Back in the seventies, feminists touted the slogan “the personal is political,” arguing that women had been trained to dismiss their own struggles as personal matters with no greater meaning. If women could share stories, they would find patterns. They could be allies instead of rivals. Blogs and social networks “are our version of consciousness-raising groups,” says Shelby Knox, 25.
Emily Nussbaum, New York Magazine, October 30th, 2011.