In the spotlight: Maureen Dowd

She is known as the ‘flame-haired flamethrower', but in recent weeks New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has been busier dodging fireballs than hurling them.

19th November, 2005

She is known as the ‘flame-haired flamethrower', but in recent weeks New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has been busier dodging fireballs than hurling them.

Dowd complained in a New York Times article headlined ‘What's a Modern Girl to Do?’ that men are intimidated by “the perfume of female power'‘ and that they prefer women who play dumb.

The reaction to the article, which has been extracted from Dowd's new...

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