Siyonara, Helen Gurley Brown

Helen Gurley Brown

The Miss Havisham of patriarchy enforcers.  Photo: The Daily What

Someone on my twitter feed was angry at the  “piggy” obit for Helen Gurley Brown in the New York Times, because “snide is not the same as clever”.

Not sure what the reasoning is there.   Does she mean this?

She was 90, though parts of her were considerably younger.

Or this?

“She went on to hold a string of secretarial jobs — 17 by her own count — and discovered the measure of security that sex could bring. At every office, or so it seemed, there were bosses eager to fondle and dandle. In exchange, there might be a fur or an apartment or the wherewithal to keep her family going a little longer.”

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