In the interests of science I bring this up:
I can’t help it, but reading about such episodes of screaming, gushing and swooning makes me wonder whether women — I should say “we women,” of course — aren’t the weaker sex after all. Or even the stupid sex, our brains permanently occluded by random emotions, psychosomatic flailings and distraction by the superficial. Women “are only children of a larger growth,” wrote the 18th-century Earl of Chesterfield. Could he have been right?
Charlotte Allen has things to say about women swooning for Obama, the Clinton “campaign,” why men are better at things that count etc.