Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Grey Lady's Step to Redemption

Over at Trust but Verify, and Take That, RWNS, there has been an effort to take The New York Times to task for various editorial decisions which are felt, Dear Gentle Reader(s), to be deleterious to the health of the body politic.

Today one must laud the Grey Lady for publishing a column by Bob Herbert, "Politics and Misogyny." In it, Herbert delineates the various ways in which women are dehumanized in our society and the boorish and criminal behavior which such dehumanization fosters.

It is a must read.

Money quote, "We’ve become so used to the disrespectful, degrading, contemptuous and even violent treatment of women that we hardly notice it."

Herbert offers evidence of quotidian misogyny and invites a national discussion about the problem.

Kudos to Herbert and to The New York Times.

Let the national conversation begin.

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