Saturday, May 14, 2011


According to her, he had Neanderthal views, and he shrewdly learned to be careful with them or risk a diatribe, or a hurt, pitying look and a withholding of certain affections until he saw the light. Thus he remained silent when she suggested that women were inherently peacemakers, or that communism had never really been attempted. She assumed he agreed with her blanket indictments of pornography, beauty pageants and boxing.
     There were times when greater guile was necessary. Whatever his true opinion, he answered “No!” when asked if paisley made her hips look big. All politics, he realized, is local.

1 comment:

  1. Male/Female politics - a never-ending source of writing material.


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