John Hawkins’ latest link troll scientific poll* of the blogosphere has received a lot of attention–so far, 15 links on the Technorati: Link Cosmos, with likely more to come. I don’t have anything to say that hasn’t already been said about the outcome except this: With the exception of Hillary Clinton (who was an absurdly silly choice at #8) and Ethel Rosenberg (a baffling co-#1), there are no women on the list.

Boy, are Kate and Meryl gonna be mad!

*Disclaimer: I was invited to send in my selections but didn’t, having heeded John’s advice to concentrate on writing on my own blog. (That and I was busy.)

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  1. Damn, I was going to say exactly the same thing. Great minds and all…

  2. James Joyner says:


  3. Matthew says:

    Heh, isn’t it obvious that all the great evil women in history have been foreigners? 😉

  4. John Lemon says:

    I would have made that list had more people met me.

  5. michele says:

    You’re wrong. The Rosenbergs were #1. One of them was a woman, I’m quite sure of that.

  6. Feh. Already said it in Dean Esmay’s comments.

    You snooze, you lose.

  7. Matthew says:

    Michele, I was kidding. But Ethel without Julius isn’t much of a scoundrel. Julius would’ve probably done it without her anyway. 🙂

  8. michele says:

    Behind every bad American man is an evil American woman! Hah!

  9. Matthew says:

    Haha, I must protest your claim Michele. Though one of the great accomplishments of the feminist movement is that it has enabled women to achieve infamy just like men! Huzzah for progress!

  10. I’ve been pretty concerned about female American serial killers. We’ve really only had one, and it distresses me no end.

    I’m thinking of forming a nonprofit group to encourage young women to think in terms of serial killing as a future aspiration.

    We’ve come so far in so many other arenas . . . . this one thing might really make us truly equal.