It’s been a long time since you ran a column featuring your favorite hate mails. Why don’t you do so? Are you not getting enough? How about this: You’re an idiot, Dr. Adams … and a pansy!
All right, David, I get your point. I’ll run some in my next column.
I have read a lot of things that have made me angry but none so much as your column “one giant leap for person-kind.” Ho [sic] dare you ridicule feminists when I just graduated from college and make 30% less just because I am a woman?
Hi Rebecca. First of all, the research does not say that you make 30% less because you are a woman. Your figures are wrong. Furthermore, the discrepancies in male/female salaries are a function of years in the workforce. If a woman chooses to have children (and stay home) that is her choice. It is not patriarchal oppression. These variables are omitted in studies conducted at major American gyneversities [sic?] in order to keep you angry about oppression that is not actually happening. You should not be angry about something that is not happening to you. You should be angry because, although you got a college degree, you did not get a decent education. But that’s no reason to call me a “ho.”
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:20:58 -0700
Dear Mr. Adams,
Just finished listening to an interview with you on Thom Hartmann’s excellent web site. You help me understand why our college graduates fare so poorly in worldwide comparisons of academic excellence. Please revisit you [you] attempt at “schooling” Thom regarding your wacky assertions of no discrimination against women in the workforce. You assert equal opportunity but something funny like “no guaranteed outcomes.” Where in the world did you dream that one up and then try to back it up with saying that women after having children are behind men in pay? That logic doesn’t stand on any merit – check with a logician. Nor does it stand statistically.
Good grief man, I feel for your young impressionable students who mistakenly look up to you. Shameful, but representative of the dominant culture in this country responsible for bring the world to the brink of destruction. How you ever got your advanced degree is a perfect example of why the world is so messed up, run by mediocre, unsophisticated, juvenile, unintelligent men.
Did I mention that your ego was overstated and that you were absolutely no match for Thom who is one of the most eloquent and educated minds in America?