Sunday, November 13, 2005

Maureen Dowd: 'Are Men Necessary?"

See the girl with the red dress on

The author's first words are flirtatious: "For men. Friends and more, past, present and future. You know who you are."

Maureen Dowd's new book has immediate retro appeal. Just take a look at the cover. It features a stereotypical blonde in a knockout red dress - the focus of leering male eyes on a subway train. The subtitle of the book suggests even more: "When Sexes Collide."

Dowd, the popular New York Times political columnist, has now collected and expanded on her opinions about another topic that appears to hold great interest for her : the never-to-be-resolved sexual conflict between men and women. Check out Kathryn Harrison's review.

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5 comments:

Shirazi said...

Now that is not fair! You put butter on heat and expect it not to melt?

The never-to-be-resolved sexual conflict between men and women has to be resoloved or the societ will go on down the like it is going. They have to agree to compliment eachother and accept the specific rols they are supposes to play. They have to stop crossing the lines.

More will come on this.

Deb S. said...

I guess it isn't over for Shirazi. Keeping his promise, he has weighed in with more comments on his blog. Pay Shirazi a visit. You don't want to miss this. :-)

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I love reading her in the NYT. This will be a great read for sure.

~Deb

jaimie said...

Sounds like a really interesting topic. I'll try to get ahold of that book.

Deb S. said...

Dr. Deb, I agree.

Jaimie, I think I am going to try to get the book, too.