What are women for? JFK Edition
Via Timothy Noah @ TNR, JFK enjoyed not just using them for the sex but for the sexual power game, in this case playing a 19-year-old Social Register type named Mimi Alford.
Never even kissed her. The shocking details are here, but these days, very little is shocking.
After nearly 50 years since his death, such revelations about JFK don’t even move the meter. But in this 21st century, where we are all feminists of a sort, there’s still a difference between sexual liberation and sexual predation.
We understand the overheated libido and that all’s fair in
love sex and war, but this isn’t funny even in the teen sex comedy way and it’s appalling in the adult world.
As my attitudes on sex have been enlightened over the past decades by those more morally sophisticated than I—that’s all’s fair between consenting adults—I learned to shrug off JFK’s [and others’] raging libidos and bad judgment in exercising it. But this one doesn’t sit right, even to a thoroughly re-educated modern man like myself.