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Magpie is a former journalist, attempted historian [No, you can't ask how her thesis is going], and full-time corvid of the lesbian persuasion. She keeps herself in birdseed by writing those bad computer manuals that you toss out without bothering to read them. She also blogs too much when she's not on deadline, both here and at Pacific Views.

Magpie roosts in Portland, Oregon, where she annoys her housemates (as well as her cats Medea, Whiskers, and Jane Doe) by attempting to play Irish music on the fiddle and concertina.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Carnival of Feminists 25!

It's the Carnival's first birthday! And to mark the occasion, it's returned to Philobiblon, where founding mother Natalie Bennett hosted the first edition twelve months ago. You can read it here.

If you're unfamiliar with the Carnival of Feminists, it's a twice-monthly compendium of the best fenminist posts from around the web. As usual, the anniversary edition is chock-full of feminist bloggy goodness. As a teaser, here are a few of the links to posts on women in history.

Sappho on The Sappho Manifesto, celebrates her Revolutionary of the Week, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Jennings, who played a big part in getting public transport in New York racially desegregated.

I'm going to exercise here my "host's right" to a link, to point you to the autobiography of Ann Pettitt, who might be called "the woman who started the Greenham Common protest". Inspirational!

Also on more recent history, Louisefeminista on Stroppyblog celebrates Debbie Harry: uber cool and still going strong..., while on A Distant Soil, the death of cartoonist Hilda Terry is mourned, and her life celebrated.


To see the rest of the 25th Carnival, you'll need to go over here.

The 26th Carnival is coming up on Wednesday, 1 November, and it will be hosted by A Blog Without A Bicycle. It's a special issue on the theme Um, What is a Feminist Blog Anyway?. Suggestions for post topics are here. To nominate a post for the Carnival, — it's definitely okay to nominate one of your own — send your suggestions to ablogwithoutabicycle AT gmail DOT com or use the online submission form at the Blog Carnival home page. Be sure to include a one-sentence description (15-word maximum) of the blog on which the article appears and the blogger(s) who contribute to the blog and contact information for the blogger(s).

And if you want to keep posted on what's up with the Carnival of Feminists in general, bookmark the home page.

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