Sunday, June 13, 2010

And Even More On The End of Men

I forgot my major criticism of Hanna Rosin's weird article in the Atlantic Monthly which has to do with the arguments WHY we are suddenly supposed to be so close to a matriarchy in this country (while elsewhere the Taliban and so on are busy). I quote from her:

The postindustrial economy is indifferent to men's size and strength. The attributes that are most valuable today—social intelligence, open communication, the ability to sit still and focus—are, at a minimum, not predominantly male. In fact, the opposite may be true.

Ya think? That really is so stupid. So there were never any great male authors? No male journalists at the Atlantic Monthly? No male psychologists specializing on the differences between girl and boy brains and other similar crap? No male host on political television shows?

Men cannot sit still and focus? Computer geeks run around and don't focus on anything at all? How does one become a researcher without those skills? Do professors skip and jump around all day long?

And didn't I read in some other anti-woman version that men are all focused on narrow topics and that's why they end up reaping all the laurels for scientific work and so on, whereas women are busily multi-tasking everything in a scatterbrained manner?

This is such utter crap. I can call it crap, because it was intended as compost, to grow the horrible harvest in those comments. The magazine supported those comments, watered them and allowed them to flourish without any moderation. The magazine wants those kinds of readers, readers who at least despise women very very openly.

They wanted this. Now they own it.