Well, we all know by now that Time Magazine, that tabloid that now serves as the last liberal bastion of the weekly magazine (a fact that sends old Henry Luce spinning in his grave) has named the Me Too Ladies as "Person of the Year".
Having perused some two hundred stories about the specifics of all that sexual harassment, I'm still left wondering if these ladies are real social warriors....or just the 21st Century edition of "lynch mob". While I certainly abhor the boorish behavior of many of the men accused, I can't help wondering "why now?"....why, after 75 years or more of this sexual behavior, so many women are coming forward with their complaints that range from outright rape to as subtle as being made to feel "uncomfortable". And wasn't it Ashley Judd herself, who admitted telling Harvey Weinstein that she'd go to bed with him when he got her a role that won her an Oscar nomination? What does that say about Ashely Judd?
Or how about the gal who is now claiming that, 35 years ago, Dustin Hoffman grabbed her ass? Was it not offensive then? Or was it okay then because it furthered her career ambitions? And if a bout of "grab ass" proved so offensive to her, why is there a photograph of she and Dustin as she's grabbing his crotch? She says now it was revenge, yet back then she was yucking it up and thought it was funny!
Look, based on the stories we've read, clearly there were men out there who are patterned and habitual sex offenders. There's no denying that. Yet, were I to choose the front line warriors for the war against women, it would not be the women appearing on the front of Time Magazine.
Can anyone remember, just last spring, when liberals in both Hollywood and Washington were snickering at prudish Vice President Mike Pence? The Vice President has made it a life practice not to ever be alone with a woman, not his wife, without his wife being present, nor will he attend a cocktail party without his wife. Pence calls having his wife as ally provides a "comfort zone". Well, like I said, liberals were snickering like crazy about this. Alas, now, eight months later, ole Mike was not so dumb after all!
I've written unendingly about the harmful imbalance currently present in our society. Even as women flocked to 50 Shades of Gray, a hot little book about sadism, even as they swoop up those romance books about bare chested, bodice-ripping pirates, they seek mousy, metrosexual men when it comes to relationships. They want the men to mow the yard, change the oil in their car, but also change diapers, do the laundry, cook gourmet meals...then shave their pubes and their chests and be submissive in the bedroom.
It's all crazy....from social behavior...work practices...all the way to the courtroom. Women want to manipulate relationships that win them favor in the work place, and in the bedroom, and, in the court room, want mere accusation to be sufficient to destroy a man's reputation.
This year's holiday office parties ought to be a riot. The men will stay on one side of the room, the women on the other. The men will talk about........what? Best ways to fold a diaper? How to fold a fitted sheet? Recipes for roast chicken? And the women will be discussing all their "me too" experiences. If you think this is facetious, just look at the holiday party rules companies are putting out the last few weeks; a two cocktail minimum and more mannerly holiday decorum. And you can't blame them, really. Sexual lawsuits are in high fashion. Simply not worth having to deal with the "Me Toos".
The best advice I could offer men today is "do like Mike"...bring your wife along whenever you're to meet alone with another female, and if you're single, take your mother along on your dates, guys.