[Ed. – Adam Schiff just exhaled.]
In this age of open discussion about the penises of a supreme court justice and the nation’s president, perhaps it’s no surprise that people as freely try to draw parallels between a man’s behaviors and the size of his penis.
Many of us have seen — and perhaps had — a similar response to seeing images of a man swaggering around in Starbucks with an AR-15 slung over his back: “Oh, look at that loser, he must be compensating for something, ha ha.” If you’ve spent time on social media, you’ll see plenty of people who have this reflexive snarky response. It reduces the target to a penis that’s “too small,” instead of grappling with the ominous and dangerous social pressures and thinking that drive the behavior.
What these people, many of whom who likely view themselves as “progressives,” don’t seem to realize is that their sexist mockery draws from the same toxic well poisoning the minds of people who carry a semi-automatic to buy overpriced coffee.