Saturday, March 29, 2008

Normal women and the men who love them

From the Wall Street Journal comes this silly story about the alleged "backlash" against Hillary Clinton leading to an alleged "backlash" against women in general. (Hat tip to Instapundit.)

Unlike blacks and whites, who are still too separated from one another, men and women spend enough time together and understand each other well enough (sometimes too well) to make such worries seem pathetic. And listen to the absurd assumptions behind all such sloppy journalism: we need such candidacies to feel "empowered." What a joke: politicians almost always reduce our freedom - they rarely enhance it.

In our society, the position of women and the way men view them, and the way women view themselves, has little linkage to the vagaries of politics and the ups and downs of Hillary Clinton. It was always a mistake for her and her supporters to frame her candidacy this way. Fortunately, relations between the sexes are not much impacted by such things, and the influence that radical feminists once had, 20 or 30 years ago, on our thinking has mercifully faded to almost nil.

Too bad for the identity politics mongers - but nice for the rest of us.

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