2,000 people have chimed in to laugh at this blogger’s dumb take about Mike Pence and women

On Wednesday, good people of the web delighted in an absurd reveal made in a Washington Post profile about Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence, the article said, “never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.”

That could be read a lot of ways. Pence could be so horny that he doesn’t believe he can be trusted to be alone with a woman. Pence could be the most whipped man on the face of the Earth.

But it was also rightly read as a knock on women, especially in the workplace. You would literally never read that sentence with Pence talking about a man, and thusly, it is inferred that Mike Pence thinks of women as sexual objects first and humans second.

Contrary to vice presidential opinion, you can get dinner with a person and discuss everything on the planet and not be concerned you might be tempted to cheat on your spouse. That’s what normal, well-adjusted people do every single day.

Everyone had a lusty LOL at it—except for one man, who stepped to the vice president’s defense.

That’s Matt Walsh, blogger of the blog the Matt Walsh Blog, and author of The Unholy Trinity: Blocking the Left’s Assault on Life, Marriage, and Gender.

‘kay.

The obvious answer to his query is any reason. Work. Friendship. Love of food and conversation. But whether Walsh was earnestly looking for answers, he got them. In droves.

And they are great.

It’s not often we need to invoke the slaughter rule on Twitter, but the score’s about 2,200-0 right now.

David Covucci

David Covucci

David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]