Nancy Pelosi was elected to the Women's Hall of Fame this week along with former first lady Betty Ford and other women's right activists of a long time ago. Alright, nothing to complain about here. I'm a man, what do I care.
I just know that if there were a Man Hall of Fame it would be considered a sexist outrage and unfair. The list would be endless and kind of silly. In fact we would need a stadium sized building to house the thing. But then what would we have to prove or make people aware of?
But when looking at it from the perspective of equality, what do the women have to prove as well? Certainly history is filled with women of great achievement. Do they really need a hall of fame?
The actress Scharlett Johansoon was labeled the "sexiest women alive" for the second time by GQ magazine. If you haven't forgotten she was also chosen to speak at the Democratic National Convention in 2012 about women and rights.
I didn't forget because it was the only moment when I watched the thing. Should she be in the Hall of Fame? Or does she have to be a drunk wife of a famous guy, stop drinking and then build a I-stopped-drinking-so-can-you institute for celebrities? This is why Betty Ford is in the thing. Why not Scharlett?
Such are the standards of the "Women's Hall of Fame" and why I'm suspicious that this is a absurd political institute that has a serious inferiority complex. I also suspect that the women in charge of this thing are, shall I say, undateable and as such angry at men when it isn't their fault. But that would be a cynical guess.
In other gender news, there is a serious and ongoing discussion in Israel over certain puppets. I'm not going to suggest anything here yet, for now read this from Associated Press:
The puppets, named Sheka and Teka in Hebrew, have appeared in ads for the state-owned Israel Electric Corp. for more than a decade. Israelis have long playfully questioned whether they might be gay. But the arrival of a baby puppet in the new campaign set off fresh speculation about their sexual orientation.
The ads highlight a striking paradox of the Holy Land: Although religion holds great sway and there is no civil marriage, gays have gained a widespread acceptance that is increasingly noted around the world. Gay activists demand the ad characters, who have a close but ambiguous relationship, officially come out of the closet.
Um, they're puppets. They're fictional. They're not alive. They can't have sex no more than a rock can. Does this really have to be said? It would be like a gentile group demanding that Sheka "come out" and proclaim that he doesn't observe the Sabbath and actually likes pulled-pork sandwiches. Now wouldn't that be absurd?
But since gay "ACtivists" have a gripe, it must be taken seriously. How about constructing a Gay Hall of Fame and having a huge closet and stuffing Sheka and Teka in it to see if some day they walk out of it?