It’s been well over forty years since the modern feminist movement in the U.S. really got going, but the evidence leaves no doubt that many men – including plenty that weren’t yet born during the 1960s – are profoundly intimidated, even terrified, by women in anything other than subservient roles.
There are indications that the current deluge of assaults on women’s rights and freedoms aren’t flying as easily and gracefully as their proponents no doubt took for granted that they would. They’ve got the “silent majority” on their side, you know.
But the times, they are a-changin’. And as Republicans (and some of their Democratic enablers) have become increasingly bold and blatant in their War on Women, Americans-and even usually tone-deaf Democrats in Congress-are waking up and fighting back and, most importantly, realizing that fighting for women isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s the politically smart thing to do too. For Democrats, it’s electoral gold. For Republicans, it’s a losing issue, driving women away from the Grand Ol’ Party in droves.
Before getting a prescription for Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs, men would have to see a sex therapist, receive a cardiac stress test and get a notarized affidavit signed by a sexual partner affirming impotency, if state Sen. Nina Turner has her way.