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Sun Oct 25, 2015, 04:09 PM

44. please see my post no. 28

It really is worth reading the original piece, rather than just Margaret Wente's commentary on it.

Personally, I would not say that Wente being an "older lady" has as much to do with her response as her being a contrarian egotist of a right-wing bent.

I mean, speaking as an "older lady" who agrees with the actually feminist thesis in the piece Wente was taking issue with.

I absolutely agree that it is important to look at the predictable offspring of the culture of male entitlement: the woman killers, of all varieties.

I wonder, though, whether women's desperation for affirmation of their desirability, by focusing their casual sex activities on the men who, being most desirable, are most able to provide that affirmation, isn't hurting people of both sexes. Perhaps it creates "losers" who would not otherwise be: the resentful "nice guys" we hear so much from.

Not, please be sure, that I blame women for this. But not all men are winners in the male entitlement culture.



edit - for a good snapshot of Wente as egotistical contrarian, google found this

http://www.readersdigest.ca/magazine/7-things-you-can-t-say-canada-0/

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