Michelle Malkin has an interesting take on the role of marriages. Criticizing the selection of Bill Gates and Melinda Gates for Time Persons of the Year (along with Bono), she writes:
And, sorry, but Melinda Gates? She marries the software mogul after he has done his greatest work…and that makes her a co-person of the year?)
That’s an interesting and uninformed point of view. Melinda Gates, as married people often do, worked with her husband to create a foundation that has done a great deal of good. Why in the world does her marital status undermine that?
It’s also an interesting point of view for Malkin to take personally, given her anger at being accused of having her work ghostwritten by her husband.
One might suggest that Malkin consider the hypocrisy of this point of view, hoping for a reasonable response.