Consciousness Raising

NRO's Lisa Shiffren's not very happy about The Washington Post's "women are dumb" op-ed kick:

As far as I can tell, there is more than enough stupidity out there to go round. When it's a writer with a dumb idea for a column, the idea is that an editor will exercise better judgement. I'm not an oversensitive feminist. But as a rule, "women are really stupid" columns aren't funny even when written by women.



Note the requisite I'm not one of those feminists! disclaimer here. But this is just what it's about. Shiffren, like an awful lot of people, don't think that major newspaper op-ed pages should just be offering up random misogyny as their political commentary and then claiming they were just joking when people get pissed off. That's feminism.