emilygould:

I found Molly Fischer’s essay about Jezebel, The Hairpin, xojane.com and Rookie interesting, provocative, and deeply frustrating. Her dissection of these blogs’ aesthetics and the rhetorical styles they’ve bred in their commenter-bases is skillful, but what is its point? There are a lot of…

This piece, this article on The Beheld and of course The Hairpin commenter’s own reaction pretty much cover the issues with the Fischer article on ladyblogs as well as exploring some of the critiques that she raises. All well worth reading, whether or not you succumb to the linkbait of the original piece.