Friday, January 20, 2006

Moron Mail: We Apologize for Allowing You to Give Us the Impression that You're a Bunch of Man-Hating Harpies

This one was fun:

Regarding Mona Charen's Jan. 17 Opinion Exchange article, "Feminism: the wolf in sheep's clothing": Is the Star Tribune serious?

Charen's column is just a right-wing character assassination of women who want fair wages, decent health care, control over their own bodies and respect. According to Charen, feminists are man-hating-yet-promiscuous, miserable women intent on destroying marriage and families. Do they also have hateful, glowing eyes and hooves instead of feet? Do they eat babies?

There's not enough space to list the statistical evidence that debunks Charen's (and Kate O'Beirne's) rather silly claims about equal pay, marriage, promiscuity, day care and, of course, [CAUTION: IRONY ALERT! -ed.] the "humorlessness" of feminist women. For more ["More information?" You didn't give us any in the first place. You just said there wasn't enough space to list it all. And then you didn't. -ed] information that might debunk "the debunker," read "Backlash," the great, fact-filled [I'll take your word on that. -ed.] book written by Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Susan Faludi.

Feminists are everyday women who just want some respect. Star Tribune, we love you, but you've got to be kidding.

JENNIFER IHEARTMYVAGINA, MINNEAPOLIS.

I wonder where anybody got the idea that feminists were a bunch of miserable and mirthless man-haters?

"All men are rapists and that's all they are" - Marilyn French, Author

"I feel that 'man-hating' is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them." - Robin Morgan, MS. Magazine Editor

Swiftee's fave:

"Heterosexual intercourse is the pure, formalized expression of contempt for women's bodies." -- Andrea Dworkin

"Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometime gain from the experience," - Catherine Comins, Vassar College Dean

"MALE: ...represents a variant of or deviation from the category of female. The first males were mutants... the male sex represents a degeneration and deformity of the female." - A Feminist Dictionary, ed. Kramarae & Treichler, Pandora Press, 1985. (Found here.)

Oh hell, just go here. Or here. Or, do a google search.

Again, we variants and deviants wish to express our regret that the most vocal and radical among you were allowed (by us, I'm assuming) to hijack a legitimate cause.

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