Oh, good. Feministing takes on Dowd. My favorite paraphrase from this one has to be “Feminism isn’t a fucking dating service.”
That one’s going on my quote list.
Amanda’s got some good reactions as well, and links to others, who aren’t so good. She points out that we’re still seeing articles and “studies” with a focus on male desire, on “what men what.” We’ve gotta find other ways of talking about this (in fact, the guy she links to, and the guy he links to, both Assume this Truth: there’s no talk of equals, but What I Want, What Makes Me Look Good. I don’t see any talk of partnerships or mutual affection in their rants, just assumptions that they should be patted on the head for dating women who have subscriptions to The Economist).