No Joking

When are old men going to learn to stop joking about sexual assault? Today we hit a new all time low when South Carolina Republican Representative Ralph Norman, who is running for re-election, opened a debate with his Democratic rival with very bad joke.

Did, ya’ll hear this late test late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings? Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”

Wow! Ageism and sexism in two little sentences. Not only is it never a good idea to joke about sexual assault, but to use a national treasure such as Justice Ginsburg is a new low and to open a debate with that… tone deaf is not even close enough to describe this guy.

I am wondering if RBG has a case against this guy? Certainly Abraham Lincoln might. It is time for him to rise from the dead and shake some sense into this guy and anyone who laughed at the joke, even nervously.

If we don’t stand up to people when they say stupid things how will they learn? Of course this “old boy network” who not just joke about sexual assault, but turn a blinds eye to it, need to get their butts kicked out of their roles in power.

It has happened in Hollywood and media circles and now it needs to happen in government. Just because we have a President who was recorded saying he can grab women and still was elected is no reason to ever let that happen again.

If you are a woman, have a mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, wife or girl friend and want them to know we are a nation that cares about their protection don’t vote for anyone, of any party, who does not take this issue seriously.

3 Comments on “No Joking”

  1. Jane C Wagstaff says:

    not condoning the bad joke, but many of us find the Democrats’ hypocrisy on this issue wildly abhorrent and dangerous. A joke is not dangerous. I moved to Durham the year, the moment, of the Duke Lacrosse scandal. Accusations are not evidence and we must be very careful ….

    • dana lange says:

      Please get your own blog or stop changing the subject of mine. Thus is not a Democrat versus republican issue. You constantly read more into my blog than I write and I am tired of your accusations of such. I have indulged your point of view, even when it had nothing to do with the point of the blog, but no more.

  2. Mary Few says:

    Thank you for this post! Enough is enough! The good ol white boys network has got to stop! This isn’t boys being boys. This isn’t a bad choice. This is a crime. It is disgusting and speaks to a very large character flaw. In the face of evil, silence is not an option. #metoo

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