Monday, November 21, 2005


Althouse responds, combining the best of Michelle Malkin (Eeew! Look at all the nasty things the liberals wrote, missing the intended irony in most cases. Shocked that was the "best" she could do, really.) - with the best of Ann Althouse (how dare you understand what I clearly wrote instead of knowing what I really meant!)

But, fair is fair, go take a look. answer Althouse's question, the reason I assumed that she hadn't "been a feminist all along" was because she wrote:

Are there any feminists around to see when it's happening and say a little something?

Meaning, quite clearly, that feminists are other people. Had she written, "as a feminist, I think it's important to point these things out" or something similar taking ownership of the label I (and proud feminist Echidne) wouldn't have responded the way I did.

I of course haven't devoted my life to reading the entirety of Althouse's body of work, on her blog and elsewhere, though I certainly am no stranger to it. If Althouse would like to point me to something she's written which, for example, happened "say a little something" when it wasn't directed at her I'll happily make the correction. more thing, I agree that it's understandable if people find ironic jokes about racism or sexism genuinely inappropriate or offensive. Sometimes those jokes are almost indistinguishable from genuine racism and sexism, no matter the intent of the person making them, and I'm not going to tell people what should or shouldn't offend them.

But I do miss King Leopold.