September 27, 2012
SANDRA TSING-LOH: The Problem Is That No Man Is Good Enough For Me And My Friends.
James Taranto responds: “Well, allow us to inject a male point of view. Suppose you’re the purportedly perfect man–a guy who has the qualities of Messers. X, Y, Z and Q all rolled into one. Why would you want to spend 90 minutes, much less a lifetime, with someone who’d rather scream at you than change a light bulb herself?”
UPDATE: Reader Stephen Ystebo writes: “One very positive sign I’ve noticed over the last couple years is what appears to be an ongoing (to borrow your term) ‘cascade’ effect regarding the current state of society’s treatment of men. The Atlantic article is a very good example. A couple years ago, any comment in support of the women being the issue would have been rare and immediately pounced upon by both men and women. Now we have an article – in the Atlantic of all places – where almost every comment is made by men and women fed up with how things are and writing in no uncertain terms about it. It gives me hope that we may start moving towards the center a bit.”
Yes, you see that even in New Zealand.