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What with all the sex scandals populating the news, I pour myself a refreshing cup of schadenfreude each morning when reading which lefty has been taken to the shed by his comrades in the previous 24 hours. Tuesday’s entry was Charlie Rose, who received the caning from his CBS “This Morning” co-hosts, Gayle King and Nora O’Donnell, who said:
‘”Let me be clear: There is no excuse for this alleged behavior.” She added: “This I know is true: Women cannot achieve equality in the workplace or society until there is reckoning.” She also said: “This will be investigated. This has to end. This behavior is wrong, period.”‘
Whoop, there it is! The Left’s holy grail — eQuALiTy!
I dunno, but it seems to me any woman who’s made it past, oh, 25 should have realized the last thing she wants is “equality” with men, God bless ’em!
C’mon ladies, think about it. What you really want for yourself or your daughter is the opportunity to carry a 50-lb. pack into combat? You want your daughter to have one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet where she might, say, find herself keelhauled behind a fishing trawler in the North Atlantic? You want to be so libidinous, you inadvertently (or advertently) humiliate yourself and others in private and, sometimes, in public, with uncontrolled animal behavior? You want to die five to 10 years sooner, be less likely to attend or graduate from college, be more likely to commit suicide? I don’t think so.
Ladies (and gents), listen up. What women really want is to be treated with the dignity of a child of God, which happens to be what men want, too, although it may have a different expression. Women want to be cherished. There. I said it.
Women have some sense of their physical and emotional vulnerability — or they definitely will if and when they decide to have babies — and, on some level, they realize they want men to honor that, to be protective of them, and to provide for them. Good men exhibit these behaviors toward all women, even the ones they’re not married to, whenever they see that a woman is vulnerable. This is called being a “gentleman.” Bad men take advantage of women’s vulnerability and act out. This is called being Bill Clinton.
I suspect men really want to be respected and admired for being good men — for protecting and providing for their wife and family, and for their accomplishments in their careers. My ideas about this come from my own 50-mumble-mumble years of experience on the planet, and from believing in the biblical consequences of The Fall:
17 To the man he said, ‘Because you listened to the voice of your wife and ate from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat, Accursed be the soil because of you! Painfully will you get your food from it as long as you live.
18 It will yield you brambles and thistles, as you eat the produce of the land.
19 By the sweat of your face will you earn your food, until you return to the ground, as you were taken from it. For dust you are and to dust you shall return.
The woman desires her husband’s protection and provision, especially as related to procreation, and finds her happiness in relation to a good man, for whom she yearns. And the man labors his whole life to provide for himself and his family — and, by implication, receives his satisfaction from it.
If you feel you’re an exception to this, you’re just that. An exception. Or, a lefty. Or, a feminist. But, I repeat…