Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Kathleen Parker who recently signed on to co-host a news program on CNN with disgraced New York governor Eliot Spitzer has a questionable-skidding-dangerously-toward-offensive piece in todays Washington Post.
Her claim: President Barack Obamas leadership style is very feminine, and this is very bad for the country.
"He may be suffering a rhetorical-testosterone deficit when it comes to dealing with crises," she says.
Okay, let us get this straight. Because he waited 56 days to address the nation on the oil crisis, its this "lack of leadership" that makes him womanly? So does that mean women cant be effective leaders? I certainly hope not. Parker doesnt "think that doing things a woman's way is evidence of deficiency but, rather, suggests an evolutionary achievement," but her examples only seem to knock Obama, saying hell pay "a political price for acting too much like a woman." Arent we past all this? (Somewhere Hillary Clinton must be rolling her eyes right about now.) Whatever point Parker is trying to make in this article gets so muddled down in tired gender stereotypes that she completely loses us.
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