The Biblioblog Top 50: Now accepting women!
Posted by The Biblioblog Top 50 on April 5, 2011
Rod of Alexandria sends out an impassioned plea:
AN OPEN LETTER TO WOMEN WHO BLOG, WHO ARE IN SEMINARY/GRAD SCHOOL OR WHO JUST CARE ABOUT RELIGION,
To whom it may concern,
If you are a woman and are interested in theology, the Bible, religious studies, or anything related, no matter what the religious background, I invite you to consider joining the Biblioblogger community. It is quite easy to join us; all you have to do is:
“If you have a biblical studies or related blog which you wish to be added to the list, please email the URL, blog name, and blogger’s name to ntwrong[at]gmail.com.”
The Biblioblog rankings are just for fun, and there is no monetary prize, only bragging rights and noteriety…
The Biblioblog Top 50 not only backs Rod of Alexandria in this endeavor, but will provide a personal reply – woman to woman – from legendary blogger of old, N.T. Wrong, to any woman who signs up in the current month. Not only that, but we dedicate this month to one of the great woman bloggers, April DeConick, and decree that this month will be hereafter known as “April” in biblioblogging circles. And yet, the Biblioblog Top 50 will go even further. We will also oppose those forces of systemic gender inequality that exist to marginalize (but not in a victimy way, ok, April) women in academia and in academic biblical studies. In solidarity with all those who are othered by the hegemonic centre, we call on all bibliobloggers to discontinue blogging about those institutions which defend the status quo, such as the Bible, the political system, the churches, biblical studies, and the Biblical Archaeology Review - until such time as the system crumbles and falls! Ok?