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data entry: a male/female blogger poll

Yes, I'm still working on that post about women and political blogging.

I want to know your opinion on something (you can answer with a fake name if you want).

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women?
Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care?
Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects?
Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same?
Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing?
Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events?
Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other?
Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers?

Thank you. I'll be back with data and a post after my doctor appointment. Which may be sometimes in the next century depending on the crowd in the waiting room.

Oh, and feel free to link this post on your blog to get other people to answer it. The more people I cull data from, the more scientific the study will be.

Ok, not scientific. But more...populated.

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Comments

1) No..men don't do anything better than women
except for these three things...peeing in a straight line
bench pressing and singing baritone...
2) I tend to prefer blogs by women...but then I tend to prefer anything by women...
3)yes..it does feel that way...sometimes it seems like men are more about the big picture and women
can take time with the smaller pictures leading up to the big picture...an old friend of mine used to say
men are- get to the point
and women -are all about the discussion
i think a lot of times this is true
4)hmmm i suppose soooo, but then women look so much sexier when they curse and men just seem like perverts
so yeah i guess i do have double standards
sue me!!
5) i think men and women are both opinionated
but women's opinions tend to be right
6) yes...but it's not our fault...the boys just won't let us in..come on world...give us a few more babes
everyone knows one dianne sawyer is worth ten
ted koppels
7) i tend to prefer women's blogs...because it does seem that the women i read stop to smell the roses
a bit more...but there are exceptions of course a kazillion exceptions...
8)
oh my favorte read for political/war/news commentary
ahhah that's an easy one
she's right here...michelle ...small victory
ass whooping no nonsense mama
love this site
get's my estrogen rocks off

1.No.
2.Don't care.
3.Sometimes.
4.I don't like either when it goes past the limits of good taste.
5. About the same.
6. No. Females don't seem to get as much mainstream attention though.
7. No.
8. Don't really have one. I read several different ones.

Interesting topic. Can't wait to see the final results.

1. Not that I've seen. It seems pretty equal.
2. I prefer blogs by women.
3. Yes. Women are more open and will blog more.
4. As long as they're funny or amusing about it, I don't care either way.
5. I'm not too sure...
6. Of course.
7. I prefer female written blogs.
8. First stop is here..then I'll link to somehwere else.

1.) No. There are good and bad WRITERS regardless of gender and subject matter.
2.) I don't care - I just like good writers.
3.) Sometimes - it does seem that men tend to be more about facts, and perhaps background, where a lot of women are more about what the current sitution is, and how it's effecting people.
4.) Um, it's probably less attractive to me when a male blogger does it - so I guess, in a way, but probably reverse of what you would expect.
5.) I don't think either is more opinionated than the other. Different people, different opinions - but I read more blogs by women, and generally women who have strong opinions, so maybe I'm wrong.
6.) I think there are more men that blog about politics, current news, and world events, but I think the women who do, do so very well.
7.) I tend to read blogs by women more, just because those are the ones I've been exposed to. Don't know that it's necessarily a preference.
8.) Well duh, I'm here ;-) I don't read any male war/politics/news blogging sites.

1. Dunno
2. Don't care, really
3. Sometimes, but not as much as I'd expect
4. Yes I have double standards. If someone's cursing away in a post I disagree with, I don't like it. If I agree with them, Fuckin' A. Not along gender lines, though.
5. No. There are a lot of very good women bloggers out there
6. No.
7. female, A small victory and Jackie. Male, it's going to have to be den Beste

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women? No. But then, I don't think most people make good political bloggers. The vast majority are nothing but stridency and screeching, in my opinion, and over time I've narrowed those I read to maybe 10, at most.
Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care? I don't care.
Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects? Sometimes, but not always. For that matter, two women, or two men, will write differently about the same subject.
Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same? No, if I'm put off by something, it has to do with the What, not the Who.
Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing? No, not particularly.
Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events? No, if I want to find an opinion on political events, there has, so far, hardly been a dearth of providers from either gender, at least in my opinion.
Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other? No. Of the 38 blogs I have linked on my own blog, 14 of them are men and 24 are women, but I also have a blog list that isn't linked, and I'd say that overall, between the two, it's pretty evenly split between women and men.
Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers? You, of course, darlin', for women (and actually, overall) and maybe den Beste for men.

My answers depend on your ability to do this:

http://www.restrooms.org/standing.html

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women? No.
Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care? I tend toward female-written blogs, probably for the same ineffable reasons I work mostly with women in my workplace and always felt uncomfortable in any band I was in that was entirely male populated. (Had to rewrite that a few times to avoid the phrase 'male members' - oops...)
Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects? I suppose so, although it's not anything I've ever spent time consciously analyzing (which is saying something, since I tend to overanalyze anything that isn't nailed down...)
Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same? I'd like to think I don't have double standards, but that's probably self-obfuscation at work. I'm not fond of an overabundance of cursing et al to begin with (which is probably one reason why I don't read many male blogs...)
Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing? I think the human race tends to be more opinionated in their writing (as opposed to say, the sublime literature of the dolphins, or the Greys, for that matter...)
Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events? No, there's a bunch out there.
Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other? Same answer as before - on any given subject, I'm somewhat more prone toward a female blogger than a male.
Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers? I'm a self-described political 'inactivist', so I'm not an informed source to answer this.

1. No.
2. No. It's the author's unique voice that keeps me reading.
3. Hm...I don't notice any difference along gender lines.
4. I like women who curse. Innuendos are even better. It makes me feel like I'm chatting with my best friends.
5. Never noticed.
6. The political blogs I read are mostly male--the education blogs I read are mostly female.
7. No. Once again, it's content and tone that counts.
8. Female: Of course, YOU. Jane Galt's a close second. Male: Bill Whittle, Lileks.

1. No. They're better networkers than women.

2. Don't care. I care about good.

3. Some do....there's facile and there's deep and gender doesn't matter.

4. No.

5. No.

6. Absolutely not. The men may be well-known, but fame does not equate quality.

7. I enjoy good blogs, regardless of gender.

8. I don't have "a" favourite. I pretty much read those on my blogroll (and some just above that Jay has but I'm too lazy to add to mine).

1. no
2. I don't really care.
3. yes
4. yes
5. can't really make a distinction. I think it has more to do with the individual blogger than whether or not they are male/female
6. yes
7. I tend to read blogs by women more often. I find I have more I can relate to than with a male. But that's not necessarily the rule
8. no real favorite. I do enjoy NRO's Corner which has a nice variety (male/female)

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women? No - it depends on the individual.
Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care? Don't care -unless there's nekkid pix - then I prefer females.
Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects? To a certain extent - see #1.
Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same? Hey, I'm a guy, so I pay attention to the females and ignore the males.
Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing? See #1.
Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events? Lack of quality no, lack of quantity, yes.
Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other? Females.
Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers? See #1. The followng are my favorites (in no particular order):

Bill Whittle
Andrew Sullivan
Michele
Rachel Lucas
SGT Stryker's whole platoon
Mike at Cold Fury
Megan McArdle

Oops, I left off the two Steves, Den Beste and Green (VodkaMan).

1. No
2. Don't care
3. Yes
4. No
5. No
6. No
7. No
8. male: Andrew Sullivan / female: Megan McArdle

Pretty simple. A comment, though: as a general rule, men's blogs and women's blogs are as different as men and women. Neither is superior, just as a general rule they provide different things. When you start getting into the better-known bloggers, such (as I listed above) McArdle, Sullivan, Postrel, Den Beste, etc., the lines are more blurred.

1. since blogging is all links and opinions, how would you measure "better"?
2. don't care
3. of course we do. because we think differently.
4. nope.
5. i find more males have strictly factual blogs than females.
6. not really, but more are always welcome
7. bout the same
8. male - t-crown. female - rachel lucas

1. no
2. i tend toward women
3. indeed
4. not at all
5. i think it's based on individuality rather than gender
6. no
7. i tend toward women
8. female: michele / male: andrew sullivan

looking forward to the results. interesting poll.

1. No, they’re equally good
2. Don’t care
3. men tend to me more concerned with rules – if they’re discussing war, they’ll debate about the UN rules, the Geneva convention, etc. more often than women. Women seem to be more concerned about how an action will affect the lives of the people involved, and less concerned with the written rules.
4. Blogs that don’t use sexual innuendo and a few curses here and there would probably be pretty boring – but there aren’t many like that out there.
5. Both are opinionated
6. The quality is the same, but there seems to be more male bloggers writing about these subjects.
7. I like both, but understand the women’s point of view better
8. Favorites (in no particular order) Instapundit, Michele, Charles Johnson, Andrea Harris, Insignificant thoughts, Rachael Lucas, Bill Whittle – well, there’s lots more, but I’ll stop here.

1. Men make better technical details political/war bloggers. Women make better "how will this political/war issue screw up my life and that of my friends." Neither is better than the other. Apples and oranges.
2. I'd like to say I don't care, but checking my favorites list, it seems I prefer women bloggers.
3. Good stars, of course they do. Different brainsets see different things.
4.Nope. Curse your fucking head off, makes no nevermind to me.
5. Both are opinionated, as it should be, for what else doth make us to blog?
6. Not to knock the cute kitten, cute baby, cute single life blogs, but there is a dearth of women blogging about politics, current news, and world events. And hardly any women ever mention PMS. I find this odd.
7. Same as in question 2. I do find I trust women's blogs more than men. Possibly I think I can tell if a woman is bullshitting based on our common gender. Possibly I imagine I have a similar mindset based on our common gender. Possibly I just think some of these women are hotties.
8. Men- Instapundit. Women- Command Post.

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women? Not at all.

Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care? Nobody writes better than Lileks. And Mr. Sullivan is a great thinker. So while I prefer women's blogs, there aren't too many out there that are high caliber.

Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects? Fortunately yes. Not better or worse, but different.

Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same? I'm hard to offend. If a woman write with the same style as Acidman, I'd laugh just as hard as when I read him.

Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing? All bloggers are opinionated, that's why they have a blog.

Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events? Yes

Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other? Female

Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers? Andrew Sullivan and you.

I'm going to be contrary by not answering your actual questions, but just something I've noticed myself.

When I go to a blog I've never been to before, and the person's name isn't on it (or isn't a name I recognize attached to a specific gender), I assume the blogger is female.

I don't know why this is.

I don't look up personal info on bloggers before I read their entries.

Usually, gender isn't relevant to the issues discussed on the blogs I read.

And I don't care if it's a man or woman making sex jokes. So I'll answer that one question.

My favorite blog is isomorphisms, as it's written by a friend, and she got me addicted to blogs.

1. No
2. Don't care.
3. For the majority of them, yes, but I don't read the majority.
4. No, but I think that at least two of the female bloggers curse and innuendo better. I just need to add some more male cursers.
5. Nope.
6. No.
7. Not at all.
8. Amish Tech Support.

1. No. I think it's more a function of writing skills and brinpower

2. My blogroll seems to be weighted toward males, but there are more male bloggers, are there not? I don't have a real preference as long as the writer is entertaining or thought provoking.

3. Yes, defintely

4. Nah. No double standards.

5. I think that females and males can both be very opinionated, but that women sometimes manage to be a bit more diplomatic where men sometimes are more "in your face" about their opinions. There's merits to both approaches.

6. Again, blogging is still male dominated, but I keep discovering women who write damn good political and current events blogs.

7. I don't make a distinction. If they are intelligent/entertaining/relevant, I will read, regardless of gender.

8. Males: Peoples republic of seabrook and Amish Tech Support.
Females: Yourish and of course, A small victory

1. No. There just seems to be more of them. Maybe they're more willing to waste their time pissing in the wind...

2. Don't care, but my blog tastes change week to week, so it's hard to keep track.

3. No. I think it tends to be more of a personality-type thing than a male/female thing (if that makes any sense).

4. No (Well, I'm sure I have double standards, but not about that.) Right now, the only sexual innuendo that bothers me on any blogs I read is Acidman's. Although right now he's one of my favorites, he also is just about my dad's age, which for some reasons creeps me out a little when I read that stuff (I don't see anything wrong with him writing it, though!).

5. No. Opinionated people tend to be more opinionated. It doesn't seem to me like gender is a deciding factor for that.

6. Maybe. I don't seem to have found as many female political/news bloggers whose writing (or topics, or links...) I really enjoy on a daily basis. Either explanation--that I missed a bunch, or that there aren't as many--would account for this.

7. A majority of my favorite bloggers are male (as far as anyone can tell on the net), so I guess I have to say yes.

8. Male: right now, Acidman; Female: Oscillates between you and Susanna at Cut on the Bias.

Thoughts: these were tough questions, and some of them ended up with me making odd comparisons, kinda like comparing houses ("Is a 4-bedroom, 3-bath house in the burbs nicer than a 2-bedroom cabin on a lake? Depends...")

Also, there are all sorts of social experiments that could come from this. For instance: have 2 anonymous news blogs, one written by a male and another by a female, and see whether people can tell who is which (not scientific, but might be interesting... unless the lack of personal details would make the blogs too boring to read).

1. No
2. Don't care
3. No. The difference is more along ideological lines, not sexual ones.
4. No.
5. There's plenty of opinon to go around.
6. No. There's high quality newsblogging by members of both genders.
7. No.
8. Male: Lileks, Misha, Mike Hendrix, Bill Quick, Charles Johnson. Female: ASV/Command Post, Meryl Yourish, Andrea Harris, Venomous Kate, and (when she posts) Belligerant Bunny.

Pretty much the only blog genre missing from the female side is current events humor, a la ScrappleFace and IMAO. (And I may even be wrong there, there are more blogs out there than I'll ever be able to read).

1. No.
2. Don't care.
3. Sometimes, but it's probably more a function of a persons particular take on a subject than gender based.
4. Fuck no.
5. No.
6. Not necessarily a lack of quality but a different quality, I don't think theres a female analog to Glenn Reynolds or Jeff Jarvis or even Laurence Simon, but likewise I'd be hard pressed to find a male counterpart to you, Rachel Lucas, or Venemous Kate.
7. Depends on my mood, random chance, time available, and whether they're blogging about whatever event I'm interested in.

1- Not necessarily. Men seem to be more interested in the topic than women do, whether in the blog world or in the real world.
2- Don't care, precisely, although I read more blogs by men than by women. That may be more related to item 1 than by any latent sexism, though.
3- No.
4- No. I try to keep my blog mostly clean and prefer blogs that do likewise--it's easier to take them seriously. The most annoyingly profane sites are written by men.
5- No.
6- Yes. There are a few that are good, but it's easier to find male-written sites.
7- No.
8- Dean Esmay for a male site (though there is that feminine touch) and A Small Victory (surprise) for a feminine view. (Note to Ian--I miss the Bunny. Wish she'd come back.)

I don't like reading your site, you stupid woman, if that's any help.

1. Not better. But they seem more likely to blog on the subject
2. Don't care. My bookmarks split about 50/50
3. In general, yes. More women (not all by any means) incorporate the personal into their political posts than do men.
4. Yes. I think it is creepy when men do it, sort of cool when women do.
5. I can say i see a difference between men and women on this one.
6. Yes.
7. No. No gender preference.
8. F: ASV/CP, Cut on the Bias, Jane Galt

M: Junk Yard Blog, Den Beste, One Hand Clapping Grouchy Old Cripple

Most women tend to blog about more emotional things.....men tend to be more statistical or interested in the outline of an event, instead of the innerweavings of an event. Although I think I am more in detail than a lot of womens blogs i've read(and i am male) I also know that I am more emotional than most males I have come in contact with. Did that make any sense?

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women? Probably. Certainly, more men as a percentage of the population are interested in and knowledgable about military affairs than women. Of course, as a result, not that many women a) blog, period or b) blog about war in particular. I think the same is true about most issues of politics, although less so.

Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care? I don't really care. Most blogs on my 'roll are males but so are most bloggers. There are several woman bloggers on my rolls that are quite good.

Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects? Probably. Women tend to write longer posts (although Den Beste and, indeed, OTB, are exceptions to that rule). The handful of woman bloggers I read are better writers than the males, I think. Their style is more artsy, for lack of a better term. But, mainly, I think women write about somewhat different topics.

Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same? Probably.

Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing?Not really. Most bloggers are opinionated or, really, why read them?

Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events? There are certainly fewer of them. And I haven't run across many female scholar-bloggers at all. Probably susanna comes closest, as a PhD candidate.

Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other? No. I do find this question somewhat redundant, though.

Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers? I don't like political/war/news as a category. They're very different topics and encompass 99% of the blogs I read. Probably VodkaPundit for war coverage (male). There really isn't a female analyst I read on war topics. Megan McArdle is probably my favorite female political pundit, with susanna in the mix. I read michelle a couple times a day, but it's not really a purely analytical blog, but more a personal weblog. And, of course, she co-runs Command Post, but that's more a clipping service than a blog.

OOPs
#5 is CAN't see a difference

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women?
No.

Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care?
Don't care.

Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects?
I find that everyone writes differently about most subjects.

Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same?
I don't really care for it that much in either sex.

Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing?
Both are as opinionated.

Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events?
Lack? I don't know. I read several. All the male bloggers I read don't do politics all the time either.

Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other?
No.

Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers?
Male: Charles Johnson, Lileks, John Hawkins, John Cole
Female: Meryl, Michelle, Susanna, Andrea

Everything a man does is different from a woman and vice versa. And everything a man does is different from other men. Same goes for women. Other wise, everyone would either do everything one way or the other depending on sex. How boring would that be?

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women? Nope.

Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care? Couldn't care less. I do have to admit to a bit of sexsim on this, though. Whenever I read a female blogger I invariably end up looking for a picture. I never look for pictures of the male bloggers. I'm a pig, though, so behavior such as this is to be expected, unfortunately.

Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects? I find that, more frequently, they write abour different subjects.

Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same? Not really. I try to keep things clean when I blog and I tend to be turned off when others don't. It isn't that I'm a prude (I was in the Navy - I can curse with the best of them), I just feel that profanity hurts your argument more than it helps.

Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing? I find that most bloggers don't have any interest in discussion at all. They simply want to espouse their opinion and have everyone agree. Most bloggers, in my experience, don't handle dissent well. I think that it is a general failing in blogging in general.

Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events? I don't read enough blogs to honestly answer. I'm not that prolific in the blogsphere.

Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other? Male bloggers give me the familiar whereas female bloggers give me a different perspective. I try to read both.

Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers? No favorites. Again, I am not that active in the blogsphere.

1) No.
2) Don't care.
3) Yes.
4) In certain situations, yes. But I'm pretty hard to offend, either way.
5) Males and females seem equally opinionated.
6) No.
7) Not really, no.
8) Favorite male - Charles Johnson, ala LGF. Favorite female is a toss up btwn Venomous Kate and Rachel Lucas.

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women?

i don't think so.

Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care?

i don't care. i like blogs by people who i can relate to, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, etc.

Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects?

it depends on the subject. if the subject is menstruation or child birth, i'd have to say yes. if it's about god or religion in general, i'd say maybe. if it's about current events, i'd say no.

Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same?

no. people are free to talk as much trash as they want, either way. i would say it'd be more exciting to hear from a woman who has no fear of expressing herself in her most honest, brutal form.

Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing?

opinions are like assholes...

Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events?

i never really gave much consideration to it until i started reading a lot of jewish blogs. and i will say that i find that women tend to be as on point with their writing as their male counterparts. i'm sure meryl @ yourish.com can give charles @ littlegreenfootballs.com a run for his money, for example. but at the same time, i don't know too many female politicobloggers offhand...

Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other?

i'd say i like female blogs better just for the sake of getting to understand women a little more.

Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers?

douglas rushkoff (rushkoff.com) and well, like i said, i don't really read many female politico bloggers, as so much as personal-journalists...

There are women bloggers??

All the bloggers I read are men: Michael Catalano, Merle Yourish, Andre Harris, Venomous Keith, John Galt (aka Morgan McCardle),Johann Jacobs,Stu Cornett,Big Arm Man, etc...

I'll have to go find some of these women bloggers and get back to you.

1) No. I think the best writers are the ones that really understand the situation, regardless of their sex.
2) I think I have a slight preference towards blogs written by females.
3) Absolutely.
4) Conversational cursing and innuendo doesn't bother me coming from either sex, but when it gets gratuitous, I'd rather not read it.
5) No. As a very opinionated female myself, I think that i's pretty equal footing.
6) Can't say that I do. Many of the female bloggers I read will comment on current events, and they usually have well thought out, reasonable opinions, even if they don't match my own.
7) Slight preference toward female written blogs, but there are plenty of mens blogs that I love to read. It's all about the subject matter and the writing.
8) Not to brown-nose, but you're my fave, with a close second of Vincent Ferrari at Insignificant Thoughts. Also really enjoyed the Command Post at the height of the war.

1. Nope. Depends on the blogger.
2. I don't care. Content matters, not gender.
3. Yes. In my view, men tend to be less emotional when they write for the most part whether its positive or negative.
4. Not at all. If that were the case I wouldn't be reading A Small Victory or Rachel Lucas.
5. See 3
6. Certainly not a lack of quality, but I would say there is a lack of quantity.
7. Nope
8. Instapundit
A Small Victory
Henry Hanks
Lawrence Simon

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women?

No
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Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care?

Gender is immaterial and irrelevant; Content and writing is EVERYTHING.
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Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects?

About half the time.
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Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same?

Only turned off when it is badly done!
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Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing?

Not so MB noticed.
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Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events?

Not really.
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Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other?

Again, it's the content and writing.
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Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers?

Favorite read for topic(s) and favorite read for the blogger(s) are not the same...can't really say...depends on that day's output on the part of about 20-24 bloggers.
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1. are men or women better political/war bloggers - Can't really say, since bloggers are so individualistic they're hard to categorize.

2. No preference between female or male bloggers - it's the good writing I'm after!

3. IT's hard to say, except that the gals sometimes share their personal feelings more strongly than the guys, and thus the gals seem to approach things from a different perspective

4. No, I don't have that double standard.

5. Can't really tell

6. No, I don't think there's a lack of quality female blogging in those areas, but, once again, there's such a broad range of writing that different bloggers sort of complement each other. I think the number of female vs. male bloggers in general might account for this seeming discrepancy.

7. No, I don't find that's the case with me.

8. This is really hard, because many bloggers will write about a lot of different subjects...But:
Guys - Bill Whittle, Pejman, U.S.S. Clueless
Gals - Jane Galt, Asparagirl, Rossi (when they write on those subjects - though that's not the only reason I read their blogs)
But I've read so many blogs, it's hard to remember....

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women? I don't read a lot of political/war blogs, but from the few I have read, I'd say no.
Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care? I wouldn't say I prefer one over the other.
Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects? Yup. I think they just notice different details.
Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same? I don't think so. I pay more attention to how it's phrased. Sometimes it's not what you say, it's how you say it. If you say it like a jackass, it doesn't matter if you're male or female, you just sound like a jackass.
Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing? Neither. It more depends on the subject they're writing about. Some people feel very strongly about some things where others do not.
Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events? That's not normally the type of thing I read, so I couldn't say, but my impression from afar is that there are far fewer females that do this type of writing than males.
Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other? A quick peek at my blogroll shows that the girls waaay outnumber the guys. I just gravitate toward folks who I think I can identify with or whose "style" I like and it so happens that the majority of those are female, I guess.
Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers? I only read you and Dean Esmay, so there's one of each.

I'm not answering the questions one by one, because all my answers are the same - haven't noticed any differences based on sex, except just one.

Any old male will use sexual inuendos. However, judging by the pictures posted by various bloggers, only very attractive females go in for sexual inuendos. I have yet to see a female blogger who posts an ugly picture of herself and uses suggestive language, but there are (no offense) some unappealing males who don't hesitate to.

I don't resent females using suggestive language so much, but as a middle-aged slightly pudgy female, I am jealous of their looks. I could cheerfully take some of these babes out in the parking lot and force feed them twinkies, but that's just plain old-fashioned cat, nothing to do with the quality of their political commentary.

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women? I don't think so. Perhaps the perspectives are different at times, but I don't think gender is an issue here.
Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care? I prefer both, but for different reasons. Men tend to be more issue-oriented, while females tend to be more relationship- and family-oriented- or at least that what it seems like from my seat in the 18th century.
Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects? Not really. Again, I don't think gender is much of an issue here.
Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same? No, but I do think thatthe perceptions of men and women doing that are decidedly different.
Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing? No. Insensitivity towards other viewpoint knows no gender boundaries.
Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events? Perhaps, but I generally find that there is a lack of quality in general when it comes to politics, current news, and world events.
Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other? No, but I suppose it depends on the topic.
Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers? I don't have favorites, but there are some I read with greather regularity. I'd rather keep that list to myself, as it changes frequently.

1, No
2. No
3. No .
4. No
5. No
6. No
7. No
8. No favorites but I do have a blogroll that is 50/50.

1. No. There are good and bad in each gender.

2. No preference, although I read more male than female blogs.

3. Considering only the blogs I read, yes.

4. No, I rather enjoy a randy woman.

5. I don't find one gender more opinionated than the other.

6. No more so than a lack of "quality" male bloggers.

7. I enjoy a good blog regardless of who writes it.

8. A Dallas duo of Kim du Toit and Rachel Lucas. For good old fashioned ranting and raving I go to Georgia: the Grouchy Old Cripple and Acidman. For feminine ranting and raving I give the nod to the Venomous One.

I have read more male war bloggers than women.
Great writing knows no gender.
Everyone has a different slant on a topic. I don't think they can be generalized by gender.
Sexual innuendo and cursing are equally offensive in degrees, not gender.
There are also degrees of opining, not gender specific. Passion ranges through the topics with different people.
There are more than several well-spoken female bloggers who are very knowledgeable about current events.
I have a unique reason for reading each blogger concerning a wide range of topics.
Sorry, too many to choose from.

1) When I counted the list o' blogs I visit that I'd consider "warblogs", the only female name that stuck out was Belligerent Bunny's Anna. Given she skipped the war itself, I guess I'd lean male. The "political" blogs I read are split fifty/fifty. Perhaps it just reflects differing male/female interest patterns or greater likelihood of military experience among males. Anecdotal, high margin of error, problems with polls that ask opinions as opposed to "revealed preference", blah blah blah.
2) No preference.
3) Yes. If only because I feel that I have a reasonable shot at telling the author's gender based on a writing sample.
4) I'd phrase it as: I feel less uncomfortable with a male swearing a blue streak than a female doing that same. Early training (thou shalt not cuss, and if thou doest, it betterest not be in front of a lady)? That I'm more familiar with the males cussing?
5) No difference.
6) By percent? Not really. The world could use more quality bloggers of either gender.
7) Nope.
8) Male: Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. Female: "Jane Galt" of janegalt.net.

Here's another question: There is a split between the "link to things" blogs (Instapundit, Andrea Harris) and the "Essay" blogs (Rachel Lucas, Bill Whittle). Does this skew male or female? Note that it could be empirically tested: links per word posted, percent of original, non-quoted content per post, length of post, etc.

Yours truly,
Jeffrey Boulier

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women? I think more men than women are interested in those topics. And each gender notices different details to cover when discussing the same topic. But quality of writing isn't a gender issue.

Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care? I don't care. I just look for interesting viewpoints and good writing.

Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects? To some extent, though it still comes down to individual personalities. Gender is only a part of that.

Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same? Crude is crude—doesn't matter who's doing it.

Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing? Again, that depends on the individual—and how much they care about the specific issue at hand.

Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events? To be honest, when I'm reading I'm generally thinking about the ideas presented, not the author's gender, so I can't really say I've ever noticed one way or the other.

Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other? With me it depends more on how much I'm interested in the subject at hand rather than the author's gender.

Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers? Don't have any particular favorites. I like one person's commentary one day, another writer's the next day. Different things catch my attention at different times.

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women?

It's an equal playing field.

Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care?

I lean toward blogs by females, because I enjoy social issues and personal issues over politics.

Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects?

Passion is passion. Men write more succinctly, though, but women explain their stances more thoroughly.

Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same?

I like cock just as much as the next gal. I don't care who's writing about it. If a guy likes writing in detail about pussy, hell, I'll read it. Having men friends my whole life has made me immune to what may be sexist. :)

Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing?

Men are more opinionated, but that's just my opinion, so that cancels out my answer. :)

Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events?

No lack. For all of us who write about love and lust and workplace stuff and personal conflicts, there are a lot of ladies out there kicking ass with the big boys.

Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other?

My blogroll is actually split evenly among the sexes. I just read different bloggers during different mood swings.

Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers?

Um, A Small Victory, of course! :)

I think men are better than women in every single way.

Women should bake pies, but those pies should never taste better in comparison to pies that a man has baked.

Answering one through whatever.. nobody cares. And, you're a woman right? Shouldn't you be neglecting your kids or something... oh, wait- nevermind.

1. No. In fact, women make better war bloggers because they feel that stigmatic feminine monkey on their backs, feeling they have to prove that they've got a pair ("sing it from yer ovaries!" I tells 'em!). The extra effort deserves extra credit.

2. Prefer blogs by women/men? Well, a few months ago I would have answered "women" as they were the most I visited, thanks to Rachel's rather extensive blogroll (Dawn Olsen and Cranky Chick are great!). But, I gotta say, the "must reads" these days are all written by, with the exception of Rachel and Mrs Du Toit, men. (IMAO, Misha, Kim Du Toit, Reason (men and women, but mainly men), Glen, Steven, Andrew Sullivan...)

3. Not really. Women tend to be preoccupied with minutia more than men. F'rinstance a male blogger might say "freedom rules, and if you think it doesn't then return yourself to the compost which you've obviously mistakenly left behind", whereas a woman might say "freedom rules because of this and that and also because I feel like it's that and the other and maybe we should agree that this is that and..." (Rachel excepted as usual)

4. Most sexual inuendo, imho, is predatory... I dislike it either way.

5. Equally opinionated. I mean, c'mon! They're bloggers.!!

6. Nope.

7. I enjoy them equally, though for differant reasons sometimes. F'rinstance, there are very few female bloggers that can write good satire. Irony seems to be a largely male sensibility....Women are often too eager to be serious and earthy rather than irreverent and cheeky. Sometimes I wonder if women think comedy/satire is a waste of time.

8. male: Steven den Beste, female: Rachel Lucas. Honorable mention: Emporer Misha, Mrs. Du Toit.

1> Don't care.
2> Judging by my blogroll, females.
3> Yes, but that doesn't really matter at the end of the day.
4> No.
5> Neither.
6> No. While many of the female-owned blogs I read are not strictly poliblogs, this does not seem to stop them from espousing their political opinions.
7>Not particulary.
8> Male: InstaPundit, Female: A Small Victory.

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women?

1) Theoretically no, but in reality, yes. For whatever reason there are more quality blogs run by men than women.

Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care?

Don't care

Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects?

Not necessarily.

Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same?

I like it more when women do it actually. I'm a guy, I didn't want to hear about other blabbing about that sort of thing.

Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing?

Just depends.

Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events?

Yeah, absolutely.

Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other?

As I mentioned, there are just more quality blogs run by men, but between the good ones, I don't see a big difference.

Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers?

Women -- A Small Victory
Guys -- Probably LGF, Instapundit

Thank you. I'll be back with data and a post after my doctor appointment. Which may be sometimes in the next century depending on the crowd in the waiting room.

Oh, and feel free to link this post on your blog to get other people to answer it. The more people I cull data from, the more scientific the study will be.

For the record: I am male.

1] Do men make better political/war bloggers than women?
No. But I think right-wing women more vociferous web than the men.

2]Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care?
Generally female.

3]Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects?
Yes. Generally speaking.

4]Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same?
No. If you ask anyone I know they will back me on this.

5]Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing?
(Question 1 excluded) I would say men.

6]Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events?
No.

7]Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other?
No.

8]Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers?
In many ways the term 'blog' has lost its meaning. However http://www.unknownnews.net is my all-time fave (by Helen and Harry Highwater). Apart from that I refuse to answer on the grounds I may alienate some female blogger who I may wish to date sometime in the future.

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women?
I wouldn't have thought so.
Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care?
I don't care, although a quick look at my RSS feed subscriptions suggests an imbalance in favour of men.
Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects?
Broadly speaking, yes - The old stereotype about women being good at discussion and generalities; men tending to the didactic and specific seems to hold true. That said, I rarely notice the gender of a blogger unless it's explicitly stated.
Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same?
Probably the reverse - it's pretty sexist of me to say so, but swearing/lewd women come across as uninhibited and hip, swearing/lewd men come across as juvenile.
Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing?
Generally speaking, males are more opinionated.
Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events?
As far as I can tell, men do seem to be leading the field. Presumably the old pram in the hallway problem has a bearing on this.
Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other?
No - in fact I quite often only realise the gender of a blogger after some time reading their site (I'm not a big 'about' page reader...)
Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers?
All the sites I read of that nature are collaborative efforts or forums...

(Generally: one thing I like about blogs, and the internet as a whole for that matter, is the fact that the focus is on the written word, so gender/race/nationality/class only become an issue if the writer highlights or alludes to them. It's good to engage with people without your preconceptions getting in the way, as they might in a face to face meeting.)

1) No.

2) Don't care.

3) Yes. Women, on the right at least, tend to be more meticulous and detail oriented, while men tend to the sweeping statement and themes.

4) If you mean different standards for men and women, yes. As far as men or women making crude comments, I get tired of it from both sexes - it doesn't advance the argument.

5) Both appear to be opinionated, women perhaps being more nuanced.

6) I haven't noticed such a lack, on the right.

7) I don't differentiate by sex.

8) Probably Emperor Misha I of the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.

1. Political blogs, equal. War blogs, men have a slight edge, we're more likely to be veterans. A very slight edge.
2 My favorite blogs seem to be about 50-50 with a couple of them in the uncertain camp.
3. Enough of the time that it's usually noticible.
4. No. It does bother me some that women I respect use the word slut to describe themselves, somewhat the same way I feel when my black coworkers use the N word. Probably a generational thing.
5.No, one thing we ain't short of around here is opinions.
6. No, there are so many good blogs by women that I don't have the time to read them all. Funny, that goes for blogs by men.
7. I can't really say I like either one 'better'I like the good ones, or, perhaps more accurately, the ones covering subject matter I'm interested. When, for instance, den Beste, goes off a long entry about his athiesm, I use my back button. It's his blog, he can write about what he wishes, he owes me nothing. If I don't care, I don't read. It's somewhat surprising, though, how often I'll be entertained and informed about topics that I really don't give a rat's rear end about.
8. Oh, lord, denBeste, Whittle Frank J, Misha, Reynolds. You, Rachel, Jen, Kate, Dawn and Moxie, Da Goddess. It's a good thing I'm retired, I'd starve to death, I only mentioned some off the top of my head.

Do men make better political/war bloggers than women?
No, but I think you can split this into 2 categories.
Best warblogs? By men, more passion and they speak to me better..
Best political blogs? women, hands down. They see all the sides better.

Do you prefer blogs by males, females or you don't care?
Don't care.

Do you find that males and females write differently about the same subjects?
Blogs by liberal women seem to look at the most sides of an issue, but overall it's about the writer not the blog.

Do you have double standards? That is, do you think it's okay when a man makes sexual innuendos and curses in his posts but you are turned off by a female blogger who does the same?
No.

Do you find that males or females tend to be more opinionated in their writing?
I think men are more opinionated but maybe that's because I'm a man.

Do you find there is a lack of quality female bloggers who write about politics, current news and world events?
Yes - conservative women's blogs hit the same tropes again and again so despite my avowed Lifelong Right Thinker status ;) I prefer blogs by progressives.

Do you find you enjoy male or female blogs in general (on any subject) more than the other?
Not especiall, but see above.

Who is your favorite read for political/war/news commentary for male and female bloggers?
Male: Instapundit.
Female: Punk Princess hands down.

i have few opinions of note. i dont necessarily prefer male or female blogs. i prefer blogs which make me laugh or are sexy or reveal the soul.

double standards are overrated.

i shall quote oscar wilde on the subject of men and women: "men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed."