For those of you who have been under a rock for the past month, Anthony Weiner was caught (again) sending sexual messages to a woman through Twitter, this time using the username Carlos Danger.
I have to admit I l-o-v-e that user name. Carlos Danger. Grrrrrr, Baby. Makes me want to experience some danger with him.
I've heard reporters, celebrities, politicians, and all sorts of regular people call him a pervert and other unsavory things because of his texting activity. They are full of shit. Have we gone so far down the puritanical road that we don't know the difference between a horny man and a pervert?
Raise your hand if you have ever sexted or sent a sexual message via text or Twitter. Yup, most of you have your hand raised. The rest of you either don't have a phone, are over 70, or you're lying.
The big question I have in my mind is "Who cares?" He's running for mayor of NYC which means only the voters of NYC have any reason to take issue with him and all they need to do is not vote for him.
But some feel like they have to go further, like this woman who feels the need to loudly cuss at him in a public place with children around.
What is more perverted, in the broadest sense of the word - the man who sexted a woman for months or this woman who's yelling profanity in a public place in front of children?
I know. It may be a toss up for you, and I'm not saying Weiner isn't a kettle. He's definitely a black kettle, but that woman is clearly a very black pot. Know what I mean?
Let me go back to what he did. He sent sexual tweets. He didn't rape anyone. He didn't molest a child. He's not in trouble for doing any one of the truly sexually perverted things that can be done to other people. We used to call what he did "cybersex" but the technology has changed now so it has another name, but that's what it is - naughty flirting and cybersex. So why are this woman and all the other pots so enraged? What would they do if he had done something like actually have sex with another woman?
Yes. I do believe their heads would explode.
And then there are those who are sure that he has an addiction and must get help. Really? That may be true, but what we know about so far is way far away from the type of compulsive behavior that would rank as an addiction.
That brings me to a new, but related topic - the mayor of San Diego. Bob Filner is what we woman call a sleazy creep. Guys like him have been around forever. He steals kisses and touches inappropriately, stands too close, and makes lewd suggestions. He does it because he feels like he can. He thinks he's untouchable. When the shit started hitting the fan for him, he apologized and went into counseling. Not just counseling, but a two week counseling program to serve as treatment for his...his...creepiness.
I can treat him in less than 5 minutes:
"Keep your hands, lips, and dick away from any woman who isn't your wife (or lover, if you have one). Think of every woman you work with as a man. You wouldn't make lewd suggestions to a man, would you? If you can't do this, be prepared for lawsuits that will take everything you own, you sleazy creep."
However, as with Anthony Weiner's case, I propose that it's really none of our business. The people of San Diego have a say in the matter because he is their elected official. The women he harassed most certainly have an issue, although anyone who sues because she was never touched but made to feel a little uncomfortable is in a category of her own. For the rest of us he's just another sleazy creep. Why are the pots out in force making it such a big deal?
I used to work for a sleazy creep. Where were all the reporters demanding justice for women then?
And another thought - just for the women. If we insist that we're strong enough, stable enough, smart enough, and capable enough to be President or to serve in combat...or...or...or.... doesn't it hurt our case if some us cry creep and sue because a powerful man stood a little too close and made us feel uncomfortable?
Ok, what was I saying?
Oh yeah. GET A GRIP, PEOPLE! We need to stop overreacting to men being normal, imperfect men. If Filner actually sexually harassed some of those women and they want to take legal action, that's up to them. I wish them well. He was a bad boy and there may be serious consequences for it, but don't we have more important things to think about?
For me, it's trying to figure out Weiner's new Twitter username so I can have some naughty chat with him.