from a magnet by the marvelous Anne Taintor.
Just when I thought Chris Mathews had the corner on misogyny, The Washington Post (via Media Matters) just makes my whole day:
Though Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell has stated that "[c]oncern about keeping women as newspaper readers has been an issue for many years" at the newspaper, the Post published an essay by Charlotte Allen in which she called women "kind of dim," suggested that women were not only "the weaker sex" but "the stupid sex, our brains permanently occluded by random emotions, psychosomatic flailings and distraction by the superficial," and claimed that Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has been "marred by every stereotypical flaw of the female sex."
Charlotte? Oh, can I call you Ms. Allen? About your "permanently occluded brain": April Fool's Day is NEXT month, my friend. Jessica Valenti at Feministing has a couple things to say to you, too.