“Secondary to the the accusations leveled against Al Franken, the Pentagon has requested an expedited recall of all Flak jackets. It is believed that a critical design flaw which allows a woman to experience a sensation of being groped while wearing the vest suggests that the armor is insufficient to protect against low velocity projectiles.”
Satire aside, having worn a Flak jacket in the field, I can attest to the sturdiness of the same and lack of maneuverability of the tailoring. “Groping” a woman through a Flak jacket would be quite an accomplishment for most men.
Is this an image of a woman being groped or the image of a fake grope of a woman for purpose of comedy?
Second uncomfortable question:
In the current climate will the emasculation of men continue to the point that all men are reduced to political palace eunuchs? Do we really want men to be reduced to Caitlyn Jenner status?
Third uncomfortable question:
Leeann Tweeden states she was so humiliated by this image that since that time she has found herself “making a fist” every time she sees a media image of Al Franken. Do all women find their lives ruined by male-female co-existence and interaction?
Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Hormones account for much of this and the hardwiring in men can be the soft wiring in some women – and the frayed wiring in others.
But in the current cycle of nastiness there is a cautionary tale. If getting to “first base” (the primary “crime” of Roy Moore) causes an outcry, and a yawner of an image of Al Franken and Leeann Tweeden counts for outrage – what hope is there for mothers wishing to raise normal sons?
Should we choose to thoroughly chastise and emasculate manhood, the law of unintended consequences may leave women who truly need a real man in their lives – bereft of any real choices.
Real men do not always eat quiche. And sometimes they do reach for that which they ought not. That alone – should not indict the male species.
As a woman who has had the occasional squeeze, managed to respond as the situation and place demanded, not gone into hiding or claimed to be humiliated, nor in need of catharsis – can we just give the topic a break?
For the sake of the men, of course.