I had forgotten all about the Lunachicks...
I must go hunting on my HD again...heh.

And, oh.....FUCK YA!
:)

Powers that be, powers of three, keep me strong during this insanity......

Arggggghhhhh

I can't do vid from this here clunker. *clutchespearls* Waaaaaah!

Lovely letter from Heather BTW.

Badges! Of course we need stinkin badges!

Two in colour, and black and white for minimalists.

 BIG FILE

 

 BIG file

 

BIG runner bnw

Powers that be, powers of three, keep me strong during this insanity......

For those w/o video

Best Activist blog - We Move to Canada

Best Environmental - Politics 'n' Poetry

Best Culture Blog - tie - Girls in the Corner and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Best Grout Blog - Birth Pangs

Best Individual Blog - Unrepentant Old Hippie

Best Humour Blog - Unrepentant Old Hippie

Best WOC-centred Blog - One Tenacious Baby Mama

Best Family Blog - One Tenacious Baby Mama

Best Political Blog - Creekside

Best LBGT Blog - Opinionated Lesbian

Best Snark - LuLu @ Canadian Cynic

Best International Blog - Shakesville

Best Feminist Blog - Shameless Magazine

Why the fuck didn't I say that? - Skdadl @ Pogge

Best Reproductive Liberty Blog - Anti-Choice is Anti-Awesome

Best Entertainment Blog - Shameless Magazine

Best Support Bro - Dave @ The Galloping Beaver

Most Regressive Progressive - Michael Ignatieff

Congratulations to all

Am impressed with the amount of dedication and creativity that went into this first ever F-Word Blog Awards - not to mention the dedication and creativity of the award-winning bloggers.

pale & prole, is this all done in your 'free' time? And are your expenses covered for maintaining this growing feminist hub?

Thanks Naci.Sey

Funny thing, pale and I don't consider A Creative Revolution to be a feminst blog, even. We never would have thought we'd be nominated for any kind of feminist blog award. We're feminists personally, for sure, but we think of what we do as a humanist venture in general. We're...um...creative shit disturbers? Underdogs. Sticking it to The Man one post at a time. Bread'n'Roses is our feminist hub hangout. Wink

Thanks very much for the compliment. We do this in our spare time and we cover our own expenses. Pale is an at-home mommy, and she does all of the technical stuff along with lhommevert, while chasing two whip-smart and very speedy toddlers. She is truly a wonder.

 

Prole is the Great

one at PR. She also gets some fine rants going.
Im happy hiding in my programs.

We have a good team.
We built a blog over MSN. heh.

Powers that be, powers of three, keep me strong during this insanity......

Grout Blog!

Don't correct that, please. *biggrin*

All wonderful choices.

Congratulations all, especially Anti-Choice is Anti-Awesome, a blog I discovered through this.

hahahahahah!!!

That's what I get for trying to type fast and not editing! As per your request, I will keep the typo, and congratulate you on winning Best Grout Blog! Out on the tiles, ladies!

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