Friday, September 4, 2009

Much wisdom in old joke

In a comment to a post we ran yesterday, reader Phantom recounts an old joke that contains incredible insight into the double standards men find themselves up against in the "battle of the sexes":

"When a woman gets undressed with the curtains open and a man sees her, he is a peeping tom.

"When a man gets undressed with the curtains open and a woman sees him, he is charged with indecent exposure."

It is a simple double standard: in any sexual encounter - blame the man (or the boy).