Friday, 23 October 2009

Retarded

Further to our post yesterday speculating on the Canadian Blog Awards:

No feminist category.
This Year’s Categories:

* Overall
o All blogs are eligible for this category.
* Blog Post
o All single blog posts written after November 23rd, 2008 are eligible for this category.
* Blog Post Series
o All series of blog posts written after November 23rd, 2008 are eligible for this category.
* Blog Written By A Journalist
o All blogs written by a journalist or pundit are eligible for this category.
* Crafts, Cooking, & Other Activities
o All blogs that write about activities such as cooking, knitting or other non sports related activities are eligible for this category.
* Culture & Literature
o All blogs that write about literature and culture (non-popular culture) are eligible for this category
* Family
o All blogs that write about family oriented issues or parenting are eligible for this category.
* French Language (Langue Française)
o All blogs that write in the French language (or are completely bilingual) are eligible for this category.
* GLBT
o All blogs that write about GLBT life, and blogs devoted to sexual equality are eligible for this category.
* Group
o All blogs with two or more contributors are eligible for this category.
* Humour
o All blogs that focus on humour are eligible for this category.
* New
o New blogs begun after November 23rd, 2008 are eligible for this category.
* Personal
o All blogs that write about the author’s personal life are eligible for this category.
* Photo/Art
o All blogs that publish their own works of photography or original works of art are eligible for this category.
* Podcaster/Vlogger
o All Podcasters or Vloggers are eligible for this category.
* Political
o All blogs that write about political issues are eligible for this category.
* Popular Culture
o All blogs that write about popular culture, TV, movies, etc are eligible for this category.
* Professional Life
o Those blogs that describe a profession or career and subjects related to those professions or careers, such as education, business, military, finance, law, etc, are eligible for this category.
* Religion & Philosophy
o All blogs that write about religious issues, philosophy issues, are written from a religious point of view are eligible for this category.
* Science & Technology
o All blogs that write about science or technology are eligible for this category.
* Sports
o All blogs that write about sports are eligible for this category.

A blog written by a journalist -- potential nominees, what?, maybe 4? -- is a category. While wimmin's issues get tossed in with LGBT again.

Seriously, you guys are retarded. Look it up.

12 comments:

sassy said...

Just my humble opinion but I think ACR did a great job running the F-Word Blog Awards earlier this year.

fern hill said...

You're right, the F-Word Awards are great fun. The ACR crew is ab-fab.

Dr.Dawg said...

Piss on 'em. Blogburst!

http://drdawgsblawg.blogspot.com/2009/10/boycott-canadian-bloggers-awards.html

Great Aunty Bertha said...

Why don't they just call it the fringe group category?

fern hill said...

Great idea, Great Aunty Bertha! LOL.

JJ said...

I don't get why this category presents so much difficulty -- there are enough feminist blogs to make it an interesting competition, and you don't need to call on an expert in the field to ascertain which ones qualify.

Meh.

fern hill said...

I don't get it either, JJ. It's not like it's rocket surgery. ;)

Anonymous said...

So... do bloggers who post on the National Post website count as journalists?

fern hill said...

Anonymous: Ask the geniuses at CBA. Me, I don't consider the National Pest to have anything to do with journalism.

Luna said...

That is all kinds of lame.

HannahJ said...

Hey, maybe it's you who needs to look it up. the word retarded doesn't mean stupid and please don't insult me by giving me the slang definition. Surely even people like you must know when you should and shouldn't use a slur.
Ugh.

fern hill said...

From the Canadian Oxford Dictionary: retard, 1) to delay the progress, development, arrival, or accomplishment of 2) make slow or late.

The boyos are definitely retarding the progress of the Canadian Blog Awards into anything meaningful.

I knew exactly what I was doing when I used the word, HannahJ, but thank you for your sanctimony.

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