Stephen Colbert: Righteous Mantilecarolyncastiglia
You know, I’ve been here for a few months now, so it’s about time I tell you: I’m in love with a married man. I know, I know, it’s wrong, but I just can’t help myself. He’s smart, handsome, funny – oh God is he funny! His name is Stephen Colbert. And last night on his show, I’m pretty sure he was sending me and all the ladies here at Strollerderby a subliminal message. He loves us, too!
He responded to Madeline and Bethany’s coverage of the 25-year study that proved lesbian parents raise the happiest children by saying, “Yes, lesbians raise well-adjusted teens who don’t misbehave… and that proves it’s unnatural.”
But he really got heated about the story KJ covered Monday, Hanna Rosin’s thesis for The Atlantic on The End of Men.
Colbert quoted Rosin as saying, “Women dominate today’s colleges and professional schools—for every two men who will receive a B.A. this year, three women will do the same,” and then countered by adding, “That means women will be more qualified for all the best jobs… that don’t exist.”
He noted that during sex selection at fertility clinics, requests for a girl “run at about 75 percent.” Personally affronted, he cried, “Hey ladies, you want a girl that bad? Go to China. Every checkout counter has a take-a-daughter, leave-a-daughter tray.” Yikes!
And then Colbert tried to burn his boxers in an effort to emulate the bra-burning feminism of the 70’s, but he couldn’t. (Okay, wasn’t allowed to. Semantics!) He had to nuke them instead. Which proves Hanna Rosin’s point, men just aren’t as capable as women.
Click through for the clip. In it, Rosin insists it’s not that men aren’t needed, just that “women are doing well.” Indeed they are. The Colbert Report was written and executive produced by a woman for its first four years. Emmy and Peabody award winner Allison Silverman left the show in August 2009.
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Testoster-Ruin – Hanna Rosin|
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