Women Can Spin Straw Into Gold - Page 2
Maybe we shouldn’t blame Mr. Akin’s influencers entirely for his believing that women can do anything because there are some pretty remarkable women out there doing the impossible: single mothers who keep families alive with virtually no resources …women who have lifted cars to free a loved one … women who have built companies and women who have confronted them … women who have become saints and women who have become warriors.
Women have charmed, wooed, and puzzled men for years, but I can’t say I’ve heard women making broad generalizations about the male anatomy as an argument for or against legislation. Can you imagine if the dynamic were reversed? A woman representative could vote down a bridge by saying, “Men can swim across rivers because their beer bellies act as flotation devices.” Come on…
Just in case Mr. Akin is now at a loss for words, perhaps we should suggest a few other lines: “Women are able to spin straw into gold,” “Women can grow their hair long enough to access towers,” and “Women are so intuitive, they can detect a pea placed between twenty mattresses.” Well, maybe the last one is true.