He notes, "3 of the top 5 are women:"
1. Suzanne McCarthy, Suzanne’s Bookshelf
2. James McGrath, Exploring Our Matrix
3. Joel Watts, Unsettled Christianity
4. April DeConick, The Forbidden Gospels
5. Jane Stranz, Of life, laughter and liturgy
Notice how the 2 men in the mix are wanting to suggest now "How to Determine the Queen and King of the Biblioblogosphere." Being now under a woman, even only 1, is, presumably, not good enough. The 1 man makes his suggestion with a picture of the other 1 man:
What we the people must notice, with all of the talk and images about king-dom-ination, is how there's been a coup d'état, a revolution, a democratic decision-making reversal of the order of power that has let 1 un-defined and un-official and un-sanctified women in the top 10!
First, I want you to listen again to the rant by blogger and Bible Blogger and woman Amanda Mac. Then see the Official Response that would exclude some women. Finally see the injustice of male dominance overcome by people power!
First, her rant:
Once again, a call has gone out encouraging more women to biblioblog. I think I’m getting a little frustrated by this. Why?Then, the Official Response from the official officials, denying access into the kings' domination of the kingdom of the Top 50 Biblioblogs:
Because there are female bibliobloggers. They may be in the minority, but they’re out there.
So why aren’t they on the top 50? A couple of reasons:
1. The top 50 is not an accurate representation of biblioblog rankings. If it was, Rachel Held Evans would be # 8 on the list. Also, Elizabeth Scalia would be on the list (now granted, part of the problem with ranking Elizabeth Scalia’s blog is that it is over at Patheos, and Alexa can’t separate out the different blogs). Evangel over at First Things would also be on the list, as it has several female bloggers contributing. Internet Monk also has female contributors and would rank around # 22. Parchment and Pen would be #6.
I suggest we drop this whole “you have to sign up” excuse. Is it the Top 50 biblioblogs or not? If it’s not, it needs to be retitled “Top 50 Biblioblogs of people who volunteered to be on the list.”
2. The majority of the female bibliobloggers that I read wouldn’t make the Top 50 because their Alexa ranking is too low to be counted. So it’s not that there is only a handful of female biblibloggers out there, it is that there is only a handful of female biblobloggers who generate enough traffic to rank in the top 50.
Solution: Let’s find ways to send some of these fine ladies some more traffic so that their numbers can rank.
Grrr. So ends my rant.
The field of biblical studies does not include everything that is written about the Bible, and in particular does not include theological, spritual, or sermon material, which is why Rachel Held Evans, Evangel, Internet Monk, and Parchment and Pen are not included. If these blogs include incidental material relevant to biblical studies, they may be included under “Related Blogs.”Finally, the revolution of people power:
That's right. The officially-excluded Rachel Held Evans is in the Top 10! And she's not even agreeing to wear some crown.
Congrats to Suzanne, April, Jane, and Rachel!