One of the many advantages of growing old—yes!—is the new ease with which I can select my friends and associates. I suspect I’ve insulated myself from most of the annoying types I had to deal with when I was younger and my livelihood depended on greater tolerance of misogyny and its distant relative, male chauvinism. Whatever the reason, I no longer feel embattled. But I still empathize with young women as they contend with fools.
Megan M. Garr, editor of Versal, the bright literary light in Amsterdam, blogged today about the difficult decision to accuse someone of sexism. It’s an interesting and important discussion: “That boulder’s so easy even a girl could do it.” Why not click over and join it? I’d like to know your thoughts.