"Let us put men and women together, see which one is smarter,
Some say men, but I say no, women got the men like a puppet show." (Lyrics by Norman Span, covered by The Grateful Dead.)
True or not? Are women bloggers smarter, better, kinder, gentler? Nosing around the blogosphere (and common sense) tells me that generalizing about men versus women bloggers isn't so helpful. Except maybe in one respect. I haven't yet come across a nasty, personal attack penned by a woman. There really is a way to express your opinion without crushing the other person, without resorting to ad hominem attacks.
For instance I was reading Slate's roundup of culture influencers of 2005. Malcolm Gladwell was quoted about a musical trend. Some people commented on his entry with positively vicious adjectives. (By the way, some interesting viewpoints, but for some strange reason heavily weighted towards the male viewpoint. Only 2 women out of 17.) You see the same thing in Amazon book reviews.
Can't you guys (you know who you are) just express an opinion without completely denigrating the other person and their viewpoint? It just makes you look bad. Take a cue from just about any female blogger (pick anyone from the BlogHer roll.) Learn to play nice. Ok, class dismissed.