Women’s reading groups—the Jacobin clubs of white middle-class America

Laura Wood writes at The Thinking Housewife:

A disturbing cultural phenomenon has swept the nation. On the face of it, it seems a sign of progress, an awakening of intellectual enlightenment and refinement. Women gather in living rooms to sip wine and discuss literature. What could be unhealthy or backward about that?

The truth is the women’s book club is a self-justifying society, a bastion of elitist thought-control more threatening than the legendary Old Boy’s Club that so enlivens the feminist imagination. Within the cozy enclosure of these gatherings, female supremacy is stroked and preened, like a spoiled Persian cat sitting on the lap of a spinster….

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 27, 2009 03:49 PM | Send

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