The 2008 Canadian Blog Awards: Another Mistake?

It’s awards season again.  Apparently, the 2008 version of the Canadian Blog Awards is underway.  Thanks to Beijing York, a regular reader, this blog has been nominated in the Best Feminist Blog category.  I appreciate the recognition.  And I am grateful that the Best Feminist Blog category has been added to this year’s list.  It took a lot of people making demands for such last year to make sure the organizers got it right this year.

However, it seems they didn’t quite.  Get it right, that is.  In the nominees’ list for Best Feminist Blog are at least two blogs which consistently and continuously produce rabid anti-feminist, anti-women posts.  Furthermore, they bring their gang of freepers along wherever they go.  I’m sure it’s great that they have friends because the vitriol they post does not find favour among feminists (nor among some Saskatchewanian politicians, apparently).

As a result, I have requested that the regina mom be removed from the list. I do not accept the nomination. If I must share a nomination with those who actively work to undermine the great work of dedicated feminists commited to making the world a better place for women and their families, then, with all due  respect to the organizers, I want no part of it.

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  1. Sad, isn’t it? I too was warmed by the creation of the Best Feminist Blog category but was disappointed that the freeping right-wingers despoiled it by nominating such exemplary anti-feminists.

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  2. I should note that those nominations by folks get looked over by the admins and get deemed whether to be accepted as a nomination or not. So, don’t automatically presume the frivolous ones will be allowed to be voted on.

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  3. Scott has read this situation correctly. It would be a mistake to assume at this point, when nominations are open, that the judge of the category will allow them to go for a vote. At this point, even I don’t know what will happen, so why do you claim to know?

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