Double standards exist for men and women
Sen. Mazie Hirono has a knack for making remarks that catch my attention. She recently used the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings to castigate American men on public television, telling us to “shut up!” But if a male politician were to say that to women, he would be crucified!
Obviously, she was simultaneously pandering to her base in an attempt to solidify the women’s vote as well as attempting to derail Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. She may not realize that there are women who would be upset if their husband or father or son or brother were unfairly accused and presumed guilty until proven innocent.
This is the same Mazie Hirono that I recall reading in The Maui News was gushing about former President Bill Clinton’s good looks during his visit to Maui in 2002. To me, that was memorable in the light of the Monica Lewinsky incident.
Double standards do exist.
Ben K. Azman Lahaina