Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Is it a great time to be a man or what?
Well, at least it’s a great time to be a Republican man who has a thing for underage girls.
Why? Because the same support squad that went ahead and voted for Donald Trump after the infamous “pu$$y grabbing” video will come out in force to defend any and all accusations against you. They will insist that your 14-year-old victim gave her consent to be pawed by you. Or whatever. And some of them will even go so far as to compare you to Mary and Joseph, of New Testament fame. Mary was a teenager, you see. And if it was OK for a man to be with a teenage girl in New Testament days, why, it must still be OK, in certain circumstances. Such as when a U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs.
And it’s a great time to be a man when a large number of people who think you still have enough power to matter accept your excuse that you “have a sickness.” Most of these people will be your own lawyers, but the point is they’re buying it and they hope they can sell it to the public. Half of whom think it’s biblically OK for a man to grope a teenage girl.
It’s a great time to be a man when you can squeeze in an entire career before women start complaining about the way you strip and masturbate in front of them. It takes a long time for something like that to become a problem, so why not go for it? And that career you built made you popular enough that it’s really hard for people to believe these women, or they’ll say something like “that’s the entertainment business!”
It’s a great time to be a man who knocks women out with drugs so they can’t say no.
It’s a great time to be a man when you can dangle the possibility of success, or the threat of failure, in front of a woman so she’ll do what you want.
It’s a great time to be a man when you’re a woman’s boss and she’s afraid she’ll lose her job if she doesn’t perform certain “extra duties.”
It’s a great time to be a man when you have enough money to pay women off after you’ve abused them.
It’s a great time to be a man when you can take advantage of a young White House intern and then go on to become one of America’s venerable ex-presidents who looks worlds better than the current holder of the office.
It’s a great time to be a man because men by and large are in control of the machinery of justice, and no matter what you’ve done to a woman (or girl) you stand a pretty good chance of escaping the consequences.
Unless you’re Anthony Weiner.
It’s not a great time to be Anthony Weiner, but maybe he’s the exception that proves the rule.
Isn’t it a great time to be a man?
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