Monday, May 22, 2006

Ugh.

This article is insanely stupid. It's written like an undergraduate application essay. I can't believe that trite twit gets to have a book and write for the New York Times.

5 comments:

Bill McClain said...

That was pretty painful.

Shawn said...

Does it seem to you that the NYtimes has had some kind of strange agenda lately? First Maureen Dowd was criticizing the feminist movement because (in her mind) it didn't allow her to wear pretty things and Oh! the contradictions, then there's another guy who wrote a bunch of columns on how more women are earning their college degrees than men and this is ... a bad thing. The columnist basically cited some study that said college-educated women wanted to settle with college-educated men, so more women graduating than men results in the tragedy of a bunch of old-maids. Yes this is the natural conclusion you should make when you find out that more women are earning their college degrees. Now this ridiculous article.

DaintyDoughnuts said...

Dump the Schlump? Is that seriously the title of the book that she used as some sort of credential for writing for the NY Times?

I hate it when people justify the relationships they are in and how that particular boyfriend/girlfriend is so much better than any other one. You can literally do that with ANY relationship with ANY person if you are skilled enough in the art of rationalizing bad behavior. I have singlehandedly justified every relationship Ive been in as being "good for me" because of this that and the other thing and we all know that MY relationships are anything but stable...

You look for people who "compliment" you or people who "challenge" you "we were friends first" or whatever. There are these lame-o catch phrases and all you have to do is find a couple examples of how your mate-at-the-time fits into those categories. Its not that hard. She is stupid.

ruth said...

maureen dowd is a bit of a tool, but at least she's a good writer, which is, apparently, pretty special these days.

Doug said...

i agree with the previous comments and must reiterate my blanket indictment of critics. if you can't do it, don't critique. collegiate life gives many the tools of critique but very few the ability to make marked changes in the world.

so many feminists comes down rap music for it's misogyny, but no one ever mentions that they're thinking about following in Lauryn Hill's footsteps. she only made three records, there's still a lot that could be done with her style.

and if i hear one more person say "tarantino is misogynist..." grrr

if you can't do, teach, if you can't teach, critique.