Why Some Women Hate Palin..and others
Belinda Luscombe for TIME:
Ah, women, the consistently, tragically underestimated constituency. What the Democrats learned during the primaries and the Republicans might now be finding out the hard way, I learned at my very academic, well-regarded all-girls high school: that is never to discount the ability of women to open a robust, committed, well-thought-out vat of hatred for another girl.
Women are weapons-grade haters. Hillary Clinton knows it. Palin knows it too. When women get their hate on, they don’t just dislike, or find disfavor with, or sort of not really appreciate. They loathe — deeply, richly, sustainingly. I do not say this to disparage my gender; women also love in more or less the same way.
When men disagree, the steps to resolution are reasonably clear and unsophisticated. Acts of physical violence are visited upon one another’s person or property, and the whole thing blows over. Women? Nu-unh. We savor the discord. We draw it out. We share our contempt with our friends, like a useful stock tip, or really good salsa. And then we all go hate together: a mutually encouraging group activity for when the book group gets quiet.
Woo hoo! Hear hear, Shazia!
Of course,I don’t like the writer’s opinion that mean are “clearly shallow as a gender”…I can point out many shallow females! And come on. Which woman prefers an ugly man over an ultra-sexy one? Who goes for Umar Sharif over Brad Pitt? Who goes for Arshad Warsi over John Abraham?