Quote of the day – “Sensible shoes” category

If there is another columnist writing today who is funnier than Gail Collins, I’m not sure who that might be.

There was one minute back in the late 1960s when the women’s movement tried to convince everyone that being liberated involved wearing sensible shoes. It was not a success.

Read the whole column here, on Bristol Palin’s new role as spokesperson for chastity.

On second thought, let me add this bit too as a further teaser to ensure you are seriously tempted to read the full column.  Once again, the thought occurs, ‘what would Twain have written like and about had he been female?’

But surely, when it comes to combating teen pregnancy, the Palin family has done enough damage already. What worse message could you send to teenage girls than the one they delivered at the Republican convention: If your handsome but somewhat thuglike boyfriend gets you with child, he will clean up nicely, propose marriage, and show up at an important family event wearing a suit and holding your hand. At which point you will get a standing ovation.


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