I’ve been thinking about the dangers of extremism.
Specifically, the danger of extreme feminism.
I’ve talked about my friend who told me I had a moral imperative to vote for Hilary Clinton on the basis of her possession of ovaries.
Curiously, the moral imperative wasn’t valid when it came to Sarah Palin. Governor Palin was a book banner and all kinds of other horrible, terrible things including unfit to govern the dog pound.
Today, a couple of friends and I discussed the recent Mel Gibson news.
One friend called his girlfriend “a slut.” Because she felt it was obvious the girlfriend snared Mel and got pregnant just to make some money. And, not incidentally, broke up a long term marriage.
The other friend was offended at the term “slut.”
“I would never call another woman a ‘slut,’" she said.
She had no problem calling Mel a “racist, sexist bastard.”
And there’s the problem with extremism of any kind: the double standard.
If a woman can’t be a slut, then a man shouldn’t be a bastard.
That’s my rant and I’m sticking to it.
Praying for: Amber, Taryn & Josh, Laura
Currently reading: Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore
Last movie: I recently re-watched Must Love Dogs. I read the book by Claire Cook several years ago. Then watched the movie. I saw it coming up on TV so I scheduled the DVR, then watched it again. In the meantime, I read another Claire Cook book and noticed her propensity for including “wacky” senior citizen parental characters. I taped the movie to see if the dad was as wacky as I remembered. Yep.