Monday, July 31, 2006

BlogHer '06 Reflections

One of the best moments of BlogHer '06, held in San Jose over the weekend, was during Saturday's closing session featuring Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post. J. Craig Williams, creator of a blog called "May It Please The Court," stood up during the Q&A and asked, "What can we [male bloggers] do to help you?"

I'm sure he was sincere in his intent, but after a weekend of female empowerment, his question came off as patronizing. You could almost hear 700 women rolling their eyes.

The answer he got, though, was worth listening to the question.

"Stop putting together so many damn lists!" yelled out a woman in the audience. "The top 10 this, the top 10 that. That's all male bloggers do. There are never any women bloggers on those lists."

The ballroom erupted in applause.


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