When you make the decision to invest in wireless Internet, you are probably doing so because you look forward to the amount of your free time that you will be able to spend surfing the net for fun. One of the most enjoyable ‘corners’ of the Internet is the bevy of websites and blogs that are dedicated to so-called “women’s interest.” Unlike the standard lady magazines that you will find lining the shelves of the checkout aisle at your local grocery store or super market, these wireless Internet sites offer a fresh new perspective on everything from relationship advice to contemporary politics to body image to film and literature. You can read these blogs to catch sharp commentary on the news of the day, or to simply get a good laugh from a link to a newly viral YouTube video. So without further ado, here are some of the best women’s interest sites on wireless Internet. Read them during your downtime at work today!
1. Salon’s Broadsheet
Salon is one of the earliest, most innovative websites to emerge in the age of wireless Internet. It is a magazine that has the distinction of only ever having been online: there was never a print version sold at your local bookstore. Broadsheet is one of the official blogs that Salon hosts, and is written by a handful of commentators who discuss politics and popular culture through the lens of women’s point of view. If you want to hear a takedown of Hillary Clinton’s latest speech about the Middle East next to an analysis of Lady Gaga’s place in popular culture, this is the place for you to go.
Jezebel is part of the network of websites that are controlled by the Gawker Media empire, headed by the wireless Internet entrepreneur Nick Denton. One of the company’s strongest performers, Jezebel is dedicated to women’s issues, everything from body image to sexual health to reality TV to that is being discussed in the mainstream media, including women’s magazines. The websites has a sillier side, too: one of its longest-running and most popular features is called “Pot Psychology”, in which one of the founding editors, Tracie Egan Morrissey, and her friend Rick answer reader’s advice questions while under the influence of a certain herbal remedy. Recently taken over by a new editor, Jessica Coen, the website has now rolled out a lot of new content in recent times, including a feature called “Dress Code” in which readers are advised on how to dress appropriately for different situations, such as the job interview, the first date, and the office holiday party.
Founded by Long Island native Jessica Valenti less than a decade ago, Feministing has grown into one of the most serious and widely respected feminist websites in the blogosphere. It features a diverse cast of writers all hailing from different backgrounds who analyze the news of the day. Courtney E. Martin, one of the site’s longest-running writers, regularly reviews literature and feminist monographs, as well.