October 26, 2012

Is it something in the water?

What on earth is in the water being used to brew all that tea?
Because I haven't had this much attention paid to my lady parts since my last gynecological examination. And if we need to discuss them, could we do so in private? And perhaps be introduced first?
Outside of the simply outrageous violation of personal privacy (as well as privacies covered by the Constitution) the amount of time and energy being spent worry about, studying, and publicly discussing the genitals, sexual practices, sexual assaults and sexual preferences of other people is in mind bogglingly poor taste.

I vacillate between a conviction that the prurient focus is designed as smoke-and-mirrors to keep everyone's attention away from the bigger issues (the economy, jobs, healthcare, education...) and that perhaps these folks just need to get some "relief" so they can think about something else!
Honestly, 16 year old boys spend less time perseverating on the possible sexual practices of strangers than some of our "honorable" representatives in Washington and candidates for same.
American Media: the correct response to a male politician expressing his "opinions" on anything of a gynecological nature is "EWWWWW". Followed by "no, seriously". Especially if his authority comes from anything outside of a Gynecologist. In 2012.
This election cycle has been the creepiest I have ever witnessed, and I lived through Watergate.
People, when you can creep out a nurse, who lives on the internet, and who remembers Richard Nixon....

1 comment:

Rhianon Jameson said...

I find it odd and creepy, too. I realize the whole thing started as an effort to solidify a key Democratic demographic (young unmarried women) who are, understandably, concerned about access to contraception and abortion. But being told to vote with your "lady parts," or having an advertisement with a young lady engaging in double entendres about "your first time" voting, is terrible. Furthermore, it distracts from truly important and pressing issues, such as the economy. (Don't get me started on Code Pink and dressing as, er, lady parts.)

Lest you think I'm picking on one political party, I hasten to add that I don't want any candidates mentioning "legitimate rape," pregnancy as "God's will," or anything similar.

However, we do have to bear in mind that this is a country in which people routinely discuss personal subjects on cell phones, very loudly, in public places. Apparently nothing is off-limits any longer.