Johan Karlsson of Mothugg has been travelling the Swedish academic blogosphere and noted a distinct lack of women in the band – or in his words: The beards have it.
So where are the women? (or in Swedish: Du, var e’ brudarna?) Is is a generational phenomenon – among teenage bloggers, girls outnumber boys even though the chosen themes reflect traditional gender roles? Is it because younger women in academia have to work harder to get a career, while the men can fool around on the intertubes? Does the uncivilised tone in the comments section scare women off blogging – or do the women simply meet up in real life to discuss things instead of going virtual?