Women were marginalized in the 1950s, not consecrated
By Eric Zorn
In an odd digression, White House chief of staff John Kelly, a retired Marine general, strayed Thursday afternoon from the topic at hand how best to address the grief of Gold Star families into broader social commentary.
When I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country, he said. Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor. Thats obviously not the case anymore.
Set aside the oddness that the man Kelly serves and had summoned reporters to defend, Donald Trump, has been accused of predatory sexual behavior and was heard on the Access Hollywood tape bragging about how he grabs women by the genitals and attempts to seduce married women.
Ponder instead the claim the misty memory that women were considered sacred and looked upon with great honor in the 1950s when Kelly, 67, was a kid growing up.
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