Friday, July 1, 2011

June overview

This month has been a good one for blogging, and for Mary Wollstonecraft.

There is a conference underway, with her name in the title, and the Dutch Humanist TV programme moves ahead with its philosophical series. She made it onto the front page of Wikipedia for a 15 minute burst of fame, via via her pupil Margaret King. Another lost daughter is Voltairine de Cleyre, with whom we had a few words. I discovered the grand discovery by Vicki Parslow Stafford about Claire Clairmont. I also began to embed more content in the blog, and that has been a learning experience.

This is the 22nd post of the month, keeping up the average of just over five a week.

The pageviews in the last month are 2526; those from all time are 7678. So about a third of all views have been in the last month.

The five most popular posts this month are:
Mary and the Slutwalk
Mary, molls, and modesty
A first attempt at translation
Advanced Twitter for beginners
YouTube creativity


  1. Christine Lagarde – Would Mary Wollestonecraft be impressed?

    From the IMF through to familial Asia, author of Vindication of the Rights of Women would be fascinated by progress

  2. Thanks for the pointer to the article, Vertigo. For some reason the link didn't show up, so I'll try: Politics blog by Michael White

    I notice that the Grauniad manages to mis-spell both Mary's name and the title of her magnum opus.

  3. If I may be parochial, it's a pity Michael White didn't think to mention Australian PM Julia Gillard (actually a native of Barry Island in Wales), or Gail Kelly, CEO of Westpac, one of Australia's biggest banks. Kelly's position and reputation are sterling, but the odium that Ms Gillard attracts from the Tories is frightening: enough to make me wonder if the 70s never happened, let alone Mary Wollstonecraft.

  4. Vicki, good examples! We non-Aussies might have some excuse for not knowing of your bankers, but the PM should have sprung to mind. I found
    this wide-ranging list of female political leaders.