Posts Tagged Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker’s latest is all cultural, gender essentialism

Kathleen Parker, who called President Obama a woman because he wasn’t aggressive enough, blamed military women for their own rapes, and thinks Sarah Palin is a feminist, has a new piece of crap at The Daily Beast titled Why Women Make Lousy Men. You just know this is going to be special.

Parker’s latest argument is based in cultural essentialism that’s particularly indefensible in this current political moment — the idea that women in the “enlightened West” have lost our femininity in attempting to succeed in a man’s world. We have something to learn about how to stay women from our counterparts in the Middle East, presented as a monolith of backwards thinking. In the US, where ...