“Context” thought.

Tom Corbett is claiming that his remarks about women just “closing their eyes” were taken out of context.

I’ve noticed that whenever someone makes that claim, they never offer what kind of context apparently makes their comment justified. And I’d definitely like to know how to contextualize that little gem so that it’s no longer flagrantly offensive.

Advertisements

One response to ““Context” thought.

  1. The two classic apologies:

    “I’ve been taken out of context.”
    “I apologize to anyone who was offended.”

    Back in the day, a West Texas Neanderthal named Clayton Williams was running for governor (Repub, of course).   One of his rallies out west was threatened by rain.  His “taken out of context” statement was something along the lines of:   rain in West Texas is just like a woman being raped.   It’s gonna happen and you can’t stop it, so you might as well lie back and enjoy it.   Williams’s candidacy was done in by that remark.  Why doesn’t that happen today?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s