Senator Tim Akin said that men are more effective working in Congress because of these traits that they bring to the table.Wow, I can't believe men would dare to say stuff like this in the same year that a record-breaking 20 female senators were sworn in, some 160 years after Seneca Falls and 40 years after the ERA. Keep your heads down fellas, because we're fixing to get blasted with stern pronouncements from NOW and all those paid professionally aggrieved types.
"We men are less hormonal," Sen Akin said. "We don't have that need to rage once a month, what with bloating and headaches making us and everyone around us miserable. Instead, I think we [men] are problem solvers. That's what this country needs."
Another male senator, Republican, agreed. "Maybe it is the estrogen or insecurity or ego that is attached there. But I look at what I have been asked to do by the people of my home state, and it's pretty serious stuff. And it's not the title, but it's the responsibility that comes with the service that I think makes a difference".
Ugh. Nice going, guys.
Note: This post is a parody, riffing on some words from a pair of female senators. I don't do sarcasm or irony here very often, so I probably got some of you going by now. Please click the link to read what was actually said.