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Posted on 12/06/2005 11:52:37 PM PST by tbird5
Sex and the Pity: Dowd can't make up her mind, while Levy takes on pornification
MoDo is everywhere: looking sultry on the cover of New York, posing in slinky stockings and red heels inside the Times magazine, and appearing on the cover of Are Men Necessary? as a flame-haired bombshell in a clingy crimson dress and matching pumps, coolly reading a hardcover on the subway as the men around her stare. OK, the last one is a pulp-noir illustration, but it clearly alludes to Maureen Dowd's persona.
I can't imagine Thomas Friedman lending himself to such treatment, but Dowd has conjured a public image that blends Lauren Bacall and Dorothy Parker. Our most influential female newspaper columnist, Dowd comes off like a brainy vamp who cuts power brokers down to size with serrated satire. So many women were disappointed by the Times magazine excerpt from her new book, in which this media provocateur coyly dispensed bedraggled platitudes about the war of the sexes.
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MoDo desperately needs a Briggs and Stratton-driven, self-operated marital aid.
re. American women (in general and liberal women in particular):
There is a reason a lot of American men are receptive to non-American women (Asian women in particular). We seek women with traditional family values that put family & kids above career and that are sweet and kind types that make good wives and moms.
The Hillery wannabees are a turnoff.
I dated American women but wisely married a young Chinese women from a small farming village in China.
Best decision I ever made.
I don't read feminist critiques. Not even for know-thy-enemy purposes. If it isn't an insultingly ignorant, sophomoric attempt at arms-length psychoanalysis, it's a strained attempt at wit like this piece.
Poor little rich girl.
Dowd is living proof that a no nothing can be a millionaire in the United States. She's proof that the left loves the most brain dead of idiots. Her career is testimony to the theory that intelligence, creativity and good writing skills are less important than having rich and powerful friends. Her columns lend creedence to the reality that even the biggest left wing hack will still be called "impartial" by the "unbiased" press.
Sadly, she IS just a shell of a person that goes off on most everything that is right and decent.
Merry Christmas, Maureen. Jesus loves you, too.
Amen, FRiend, but I was lucky enough to find an American girl with those same qualities you describe.
I was beginning to think they didn't make them like that anymore.
Dowd has conjured a public image that blends Lauren Bacall and Dorothy Parker>>
Wrongo. Dowd has conjured a public image that blends the Wicked Witch of the West with Bozo the Clown.
She's like Polly Toynbee: she doesn't write so much as menstruates through her pen.
ANEM !!! wish God will bless me with a wife like her,, beautiful and a fighting conservative.
I bet your children will be very beautiful.
I was able to spend a few weeks in NYC and never heard anyone with a voice like MoDo. where is she from, what a grating sound.
While there are still many traditional conservative women in America who still value God and family, the "fluff" in between finding them can be discouraging. Yet they are out there.
But yeah, I met and married a wonderful woman from Colombia. So many beautiful Latinas down here, and I found one who's hot and conservative. And yes, the children are beautiful, too.
Neither a Dowd fan nor a hater(I have only read snips here and there), but I like that line.
Watching Maureen is like watching Pro Wrestling, it's all a show. It's the American way, get a PR firm and sell, sell, sell. When that wears out find a new schtick.
MoDO has not learned the basic fact of nature: Yin ( feminine force of nature ) and Yang ( masculine force
of nature) are both required to create and maintain a
balanced existence. How can someone so bright be so dumb?
This woman, I feel sorry for her. Truly tainted.
Asian women are hot too.
She is less influential than the Sunday Morning MSM "news analysis" shows. And those only play to a limited audience of dimwits and slave-boys.
as a flame-haired bombshell in a clingy crimson dress