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"We Scream. We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get?"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PeteyPirate, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Women are stupid: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/29/AR2008022902992.html

    No they aren't: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/05/AR2008030501942.html?nav=hcmoduletmv

    Author answers critics: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2008/03/04/DI2008030402153.html
  2. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    I'm surprised this wasn't posted on SportsJournalists.com earlier; I can't believe the Post published it. The Post printed some scathing letters on Monday and they're supposed to have a lot more on Sunday (plus the ombudsman weighing in).
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The Post does not have blue font.
  4. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    In one of her answers, she writes that "women aren't a historically oppressed minority." OK, no, numerically they aren't a minority, but to suggest that they haven't been opressed historically? Cripes.

    Where did the Post find this woman?
  5. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    "Charlotte Allen: I said Katrina was the best thing to happen to New Orleans" :eek: ::)
  6. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Any column that makes fun of crap like "Eat, Pray, Love" has some redeeming value.
  7. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Obviously, I don't think opinion should be censored, but I've yet to really discover the value in even publishing this. The editors claimed they published it for "fun," but it's obvious that most readers didn't see any satirical value in it all. I think they should've realized that a piece written like this would be taken at face value. And sure, I'm all for being provocative, but her opinion is so incoherent to deny it of any potential value. Not only is it a useless column, it veers towards outright bigotry.
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