Monday, February 20, 2012

Sexist Doug Brinkley: Jodi Kantor’s ‘The Obamas’ Is ‘Chick Nonfiction’

Serious books are written by dudes says Douglas Brinkley. In a New York Times review, the seriously sexist dude refers to Jodi Kantor's new book as "chick nonfiction". Evidently, Douglas Brinkley writes only for dudes, so in the future I will avoid his dudely reviews.

At She the People, Melinda Henneberger writes:

Sometimes, the things men say can astonish me still. Take this passage, for instance, from Douglas Brinkley’s review of Jodi Kantor’s book, “The Obamas”: “Call it chick nonfiction, if you will. This book is not about politics, it’s about marriage, or at least one marriage, and a notably successful one.”

... And anyone who thinks the president’s most important relationship has no import the non-chicks need to think about obviously doesn’t know his – oh, but Brinkley is a historian, so that can’t be right.

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