January 22, 2005

A Good Rhetorical Question for Summers Critic Nancy Hopkins

Powerline got around to commenting on the Larry Summers flap. Noting that feminist Nancy Hopkins said she had to leave because Summers's raising of a genetic hypothesis made her nauseous, Powerline asks:

But why should she project her own fragility onto other women?

An incisive question. I suppose I'd induce heart-failure if I suggested that if she can't stand the heat, she should get out of the kitchen. So I won't make that suggestion.

My take on the whole controversy here, "The Summers of Our Discontent."

Update: Jacuqeline Passey thinks iron-deficiency anemia may play a role. If this suggestion gives you hives, call an allergist.

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