Bet he can't pull any, either.
December 11, 2000 6:33 AM   Subscribe

Bet he can't pull any, either.
posted by holloway (10 comments total)
I think you're probably right.
posted by Mocata at 7:28 AM on December 11, 2000

Pull any what? I read the article, found it interesting and engaging, and I still don't know what your words mean. What? Pull what?
posted by Mo Nickels at 7:52 AM on December 11, 2000

His finger, of course.
posted by kindall at 8:58 AM on December 11, 2000

Okay, I don't get the "pull any" comment either. Please explain for my thick skull's benefit, thanks!

The article was supremely interesting and not surprising in the least. It seems that a lot of liberal/progressive thought is extremely averse to critical analysis. I expect that kind of behavior from conservatives (not to say that all conservatives avoid criticism, of course), but I suppose it's inherent to humanity. Even if our message is tolerance and fairness, we tend to be extremely intolerant and unfair to those who disagree. Ah well, hypocrisy is fun.
posted by daveadams at 9:37 AM on December 11, 2000

Hmm.. pull any? any what?

Seemed like he made valid points, haven't read his books or articles. What's the problem?
posted by tiaka at 9:43 AM on December 11, 2000

Pull birds, innit. Or, if you prefer, chicks.

Remember also that this is from the Sunday Times - and from the amusingly-named "News Review" section as well.
posted by Mocata at 9:59 AM on December 11, 2000

Yes yes, pull = get females. I was quoting a response in an IRC channel when I mentioned the URL.

I thought "Bet he can't pull any, either" was a awful response, the article made several good points. If anyone has been following this guy they'll know he's no white knight, but he didn't at all deserve what happened in 1990 either. His, er, review of feminism was spot on, I thought.

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posted by holloway at 12:06 PM on December 11, 2000

that was brilliant. does anyone know where I can look at a copy of his essay?
posted by starduck at 3:53 PM on December 11, 2000

It's complex, I don't like the idea of a blanket condemnation of feminism any more than I like to see bigotry and persecution justified in its name.

posted by lagado at 4:39 PM on December 11, 2000

I just now read the article. I found it very interesting indeed and was very sad about how hard they were on him. yes, I don't think he deserved it!

I don't think he was downing on feminism at all by the sound of this article, but then I haven't read his books or essays either, so I guess I wouldn't know.
posted by aekastar at 1:05 AM on December 12, 2000

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