Sunday, June 26, 2005

Bullies are good, according to Sommers

Wacko flavor of the month Christina Hoff Summers, co-author of One Nation Under Therapy, was featured briefly on a great Daily Show bit about bullying (called Raging Bully, if you're looking for it from the link).

Said Summers, "There are all sorts of lessons a bully can teach you…”

Yes, more bullies. There's something everyone -- liberal or conservative, pro-testing or anti-testing -- can agree on: We need more bullies.

Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee's response was absolutely perfect:

Kids do have to learn that life is a humiliating charade of endless disappointment and tragedy ultimately culminating in pain, decay, and death... My parents used to sing me to sleep with that one.

On that note, I'm going to get some shut-eye.

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