Dowd did anything unethical here." Prior to the stroke, Tara had been a very active athlete.The first neurologist who saw Tara told her to cut back on physical activity, but a second neurologist, Dr. Caplan, a Harvard neurologist, disagreed with the first neurologist and told her to return to exercise, which she did safely. Caplan suggested that going to the emergency rooms was "dangerous" and compared ERs to "local gas stations" where you should not get your brain, a "Rolls-Royce," serviced.
Men, he explained, prefer women who seem malleable and awed.
He predicted that I would never find a mate because if there’s one thing men fear, it’s a woman who uses her critical faculties. So Dowd cannot get a man—she means a husband—because she is ’successful and uses her critical facilities?
"Any woman who criticizes men for a living -- which I do because politics is still male-dominated -- may have a harder time getting dates.
I get plenty." The book is a rumination about the inscrutability of men, the perils of dating, male anchor clones, makeup, shopping and the demise of feminism in a sex-drenched society -- all while showing a little leg, in a personal sense.
Her conclusion is that the modern male is frightened of the modern female—the modern feminist female that is.
A male associate of hers confessed that he had wanted to ask me out on a date when he was between marriages but nixed the idea because my job as a Times columnist made me too intimidating."I'm just not temperamentally suited to it," Dowd says."The first couple of years I spent curled up on the floor and crying." If someone starts talking about her on television, she lunges to switch off the set.PHOTOS: Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver Through The Years Dowd has secluded himself, living alone on a ranch in Texas outside a town of just 4,000, relying heavily on his faith after years of sorrow and loss.Her columns display a critical and irreverent attitude towards powerful, mostly political, figures such as former Presidents George W. Dowd also tends to refer to her subjects by nicknames." -- say, whether successful men are put off by high-powered women -- could easily boomerang on her.