In Defense of Specter
Even liberal commentators are aghast at Arlen Specter's chiding of conservative firebrand Michelle Bachmann to "act like a lady." Specter was annoyed that Bachmann kept interrupting him. I listened to the tape and didn't think Bachmann was out of line, but why is what Specter said wrong? Suppose it were the other way around and Bachmann were annoyed that Specter was interrupting her. Would it have been out of line for her to admonish him to "act like a gentleman"? Would that be out of line? Is the politically correct term for him to have used "gentlelady"? I guess there's no recourse for a man in that situation. Again, the asymmetry of modern group interaction.