Thursday, March 13, 2008

What if the men had simply said, "Yeah. So what?"

Ashley Alexandra Dupre. Monica Lewinsky. Donna Rice.

Political sex "scandals" are nothing new or unusual. Perhaps a strong argument can be made for how one's partners are affected, but isn't this all part and parcel of the same post-Puritanical, hypocritical, sexually repressive message that is too-frequently forced down our collective throats? There are countries in the world where the sexual proclivities of politicians are reserved for the gossip columnists, if that, rather than being national front-page news.

Will North America ever achieve that level of sexual sophistication? Perhaps, so long as hand-holding same-sex couples and breastfeeding women are harassed, that's sadly unlikely.

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