Thursday, January 12, 2006

Katha Pollitt kicks ass again

Katha Pollitt kicks ass again with her latest column in The Nation, "Girls Against Boys?"

When the HELL is the New York Times going to wise up and HIRE KATHA POLLITT as an op-ed columnist??? Gail Collins, the Times's op-ed editor doesn't think women are as comfortable as men writing opinion stuff. And the Times's token women op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd says that " As a woman... I wanted to be liked - not attacked." Typical Dowd, mistaking her personal obsession - wanting to be liked - for some sort of innate female trait.

I say the Times should retire Dowd's faux feminist ass now and replace her with Pollitt. If the Times is only able to have one columnist to represent 51% of humankind, they could AT LEAST choose someone who isn't an embarrassment to women. Someone who isn't incredibly shallow and obsessed with the quest for popularity and getting invited to Kool Kidz' cocktail parties.

If the Times hired Pollitt, she would automatically be their BEST columnist with the possible exception of Paul Krugman.

In her latest column, Pollitt examines the fears of David Brooks clone John Tierney and his fellow wingnuts. It seems that because there are now more girls than boys in college, Western society is on the verge of collapse thanks to the wilting wangs of manly men too intimidated by educated females to reproduce.

Pollitt's actual comments are more nuanced than that, but then she has an editor and gets paid to opine.

I'm looking forward to her next column, in which she plans to address ongoing sex discrimination in employment.