• Hata, Nagano


I want to congratulate Kris Kosaka for the very well written March 31 Zeit Gist article, “Women, know your place.” As someone who is very fond of satire, I enjoyed the sharp bite and felt compelled to check for a puddle under my paper due to the dripping sarcasm.

Kosaka made the point very well. Sadly though, the people who really need to read this and reflect upon the lesson within it probably will take it, as readers of Swift’s ‘A Modest Proposal” did so long ago, as a serious proposal. Listening to the clueless rumblings that come from the government on the matter, you’d think that the men there wouldn’t think twice about establishing the proposed classes.

jason smith

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