More Complaining From Maureen Dowd
Maureen Dowd of The New York Times is doing what she does best. A few months ago, in her op-ed column, she lamented that successful men have taken to marrying secretaries, publicists, nannies and flight attendants, as opposed to female executives. I originally blogged about it here. And for the record, I still stand by what I said — being successful is one thing. Being a castrating bitch is a completely different story.
But Ms. Dowd is still fuming. She’s still mad at successful men for marrying “down.” It doesn’t seem right to her that despite decades of feminism, straight women still want to be attractive to men, and that they like it when men pay for them on dates.
Now I’m no relationship expert, but men and women do have their differences (aside from the physical). It doesn’t mean that women as a group are less intelligent than men. They just have their differences. And it’s not a bad thing. But the impression I get from reading this latest rant is that Dowd, and women like her want men who will be just like their girlfriends. Not suprisingly, these same women will probably get upset when their men buy them toasters for Valentine’s day.