Wednesday, September 20, 2006
More on the Brooks Column
While eating a banana I started thinking about the political implications of the Brooks world, you know, the one where men are full of sex and violence and all women ever want is to be friends and to talk. Suppose, just for the sake of some banana-munching idle thinking, that Brooks was actually correct. What would be the right conclusion to draw about which sex should run this world's affairs?
It seems to me that Brooks is arguing for matriarchy as the best way of ruling. And in his world no person named "David" could write an opinion column, because it's women who communicate and men who kill and dream about blowjobs. Indeed, all famous writers would be women. Except possibly in pornography and war writing.
It's really quite silly.