SITUATION: Quiet, well-behaved young man boards plane flying from Baltimore to Seattle and takes window seat, after putting his backpack up on the overhead rack. Next to him are seated an elderly married couple, both loyal supporters of Hilary Clinton: the husband in the aisle seat, and his bespectacled wife (pictured) in the middle seat next to the nice young man looking out of the window.
Suddenly the bespectacled old dame turns to the young man and asks him aggressively what he is doing on the plane and if he happens to be a Trump supporter. When she finds out he is, she goes nuts and causes an angry scene. Result: she is thrown off the plane by flight attendants.
One can’t help feeling sorry for her taciturn husband, who doesn’t say a word during his wife’s angry tirade, and who is thrown off the plane with her. Bizarrely, in passing, the woman also takes a swipe at Newton’s Theory of Gravity, though what this has to do with her hatred of Donald Trump is not clear.
America is full of these militant feminists, products of the 1960s, who think “free speech” means lambasting complete strangers with alternative viewpoints. With mouthy harridans like this in the ascendancy, I can understand the loathing in which feminism is held nowadays by a growing number of men. If women are increasingly hated nowadays, they have only themselves to blame. Never before in history have women collectively been held in such contempt. Women are themselves, alas, the cause of misogyny.
My advice to any young man in search of a wife is this: find out if she is a feminist, and if she is, run quickly! — have nothing more to do with her, for she will bring you nothing but grief. [LD]