March 13, 2005

More Sanctimony

Poor Maureen Dowd, she can't get any respect. So, if a woman is considered a castigating castrator in writing a piece critical of a man, then what is she when she writes a derisive one about another woman? Says Maureen, "This job has not come easily to me. But I have no doubt there are plenty of brilliant women who would bring grace and guts to our nation's op-ed pages, just as, Lawrence Summers notwithstanding, there are plenty of brilliant women out there who are great at math and science. We just need to find and nurture them."

How about we start by not ridiculing women for choosing conservative politics, deriding them for putting their intellect and education into rearing their own children, accusing them of subordination to men by actually liking their husbands, and not having reverse double standards in how women are allowed to treat and talk about men, but hold our own gender as the sacred cow.

And, Maureen, I'm available, but does that offer come with comp time, because I won't quit my day job. I won't afford to.

Posted by Rae at March 13, 2005 05:55 PM

...what she said!

Posted by: Randy at March 13, 2005 08:29 PM

I don't think she has any idea how her rants are a window to her private life. And it's not a pretty picture

Posted by: jeff at March 13, 2005 09:41 PM

Maybe women choose a different path than the one she wants them to...and as long as it is their choice, isn't that ultimately what feminists claim to want? Why do women HAVE to be identical to men in all realms? We each have our strengths. Why is it such a bad thing to be different? It has nothing to do with equality.

Posted by: Joan at March 14, 2005 11:24 AM

Exactly, Joan. When I am in charge of a group of mixed gender kids, I never divide or allow them to play "boys against girls" or vice-versa. My theory is that we have to get along in life and encouraging competition between gender that will already be there anyway isn't healthy or helpful.

I sometimes think women to be more harsh in their criticism of women who differ from themselves than they are with men whom they believe to be "keeping them down."

Posted by: Rae at March 14, 2005 11:50 AM
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