February 25, 2004

SHEILA O’MALLEY offers no mercy to Naomi Wolf.

UPDATE: Nor does Anne Applebaum:

The larger implications are for the movement that used to be called “feminism.” Twenty years of fame, money, success, happy marriage and the children she has described in her books — and Naomi Wolf, one of my generation’s leading feminists, is still obsessed with her own exaggerated victimhood? It’s not an ideology I’d want younger women to follow.

By way of comparison, how would people react if a fortyish man complained that Catherine MacKinnon had put her hand on his thigh 20 years ago?

About the same way, actually: “Who cares? Get a life!” That’s progress, I think.

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