by Jen Giacalone
Well, in a last and final nod to the timely passage of 2013, the WordPress helper monkeys were kind enough to send us an assemblage of our top five posts of the year. So we thought, in case you missed any of the fun, that you might like to see what they were, in case you haven’t been at this party for very long. They range from the totally not at all surprising to the “who’d a thunk it”… You never know what’s going to reach people.
#1) Feminism Isn’t Working and I Give Up
This rather hastily-written rant blew up like nothing we ever had before, and is still a juggernaut that sends us a stream of new visitors on a regular basis. Someone memed the final paragraph, which is now floating around on tumblr. Admin Jen was a bit crushed by the news cycle and how every time she tried to catch her breath, it seemed like she was hearing some other awful story about women’s rights. She sort of had a fit. This was the result.
#2) Why I’m A Feminist Guy
Our guest blogger, Marc Belisle, produced this very popular piece on why, as a man, he supports feminism. Marc is a great writer and after you check out his piece you should go check out his blog. Everyone loves a feminist dude.
#3) You Can’t Invade Without a Map
This is easily the biggest surprise on the list. It occupies the #3 Spot, and for the life of me, I’m not sure how. Not because I think it was a badly written piece. It’s just that… gerrymandering in Ohio is about as unsexy a subject as one could dream up, no matter how one may try to make it entertaining. Apparently we succeeded.
#4) Honey, We Have to Talk About Your Friend Wayne. He’s Really a Problem.
Anything criticizing guns or the NRA is a sure win. Angry gun folk come by to tell us how wrong we are. Thanks for boosting our numbers, guys!
#5) Tired of Talking About Abortion? Me Too.
A piece about why the abortion issue is about so much more than just abortion.
If you haven’t been following this blog for very long, these are the “hits” of 2013 and we invite you to check them out. It was an interesting year and we expect 2014 will be nothing short of exciting! We don’t want to spill the beans, but we’ve got some interviews and stories coming up that we’re very excited about and we hope you’ll stick around to read them.
Happy New Year!
~Your WRUN Admin Team