ANTHONY WIENER SEXUALITY IN A MODERN AGE
Sex in a day and age of heightened public sexuality, where until recently in San Francisco, the city authorities had no provision of law prohibiting public nudity, on which to act. Where nudists had decided to sit publicly on park benches in the buff (nude). In a similar vein today public sensibilities span a gamut of sexuality seen from diverse sources and people online. From teenagers posting revealing sexual photographs of themselves online, performance artists, gay rights activists, in diverse arrays of pure 100% unadulterated SEXXX between consenting adults.
Where in my mind perhaps it should be illegal for others to usurp the rights to your personal image, in their display of photographs of you, which were never intended by the photo subject for public display. Where I remember back in May 1977, when I discovered nude photographs of Patti Smith would be published without her consent, by the Daily Planet underground tabloid then published by Michael Luckman (of Underground Tonight Show fame, yeah if I wasn’t there maybe I would not have heard about it either).
When Patti Smith yelled at me, when I informed her of the bad news because I first told her Rock and Roll partner Alain Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult) of the news, at their apartment on McDougal Street of Greenwich Village. My doesn’t time fly.
Any way so I am not completely uncomfortable on the issue of sex though I am getting tired defending Anthony Wiener for his indiscretions, though I will for the issues surrounding Anthony Wiener are significantly much more important than Anthony Wiener himself.
One has to ask is it a requirement of public life or office that someone be sexless or asexual, or that in light of that appropriate, that Anthony Wiener, the 49 year old American politician and former U.S. representative who served New York’s 9th congressional district from January 1999 until June 2011, remain sexless. As a member of the Democratic party, he won seven terms, never receiving less than 59% of the vote. Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress in June 2011, due to a online sexuality scandal involving consensual sexual relations with other adults.
The ex-congressman from New York City, whose high powered wife Huma Abedin currently holds high paying jobs at the State Department, and as a consultant, having been long-time aide to the 2016 Democratic Party hopeful Hillary Clinton. Where and whom Anthony Wiener married in July 2010, in a ceremony officiated by Bill Clinton. This is the same Anthony Wiener known for his “bachelor exploits with some of New York’s most eligible women,” detailed in a 2011 Moment profile of the Congressman.
The Atlantic magazine is quoted as saying “And let’s be clear, there is no victim here. A flirty, horny 22-year-old who talks a great sex game is not a victim. She’s a player – and good for her. This nonsense about her being ‘immature’ and Weiner being ‘predatory’ is belied by the facts. She knew he was married when she sexted him and he returned the favors.”
But The Atlantic seriously misses the point by saying
“The only salient question is whether, having lied in the first place about sexting, Weiner was caught deceiving the public again by claiming he had stopped sexting and re-built his marriage, while the compulsion was clearly not over. That’s a question of public trust, and there’s little doubt that Weiner has squandered it. On the question of lying, the NYT’s harrumph this morning is a valid one. Once a politician has deceived people, he gets a second chance. When he deceives them a second time on the same issue, he loses whatever public trust he might have hoped for.”
And the Facts of the Matter are?
Who are these women? Women who get questionably get caught under sexual circumstances online with well known people? Where seriously relevant is the question of weither these women were involved in spying on Anthony Wiener? Why? And is there any connection in these scandals involving Anthony Wiener that involves adversarial political elements, and or does that involve also governmental intelligence agencies?
In this age of “Big Brother!, Big Sister! Big Mother!”
Only the most naive ignore those possibilities in what essentially are illegal criminal intrusions into the private sexual lives of other people, to obtain information that they have no right to obtain.
Commonly these serious issues are joked about, in public places where people gather, where regardless of the anguish and pain it caused those involved those matters are discussed. In callous disregard in what has become part of this “modern age”, in what previously was the private matter of concern in the specialty fields of extortionists, prostitutes, blackmailers, spies, and other assorted criminals.
Reading the comments related to the initial posting of articles related to these scandals, where some women’s groups decided wrongly to take sides and comment on the side of prudish staid morals and habits. I read how those female critics of women’s groups were generally subjected to a an array of criticisms themselves in which crudely many speculated as to their sexual inclinations, appearances, disposition, and perspectives in what can not be seen as favorable. As female commentators were commonly referred to as “lesbians, jealous, undesirable, frustrated”, though in actuality those women are not necessarily lesbians, as lesbians, in reality, might enjoy the sort of sexual involvement Anthony Wiener enjoyed (sexting with sexy young women) and thus would perhaps not be jealous themselves.
Drawing into question as to “What is the value of gay rights” If it is a right for nothing?
Or if that right is to refrain sexually from gay sex? Where generally I would say “having gay sex” is the definition of being “gay”? Or what is “traditional family values”? In what is based on the intimate personal between a husband and a wife? When marriage rights are determined? By what is dictated by rogue elements of alliances connected to rogue elements of vigilantes, and elements in the FBI IRS and NSA?
These attention seeking corporate media bastards, and some relatively unknown women groups should be put under a microscope for what they did. For today in 2013, where the ex-NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden is front pages holed up in an international visitors lounge of the Moscow airport in the Russian Federated States, it is not a question of Moscow, Idaho, in someone’s private Idaho. Where the NSA collects massive amounts of data personal data from every day Americans?
It is not us and Anthony Wiener who is the issue!! but these supposedly sexless brown shirt crony capitalist corporate media Gestapo types, who spy on people, then use sex as a weapon against the public. So say “Prove to me that this women was not aided by any group!”, because I will never believe it! As I think in protest people need to have a online nude protest. for the prudes are ridiculous bastards.
Women’s Women Rights
This is not 1968, or 1919 for that matter, in that there are many women today that have sex lives, that are disregarded when a question of a mans discretion becomes a question. Where the sex lives of many women is a torrid sex life. Where many women write of their sex lives is pertinent. Where there is a long list of celebrity and ordinary woman there should not be a question as to weither or not a normal healthy adult woman can legally have sex or not in their own homes (e.g. Shirley Jones biography etc) it seems a hypocritical double standard.
A double standard that exists where groups attack anyone male or female, within the context of modern consensual sexual relationships, where specifically women’s groups efforst would be better spent fighting for the rights of men and women. Where women’s should better help women and men, as people and parents to get equal pay for equal work, parental leave related to child birth, free child care, and generally freeing the American people who are all too often oppressed by the sexually repressive rhetoric of the two party system: Where often women’s groups like this act like knee jerk hacks in cheap publicity seeking rhetoric.