Lauren is leaving Feministe. After bringing on Jill last year and a couple of new full-time writers (apprently from the pool of guests that’s filled in from time to time over the last couple years), the site, I’m sure, can stand the loss — but for me, Lauren is Feministe (no offense to Jill and the others). She was one of the first bloggers I read regularly, one of the handful that it was important to me, when I started blogging, to get the attention of. My understanding of gender and feminism and all things related (even knitting!) has been considerably deepened by Lauren’s sharp and often very personal analyses. Hers is a voice I will sorely miss and, for entirely selfish reasons, I wish her the worst of luck in keeping up her commitment not to blog.