Men Don’t Read Women’s Blogs

19 Jun

We all agree that women’s blogs are really boring, the only question is why. What was that? You’re saying not all women write like that? But you admit most of them do, right? Oh, you know, they either write about food in pornographic detail, or dating (same detail), or touchy-feely spirituality (same detail again, somehow).

Now, we can’t say that people write about things in their domain, and the most common things that women occupy their time with are dating and food, just like nerds talk about movies, and financial analysts talk about finance, and average Joes talk about sports. We can’t say that because that would be sexist and wrong. So let’s try to figure out the real answer.

How about women are more sensitive, so they talk about more spiritual…nah. Oh, women have more taste buds than men and see more colors…nah. You know what, screw it. It’s my blog and I’ll write what I want.

I think that, in general, women are still preoccupied with that sexist old idea of getting married, having kids, and being a mother. They don’t care about what the Yankees do and they’re not trying to show how funny they are. And as long as men still want feminine women, and enough women want to fill that role, then food, beauty, sex, and spirituality will be front and center. Just like as long as women want men to be masculine, and enough men want to fill that role, competitive sports, alcohol, entrepreneurship and killing will all be dominated by men.

Now that I’ve said my piece, here are some women’s blogs I enjoy:

http://datingtheory.blogspot.com/ (Sharp and funny frum dating advice)

http://spoonicus19.blogspot.com/ (Funny random blog)

http://thelastmuggle.com/ (Hilarious Harry Potter blog)

http://shomernegiah.blogspot.com/ (Depressing but smart Frum dating issues blog)

http://toohardtofindaurl.blogspot.com/ (Funny random blog)

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7 Responses to “Men Don’t Read Women’s Blogs”

  1. Jennie June 23, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    Thanks for the shout out! How frum are you, anyway? Like really frum or just kind of?

  2. itchemeyer June 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    No problem. How frum? I was born frum (yeshivish) and still keep everything. I’m just not into it, I guess. Burned out, hopeful but skeptical. I don’t know what box I fit into. I think you can get a better picture of me by reading these two pieces. They’re probably my most personal pieces on the subject:

    https://yeshivaforum.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/jaded-frum-girl-love/
    http://wp.me/p1yawg-1q

    Although I have a few others that kind of hit the same tone, like the Weddings post.

  3. Jess June 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Aw shucks, thanks!

    True story: every time one of my female friends tells me their starting a blog, it’s almost always about “food” or “wedding planning” or “babies”.

    Little known fact: there are a lot of women out there (yours truly included) who don’t give a flying XX chromosome about food, wedding planning, or babies.

    Thanks for linking to some ladies who have something else to say (and a sarcastic voice to say it in).

  4. itchemeyer June 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    Haha! Sure. I love your blog.
    And thanks for weighing in on this, it’s good to hear a woman’s perspective.

  5. frum single female June 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    interesting thought. i know for a fact that males do read my blog and not just those that i am friends with who know that i have a blog. then again i don’t think that the blogs you are talking about intend to target male readers either so i don’t think that they are worried that you are not reading them.

  6. itchemeyer June 27, 2011 at 12:13 am #

    Well, you have a broader mix of articles. It doesn’t look like you’re just targeting women.
    And I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with writing what you like to write about. Everyone has their own goals when writing.

  7. jewish history May 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    lol sorry i read your blog but one thing i really don’t think women’s blogs are really boring .

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