The tricky thing about sexism (or any “-ism,” really) is that it isn’t so much a set of beliefs as a system of beliefs. Like The Matrix. Once you’re plugged into that system, the system itself becomes the reality, the frame of reference. Unfortunately, no one plugged into that system can be told what the system is, or fully understand the horrifying truth of objective reality behind it. Because they’re always working within the construct. Periodically, though, the system will encounter something of an internal error — evidence Tom Corbett, who just stumbled onto one serious glitch in his sexist Matrix.
Corbett’s black-cat moment happened on Hazelton, PA’s local chat program The Sam Lesante Show — notable mainly because it’s the only show in the world prominently featuring a plasma-screen HDTV in the background, while simultaneously looking as though it were filmed in 1982. Something’s certainly seems wrong with the code in Pennsylvania.
So, maybe Corbett can be excused for feeling a little glitchy as he talked to the show’s host about his proposal to reform the state’s liquor laws, allowing more private businesses to sell booze to rebellious Amish farmhands. To Corbett, the current laws permitting only state-licensed liquor stores and select grocery store to carry alcohol just aren’t meeting the needs of his “born-to-be-wild-on-a-horse-and-buggy” constituency.
Neither is it meeting the needs of Pennsylvania’s women, according to Corbett. Corbett reckons women will heavily support his proposal because it will save time buying alcohol while they’re buying and preparing dinner.
“I think a lot of people want to be able to walk into a grocery store, particularly, a lot of the women, want to go and buy a bottle of wine for dinner, go down, buy a six-pack or two six-packs, buy dinner and go home rather than what I described as three stops in Pennsylvania.”
“You just have to close your eyes.”
Yes, dear…just close your eyes while the machines’ rape tentacles probe your cervix, to tortur you with sounds and images guaranteed to transform the most painful decision of your life into suicidal guilt later. Because Tom Corbett loves you.
Welcome…to the desert of The Real.
H/T: Huffington Post