Quote of the day

In which Michael Savage has mommy issues.

Kate Harding
December 8, 2008 11:30PM (UTC)

Actually, it's two quotes of the day, because I just can't choose. Responding to a New York Post article about a man who was "shot to death by a rival for the affections of a brilliant Ivy League stunner who moonlights as a dominatrix," radio host Michael Savage offered up these doozies:

[A]ny heterosexual woman today over the age of 25 who grew up in America is basically a dominatrix.



What does a professional dominatrix do that an ordinary woman doesn't do in America today?

Oh my. Perhaps not knowing the answer to that question is why Savage also blurted, "When I was a kid, we didn't need to go to a dominatrix; all we had to do is argue with our mothers." (Three! Three quotes of the day!) Now, I've been known to exaggerate a point or two in my time, and lord knows Savage is committed to making the point that all women are pushy, domineering bitches. But dude, when you have a thought that includes both your mom and S/M? That's probably a thought you want to keep to yourself. 



Kate Harding

Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do About It, available from Da Capo Press in August 2015. Previously, she collaborated with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and a cast of thousands on The Book of Jezebel, and with Marianne Kirby on Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere. You might also remember her as the founding editor of Shapely Prose (2007-2010). Kate's essays have appeared in the anthologies Madonna & Me, Yes Means Yes, Feed Me, and Airmail: Women of Letters. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in English from University of Toronto, and is currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University

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