For those of you as yet unfamiliar with the concept of a blog carnival, do run over and check out the 44th Carnival of Feminists over at Reproductive Rights Blog. It's one of the places I catch up on greatest hits, all wrapped up in an engaging, organized narrative. I'm all for aggregation.
For the newbies: The Carnival of Feminists is held (usually) on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Hosted by a different blogger for each edition, it aims to "showcase the finest feminist posts from around the blogsphere." Explains the illustrious Natalie Bennett, a British blogger who blogs at Philobiblon and runs the Carnival of Feminists:
The Carnival aims to build the profile of feminist blogging, to direct extra traffic to all participating bloggers, but particularly newer bloggers, and to build networks among feminist bloggers around the world....Posts that celebrate women's lives and contributions to society - either current-day or historical - are particularly welcome. Posts will usually have been made in the period since the last carnival. (Only one nomination per blog please.)
This week, Carnival host Cara focuses the current round-up on policy, economics and feminism. (Thank you, Cara, for all your hard work over there!)
Check out what The Guardian had to say about it all last year.
And for a big fat listing of other carnivals, go here.