“Men and women—both are losers. Women adapt themselves to fill the needs of men, and men adapt themselves to fill the needs of women.”
So wrote Bernie Sanders in a 1972 essay about sex and gender. He’s since repudiated the essay, and I can understand why; voters can’t take too much honesty. Everyone’s a fake—well, everyone who wants society to operate smoothly. Mutual phoniness preserves order. Pretending I care about my husband’s fantasy baseball league, and his pretending to despise Trump—yeah, not quite equal, but since women live longer than men, I’ll cut my man a break.
Copyright © 2019 by David V. Matthews