I’m a bit late with this one, but if Maureen Connolly of the Coalition for Anti-Sexist Harvard is reading this, I just want you to know that you’re my hero. If you’ve got to appear on a hopelessly biased fake-news show like Hannity & Colmes, then I admire someone who is willing to be obnoxious to Sean.
From “Hannity & Colmes,” March 2 2005, about the Larry Summers bru-hah-hah.
SEAN HANNITY: Is it sexism or a point of valid debate? Joining us now, Harvard students on both sides of the issue, Josh Mendelsohn from the group Students for Larry and Maureen Connolly for the Coalition for an Anti- Sexist Harvard.
Maureen, are there differences between men and women? Do you see differences in men and women? Not just physical, their other differences?
MAUREEN CONNOLLY, COALITION FOR ANTI-SEXIST HARVARD: Differences between men and women? Of course, I see differences. Do you see differences between men and women?
HANNITY: What are some of the differences?
CONNOLLY: Oh, Sean, I think you can answer that question for yourself. You don’t need me to explain that to you.
HANNITY: You know, this is how it works here, Maureen. I ask the questions. You answer them. What are some of the differences you see between men and women?
CONNOLLY: Well, for example, I have long hair. You have short hair. That type of thing, don’t you think?
HANNITY: That’s not exactly the type of difference I was talking about. For example…
CONNOLLY: What differences are you talking about?
HANNITY: … do you think, and this is just an intellectual exercise, do you think women by nature are more nurturing to children than men are or is that a stereotype?
CONNOLLY: Oh, see, there’s your first mistake. The nature-nurture debate is far outdated, Sean. You’re making a big mistake. And that type of…
HANNITY: Do you think that or not? I’m asking a question, and is it yes or no? It’s a simple question.
CONNOLLY: That absolutism is entirely outdated. So why don’t you check up on your psychology and maybe we can go back and talk about the nuances of that debate?