Sunday Morning Sexism

They say you should never blog while angry, but I am going to make an exception this morning. The Washington Post has an article out today by one Charlotte Allen that’s about the most pathetic excuse for woman-bashing I’ve seen for a long time.

It doesn’t matter that the author is herself a woman. Comments like this:

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.

are so thoroughly ignorant and sexist that I’m amazed the Post actually published it. What the hell were they thinking?

6 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Sexism”

  1. Their logic is self-fulfilling… They dress their daughters in pink from birth, give them dolls and play kitchens as toys instead of toy trucks and Legos, and then think the differences between their sons and daughters are somehow god-ordained or innate…

  2. As a single dad who has to fill all roles in the house, I’m not sure I would disagree with the excerpt you posted. There are things I’m good at and things I’m not good at and they seem to be common across my sex with the reverse being true as well.

  3. One more thing. There are major differences in brain architecture and chemistry between the sexes. It’s not possible that those differences do not manifest themselves in psychological sexual dimorphisms.

    Wow, was that last sentence a mouthful or what? 🙂

  4. If you truly believe that women are best suited for raising babies and making a home, why do you read my blog, KT? Shouldn’t I be rubbing my husband’s feet or cleaning the kitchen instead of blogging?

  5. Wow! That was quite a leap. I have to say I didn’t anticipate that response. I have no idea how you got from brain chemistry to that.

    In any case, I read your blog because you’re talented and you post beautiful things. Thanks for doing that!

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