I’m not at all a fan of Governor Cuomo, but I have to say that the way he is now being roasted for unwanted advances toward women show just how puritanical the country remains relative to men in office and their libidos. Even the slightest indiscretion toward women is considered a heinous crime where the male politician should be roasted at the stake. This issue hangs like the sword of Damocles over the exposed neck of every American male politician, and they all know it. But it is not the same for women politicians — another “inequality”.
One can only contrast this with the way the French view their male politician’s indiscretions — with amusement.
I am a voracious reader and also enjoy writing. I often have a very different point of view than the popular one. I do see value in debate, and thought it might add to the public debate on controversial issues if I were to express my contrarian opinions. I also started keeping my poems recently (I've written little pieces my whole adult life but never kept any); and I've been a photographer now for over 25 years. So I will be adding an occasional poem and hopefully interesting photograph to the blog along the way, just to spice things up.
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