From blog author Natalie Bennett
Philobiblon started life in July 2004 as a mostly women’s history blog, back in the days when newsreaders still said “a blog is an online diary” every time they used the word. Back then I was working on a history book that became a series of four history books that I still hope to get back to one day. History still has a strong place, although usually with a political slant.
It’s charted quite a bit of my political life since I joined the Green Party in January 2006, and these days is mostly a books blog (often to record readings/ideas/facts for myself, as well as to share with others – that’s why you’ll often find page references), with an occasional line in short commentary/linkage that won’t fit on Twitter.
A few favourite posts from over the years:
- The latest on the state of world agriculture, and how far we have to go to fix it
Can we choose to descend to a less intensive, simpler level of technology and organisation?
What drives the super-rich?
Water, soil, climate: which will crack first?
Want to understand our current mess?
- Afghan women: whatever happened to that cause?
After the Dorries amendment – where next for the pro-choice movement?
A great women’s art!
The origins of the gender binary? Reflections on Vigdis Songe-Moller’s Philosophy Without Women
Sex Slaves and Discourse Masters – original but sometimes frustrating exploration of sex work issues
The Gender Politics of ICT
Millicent Fawcett’s campaigning – not much has changed in far too many ways!
Down to earth – the real life of women in 20th-century Scottish cities
Women Latin Poets – a revolutionary book
Medieval Women’s Reading
Helen Branch (a series of posts
You’ll also find my theatre and arts reviews on My London Your London.
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