The Enlightened Male

That would be Atlantic County (New Jersey) Freeholder John Carman, whose reaction to last Saturday’s women’s march in Washington, D.C. was to post on his Facebook page an image of a woman in a kitchen that asked “Will the women’s protest be over in time for them to cook dinner?” and then added his own little comment:

 “Just asking?”

The reaction was predictable, and Carman’s response hardly rose to the occasion, as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Carman, in an interview, said the post was not meant to offend and that “some people just have to get a sense of humor.” He said he supports women’s rights, adding, “It’s not like we’re in the 1700s.”

You have to wonder what Carman might have written if he HAD intended to offend.

At first Carman decided to be brave and said he’d keep the post on his Facebook page but by Monday his testicles had shriveled and it was gone.

Still on his page, though, was a message he posted around the same time that showed an image of Rosa Parks and the message

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus. But she didn’t trash the bus. Big difference.

Like a character out of one of those Will Ferrell movies about NASCAR.


Because as we all know, that wasn’t a march in Washington and elsewhere last Saturday, it was a riot in which the marchers assaulted police, looted stores, and left behind a trail of death and destruction.

Carman’s term as freeholder – sort of like a county commissioner – expires at the end of the year. Assuming he runs for re-election, he can spend his time on the campaign trail telling people they need to get a sense of humor.

It will be interesting to see what kind of sense of humor Carman has if the voters tell him he has to go back to working for a living.





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