By Jack Engelhard
Tough guy – eh?
Back in my neighborhood a guy like this, like Charlie Sheen, would have some explaining to do. We’d escort him out back into an alley to show us how tough he really is – how tough he is by picking on someone his own size. We’d have him put up his dukes against a guy, not a girl.
We drew the line in my neighborhood. Mothers, daughters, sisters, girlfriends, wives, all women, were off limits.
Hitting women – not cool.
Times have changed. Sheen was arrested recently for “domestic violence” against his wife, Brooke Mueller. The emergency hot-line recording of a terrified Brooke made it all across the TV dials. So we all heard this and it was not pleasant listening to a wife in terror against a knife-wielding husband. Apparently (and allegedly) he’s had other wives and other girlfriends and other such malfunctions of temper. But I’m still waiting for the outrage.
Where’s the indignation from the ladies who run the show for the Women’s Liberation Movement? I’m waiting.
Is it that his papers are in order as a member of the Liberal Establishment? Is that why there’s silence? We know that he’s one of those who believes that we bombed ourselves September 11, 2001. No doubt he shares the dogma of the Left, those who want to “save the planet.”
We could begin by saving women from the wrath of Charlie Sheen.
I notice that within his rap sheet there is no sign of his fighting with boys; only girls. Girls are his specialty.
A lady on TV the other day more or less defended him, saying that the latest incident only confirms his “bad boy” image.
No, girlfriend, this does not make him a “bad boy.” This makes him a sissy, a sissy- boy. Sissies go after girls. Real Bad Boys fight other Real Bad Boys. This TV lady, I’m afraid, is infected with battered wife syndrome. Battered wife syndrome; has this become collective within the Movement?
Within other cultures, the battering of women is okay, even recommended. That is not how it works in our culture.
We, men, REAL MEN, American Men, are conditioned to preserve and protect our ladies.
I note how quickly women’s libbers run to protect the image of women. They are so offended when they are “objectified” – like calling a woman a girl. The horror of it all! Heck, this one book editor in New York went bonkers when she read a humor column I wrote about Maureen Dowd – said that by doing so I “objectified” women.
Where are you now Ann Close? Where are you and where are all the other members of your sorority here and now, when we have an actual case of assault and battery?
We’ve had to change our entire language to appease Women’s Lib (“don’t you dare call her an ACTRESS, she is an ACTOR”) and yet when it comes to this, to actual brutality, the outrage can be quite selective. But terrorism comes in many shapes and sizes. As for me, hitting a woman, or threatening a woman – I call that terrorism.
Any man who does this is a sissy and a brute.
So where are these women who should be so outraged? Where are the howls of protest?
Or is this the signal – that if a man is an Environmentalist and a Truther and faithful to all the other precepts of the Cause, he is automatically absolved and exempt.
I hope I’m wrong. Meanwhile, I’m waiting to hear from the girls; I mean the ladies, of course.
About the author: Jack Engelhard wrote the international bestselling novel “Indecent Proposal” that was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. His latest work, “Slot Attendant; a Novel About A Novelist,” is available exclusively on Amazon. Engelhard can be reached at his website www.jackengelhard.com