FROM NEW YORK
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Dowd: Endowed with Big Mouth, Small
Your columnist, Maureen Dowd, seems endowed with a big mouth and a small
brain. She evidently does not heed the "speak softly and
carry a big stick"-advice (by Theodore Roosevelt).
"Are Men Necessary?" - shouts Maureen Dowd in the
title of her latest book, and a series of talk shows to promote it.
The answer the author desires, of course, is that they are not.
That is also the thesis of Mizz Dowd's latest OpEd column
("Fashioning Deadly Fiascos," NYT, Nov 5). She asserts
in it that, "men are simply not biologically suited to hold
The answer to Dowd's rhetorical question is self-evident: If there were
a manly man in her life, the lady would not be making such a public fool
of herself. Only women who have no love to protect and no man
to lose would act so irresponsibly and arrogantly so as to try to correct
a God's "error" (when He created man).
Meanwhile, is it a provocative notion? Certainly.
Controversial? For sure. Preposterous? Definitely.
Will it sell books? Probably. But only to the tiny
minority of the American population who call themselves feminists, and
an even smaller one who know what the word misandrist means. For,
if the roles were reversed, and similar theories were advanced by a male
author, Dowd and her like-minded feminists in the mainstream
media would have skewered the writer as a misogynist. Or a
"male chauvinist pig" - a Readers Digest version of
Which is why men should let man-haters like Dowd fall on their scissors.
Responding with a "chauvinist sow" charge would be catty,
impudent, impertinent and undignified. (And insulting to the
pigs). In other words, not manly.
Instead, men should hang back and let their happy and fulfilled wives,
daughters, sisters, mother, aunts... tell Dowd and her misandrist
friends what they can do with their theories. And how much fun in
life Dowd et. al. are missing while being consumed with all that
hatred. Or not. The self-proclaimed "liberals,"
like Dowd, are among the most bigoted and closed-minded people I know..
the female Archie Bunkers.
As for that CNN American Morning show anchor-weasel (Miles
) who answered Dowd book's
question (on Nov 10) with, "sure... to take out the garbage,"
why doesn't the network toss him out with it?
Bob Djurdjevic, Founder, Truth in Media, Scottsdale, Arizona and father
of two grown and very independent and successful daughters.
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