I found the below as a comment on my blog concerning that article. I found it interesting enough to share.
I'll assume she's telling the truth. What she doesn't realize - and probably can't admit to herself - is that everything she has done has been based on the accomplishments of men. And again, when men establish a field women follow them like dogs into it...and then destroy it. And does she think every woman wants to be like her? And if she's telling the truth...she's one out of twenty million. In other words, a statistical outlier.
And notice she talks about penises. They just can't seem to help themselves. I'm surprised she didn't tell me I have a tiny dick and never get laid.
I'm curious as to why she did not use her full name and give a link to her site so I can worship at the altar of Her Awesomeness.
Apparently I've run across Wonder Woman. Perhaps she can do a comic book about herself?
And believe me, that tree branch up my butt is pretty uncomfortable.
"My name is Linda. I am a woman. Do you want to know what else I am?
"I'm Ivy League-educated. In Economics. In Political Science. In Mathematics. Triple Major, how about that? I've also received post-graduate degrees in the same fields and earned my Ph.D. Wowzah!
"I gotta tell you, I'm not sure how I did it without having a penis. It was rough, doing this thing called research and field study and writing theses the length of novels. I must have, by plain dumb luck, vomited out the right sequences of words in both my papers and my oral defense to impress the men-folk just enough that they took pity on poor ol' me, a broad who wanted to play in their sandbox. What were those women doing on my juries anyway? They must've been free with the BJs to their male colleagues, amirite?
"I can explain supply and demand. I can parse out the differences between Communism and Socialism (parse, verb, to break down into component parts; now you don't have to look it up!). I can do the same for supply-side versus Keynesian economics. Ditto on detailing the advantages (and disadvantages!) of a constitutional monarchy. I can also explain 'marginal' utility, which shows that I can also spell and, at the very least, proofread what I write.
"More things I can explain: the Laffer curve, Black-Scholes, the Gini coefficient, asymmetrical federalism, neo-Gramscianism, and Godel's theorem, to name only a few.
"I can also squat nearly three times my bodyweight, bench nearly the same, and I'm willing to wager I can triple the number of one-handed pull-ups you can perform. Did I mention I'm a decorated Bosnian and Iraq war veteran? Oh yeah, I'm that, too.
"Change the tire on my car? Please. I've repaired eight-ton military vehicles, too. I earned Expert Marksman rank in weapons qualifications. I've run--not walked--through mine fields under a barrage of enemy fire. I can drive stick.
"How did I get this way? Parents who loved and supported me, informed me that I was in no way inferior to men, and that I could master any skill, any theory, any challenge put before me. Amazing, isn't it, how far and fast one can go when one doesn't have to fight their conditioning?
"It's gauche (gauche, adj., to be trendy or in fashion--saved you more time, buddy!) for men who say similar things as you to read a background like mine and snidely comment that I must be a lesbian, what with my very obvious penis-envy. But no, I'm married, and to an equally decorated, intelligent, and fit man who isn't the least bit insecure or intimidated by my success or education. You and some of your readers might want to try it sometime, right after you see a proctologist for that unfortunate tree branch lodged in your rectum.
"Here's a thought: Until YOU can match MY level of education, experience, and skill, why don't you sit on those pretty little hands of yours and let the grown-ups do the voting from now on, eh, tough guy?"