Cathy Young on Sexism, Political Correctness, and the War on Women


Dueling charges of misogyny from the left and the right have become a depressingly regular media circus—one that, regardless of the real issues, is mostly about moral posturing and political point-scoring. Conservatives accuse liberals of ignoring and condoning sexist slurs against right-wing women. Liberals accuse conservatives of ignoring and condoning sexism except when it's directed at conservative women and can be used as a weapon against the left. As Cathy Young argues, both sides are feeding a toxic obsession with women-as-victims and promoting a sexism of special treatment rather than equality.