[Update - Nov 4] - Uma di has a comprehensive post on all things pertaining to this topic. Go read.
Wanted to post these links a couple of days ago but forgot all about it. Well, better late than never, so here. As soon as I read Maureen Dowd's What's a Modern Girl To Do? early this week, I knew there was going to be trouble. The article which is an excerpt from Dowd's new book was most definitely asking for it. Interviews with fellow journalists and TV show personalities, long-debunked research like this piece of trash the Times passed off as journalism a couple of months ago, and a picture of herself with red heels and fishnet stockings - who are we kidding here? I was shocked to see the article shoot up to the top of the Most Emailed Articles list and stay there for a couple of days. But never fear, dear reader. I am happy to report that reaction is trickling in. The usual suspects are having a field day.
Here are some initial responses:
From Womensnews, here's Rivers and Barnett with Why Dowd Doesn't Know What Men Really Want. They say it so well - "Dowd's writing is fun, but is basically a bunch of irritating fluff".
Lakshmi Chaudhry, she of Alternet says Maureen needs a date.
Here's Echidne, the Greek Goddess with her two cents.
Jessica of Feministing says here that "feminism wasn't a fucking dating service". Now if only I could make people realise that!
Gawker attempts to translate Dowd here but fails.