succumbing to peer pressure

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Alas, it's buried behind the Times Select, because I'd really like to read John Tierney's op-ed, if for no other reason than to be able to write an appropriately scathing letter. The tagline below his headline ('Let the Guys Win One') reads, " Why is it so important to cling to the myth behind Title IX: that women need sports as much as men do?"


Blogger A White Bear said...

Can't we just say, "Because you motherfuckers have had the past 200 centuries of impunity to fuck everything up and we're sick of your incompetence?"

2:17 PM  
Blogger A White Bear said...

Sorry, that was a hasty and irrational response. What I meant to say is that John Tierney has, from his earliest days at the NYT, slid quickly down a very steep slope from "fairly reasonable conservative with a condescending tone" to "completely fucking misogynistic asswipe trying to appeal to the badly-needed 'evil' sector of potential NYT readers."

2:30 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I'm inclined to agree with both sentiments. But I am genuinely curious to find out what his basis is for the statement that women needing sports as much as men is a myth. Given the volumes of studies concluding that participation in sports empowers women to succeed in all sorts of other areas and generally lead happier, healthier, more productive lives, it seems Tierney's only options are to either a) find some sort of evidence refuting these findings or b) actually conclude that women leading happier, healthier, more productive lives is bad (or, I suppose in his world, prevents men from ennjoying the benefits of sports, which I'm guessing he'll argue improve men's lives more or it's their only chance at male companionship or something). Either way, I think I'd enjoy gaping in astonishment and then shredding his conclusion(s).

Oh, for those keeping track at home, this is example 651,402 of why I'm a feminist. We may have come a long way, baby, but there are still plenty of Tierney's out there. Blech.

2:44 PM  

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