One of the reasons newspapers publish op-ed articles is to create controversy. Radical articles create buzz and generate letters and, they hope, increase readership (read: more advertising dollars).
But this weekend, the Washington Post may have crossed that a line by choosing to publish two articles that could possibly alienate its entire female readership.
The two pieces read in conjunction with each other suggest that woman voters are fickle, swooning teen-age girls when it comes to politics.
The articles -- For Hillary's Campaign, It's Been a Class Struggle and We Scream, We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get? -- could set all us XX-ers back decades. I was at a conference with a room full of feminists this weekend when these two pieces were copied and circulated. The room feel silent as we read and when we were done we all shared a group "WTF?" moment.
It's bad enough when the misogyny comes from men, but ladies, you're not really helping us here.
Read these for yourselves and discuss!
Joanne tries to keep her fickle girliness to a minimum over at her place, PunditMom.