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January 18, 2005

Subservience Rules in MoDo's Dating Game

Morgaine Swan, my fellow contributing editor at P!, posted a response to this Maureen Dowd column in the NYT.

MoDo (Maureen Dowd) opines that men want spouses to take care of them and worship them, so they tend to marry non-threatening, subservient women (like their personal assistants). Women are also attracted to this idea because we fall for movies like "Spanglish" and "Love Actually."

Here's one of the worst (and last) graphs MoDo penned:

So was the feminist movement some sort of cruel hoax? The more women achieve, the less desirable they are? Women want to be in a relationship with guys they can seriously talk to - unfortunately, a lot of those guys want to be in relationships with women they don't have to talk to.
For those in the cheap seats, let me explain. No, there is too much, let me sum up. There will always be narcissistic a-holes in the world who surround themselves with servants instead of partners. Those of us who live in the real world (with bills, student loans, and credit card debt) know that having a life partner is much more rewarding than having a maid.

One last point: never refer to the feminist movement as if it were dead. The feminist movement began way before MoDo's friends burned their bras in the 70s and will remain strong long after she stops getting paid for her tired dribble.

Posted by cj at January 18, 2005 12:22 PM

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to you and Morgaine both, I say "right on"

Posted by: ddjango at January 19, 2005 9:11 AM

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