Dear Washington Post

3 03 2008

Why in the hell are you giving Charlotte Allen valuable newspaper real estate in your paper? I just read her column called “We Scream, We Swoon, How Dumb Can We Be?” and all I have to say is that has to be the biggest crock of poo I’ve read in a long time.

When are mainstream media outlets going to abandon the burning stupids?

My teeth are clenched over this one. Seriously clenched.

This is the same woman that wrote back in 2005 “Why are Airline Flight Attendants so Awful … and ugly?

And, for balance, both conservatives and progressives are calling foul on this one.

A good point, WP, is that if you are wanting to increase your female readership (something you’ve been whining about) then running crap like this isn’t helping your cause.

Echidne breaks it down:

The Washington Post is a step ahead of you. Women are either dim or fickle. Probably tomorrow they’ll have a thoughtful column which shows that we could be both dim and fickle!

It’s going to be a long election year, isn’t it.




7 responses

3 03 2008
Melissa Rhinolegs

oh. my. god. head. exploding. washington post, i’m so over you.

3 03 2008

My head exploded as well.

3 03 2008
Volunteer Voters » That Misogynistic Washington Post Article

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3 03 2008

Interesting reaction. What’s also interesting is if a male columnist had written a similar column exposing males’ shortcomings as a gender, there probably wouldn’t have been much reaction.

What were your chief objections to the column?

3 03 2008
SayUncle » Pull my finger and other things that aren’t funny

[…] So, as a joke, the WaPo says some sexist things about women. Women are not amused and start nagging err harshly voice their displeasure. […]

3 03 2008

Umm, did you read it?

4 03 2008

I find gender generalizations (or any stereotype for that matter) to be lazy writing. It would even be insulting if it was about men from a man. It’s a shitty article. Hello?! Is there an editor in the house?

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