I’d like to get more disagreement and debate on this blog, because it’s more interesting and I might learn something. I only know one liberal who comments here regularly (though he’s a very good one, fair-minded and thoughtful). The sites I regularly comment on, which are on my blogroll, don’t have a lot of people who would disagree with me fundamentally.
So I decided to comment on a liberal feminist blog, which subtitles itself “In defense of the sanctimonious women’s studies set” — this suggested that they had more of a sense of humor than many feminists and might be more open-minded about following up on an interesting comment from a non-feminist point of view. On Roissy’s blog, Gorbachev had linked to an active post Whore Stigma Makes No Sense so I added a comment which upheld (or rather described and stated as worthy of a response) a traditionalist viewpoint that disagreed with the author of the post. Mindful of the notorious propensity of feminist and liberal sites to ban people for disagreeing, I was cordial and careful to not endorse the traditionalist viewpoint, merely stating that they needed to address it. My comment was held for 5 hours but they eventually let it through; we’ll see if anyone thinks it’s interesting enough to come over here and have a look around.
Can anyone suggest another place to comment which might pull in a more politically and intellectually “diverse” bunch of readers?