callistra: Fuschia from Sinfest crying her heart out next to Hell's flames (Woman is not man)
Some friends and I were talking about the 50 Women from Roman History thing that Cassiphone did, and how much we enjoyed reading it. So, my friend and I were talking about ones that we could do. I've yet to see anything on my friend's journal, but she is extraordinarily busy, so maybe she won't get time to do what we talked about, but I have been thinking more on my personal challenge since.

However, I want a broad category because I was to do 50 women in the public sphere/feminists/pagans/authors. Not necessarily people who mean anything to me, and to a large degree it might be a quick read of the wikepedia entry followed by some thoughts and anecdotes from my own personal view, but hey, my blog's been quiet lately and the only way to fill what's empty is to empty what's full... and it's time I put some more energy, even oblique energy into Femmeconne. In a way, I wish I was an expert, but realistically the only thing I can be an expert at is being me. I can't wax lyrical about much for long (except food. Don't get me started on food. But I am thinking of covering a female chef in Iron Chef America.) I can't remember history or dates or stories or anecdotes. I forget what I'm reading, what I've read, the meanings behind things and the meanings before things. I'd like to be an expert. But really, I'm pretty damned happy to be an expert at being me.

:-)

Ok, women I am going to list here so I don't forget. Feel free to suggest people for me to check out.

- Ariel Levy (author of Female Chauvenist Pigs)
- Starhawk
- Laurie Cabot
- the female chef from Iron Chef America. This might include some whining about how crap ICA is. Cato? Is that her name? Will have to find out, now won't i?
- Kylie Kwong (sydney chef)
- Sue White (CEO of Intimo)
- Freida Kahlo
- Zoe from Firefly
- Noami Wolf
- Ginmar
- Germaine Greer
- Octavia Butler
- Andre Norton
- Inga Muscio ("Cunt: A Declaration of Independance" which apparently Wiki does not have an entry for. At all. Hmmm.)

I'm going to think about this some more over the next few days. So, fourteen so far. Do I have to have this list finished before I start? :-)

By the by...

hey, did you guys know Joss is a feminist? (From Wikipedia)

"Whedon identifies himself as a feminist, and feminist themes are common in his work. The most obvious example is the apparently weak teenage girl who is actually extremely strong and powerful, seen in Buffy, Firefly, and Serenity. Feminist scholars have given Whedon's work both positive and negative assessments. For his part, Whedon credits his mother as the inspiration for his feminist worldview. When Roseanne Barr asked him how he could write so well for women, he replied, "If you met my mom, you wouldn't ask." [4]

The character Kitty Pryde from the X-Men comic was an early model for Whedon's strong teenage girl characters: "If there's a bigger influence on Buffy than Kitty, I don’t know what it was. She was an adolescent girl finding out she has great power and dealing with it." [5] Many of Whedon's young female characters make similar discoveries. Whedon has now come full circle, writing the character of Kitty Pryde in the Astonishing X-Men comic."
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