Wente found the female bloggers but who else is hiding in the blogosphere?
By Thandiwe Vela
It's been two weeks since the Globe and Mail's Margaret Wente drew the ire of female bloggers with a column that explained why women don't blog.
Outspoken and talented female bloggers snapped at Wente's bait - angrily pouncing from the woodwork in an ensuing Globe-hosted panel.
I wonder now if it's not too late to tack blacks to the coattails of Wente's brewed storm. It's quite clear that her column - full of half-baked blanket statements - was really just a ploy to stir loud and passionate controversy over the issue, ultimately drawing female bloggers to the spotlight.
Readers of acclaimed and unknown female bloggers stepped up en masse offering accolades for hundreds of bloggers - many I knew nothing about.
I thoroughly appreciated Margaret Wente's column, if people didn't know before the column, we all know now - women do in fact blog.Now if only blacks would catch on.
Thandiwe Vela is a Star radio room reporter, Silver-T varsity athlete and secretary of the Canadian Association of Black Journalists.