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February 22, 2005

Think globally, act locally

Gender info on P.Z. Myers' blogroll excluding "The Progressive Alliance":

Field Male Female Other %Male %Female %Other Aggregate Totals
Feminists 0 9 0 0% 100% 0% 9
Academics 13 18 6 35.1% 48.6% 16.2% 37
Educators 7 4 1 58.3% 33.3% 8.3% 12
Doctors 9 5 2 56.3% 31.3% 12.5% 16
Others 31 7 15 58.5% 13.2% 28.3% 53
Politics, International & Minnesota 28 6 14 58.3% 12.5% 29.2% 48
Science 37 6 9 71.2% 11.5% 17.3% 52
Geeks & Nerds 10 1 2 76.9% 7.7% 15.4% 13
Evolution, Atheists 20 0 7 74.1% 0% 29.6% 27
Aggregate totals 155 57 55       267
Aggregate % 58.1% 21% 21%        

P.Z. Myers:
I'll tell you how much of a role discrimination plays in limiting female professors in so-called "elite" universities: 100%. There is no shortage of brilliant women scientists (or brilliant male scientists), but there is a dearth of jobs and we still have bigoted ignoramuses like Summers standing guard over the gateways.

P.Z. over at Kevin Drum's:

The ecosystem is managed by a male, using some semi-arbitrary algorithm he cooked up. It favors people who link up in lockstep -- check out some of those sites in the top tier. Most aren't particularly interesting or special, but they do engage in a lot of mutual linkage.

It favors conservatives. It particularly favors unthinking conservatives. It is an extremely poor measure of the diversity of the blogosphere, but does reward same ol', same ol', backslappin', good ol' boy networking.

I guarantee you that if a blog like What She Said! assembled a comparable "ecosystem" using their own algorithm, you'd find a consensus measure of popularity that would be heavily loaded with women and liberals. You're assuming that NZ Bear's biases are not influencing the rankings, and that's simply absurd.

If you aren't part of the solution, aren't you part of the problem?

Below is unformatted data we bloggers at GNXP collected so you can confirm our assessments. Sorry for the mess!

Addendum: Please keep the comments civil. Take a moment and reflect that even the great ones amongst us may fall short....

Updated: P.Z. responds.

Academics

http://www.cronaca.com/ David Male
http://geomblog.blogspot.com/ Suresh Male
http://gnosticalturpitude.org/ Matt Male
http://alex.halavais.net/news/ Alex Male
http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/ Brian Male
http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/ Alex, Tyler Male
http://profgoose.blogspot.com/ Male
http://www.sanskritboy.net/ Ryan Male
http://www.semantics-online.org/blog/ Kai Male
http://chujoe.net/ Joseph Male
http://radio.weblogs.com/0113501/ Mike Male
http://standardmodel.blogspot.com/ Leighton Male
http://applecidercheesefudge.blogspot.com/ Group Neither
http://cavlec.yarinareth.net/ Group Neither
http://www.crookedtimber.org/ Group Neither
http://hnn.us/ Group Neither
http://examinedlife.typepad.com/johnbelle/ Group Neither
http://philbio.typepad.com/philosophy_of_biology/ Group Neither
http://sneathspot.blogspot.com/ Neither

Doctors

http://www.lingualnerve.com/ Spacefan female Identifies herself as female on bio page.
http://www.lingualnerve.com/ Doc Shazam female Identifies herself as female on bio page.
http://www.lingualnerve.com/ Maria female Identifies herself as female on bio page.
http://docshazam.blogspot.com/ Doc Shazam female This is her own blog. She also posts on LingualNerve.
http://www.rocketdog2000.com/RDblog/ ? female No name, but she refers to her husband and knitting a lot.
http://www.obels.org/mt/ Peter Obels male
http://codeblueblog.blogs.com/codeblueblog/ *Dr. Boyle male *Dr. Boyle is referred to as "he" in a "What People Are Saying" comment, although he signs his blog CBB.
http://www.echojournal.org/ Michael Ostrovsky male
http://www.echojournal.org/ Paul Geldard male
http://drcharles.blogspot.com/ *Dr. Charles male *He identifies himself as male in his bio.
http://www.lingualnerve.com/ Allen male "Husband and proud dad."
http://www.lingualnerve.com/ Tom male Identifies himself as male on bio page.
http://www.lingualnerve.com/ Justin male Identifies himself as male on bio page.
http://www.lingualnerve.com/ Nick male Identifies himself as male on bio page.
http://www.grahamazon.com/ Graham male
http://www.medrants.com/index.php DB unknown
http://www.lingualnerve.com/ Re-minisce unknown

Educators

http://mamamusings.net/ Elizabeth Lane Lawley female
http://blog.mathemagenic.com/ Lilia Efimova female
http://teachingbiology.blogspot.com/ Judy Jones female
http://teachingbiology.blogspot.com/ Pamela Duncan female
http://www.librarystuff.net/ Steven M. Cohen male
http://www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm Stephen Downes male
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MikeArnzen/ Michael Arnzen male
http://seblogging.cognitivearchitects.com/ Sebastian Fiedler male
http://teachingbiology.blogspot.com/ Brad Williamson male
http://teachingbiology.blogspot.com/ Rich Benz male
http://teachingbiology.blogspot.com/ Stewart Monckton male
http://www.weblogg-ed.com/ Will Richardson male
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ Univ of Minnesota neither *Not a blog but a blog service/directory of 1056 blogs; 1968 blog authors.

Geeks & Nerds

http://www.alistapart.com/ Erin Kissane female
http://www.pmachinehowto.com/index.php/ Sue Crocker female
http://www.alistapart.com/ Jeffrey Zeldman male
http://www.alistapart.com/ Brian Alvey male
http://www.alistapart.com/ Dan Benjamin male
http://jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/alan/ Alan male
http://daringfireball.net/ John Gruber male
http://www.michaelhanscom.com/eclecticism/ Michael Hanscom male
http://weblog.siliconvalley.com/column/dangillmor/ Dan Gillmor male
http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/ Jon Udell male
http://www.kottke.org/ Jason Kottke male
http://www.reedmaniac.com/ Paul Burdick male
http://paolo.evectors.it/ Paolo Valdemarin male
http://www.pmachine.com/forum/bugfixes_ee.xml *Not a blog.

Science

http://www.christineterry.com/about.html Christin Female
http://www.pyracantha.com/cgi-bin/blosxom.cgi Hannah Female
http://invasivespecies.blogspot.com/ Jenn Female
http://girlscientist.blogspot.com/ GrrlScientist Female
http://www.gamalei.net/syaffolee/index.html Sya Female
http://thewelltimedperiod.blogspot.com/ Ema Female
http://www.10000birds.com/ Mike Male
http://abstractfactory.blogspot.com/ Cog Male
http://artsyscience.blogspot.com/ Tracy Male
http://austringer.net/wp/ Wes Male
http://helpychalk.blogspot.com/ Rob Male
http://biomesblog.typepad.com/the_biomes_blog/ Mark Male
http://blog.bioethics.net/2004/09/what-is-this.html# Glenn, David, Paul Male
http://www.collisiondetection.net/ Clive Male
http://corpus-callosum.blogspot.com/ Has a web handle, says he is a "guy" Male
http://madbard.walkingwizard.com/tdb/ Refers to "himself Male
http://www.whiterose.org/dr.elmo/blog/ Greg Male
http://radio.weblogs.com/0100187/ Richard Male
http://blogs.salon.com/0001092/ David Male
http://www.thewormbook.com/helmintholog/ Andrew Male
http://www.idiolect.org.uk/notes/ Tom, Matt Male
http://www.stevenberlinjohnson.com/ Steve Male
http://www.corante.com/livingcode/ Richard Male (duplicate)
http://crumpled.com/cp/personal/ John Male
http://www.sennoma.net/ Sennoma Male
http://mikethemadbiologist.blogspot.com/ Mike Male
http://mixingmemory.blogspot.com/ Chris Male
http://www.chriscmooney.com/blog.asp Chis Male
http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/~distler/blog/ distler Male
http://sparkleberrysprings.com/v-web/b2/index.php Wayne Male
http://www.qinfo.org/people/nielsen/blog/ Michael Male
http://paleblue.us/ Dave Male
http://preposterousuniverse.blogspot.com/ Sean Male
http://dabacon.org/pontiff/ Dave Male
http://rhosgobel.blogspot.com/ Radagast, (refers to self as "he") Male
http://sciencepolitics.blogspot.com/ Bora Male
http://science_boy.blogspot.com/ David Male
http://www.10thmonth.net/movabletype/ Dermot Male
http://seislog.blogs.com/seislog/ Andrew Male
http://darwin.bc.asu.edu/blog John Male
http://johnvu.net/blog/ John Male
http://www.cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/weblog/ Cosma Male
http://avoyagetoarcturus.blogspot.com/ Jay Male
http://wolverinetom.blogspot.com/ Tom Male
http://anthropology.net/index.php?title=Main_Page Neither
http://mobjectivist.blogspot.com/ WHT Neither
http://www.nodalpoint.org/ Group Neither
http://jrb.typepad.com/personalgenome/ Neither
http://webapp.utexas.edu/blogs/sarkarlab/ Group Neither
http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/ Group Neither
http://www.thescian.com/blog/ Group Neither
http://www.squidblog.com/ Tony, Jen Neither
http://www.steelypips.org/principles/ ? Neither
http://effectmeasure.blogspot.com/ Revere Not known

Politics, International & Minnesota

http://mithras.blogs.com/blog/ Dead Link Dead Link
http://www.kathryncramer.com/wblog/ Kathryn Female
http://iddybud.blogspot.com/ Jude Female
http://www.node707.com/ Melanie Female
http://suburbanguerrilla.blogspot.com/ Susan Female
http://culturecat.net/ Clancy Female
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/ Digby Female?
http://paleofreak.blogalia.com/ Saichania? Female?
http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/ Brad Delong Male
http://atrios.blogspot.com/ Duncan Male
http://www.juancole.com/ Juan Male
http://www.markarkleiman.com/ Mark Male
http://ezraklein.typepad.com/blog/ Chris Male
http://www.dailykos.com/ Kos Male
http://nicklewis.smartcampaigns.com/ Nick Male
http://www.nathannewman.org/log/ Nathan Male
http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/ David Male
http://www.pandagon.net/ Jesse Male
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ Kevin Male
http://www.thetalentshow.org/ Greg Male
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/ Josh Male
http://tbogg.blogspot.com/ Tbogg Male
http://www.stephenbates.com/yellowdoggereldemocrat/ Steve Male
http://yglesias.typepad.com/matthew/ Matt Male
http://darwininitalia.blogspot.com/ Paolo Male
http://evolucionarios.blogalia.com/ Biomaxi Male
http://www.homowebensis.com/ Cibernesto Male
http://www.the19thfloor.net/ Mark Male
http://moderateleft.blogspot.com/ Jeff Male
http://bmwforpeace.blogspot.com/ Chris Male
http://www.duckstrap.com/Blog/blog.php Chris Male
http://theyetimn.blogspot.com/ Brian Male
http://wowthisisslow.blogspot.com/ JMJanssen Male
http://iliveinminnesota.blogspot.com/ Duf Male
http://lawandpolitics.blogspot.com/ publius, Eric Male (1) Female?
http://saltman.blogspot.com/ Group Male (1) Female (1)
http://www.liberaloasis.com/ Group Male (2)
http://left2right.typepad.com/main/ Group Male (20) Female (7)
http://lloydletta.blogspot.com/ Lloyd Male?
http://www.scsuscholars.com/ King Male?
http://www.reachm.com/amstreet/ Group Neither
http://corrente.blogspot.com/ Group Neither
http://www.democrats.org/blog/ Group Neither
http://www.theleftcoaster.com/ Group Neither
http://www.liberaloasis.com/ Group Neither
http://www.ospolitics.org/blog/ Group Neither
http://xnerg.blogspot.com/ Group Neither
http://babelogue.citypages.com:8080/ ? Neither
http://minnpolitics.blogspot.com/ MN Politics Guru Neither
http://norwegianity.com/ Group Neither
http://skatje.com/index.php/weblog/index/ Skatje Neither

Others

Alas, a Blog
group

alicublog
roy edroso male

Amygdala
male

ANONYMOSES
male

apostropher
male

archy
John J. McKay male

Beautiful Horizons
male

William Blathers
male

Blog of a Bookslut
group

The Blue Bus is calling us...
dunno

Body and Soul
female

Bouphonia
dunno

Byzantium's Shores: Meditations on Nearly Anything
male

C8H10N4HO2O2
AJ Milne male

Ayn Clouter's Blog
dunno

Doing Things With Words
Dan Quattrone male

ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
female

Electrolite
Patrick Nielsen Hayden male

Fact-esque, A Reality-Based Blog
dunno

Fafblog
dunno

Foreign Dispatches
abiola lapite male

It's My Country, Too
(female?) dunno

Neil Gaiman's Journal
male

Gibson Blog
male

Gibsonian
male

Happy Furry Puppy Story Time with Norbizness
(male?) dunno

Izzle Pfaff!
male

Jesus' General
(male?) dunno

Long story; short pier
kip manley male

The Mahablog: Truth and the Bush Administration
Copyright 2003, 2004 by Barbara O'Brien (female?) dunno

Making Light
Teresa Nielsen Hayden female

Douglas McDaniel
male

Media Matters for America
group

Modulator
steve male

Notional Slurry
Bill Tozier male

Obsidian Wings
group

Off-The-Cuff, Off-The-Record, Off-The-Wall
female

One Good Thing
female

Paperwight's Fair Shot
male

Pepper of the Earth - The Home Office Record & Mostly Daily Gazette
group - all males

Planet Swank
Gregory Harris male

Ratty's Ghost
female

The Rude Pundit
male

Seeing The Forest
group - all males

The Sixth International
ms. tilton female

Skeptical Notion
male

slacktivist
dunno

smijer
male

SocraticGadfly
male

Sisyphus Shrugged
female

the talking dog
male

Tea Leaves
male

The Un-Common Tater
dunno

Unfogged
group - all males

World O'Crap
dunno

James Wolcott
male

Evolution

De Rerum Natura
male

Dispatches from the Culture Wars
male

evolgen
male

Evolutionblog
male

Evolving Thoughts
male

The Loom
male

National Center for Science Education
other

The Panda's Thumb
group (1 female!)

Thoughts from Kansas
male

Atheists & Skeptics

ButterfliesandWheels.com Notes and Comments
group

Corsair the Rational Pirate
male

Father Dan
male

FreethoughtFilter
group - (all male?)

GoatOnFire's Burning Blog
male

God is for Suckers!
group - all male

Gullibility isn't in the dictionary
male

Karma Fool
male

(mostly) Rationally Speaking
male

Nanovirus
dunno

The Pagan Prattle Online
dunno

The Raving Atheist
male

reality based community
Scott Pilutik male

Respectful Insolence
male

Strange Doctrines
male

Stupid Evil Bastard
male

The Two Percent Company's Rants
dunno

Unscrewing The Inscrutable
male

Posted by razib at 01:33 AM