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Charlotte Allen in the Washington Post

What?! Women Are Too Dumb to Live? Are You Outraged?

Hoo boy. So Charlotte Allen wrote a little piece in the Washington Post yesterday. It started out mildly controversial, with her hypothesizing that women's reactions to Obama at campaign rallies were evidence that women were behaving like empty-headed Beatles bimboes around Barack. Okay, dicey, but I'm with you so far. . . .

Then she goes on to say that while women are somewhat capable of being brain surgeons and fighter pilots, "the number of women in these fields will always lag behind the number of men, for good reason." Whoa. Come again? Wait, wait, it gets better:

So I don't understand why more women don't relax, enjoy the innate abilities most of us possess (as well as the ones fewer of us possess) and revel in the things most important to life at which nearly all of us excel: tenderness toward children and men and the weak and the ability to make a house a home.

So ladies. Are you dumping that scalpel in favor baking a nice shortcake? Are you outraged by this article?


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