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Is there such a thing as male or female blogging?

Susannah Breslin over at True/Slant has a a href=”http://trueslant.com/susannahbreslin/2010/03/26/are-men-better-bloggers-than-women/”post entitled span style=”font-style:italic;”Are men better bloggers than women?/span/a This is in response to another article asking why bloggers are usually men. Are they? I don’t think so. Anyway, Breslin categorizes female bloggers into three categories:br /br /blockquoteFor the most part, I’ve found, women bloggers fall into three categories: “mommybloggers,” “ladybloggers,” and “women who blog like men.” The first category includes those who have made careers out of writing about the perils of raising a family, being married, and getting stuff off the kitchen floor. The second category includes the group of blogs that self-describe as “feminist” and which seem to have decided that blogging about purportedly widespread sexism and instances of misogyny in our pop culture a neo-feminist movement makes (NB: it doesn’t). The third category includes those few women who blog about politics, technology, and other more “male” topics with a scathing wit and piercing gaze that put their male blogger rivals to shame.br //blockquotebr /Hmm, not sure which one I am. I’m a mom but don’t blog about kids much, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615112234?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0615112234″unless they are violent/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0615112234″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and I want to discuss their psychology. I blog about relationships and misandry, not about misogyny. I like blogging about politics but am not sure I “blog like a man” whatever that means. According to Breslin, blogging like a man has something to do with blogging on current events, heated debates, racy subjects, and avoiding feelings and relationships. I hope/think this blog blends both of these topics. We discuss relationships and feelings, but often in relation to justice, the law or politics. And yes, there are often heated debates, which I enjoy. br /br /Does that make me an androgynous blogger?