Feminism Confronts Bobbittry

To read the volumes of outraged male commentary, you'd think Lorena Bobbitt had got her training in a feminist guerrilla camp and her carving skills from the SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men) Manifesto. "Go out into the world," her trainers must have told her, "find some sexist lowlife, preferably an ex- Marine named John Wayne, and, you know, cut it off!"

But Lorena Bobbitt is in many ways just your typical small-town multicultural manicurist, a woman whose ideas of political science are summed up in a statement she made about Venezuela, where she grew up: "I have a patriotism ....

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