Eating Alone with A Woman!

Eating Alone with A Woman!

The New York Times has discovered that Vice President Pence will not eat alone with any woman other than his wife!

And, he is Vice President of the United States!

And, it’s 2017 in America!

And, last I looked, the vast majority of women, by choice, do not spend most if not all of their time in the kitchen and at home.

And, last I looked too, women are at least equal if not superior to men in every human endeavor.

So, what on earth is he afraid of? Does he worry that a woman might accost him over lunch? Or he her?

What internal daemons is he fighting?

Does this mean that Pence could not have lunch alone, or, heavens forgive, dinner with a senior woman in the Trump Administration or the Congress?

I am not sure how many decades one needs to go back to place this behavior, or which extreme religious sects one has to identify, but this is surely not universally accepted and expected, 21st Century American behavior. It is, in fact, amazingly sexist and sends a terrible message to young and older women throughout the country – the Vice President of the United States will not eat alone with a person of the opposite sex.

It just blows the mind and is one more indication of the striking and abnormal behavior of yet another senior member of the new Administration.

Daniel Socolow
Daniel Socolow: President, Socolow Group. Former Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program, President of the American University of Paris, Vice President of Spelman College. BA, MA, Ph.D.

Your code to embed this article on your website* :

*You are allowed to change only styles on the code of this iframe.

Add your Comment

or use your BestCashCow account