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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Why Aren't There More Female Law Prof Bloggers?

On law.com:  Where Are All the Female Law Bloggers?, by C.C. Holland:

What's behind this seeming disparity [in the number of the female law bloggers compared to male law bloggers]? There are three basic theories in circulation. ...

  1. Women law bloggers are out there, you just don't see them.
  2. Women don't have the same time to blog as men.
  3. Women are more prone to professional or personal attack, so they avoid blogging.

For the record, 38% of the bloggers in our LawProfessor Blogs Network are women.  For more commentary, see:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2008/10/why-arent-there.html

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Just a guess, but could the fact that women do about 80 percent of childcare have something to do with it? As a largely discretionary--and typically nonremunerative--activity one would expect it to be done primarily in leisure time. Then again, blogging is a good way to get away from your kids, so we may see more of it from both genders in the future.

Posted by: mike livingston | Oct 8, 2008 6:56:25 PM