Friday, March 07, 2008

Not so dumb, after all

At the Washington Post Online today, Katha Pollitt has a devastating rebuttal to the absurd Charlotte Allen that ran in the paper's Sunday opinion section, "Outlook."

Herewith a taste or two, to whet your appetite, mes amis:

But back when the experts were explaining why women couldn't be lawyers or professors or poets (at least not very good poets), nobody said verbal skills and memory were trivial; they only became trivial when women were found to excel at them.
Here's the money quote:
What bothers Allen about this picture is that these women reject, with every fiber of their latte-loving beings, the abstinence-only, father-knows-best, slut-shaming crabbed misogyny of the Republican right.
CLICK HERE TO READ ALL OF POLLITT'S 'DUMB AND DUMBER'

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