Today, I’m reading a very interesting article, “Alec Baldwin Regrets Having ‘Bullied Women’ “:

Alec Baldwin states, and I totally agree with him, “I certainly have treated women in a very sexist way ,” he said at the Paley Center for Media event in New York City, per The Hollywood Reporter. “I’ve bullied women. I’ve overlooked women. I’ve underestimated women. Not as a rule. From time to time, I’ve done what a lot of men do, which is … when you don’t treat women the same way you treat men. You don’t. I’m from a generation where you really don’t and I’d like that to change. I really would like that to change.”

But the difference between me and Alex Baldwin and me, it that I am not Alex Baldwin; and seriously, I wonder when Alex lost his virginity.

When I was an adolescent, what is called “sexual assault” today, was called “dating” then; and I’m not kidding you.

My darling mother, taught me to hold the door for a female companion; many times I found myself elbowed in the groin when my “girlfriend” beat me to the door!

The other thing that my mother taught me, that haunted me my entire life, is that having “sex is a virtual threat to getting a female friend pregnant, and having sex can transmit horrible Sexually Transmitted Disease”, and there is always a possibility “your rubber may break”!

Needlessly to say, I grew up a terrified virgin adolescent!

We had a mouthy girl in our neighborhood, who was two years older than me, and when we were both in high school, she taunted me by laughing at me because she said that girls I dated told her that I was “without sexual desire” (which is the only way I can put it and retain my dignity, though she actually said girls I dated said I had no “balls”); the “mouthy girl” got knocked-up in high school and had to get married!

I always wondered how her married life turned out; normally, I assume.

Actually, I finally grew up to be a “real man”, had three legitimate children, was married three times, divorced three time, loved all my wives (still do), and assumable, at least. I became a normal “moral” man in my neighborhood. None of my ex-wives remarried?

So, I actually thought the Baldwin article was excellent, and dealt with a never ending problem with humanity . . . sex!

Just what the hell is sex!

What is the answer?

Personally, I have always been a male feminist; it has created a lot of problems for me. But I dislike seeing any human being used, and in our society, women are used by men; however, I have also seen men “used” by women, and women never seem to mention the aspect of women’s use of the opposite sex.

My mother was a great woman and she was a great mother; her greatness was in her responsibility, and her consideration for all other humanity.

My mom taught me that others my run faster than me or be smarter than me, but I, like all others, are equal in importance to God and man; her favorite saying was, “God notes each sparrows, fall,” and she did not care for sparrows personally.

And I, as a consequence, I have always maintained that women should be treated as an equal with men, and women should assume equal responsibility with men.

Sometimes, this belief has caused me trouble; however I’m now old, and have lived a very happy life with my beliefs.

And thank you Alex Baldwin; I did appreciate your thinking of the matter of male female relationships.

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