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On Pence and Marriage

2017-03-31 17:39:25.542559+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

When Rolling Stone reported that Mike Pence referred to his wife as "mother", I thought that's fine, I know women who refer to their lovers as "daddy". "Little" role play kinda squicks me because of the pedophilia undertones, but I know that kink play can be deeply healing, and whatever floats your boat. Your kink is not my kink, and that's okay.

A few days ago, the Washington Post referenced a 2002 article in The Hill in which it was revealed that Mike Pence "never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either".

This, for obvious reasons, brought a bunch of "WTF?". I mean, lifestyle play is one thing, some people do D/s 24/7 and again, their kink is not mine, but the guy is a big player on a major stage, this seems like it's got to be a huge hindrance. Unless, you know, it wasn't and the fact that women were inconsequential at high level politics wasn't a huge deal to him.


But then various other conservative commentators started doubling down, like Matt Walsh, commenter for The Blaze, on Twitter:

Seriously what's the appropriate reason for a married person to go out for a meal alone with a member of the other sex (outside of family)?

(And Blaze gets weirder, and weirder, and weirder).

Then I read @Limericking on Twitter:

Mike Pence, an adult who is grown,
Cannot sit with women alone.
However, he can
Stand by an old man
Whose fondness for groping is known.

And my off-handed comparisons of the modern GOP to various repressive regimes came into clear sharp focus: These are horrible evil people who know that they can't be trusted, and rather than actually dealing with their psychoses closet them.


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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: On Pence and Marriage made: 2017-03-31 17:47:37.812129+00 by: Larry Burton

I've been told that my company's CEO never goes anywhere by himself just to avoid any hint of impropriety. I have an idea that Mike Pence may be of the same school.

#Comment Re: On Pence and Marriage made: 2017-04-03 18:43:08.939102+00 by: battjt

I have aunts and uncles who with family refer to each other as "mother" and "father", as in "mother of my children" and "father of my children".

I agree with Larry about avoiding the hint of impropriety.

This all seems to be blown way out of proportion.

#Comment Re: On Pence and Marriage made: 2017-04-06 16:04:49.687962+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think it's one of those cultural divide things. It still seems extremely bizarre to me, but I live in the Northern California bubble, sooo...

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