In response to the kerfluffle over the New York Times coverage of the BlogHer convention, Salon's Rebecca Traister asks a bunch of smart questions like, "Why shouldn't writers pursue the success where they're encouraged, rather than banging their heads until they bleed against the door that continues to bar them from mainstream, and therefore still male, modes of discourse about things like politics, technology, the economy, business or science?" I know the answer to that one! Because it feels so very, very good when you stop. Plus, I hear that men like bloody foreheads and blood is the new black and, naturally, grrl blogs rool and Matt Drudge droolz. [Salon]