So intellectual journals in general are rather lax in publishing pieces by women writers! I am so very, very shocked.
Seriously, don’t kid yourself. It happens in the blogosphere, too. I still remember a young Ezra Klein (yes, even younger) lecturing me about expecting to be supported by male bloggers when I hadn’t paid my dues, like him. “Uh, Ezra, I’ve been blogging a year longer than you,” I said.
Here’s why it’s important: Because women in general are more liberal than men. We want specific social things, we’re not as eager to whip out our dicks on national security issues to make people take us seriously. The national discourse would look very different if more women – diverse women, not women selected for their ability to parrot the standard male policy wonk positions – were given a voice.
And if pigs had wings, they could fly.