I’ve heard from dozens of readers regarding my previous post, mostly quite positive, and encourage others to weigh in—no democracy can exist without healthy debate, in my opinion.
Two points I’d like to clairify:
1) Whatever happens to Rep. Weiner professionally ought to be a matter for his constituents to decide, not the right-wing rabble and Democratic Party hypocrites who care about nothing beyond maintaining their own power and position.
He didn’t break any laws, to my knowledge, he simply acted like a sexist scumbag—hardly worse than voting for wars, defending imperialism and promoting policies that benefit the wealthy while providing a progressive veneer for their support—Weiner’s specialty. Women who vote for him knowing what he is now are like workers who vote for corporate tools, they would be supporting a politician who acts against their interests.
2) Some of the women he sexted and engaged with in photo philandering were happy to flirt with him. Fine, whatever two (or six) adults engage in willingly among themselves is up to them.
Though I would remind readers, he didn’t meet these women we’ve read about via dating or other such sites, but through his professional cyber presence. My article simply elucidates a point of view regarding his inability to take women seriously as intelligent beings.
Yes, we are all sexual beings, just not with everyone we encounter 24/7 in person or online.