Broadsheet vs. Cockpit

Bigger than "Alien" vs. "Predator"?

Published October 28, 2005 8:44PM (EDT)

Broadsheet is so into Cockpit, the Observer's new men-only blog, that we couldn't help thinking about it as we were reading Maureen Dowd's forthcoming book, "Are Men Necessary?" in which she recaps a story from earlier this summer about a matriarchal community established by three dozen Kenyan women who'd been raped and subsequently abandoned.

"Their all female community flourished, with the women running a cultural center and camping site for tourists visiting the nearby Sambru National Reserve," writes Dowd. "In a fit of pique, the men in their tribe started a rival village of men, and also tried to build a cultural and tourist center, but were not successful and soon unraveled."

By Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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