While some readers are likely to be growing weary of the Amy Bishop case, this topic has generated two (1, 2) of the longest and still-active comment threads this blog has seen since my most highly-read personal post.
So, I was going to limit any further posts here to topics that haven’t been beaten to death elsewhere.
But here’s an interesting take brought to my attention overnight by commenter mitch: Slate’s writer for their Double X feature on women’s issues, Emily Bazelon, has put up her e-mail exchange with UAHuntsville history professor, Sam Thomas, following her comments on last week’s Slate’s Political Gabfest show.
With Thomas officially on the byline, they discuss that while it is tempting to view Bishop’s extreme actions as a “manifestation of some women’s frustration with unequal treatment in the workplace,” this is one case where gender issues are truly off the table.
I don’t want to excerpt the exchange because it wouldn’t do justice to the context in which arguments are presented. I just found it to be a unique take that doesn’t beat the same old horse.