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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Washington Post Breaks the Time Barrier

Speaking of things that appeared in The Washington Post yesterday, here's something that might as well be from several yesterdays. It's the 1950s, or maybe even the teens, before we had to give in and give women the vote. Remember when we used to think that women were adorable but not too bright? Charlotte Allen does. In fact, she thinks it's still true today. Of course, at some point it becomes a circular, self-defeating argument, but I guess that's how it goes in the hot-shot world of national journalism.

Of course, commissioning the piece in the first place is bad enough, but the Post seemed to take a special glee in promoting it. Via Atrios, we can see the progression of links on the Outlook page at feministing, which moves from ridiculously offensive to merely annoyingly offensive. Laura Rozen has a number of posts (here, here, here, here, here, and here) on various aspects of the issue, but my favorite comment is this piece of self-flagellation from Kathryn Jean Lopez at National Review's The Corner: "Charlotte Allen [Kathryn Jean Lopez] eviscerates women. I love it." You go, girl.


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