I simply haven’t kept up with the philosophy blogging world recently. I only just learned today that a great blog, Feminist Philosophers, is shutting down. I thought I would take a moment to reflect on my experiences with this blog.
Although I’ve never been a contributor there, I was around when the blog started up. I was, as a matter of fact, in graduate school at UNF. I had only just started blogging at another philosophy blog–the Florida Student Philosophy Blog. I was excited about this new venture and told the blog manager about it, who added Feminist Philosophers to the blogroll.
I was there when Sally Haslanger’s now well-known paper about implicit bias came out and was distributed on Feminist Philosophers (and other places).
I was there as philosophical research on implicit bias began to grow.
I was there when everyone debated whether one should use a pseudonyms or not when blogging.
I was there as bloggers came to Feminist Philosophers and made it grow.
For about 10 years, I have been there, a regular reader.
Perhaps I’m not the best ‘fan’ to have. But I have been there, all the while.
The internet will lose a good place to think and gather as Feminist Philosophers closes down–even if the reasons put forth are good ones.
Thank you, Feminist Philosophers, for what you have given me, internet passerbys, and everyone.