A year ago around Christmas, I wrote about the difficult and, at the same time, fruitful time I had enduring it.
This Christmas was not difficult, only a bit annoying, and the fruits of it include this observation:
Where I live, women can generally get away with awful comments that would be unthinkable for men to utter about women without being judged as sexist swine, or whatever it is you say on such occasions. They can throw around remarks about their partners’ low sex drive or impotence, in the presence of, say, a whole family, and it’s perfectly okay. Because apparently, men are there to satisfy women and there’s no excuse if they can’t. Just derision.
I tried to imagine what those same women would probably say if their partners commented negatively on their sexual ability in the presence of other people:
— So that’s all I mean to you?