Flash Fiction (a Hundred Words or Fewer) #60: Losers

“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


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