Tejaswee Rao Blogging Awards 2011 – I
I would like to convey my gratitude to all the judges for their patience and all the reading and all the exchanges of emails, and also a huge thanks to all those who helped with ‘tie breaking’.
I loved what a commenter said about sitting with a cup of tea and going through the posts in the list below. Do that 🙂 Some of the posts will make you smile, some might appall you even as you smile (well…), some remind you that live and let live applies to immediate family too. Even to our daughters. But also, some will remind that change begins at home, with the way we raise our sons (Feminist sons). Nearly all of them catch your interest from the first line, and those few that don’t, still read them, there is something to be got from each one of these posts.
The initial plan was to choose around two posts in each category, but it became very difficult to choose just two. Please do help with that, I would love to hear which posts you liked and why.
What kind of posts make you think (or rethink)?
Do you like long posts? (Or don’t?)
Do you prefer personal stories?
How do you like statistics? (Is it ‘all just statistics’ or ‘everybody needs to read these statistics‘?)
How do you like sarcasm? And humor? Do you object to irreverence?
Which posts would you have chosen if you were one of the judges? (What we like or dislike says a lot about us...)
1. Female Feticide and Infanticide
The Pandas are Dying.– Gounder Brownie
2. Girl-children/ Daughters
Please do try to choose two 🙂
The feminist’s mother – Celestial Rays
Sons, anyone? – Rs Mom
Growing up female – Alankrita
3. Teenage issues and Sex education
Teenage Sex on the sly. Nita
When parents and teachers become the police – Meera Sundararajan
4. ‘Aww’- inspiring parenting moments.
The unseen scars – Celestial Rays
Little minds, big questions. – Suranga Date
Desi Parenting: Raising confused daughters – Desi Girl
Your Son today – My Husband Forever – SuKupedia
5. Senior Citizens
Pension Sarees and Security Blankets – Suranga
6. Indian Culture and Moral Policing
Please choose two 🙄
The war for women. – Neo Indian
Why does a woman need a man? – Usha
What’s your culture? – Suranga Date
7. What’s in a woman’s name?
The story of Alu and Gobhi. – Chandni
What’s in a name? – Khushi
The judges also loved,
An eternal S-walk….. – Suranga Date
Someone get me a gun – Chandni
8. Gender Stereotypes
Boys don’t cry. – Starry Eyed
Where Angels Fear to Tread – Gounder Brownie
The judges also loved,
The feminine side – Liberal Cynic
9. Mythology, traditions, religion and how they interpret women’s place in society
Draupadi – Episode 10 – Manasa
10. Sexists language, jokes and mindset
Of Virtue and Virility – Meera Sundararajan
Outraging modesty – Usha
11. Books, Ads, TV, Movies…
Girlz – Gounder Brownie
All it takes to be a doormat, eat Kellogg’s! – Kiran Manral
Indian television and women – Amodini
Congratulations all 🙂