If you’re a friend of mine, you follow me on twitter or you read this blog you probably know that I’m a fairly liberal gal; I dislike Rob Ford and his politics, I have a political crush on Justin Trudeau and I’m incredibly pro-choice.
Earlier this afternoon I tweeted, what I thought, was a mildly amusing comment about Rob Ford and how he’s lost 862 points with me, one for every day he’s been mayor. The response at first was typical, a couple of RTs and some favourites but then a lovely gentleman by the name of Sattva Namaste responded with an accusation about my sex life and my writing – now normally I abide by a strict don’t feed the trolls policy but some things really get under my skin… like suggesting that my sex life has anything to do with my intelligence.
I believe that Rob Ford is a bully, I believe that Rob Ford is a homophobe, I believe that Rob Ford is bad for Toronto and I believe all of this without the use of my vagina; so you’ll forgive me if I fail to see how my sex life has anything to do with my opinions of our colourful mayor.
While the insinuation that I’ve paid for sex is absurd, I’m adorable folks, if I had paid for sex it would not influence my ability to think or vote nor would it negate the legitimacy of my political opinions.
Let’s be honest for a second some of the greatest political minds have also been big fans getting down and dirty; JFK ended the Cuban Missile Crisis despite rumours of his affair with Marilyn Monroe, Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s many women never stopped him from establishing the Charter of Rights and Freedoms within Canada’s constitution and Bill Clinton’s affair didn’t hinder his ability to convince Kim Jong-Il to pardon imprisoned journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling in 2009. I’m sure there are many more politicians with a kink or two, they’ve just done a better job of keeping their secrets.
If the great men of politics can have sex AND be brilliant I’d say that I can too. Wouldn’t you?