Harvey Mansfield vs. Naomi Wolf

Tim Cavanaugh at Reason asks, "If Harvey Mansfield is so manly, how come he gets his ass kicked by Naomi Wolf (a Yalie, for God's sake!) in this C-SPAN interview?" Here's a snippet:

Manly Mansfield: "What we need is the reconsideration of feminists, to make a place for men. To find something that men can do that contributes."

Wolf: "Aw, that's so sweet. You sound like Bill Clinton saying 'I am relevant.' The goal of feminism was not to make men feel irrelevant. I have to give you some valorization right now, I'm really going to validate you. Or valorize you…"

That probably reads as though it's a very sarcastic exhange, but it's not.  Wolf is completely sincere when she says, "Aw, that's so sweet."  Watch the video — I can't possibly describe it.


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