Times columnist Maureen Dowd is irrelevant, yes, but is she also insane? The Times public editor Clark Hoyt has a column about how everyone was sexist all the time to Hillary Clinton. Which is true! But oddly, the most sexist coverage at the Times came from Maureen Dowd, who is a lady. But! Dowd's defense! "'I've been twisting gender stereotypes around for 24 years,' Dowd responded. She said nobody had objected to her use of similar images about men over seven presidential campaigns." See the funny thing about that statement is that it is amazingly wrong.
Basically every person with eyes and internet access has noticed how Maureen Dowd has a nasty habit of calling most male Democrats fags. This is the saddest thing, actually—it turns out that she actually thinks she is "twisting gender stereotypes" when she calls men fags and women ball-breaking cunts. Which has been the thesis of every column she's written since 1996. She thinks this is somehow a transgressive act! Like we said, saddest thing.
Anyway, Media Matters proves that yes, people complained about her treatment of men. But no one yet has explain exactly how this smart woman went so crazy. Television?