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Thursday, August 22, 2002
Norah Vincent has recently started blogging and while the prose isn't quite what I've come to expect from her, the results aren't bad whether she's bashing Ann Coulter or praising Robert Crumb. That said, while I enjoyed the entry on Crumb, I think her argument is wrong in a nusanced manner. Crumb, whose work is very impressive and worth picking up, is misogynistic not because he thinks women have undue power over him but rather because he uses his belief in women having power over him and his own self loathing as an excuse for the hatred of women. The fact that he makes this all clear in his work and is aware of what is going on doesn't change that he feels that way.
On another matter, on Tuesday Vincent argued that feminists should support the war on terror as it will liberate women around the world from oppressive countries. In any given country that might happen and it might not but don't be fooled in into thinking that such is the goal of U.S. policy, anymore than better governance for Iraq is.