Insanely, some women, ironically, have praised Kate Middleton for having a boy. Sexist responses to the royal baby’s gender are especially off, since a new law would have made a female heir much more exciting and historical.
Newsweek and Daily Beast editor-in-chief (and fancy British lady) Tina Brown said on Tuesday: “As soon as William really kind of emerged into the public eye, you had this wholesome prince and his choice of Kate Middleton turns out to be absolutely impeccable. I mean, once again, she does the perfect thing.” And on Monday, CNN Royal Contributor Victoria Arbiter, also English, gushed:
“My first thought, I have to say, was this is how brilliant a royal Kate is. There are women throughout British royal family history that have panicked not being able to deliver a boy, and here we are, Kate did it first time. So it does mean, of course, the change in the next succession conversation is over for another 30 years or so, but we’re celebrating and thrilled that Kate has had a healthy, bouncing baby boy.”
(Arbiter claimed in Twitter that she was being tongue in cheek. But does she sound and look tongue and cheek here?) […]