Saturday, May 22, 2010

Others weigh in on Elena Kagan

Maureen Dowd is right on about this -- see http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/19/opinion/19dowd.html -- and so is Nikki Stern -- http://open.salon.com/blog/1womansvu/2010/05/17/an_unmarried_woman

Dowd says Kagan's IQ may have detracted from her social life (ya think?): "It’s a disturbing echo of those Harvard Business School students who said on “60 Minutes” a few years ago that they had hid the fact that they went to Harvard from guys they met because it was the kiss of death with men who were threatened by more successful women. “The H-bomb,” they called it."

The comments on Stern's essay are telling. My favorite:  "Maybe if these high-powered and ambitious career women had the spousal equivalent of a wife (the man behind the woman) to do for them what
full-time political wives do for their husbands, that is EVERYTHING, then they could find the time to get married and have children while maintaining their careers."

Dowd also says Michelle Obama oughta fix Kagan up with some smart guys in DC. Yeah, right.

I advise Elena to hire a housekeeper and adopt a couple of cats and call it a day. But then I am somewhat soured on the dating world at the moment. Maybe next week.

1 comment:

Jae Makela said...

Kit, you are so smart and so sexy and lovable. I am ashamed I haven't read this blog in this space before. Get the rest of us who love you to comment here and reboot this dialogue.
Happy new year! Jo