I know I am a week late in repsonding to these articles but such is the busy life I lead.
I don't even know where to begin with Charlette Allen's article. It attacks from all angles with no concrete evidence or facts. Its beyond offensive but at the same time it just makes me feel sorry for her. This article just screams self-hatred to me. Who would want to live a life that succumbs to misogynist myths and gender stereotypes?
In Katha Pollitt's response, my favorite lines have to be: "But I suspect that Allen, who works for the right-wing anti-feminist Independent Women's Forum, is just annoyed that so many educated middle-class women are cultural, social and political moderates and liberals. Democrats, in other words."
More on this later. I am at my internship and they have given me work to do.