August 28, 2005

"I wanna be the one to walk in the sun"


Natalie Glebova.  Who's that? we wondered this afternoon, noting that this woman we had never heard of was #1 in Technorati's "Top Searches This Hour," beating out two other topics we've flogged here early and often, Intelligent Design and Cindy Sheehan. A lot easier on the eyes than Mother Sheehan.


Even as we were writing this post, another topic we're working on -- Charles Murray on distributional differences between female and male aptitudes --  displaced Mother Sheehan in the #4 spot. The blogging finger types, and having typed, moves on.


Just for fun -- that's what girls wanna have, after all -- we pulled together a few of our favorite themes and published a Natalie Glebova post, "Feminists and Islamicists, sisters under the skin," and what do you know?  Within minutes, there was our post at the top of Technorati's Natalie Glebova "Search" heap.

What does a woman want? Cyndi Lauper kind of said it all:

Some boys take a beautiful girl,
And hide her away from the rest of the world.
I wanna be the one to walk in the sun.
Oh, girls,
They wanna have fu-un.
Oh, girls,
Just wanna have
That's all they really want . . .
Some fun . . .

Every woman prevented by someone else's utopian fantasy from walking in the sun -- from a Miss Universe not allowed to wear her tiara at an official function to a Muslim woman forced to conceal her charms behind the hijab -- knows what she means. We know, we know.  Some Muslim women choose to wear the veil, and that's the point. Choice.

Cross posted by Sissy Willis at sisu.

Posted by Sissy Willis at August 28, 2005 09:57 AM

Tammy, acting on behalf of Michele sent me here, and I'm so glad. What a great site. And indeed. It is all about choice. :)

Posted by: MissMeliss at August 28, 2005 07:48 PM

I am here from Tammy's blog too! I am having fun looking around.

Posted by: Heather at August 28, 2005 10:22 PM

Contraception was #2? That's interesting. What's up with that, I wonder.

Posted by: charmaine at August 29, 2005 02:10 PM

I'm curious to see your reaction to the Charles Murray article. I read it, and will probably be posting my own reaction within the next couple of days. I happen to think he's biased, but I'm interested to know what other women think of that article.

Posted by: Emily at August 29, 2005 04:24 PM

Guess I'll have to stop putting off writing about it, huh?

Posted by: Sissy Willis at August 29, 2005 04:31 PM