Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Wacky Antifeminist Weed--The IWF Responds

The Independent Women's Forum finally responds to that woman-hating oped by Charlotte Allen that ran in The Washington Post. (Allen was later ID-ed by Katha Pollitt in her lively takedown as associated with the IWF; she used to work there.) Writes IWF's Carrie Lukas:
I agree with the critiques that she took it too far (and lost me on the humor), particularly with the ending: "Then we could shriek and swoon and gossip and read chick lit to our hearts' content and not mind the fact that way down deep, we are . . . kind of dim."
Allen responded to the furious response to her piece in a live question-and-answer session at the Post, and feministing posted some highlights. I loved the questions, including this one:
"Can I have some of whatever wacky antifeminist week that you're smoking?"
Hehe. Sing it sister.

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