Stupid women or one stupid woman?

March 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm | Posted in Idiot Hall of Fame | 1 Comment
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Stupid. Irrational. Embarrassing. In the Washington Post, Charlotte Allen lays out the reasons why women really are the weaker sex:

I can’t help it, but reading about such episodes of screaming, gushing and swooning makes me wonder whether women — I should say, “we women,” of course — aren’t the weaker sex after all. Or even the stupid sex, our brains permanently occluded by random emotions, psychosomatic flailings and distraction by the superficial. Women “are only children of a larger growth,” wrote the 18th-century Earl of Chesterfield. Could he have been right?

It’s a truly delightful mess of anecdote, pop sociology, cherry-picked ‘scientific surveys’ and good old fashioned nastiness. Over at Obsidian Wings, Hilzoy provides the definitive take-down:

Note to Charlotte Allen: if you find yourself having to argue that you are an idiot in order to make your case, you might consider the possibility that an idiot like yourself is unlikely to get much right about women, or for that matter about anything. You might therefore ask yourself what earthly purpose it serves to have idiots like the one you take yourself to be publishing their thoughts. Is your gig at the Post noticeably different from those game shows in which we get to watch people humiliating themselves on national TV? If so, how?


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  1. A few hours ago, a stupid, clueless a**hole of a soccer mom backed onto my 2-day old Porsche at the gas station. What was she driving? A mountainous, gigantic SUV out of which she could not see %80 of the world around her. She came out, indifferently inspected her car, said: “oh, there’s nothing on my car! your car is so low, if i had the armada i would have driven right over it.” So my car is guilty for being “so low” and not this disgusting excuse of a human being who damaged something precious and close to my heart because she did not pay attention and because she had to drive a gigantic SUV. What if there was a child behind her mountain of a bumper? What if she had killed a little child? I hate, hate, HATE soccer moms! I hate them.

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