What You Get When You Pick On "Old School" Feminists' "Bedside Manner"

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I wrote a rebuttal to a Linda Hirshman op-ed column for the Washington Post's website and I am, uh, pimping it on this blog because it seems to be driving donations to our beer money fund to help the women's rights activists get out of Basra and also because I wrote two things that have nothing to do with this blog this week and I am tired. Basically I think it is cool that Linda Hirshman, who thinks all women should marry dudes who make less money and have no more than one child, is not afraid to be judgmental. I just think that, when one is being judgmental, one should be right. (Also, I would never have one kid without giving it at least one more to fight with, and preferably another one to babysit when it got old enough, but that's just how I was raised.) Anyway, the coolest thing about writing for another publication is the crazy mail from readers who have no idea who the hell you are. The best specimen after the jump!

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@3cardkitty: I gotta push on this one. No way would I talk to my grams like that but she is not a public figure. And she would kick my ass. GF fucked up badly. Really badly. I was a huge fan of hers but am really tired of this bullshit oppression olympics thing that the media/politicians/we have us playing. We do each other no service as citizens to fall for it. I do agree with you in that it is patronizing, but I think that is the point. Moe is being provocative and pissy. And honestly I do not see what age or Moe's being a blogger have anything to do with it. Respect is earned.