The problem is when you suggest that someone should only perform traditional tasks, and then you add a hierarchy of value on top of it.

Yea….agreed…..but I’m going to turn 63 in a couple of months, and it’s my sense that the “women ONLY do this and men ONLY do that” way of thinking died out in the 50’s. The era of Mad Men was then, and not afterward.

The 60’s were a period of rather rapid and radical social awareness, and although the Vietnam and racial protests probably top the history books, a helluvalot of it was discrimination based on sex.

All of this makes it very easy for someone to excuse a candidate who talks about “grabbing someone’s pussy.”

Well, being 63, this is the third time we’ve put a known pussy-grabber in the White House in my lifetime, although the media was much kinder to Kennedy than Bill Clinton, and of course kinder to Clinton than Trump. That said, I can’t agree that traditional roles “make it easier”; to put him there; I think chivalry and “women and children first!” are just as much a part of traditional roles as anything else, obviously the latter is placing value of those over the men.

At the end of the day, every abuser knows he’s doing something wrong when he does it. And in very few cases did he get an explicit or even implicit lesson from anyone else in his life that it was OK.

My $.02.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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