These instinctive reactions can't be extinguished or moderated after cooking, under fuming pressure, for so many years. So when a gentleman casually mentions on public media that birth control in his day was cheap: "...a gal put an aspirin between her knees...," well that is where the rip cord gets yanked and the parachute from Hell deploys. How vulgar a reminder of how inherently a "piece of meat" a woman is regarded. And how lascivious an old wag the speaker of such stomach-churning opinion must be.
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Andrea Mitchell should have been wheeled off by paramedics if looks are any clue to her reaction. When she resumed her interview, she might have suggested he should put his Viagra between his knees and enjoy the ride.
When I was a child, I was told little boys and little girls played by different rules. "Why?" I asked. "Because they do," I was informed. That was the end of my understanding. As a teen, an atmosphere developed around me which, as far as males were concerned, forecast every day as Sunday and me as the chicken. I was never comfortable with being the main course of a man's lust.
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Any way you view it, Underdog should be Woman's mascot. Not only have we been short-changed, tainted as sin-inducing temptresses, we are the ones left high and dry in the unintended pregnancy dilemma, and birth control is being discussed as somehow wrong. We have come a long way, Baby?
War on women, is that what you want? In the words of Dirty Harry, "C'mon...Make my day!" I'll just vote for the candidate with healthier opinions of women. I'll just vote to keep the government out of my underwear. I'll just vote for a candidate who trusts me to make my own moral decisions, which can only be superior to that of the average politician.