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"Why are bloggers male?"

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...asks Margaret Wente in today's Globe & Mail.


My first thought: Kate McMillan won't like that. My second thought: can we expect another post in her tiresome "Not Waiting for the Asteroid" series? If this keeps on, she might actually have a point.

Commenter "pipesdreams," in any case, has done all the heavy lifting necessary:

If the author had bothered to do any research at all, she would have seen that the statistics from popular blogging communities beg to differ. See: LiveJournal's gender divide http://www.livejournal.com/stats.bml that shows 63% of women more likely to maintain a blog versus 37% of men.

But here's Wente, who sounds personally stung:

Perhaps you've noticed that most of the comments on these websites are not terribly sophisticated. They contain a large insult quotient, even when they come from people with advanced degrees.


Surely not.

And:


All you have to do is write "Margaret Wente is an idiot" and hit send. Instant gratification!

This time I managed to restrain myself. :)

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