Does Rush-bashing only reinforce negative stereotypes about liberals?
Apr. 16, 2004 | [Read “Sex and the single voter” by Rebecca Traister.] Rebecca Traister seems to accept the view that there’s something patronizing about appealing for young single women’s votes on the issue of reproductive rights, but then spends most of her article quoting various inane suggestions about getting young women to vote by choosing a cute VP with “magnetism,” by running “cute” and “witty” commercials, and by telling women to look on voting as an opportunity to meet men. She tells us young singles are too “busy” to follow the election, but the women she describes seem to spend their lives shopping. What are they doing the first Tuesday in November that can’t wait till the first Wednesday? She may recoil at the “Sex and the City” label, but Carrie was like John Stuart Mill compared to the women she describes. Don’t be a moron, indeed! If women don’t care about their rights, Mr. Big — Republican or Democrat — will take them away. — Katha Pollitt I think that the real reas