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Manliness means never having to say you're a half wit from Harvard.

April 2nd, 2006 (10:33 pm)

I'm watching this guy, Harvey Mansfield, on the CBC right now talking about the politics of manliness, which he defines as "confidence in a situation of risk" and according to him, women don't really have this trait, at least not as much as men. And, when women do have this trait, it's because they're actually acting manly, which in turn, isn't natural. Uh... OK there...

And, I might add, he is a Harvard professor. And, he's written a book about this little thesis and he's making the talk show rounds. Here's a link, to some of Mansfields' comments and Naomi Wolf's comments on his comments... Lord:


I wonder what Ellen Johnson Sirleaf would have to say about this guy.

I'm going to bed...


Posted by: Trouble (phobean)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)

That guy is absolutely nuts. Does he think he's the first person who's ever come up with that idea? God speed to the women in his life, I certainly feel for them, stuck under the thumb of that guy.

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