Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lit Crit, Politics, and You

Assume that you actually agree with everything in this post about the intentional fallacy and the objectionability of certain types of statements. What, then, of this?

Kiki: Sarah Palin is stupid!
Karl: That is a sexist statement.
Kiki: No it's not; I wasn't even thinking that.

Is Kiki being:

(a) disingenuous;
(b) sincere;
(c) it doesn't matter; the assertion that a female leader is stupid, given the history of aspersions against women's intellectual equality with men, is a sexist assertion.
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