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Tutoring MoDo

By on 11.3.05 | 1:54PM

Actually, Wlady, MoDo could learn a lot more from the Orlando Sentinel's Kathleen Parker. Her column yesterday is a masterpiece that explodes the hoax of uber-feminism. A couple of the money quotes:

"Dowd, herself unmarried and childless, wonders whether being smart and successful explains her status. She observes that men would rather marry women who are younger and more malleable, i.e. less successful and perhaps not so very bright.

"Men haven't turned away from smart, successful women because they're smart and successful. More likely they've turned away because the feminist movement that encouraged women to be smart and successful also encouraged them to be hostile and demeaning to men.

"Whatever was wrong, men did it. During the past 30 years, they've been variously characterized as male chauvinist pigs, deadbeat dads or knuckle-dragging abusers who beat their wives on Super Bowl Sunday. At the same time women wanted men to be wage earners, they also wanted them to act like girlfriends: to time their contractions, feed and diaper the baby, and go antiquing.

"And then, when whatshisname inevitably lapsed into guy-ness, women wanted him to disappear. If children were involved, women got custody and men got an invoice. The eradication of men and fathers from children's lives has been feminism's most despicable accomplishment. Half of all children will sleep tonight in a home where their father does not live.

"Did we really think men wouldn't mind?"

Good on 'ya, Ms. Parker. Men understand that without women, we'd still be running around wearing bearskins and howling at the moon. What MoDo won't understand -- and will forever hate men for -- is that once in a while, a guy has to have some real guy-time or he'll shrivel up into Aldahood and never again feel good about himself or his family. Proper "guy time" by the way, doesn't mean sitting around watching sports on TV. "Guy time" encompasses many things, though, ranging from playing poker (with real cards and chips, not online) to waxing cars to hunting animals that hunt don't agree with the idea that the human isn't the prey. Every guy has his favorite. And every gal -- especially the smart and successful ones -- learns how to encourage it.

I, for one, plan to read MoDo's new book. It's bound to make for many a column.

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