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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Maureen Dowd's "Their Dangerous Swagger": Her Dangerous Hypocrisy

In an op-ed in today's New York Times entitled "Their Dangerous Swagger" (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/09/opinion/09dowd.html), Maureen Dowd describes the disturbing sexist conduct of certain boys from a private school in the suburbs of Washington and concludes:

"Young men everywhere must be taught, beyond platitudes, that young women are not prey."

I wholeheartedly agree with Ms. Dowd, but as I noted in a comment that I submitted early this morning to the Times, if this is indeed the case:

"why was Ms. Dowd incapable of censuring 'honor' killings and the lashing and imprisonment of women who have been gang raped in Saudi Arabia during her recent visit to the kingdom?"

My comment has already been rejected by the Times "moderators".

Abusive? Not on point? I sent an e-mail to the Times editorial page editor, Andrew Rosenthal (this clearly falls within his responsibility - see Mr. Rosenthal's e-mail in my prior blog entry) and asked how can it be:

"that Times moderators are willing to tolerate what the public editors office says 'can be read as anti-Semitic', but are not willing to tolerate reasoned criticism?"

Let's see if there is a response.

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