Just for shits and giggles, let’s take a look at the very wooden Mike Pence and his relationship to women.
On March 29, Pence addressed some sort of Womens Empowerment panel . I believe this is when he won some sort of Working for Women Award from a group that features KellyAnne Conway (Bullshit Barbie to you and me) on their board of directors. (And I would cite this in more detail but the White House has pulled his remarks, which were up earlier. Go figure.)
And the very next day, Pence used his role as the President of the Senate (a function of being VP) to break a tie and in essence he cast the vote that will allow Y’all Qaeda to defund Planned Parenthood. It was so eff’ing empowering of him, huh?
And we also learned that Pence has some sort of rule that he will not be alone with a woman other than his wife because, you know, The Fall of Adam. Them Jezebells are out to seduce our man Pence, and he is too weak to resist unless his nutty wife is there to ensure that little wooden Pence says in his trousers.
One can think of this last one as something sort of silly, but consider this: Pence will have closed-door meetings with men and men as trusted advisors, but that’s a role he will not allow women to have. It is gender-based discrimination, but I am sure he would position and frame it as being his religious freedom, and you know, eff the skirts.
So, as you can see, his record is mixed.
Besides being a liar, Mike Pence is also a theocrat. And the thing to know about Xristian Theocrats is that they give themselves an eternal Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card: the end justifies the means. They can lie, cheat, steal, and kill (think of Dr. Tiller’s Killer) if the cause is just or justifiable in that twisted theology. So in just a matter of days, Pence can go from never being alone with a woman (other than his wife) to addressing a roomful of harlots, to taking away their agency in healthcare. It’s the triple-Salchow of double-speak.