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Kathleen Parker is an American syndicated columnist. Her columns are syndicated nationally by The Washington Post Writers Group. Parker is a consulting faculty member at the Buckley School of Public Speaking, and is a regular guest on television shows like The O'Reilly Factor and The Chris Matthews Show.

Parker is the author of Save the Males: Why Men Matter, Why Women Should Care (New York: Random House, 2008). A columnist since 1987, she has worked for five newspapers, from Florida to California, and is the 1993 winner of the H.L. Mencken writing award presented by the Baltimore Sun. She has written for several magazines, including The Weekly Standard, Time, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan and Fortune Small Business. She also serves on USA Today's Board of Contributors, writing for that newspaper's OPED page. She is also a contributor to the online magazine, The Daily Beast. The Week magazine named her one of the nation's Top Five columnists in 2004 and 2005.

Parker grew up in Winter Haven, Florida, and attended Converse College before transferring to Florida State University where she majored in Spanish Literature. She also holds a Master's degree in the subject from Florida State.

She is married to an attorney, has three sons, and currently resides in Camden, South Carolina.[1]

Parker made news during the 2008 U.S. presidential election when she called on the Republican vice presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin, to step down from the party ticket, saying that a series of media interviews showed that Palin was "clearly out of her league."[2][3][4] Parker received over 11,000 responses, most from conservatives criticizing her.[5]


  1. ^ Ellen Belcher (May 15, 2005). "Beyond the Byline: Kathleen Parker". Dayton Daily News (Ohio).  
  2. ^ Mooney, Alexander (2008-09-26). "Palin should step down, conservative commentator says". Retrieved 2008-09-26. "Prominent conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, an early supporter of Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, said Friday recent interviews have shown the Alaska governor is "out of her league" and should leave the GOP presidential ticket for the good of the party."  
  3. ^ Weisman, Jonathan (2008-09-26). "Conservative Columnist Turns on Palin". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-09-26. "Parker, after a scalding critique of Palin's readiness for high office, begs the Alaska governor to step down from the Republican ticket."  
  4. ^ Parker, Kathleen (2008-09-26). "Palin Problem: She's Out of Her League". National Review. Retrieved 2008-09-26. "Palin’s recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League."  
  5. ^ Reliable Sources, CNN, October 5, 2008. Transcript on Lexis/Nexis, accessed August 2009.

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Kathleen Parker is a conservative U.S. columnist whose columns frequently focus on family and sex roles.



  • But more overt sexual aggression may be the product of something few will acknowledge, at least on the record: Resentment.

    Off the record, in dozens of interviews over a period of years, male soldiers and officers have confided that many men resent women because they've been forced to pretend that women are equals, and men know they're not.[1]

  • We love to boast that we are a nation of immigrants — and we are. But there's a different sense of America among those who trace their bloodlines back through generations of sacrifice.[2]


  • Silly sensitivity has displaced intellectual honesty in American education. We’ve produced a generation with no sense of national identity and little connection to the nation’s collective memory. In the process, we’ve traded life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for fat, dumb and happy.
  • Jay Leno’s man-on-the-street interviews have disabused us of any fantasy that Joe Blow - the same fellow driving all those political polls out there - is fluent in current events.


  1. Parker, Kathleen (2004-12-29). Separate the genders during war?. Jewish World Review. Retrieved on 2007-04-08.
  2. Parker, Kathleen (2008-05-14). Getting Bubba. Jewish World Review. Retrieved on 2008-05-19.

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