Is the Washington Post out of its mind?
March 3, 2008 7 Comments
Sexism is prevalent in society — not to the detriment of racism, not as its mitigator or its aggravator, but in lockstep with it. It is unnecessary to fight over which -ism has it worse because both have some pretty horrible consequences in this society.
So I don’t understand why more women don’t relax, enjoy the innate abilities most of us possess (as well as the ones fewer of us possess) and revel in the things most important to life at which nearly all of us excel: tenderness toward children and men and the weak and the ability to make a house a home. (Even I, who inherited my interior-decorating skills from my Bronx Irish paternal grandmother, whose idea of upgrading the living-room sofa was to throw a blanket over it, can make a house a home.) Then we could shriek and swoon and gossip and read chick lit to our hearts’ content and not mind the fact that way down deep, we are . . . kind of dim.
Do you know why we mind, Allen?
Because female morons like you are allowed to publish tripe in the Washington Post through the hard work and mobilization of intelligent hardworking women fighting to earn the wages they deserve with the bodily and moral integrity of any other person on this earth. And that fight still is not over; but in the advent of your ability to shill for WaPo, you write the most ignorant sexist tropes you can find and do so under the guise of social commentary.
You, Charlotte Allen, show that the most significant way a person can show that her opinion is insignificant, regardless of the platform, is merely to open her mouth and let the bullshit fly.
Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” ~Clare Boothe Luce