'Hormone Case' Guys Not Fit for Politics

They can't power penis and brain at same time, notes Robin Williams
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 14, 2011 3:01 AM CDT
US Congressman Anthony Weiner D-NY enters his home in New York after going to the local laundromat, taking money out of an ATM machine and saying hello at a real estate office he also received greetings...   (AP Photo/David Karp)
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(Newser) – Get a grip, fellas. Obviously, many of you have runaway hormone issues that make it impossible for you to behave responsibly in public office. Yet popular culture has always insisted that "women can't be be trusted in positions of power because their judgment might be addled by raging hormones," writes Leslie Bennetts in the Daily Beast. "Oh, really?" she asks incredulously. "We’re the ones who can’t think straight because of sex hormones?" Not so, clearly. It's the men who are the hormone cases. As Robin Williams explains: “God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time."

There are "so many men whose names have been rendered punch lines by outrageous sex scandals that it’s hard to remember them all," Bennetts points out. Women in politics tend instead to buckle down and do their job. They don't increasingly feel "bulletproof" and deserving of whatever they please as their power increases, like men, the New York Times has noted. Want change? Vote female, urges Bennetts. "Until congresswomen start sexting unsolicited pictures of their vaginas to constituents half their age and forcing themselves on male pages in the cloakroom, it can hardly hurt to try a different approach."

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