In the NYT. Below is an excerpt:
… It’s hardly that all women are on the same side : there were plenty of women making the points men were about prostitution after Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York resigned following the news that he had paid perhaps tens of thousands of dollars for sex. But there seemed to be a starker split between men’s and women’s reactions to the scandal. And women who for a long time felt they were on opposite sides of a generational divide on gender issues were finding things in common.
â€œIt’s a little bit like the Anita Hill moment, when all of a sudden everybody is talking about something that probably always goes on, and there really is a fundamental difference in who the men and the women identify with,”said Deborah Tannen, a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and the author of several books on the ways men and women communicate.
Suzanne B. Goldberg, a law professor at Columbia and director of its sexuality and gender law clinic, called the current climate”a perfect storm.”
â€œBefore Spitzer, there had been a great focus on women as presidential candidates and women as voters,”she said.”Now we add to that women as political spouses.”
â€œI’m not such a Mars-Venus person but this is one of those moments where gender is at least a partial explanation, it affects how people hear campaign rhetoric, how people see political downfalls,”Ms. Goldberg said.”Even people who were unwilling to see it before are more likely to acknowledge the pervasiveness of sex stereotypes.”…
via Reclusive Leftist.