There’s no denying that the Israeli male blogosphere has exploded in recent years.
Its popularity has been fueled by a strong male presence and by an ever-expanding audience.
As of 2014, there were more than 500,000 male blogs, according to Netziv, a blog analytics company.
The Israeli media and entertainment industry have long promoted male culture in a positive light.
But as more and more Israelis start writing blogs, there is a growing trend toward female-centric blogs as well.
According to the Hebrew language news website Haaretz, the number of female-only blogs has more than tripled since 2010.
There are now more than 20,000 female-owned blogs, compared to more than 50,000 in 2010.
While male-only posts have been growing, the female-oriented posts have mostly focused on female topics.
“The Israeli media has a strong bias toward male-oriented content,” says Ami Alon, founder of YWN-Israel, an Israeli female-focused news website.
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s about the Israeli economy, about the wars, about politics, or about the Middle East.
What matters is that it has a male focus.”
In recent years, there has been a surge in female-friendly blogs.
The country has more female bloggers than male ones, according the Hebrew-language newspaper Ynet.
“I think we are in the middle of a feminist renaissance in Israel,” Alon says.
“And I think the same is happening in the U.S., in the UK and everywhere else.”
In 2014, the first half of the year, male-owned sites were dominating the top three positions in the Israel Alexa ranking, according a report from the consultancy WebTrack.
Male blogs, on the other hand, took the No. 2 spot.
A female-themed blog is now the second most popular site on the website, behind male blogs.
While female-hosted blogs have become popular in Israel, the Israeli media is not as vocal about female-dominated blogs as its male counterparts.
The media outlets, which have largely avoided mentioning the issue of gender in their coverage of the female bloggers, say it’s important to keep women and men out of the spotlight.
“Female bloggers are not considered to be important in Israel.
I don’t think they’re viewed as a source of news or as an alternative to the mainstream,” says Yitzhak Litzman, a columnist and director of The Israel Project, a women-focused media project.
Litzmann says that male-hosting sites are better positioned to attract female readers.
“They are not beholden to the fact that they are women,” he says.
However, female bloggers do not necessarily have a positive effect on the media’s coverage of Israel.
According a report published in 2016 by the Women in Media Center, female-driven blogs often draw more traffic and readers than male-driven sites.
A recent study by the media watchdog Al-Jazeera, published in 2015, found that the most popular female-authored content on male-run blogs was about the military.
Luzzman says it’s the media outlets’ lack of awareness about the gender imbalance that can be a major hurdle for female-targeted blogs.
“We see that the male-targeting site is always the biggest, and it’s often the most important,” she says.
Alon thinks the gender gap in Israeli media coverage of female blogs is partly a result of the media being too afraid to talk about the issue.
“There is a lot of fear that women will do something negative to Israel.
That is something that they don’t want to discuss,” she said.
“When you talk about Israel as a democracy, when you talk of the democratic values of the Jewish people, it’s a big deal.
You don’t hear about the women.”
Still, some female-leaning websites do have a noticeable effect on Israeli media.
“A lot of these sites are a lot more accessible than the male ones,” Litzmans says.
The women-centric content on female-sponsored sites is often based on articles published by the Israeli news website Maariv.
The site, which has been running for more than 30 years, often focuses on issues affecting Israel’s women, such as the Palestinian Authority, the Gaza Strip and the human rights of Israeli women.
The website also covers female-related topics such as domestic violence, Israeli feminism, and the Palestinian civil rights movement.
But when it comes to male-focused topics, the site rarely carries any female-biased content.
According the website Women in Israel’s blog, the content on the site is mostly based on stories written by Israeli journalists and bloggers, which include women who have been involved in the Israeli press, or who are involved in social issues, such like women’s rights.
Alons comments on the fact the site only features male-centric topics.
In addition, it often has only two or three female contributors. According