Pam Spaulding and Jane Hamsher (Photo courtesy Pam Spaulding)
But that 1950s stereotype was so inculcated in society's consciousness that it was the number one internal foe of the feminist movement. Somehow a woman's life was "All About Eve."
Of course, as an aging gay hippie Aquarian, I always hoped for a communion with women that was more utopian - a world in which women respected and helped each other and didn't play out those old stereotypes for the convenience of men. I found something akin to that fighting the AIDS crisis at its height - and when I joined the blogging world, thanks in large part to Pam Spaulding, famed African American lesbian blogger at Pam's House Blend.
Mind you - the guys have been great, especially Mike Rogers of RawStory and PageOneQ, Bil Browning at The Bilerico Project, who brought me aboard, and now my friends Anthony Duran, Syd Peterson, and Mark Hefflinger. But Pam and I had many email exchanges after I finally met her at the HRC/Logo Presidential Forum in 2007. She has always been there for me and gives a sister the 411 about the brave new world of blogging.
Word now comes from Pam and Firedoglake founder Jane Hamsher who are at Netroots Nation that Pam is joining the Firedoglake family of bloggers. This is great news since it will allow Pam to get some sleep, do more blogging and not worry so much about the backstage mechanics. The new collaboration also stands as a wonderful example of how women can work well together to create even greater content to serve and challenge the Greater Good.
All the best to Pam, whose blog will be changing over in July. And thanks to both women for being so smart and brave. And with an election year approaching – I can't wait to see what happens next!