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Old 06-13-2011, 10:58 PM
Mannish Boy Mannish Boy is offline
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Default Re: The Postmodern Sex Scandal (Dana Goldstein & Amanda Marcotte)

Originally Posted by ohreally View Post
Self-awareness is not exactly a virtue the US media cultivates, but bhtv takes it one step further. This is gender stereotyping at its worst. While, just in the last few days, the big boys covered "identity politics" (McWhorter/Loury), the utilitarian significance of happiness (Seligman/Layard), morality and religion (Jones/Dougherty), Yemen (Haykel/Schmitz), the Internet (Madrigal/Pariser), bhtv has picked no fewer than four women (Goldberg, Traister, Goldstein, and Marcotte) to cover the all-important penis-tweeting scandal!!! Nice. And when Marcotte voices support for sex in the office, Goldstein replies "Now, that's a hard one." (Well, that's what the guy hopes to hear, anyway.)

Come on, now! Why didn't Wright ask Loury and McWhorter to cover penis tweeting? Absurd, right? Yes, that's precisely my point. For existentialism we've got McWhorter and for penis tweeting we've got Marcotte. Shame on bhtv.
Not to mention that the black guys (almost) only ever get wheeled out to talk about 'black issues'. Although that might have something to do with the paucity of black intellectuals in American public life.
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