The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Where's the Road Beef?
Maureen Dowd has a column out that makes me physically ill. She talks about the unabashed misogyny expressed by Harvard President Lawrence Summers and by Jose Conseco in his new book Juiced. From the steroid enhanced world of the major league to the rarified world of the Ivy league, from the comedy of Bill Maher and Robin Williams to the knife in the back from blogger Kevin Drum, this has been a bad week for women.
Why do I bother? Maybe the Lesbian Separatists have it right - why do we deal with the fucking creatures at all? So we can be sneered at as a "slump buster"? Or "roadbeef" ? A pox on every man who ever used those terms, and a plague on every man who ever participated in such vile, hateful behavior. You're thugs and rapists, every one of you. The bitter irony that you consider yourselves "heroes" only adds to the violence of your actions.
Shame on Lawrence Summers for denigrating the very women who are oppressed by his attitudes. Stop hypothesizing and start promoting, pal. Maybe somebody ought to replace you with a woman, since you aren't smart enough to realize that you are part of the problem. It's not about genetics or socialization, asshole, it's about access and privilege.
How do you ever trust men again after you've seen how hateful they are?! I'm done. I wrote a post this week about how I thought some women were being unreasonable with men. Fuck it. You can't be reasonable with your enemy. We can't be reasonable with them any more than a Democrat can be reasonable with a Neocon. These people don't care about us, they're selfish bigots.
I'm so angry, I can't stand it. I woke up with things I wanted to write about today- how the people in charge don't understand how technology works, so nothing is getting done - important things, to me, anyway. And yet I've spent my precious time reading and writing about the idiocy of men, and no doubt I'll spend the next couple of days fielding snide remarks from men who consider themselves feminists. Goddess help them, because I have no intention of being apologetic. Their attempts to justify their attitudes is only going to be fuel on the fire. You've been warned.