My head is spinning. Short of getting my hands on the NYTimes Magazine from the weekend, I can only read about Maureen Dowd's piece which is a boiled-down version of her upcoming book. Here, Maureen Miller slices and dices Maureen Dowd's article from her own "salty Jewish" frame of reference:
In the past, I've taken issue with Dowd's brand of screwball feminism ("screwball" in the Hepburn and Tracy sense.. For this previous inspiration, see January 13, 2005's "Men Just Want Mommy," where we first heard her oft-repeated quip that "art is imitating life, turning women who seek equality into selfish narcissists and objects of rejection, rather than affection." In the aftermath of the hype behind the spineless Kunkelites, though, who ask we do nothing less than to reject men who don't deserve us first, I say," good show"! It's nothing less than refreshing to see La Dowd take these sad-sacks on for their solipsism and expose the predators within.
Got that?? Neither do I. All I have for a take-away is overwhelming confusion about the whacky world of women and what they want, or whine about, or wish for, or ... whatever. Can you imagine lunching among the sisterhood in these vicious, catty, grasping circles? Can you imagine being an eligible male in these circles, looking for ... [gasp] love?
There are so many inuendoes, slams, and inside cuts in this short piece that I almost dread the whole article. Perish the thought of taking on MoDo's tome, but we'll see. These women have truly created an alien world: and men, children, and women of authentic faith may prefer to stay on planet earth, amd make sure our daughters (and eligible sons) do as well.