Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PROPINQUITY GOING ON



Preacher Pat Robertson on l'affaire Petraeus.
“She is an extremely good-looking woman.  She is a marathon runner, she’d run Iron Man triathlons, and so she’s out running with him, and she’s writing a biography. And I think the term is propinquity. And there was a lot of propinquity going on.”
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“He's off in a foreign land and he’s lonely and here’s a good-looking lady throwing herself at him. He’s a man.”
Blame the woman.  Poor manly, military men; they're defenseless against the wiles of a good-looking "lady".  And I love the way the good-looking "lady" co-anchor agrees with Robertson that there was a lot of propinquity going on.

What's wrong with these people?  What about the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman?  Do you laugh or cry?  A lot of what's wrong with these people is that they buy into patriarchy.
 
H/T to ThinkProgress.

UPDATE: Thanks to Prairie Soul in the comments comes a link to a reality-based opinion piece in the New York Times by Frank Bruni.
Such adamant women, such pregnable men. We’ve been stuck on this since Eve, Adam and the Garden of Eden. And it’s true: Eve shouldn’t have been so pushy with the apple. 

But Adam could have had a V8.