written by Stephanie Siam
Recently, the internet was set ablaze (again) when US Vice President Mike Pence declared that he doesn’t eat alone with women other than his wife.
Many people spoke up in defense of women’s rights. How dare this man in such a privileged, public position require all of his personal assistants be male?
What did he mean when he said he wouldn’t attend events where alcohol was served if his wife couldn’t be there to chaperone him?
How could such a sexist, misogynistic, clueless individual attain such an important political position?
Oh, that’s right … Well, I suppose we should be thankful Pence doesn’t want to be alone with women. It could be worse. He could want to grab them wherever, whenever he gets a chance.
But I digress.
Truly, at first, it does seem a bit offensive – as a woman – to hear that I won’t be eligible for a one-on-one session with the Veep. Am I not good enough? Are my ideas, education, and theories not valid enough for this man?