Maureen Dowd

My formerly-favorite NY Times writer Maureen Dowd continues her recent male-bashing and brings it to a new level in todays column X-celling Over Men.

Here’s the email response I sent her, though I should not have bothered. Anything I say, or anyone can say, will only reinforce her predjudice. That’s why they call it predjudice.

"Who can be surprised that this particular column of yours is the most email Times article of the week? Bigotry of the type you espouse here is always an attention getter. Presumably none of your readers are men because, as we now know, men don’t read the Times. We are too busy parked in front of wall-sized TV watching sports or porn.  I’m sure you know well enough that there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that we are not simply what our genes say we are. You also conveniently forgot that a man painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Another man wrote "The Great Gatsby," another one discovered the polio vaccine. But those accomplishments were all made before the invention of take-out pizza and ESPN.
There’s one word in your article that I question. You call the study in NATURE "startling." I submit that you do not really find it startling all, but quite expected. When bigots like yourself find some kernel they can take away to justify their own prejudices they feel gleeful and satisfied. They do not find themselves startled. –Mike Canfield"

Updated11:00 am -But here’s a better rebuttle than my poor male sports-and-barcalounger brain can come up with: The New York Times: Maureen Dowd (Forum/Message Board).

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  1. The thing that these idiots never seem to comprehend is that the biggest problem these days is _polarization_. Sure people will have different opinions and that is beautiful and so on, but do we have to be so divided about things we agree on?

    And what is up with more and more prejudiced people?

    I like the point about genetics. I have come to the (personal) conclusion that sex is a small part of how we think as male and female brains are nearly identical. Also, aside from their own natural self interst (women are afraid of getting pregnant or raped and I am not) I don’t find women’s minds to be that much different. There are much bigger determinants like where one chooses to live. I’m not advocating prejudice on neighborhood, this is just and observation.

    Anyway, sock it to them. I am too lazy/paranoid to register so I missed out on all the fun. :)

    Fred

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