Double X is a group blog on Slate that features smart women writers who tackle political topics that they think women might like. While there are plenty of women on the Internet writing great stuff, the topics that they cover are limited – parenting, feminism, lifestyle. Now, I love all those topics and write about them quite a bit here, but I would like to see more women, in the Internet and elsewhere, discuss a wider variety of topics. Double X has been doing that.
I was just flipping through the past week of posts, and I was surprised that many good posts went by with very few comments. Emily Bazelon's post on the insanity defense and the Elizabeth Smart case only recieved 40 comments. The post that recieved the largest amount of attention was a post about Sarah Palin and Kate Gosselin. 4,000 people commented. It was an interesting, well-written post, but did it really deserve so much more attention than a thoughtful post on Elizabeth Edwards or Archie comics?