Bitch on the Blog

July 15, 2017


Filed under: Exasperation — bitchontheblog @ 16:06
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I didn’t think I’d see the day – because I didn’t think there’d be the day.

Have seen it now. The day I actually feel sorry for Trump, his gender and my gender. The day a man can’t pay a compliment to a woman without it being squashed as “sexist” is the day I would like to indulge in a mud bath. I’ll be unrecognizable.





  1. The important thing is she felt uncomfortable, not surprising given his history. What do you think of these guys? Should the women feel flattered?

    Comment by cheerfulmonk — July 15, 2017 @ 16:58 | Reply

    • How do you know she felt “uncomfortable”? Most likely meant nothing to her.

      Sure, Trump – his usual being a bull in his own china shop – could have packaged it differently – but then … who cares? I do believe that on mainland Europe (don’t know about the States) women expect to be complimented if it’s warranted, and, hopefully, graciously accept compliments. Even the clumsy ones.

      Your you tube link opening another can of worms. One I will come back to. But really has nothing to do with a one on one appreciative remark.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — July 15, 2017 @ 21:24 | Reply

  2. I think that it was the form of the “compliment” and the fact that she is so much older than her husband (she’s 64) that probably “did it” for so many people…. he was obviously “referencing” her age. Not a gentlemanly thing to do.
    BTW , it seems that in this day and age it is absolutely okay for women to comment on how “fit” men might be…. but then in certain circumstances that has always been the case……. walking nto a female dominated production line used to be very embarrasing for a young man… I should know.

    Comment by magpie11 — July 15, 2017 @ 19:23 | Reply

    • Yes, Magpie, you are right: He was referencing her age. Which doesn’t make his remark “sexist” but “ageist”. If I hear one more “… ist” I’ll eat it – on point of making me sick.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — July 15, 2017 @ 21:26 | Reply

  3. Just seen this comment from a French lady: It would have been great if Brigitte turned it around and said something like “Why thank you…wish I could say the same but you appear to be in such horrid shape…and so orange.” not really ladylike….

    Comment by magpie11 — July 15, 2017 @ 19:35 | Reply

    • I have to admit, I thought of that retort too, but Mrs. Macron was too gracious for that.

      Andy and I laugh that when people say, “You’re looking great!” We assume they’re really thinking, “OMG, they’re so old!”

      Comment by Cheerfulmonk — July 15, 2017 @ 20:11 | Reply

    • Yes, Magpie, most certainly “not lady like”. Sometimes best to just smile and not pay back with the same coin.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — July 15, 2017 @ 21:28 | Reply

  4. The problem with Trump is that we all know he judges a woman entirely by her screwability

    Comment by kylie — July 15, 2017 @ 22:10 | Reply

    • Yes, Kylie. However, even the biggest loser (I nearly typed lobster) deserves to be given a chance, benefit of the doubt and good will.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — July 16, 2017 @ 13:29 | Reply

  5. Someone really needs to come up with a smartphone app to guide those of us who are socially clueless males in how to interact with the various other genders out there. We could take a picture or short video of the person we are hoping to interact with, and automatically have some sort of artificial intelligence / machine learning algorithms to give us a list of permissible reactions.

    Comment by Looney — July 16, 2017 @ 00:29 | Reply

    • What if, like me, you don’t carry a smart phone? Call me a cave woman – I am happy to rely on primal instinct just as I wish men would still be allowed to do too.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — July 16, 2017 @ 13:30 | Reply

      • Cave women get a pass on this. The defective gender is the male one.

        Comment by Looney — July 16, 2017 @ 14:17 | Reply

  6. I think that no one should object if the how was correct. The what, considering her age is what made the media go all aflutter.

    Comment by rummuser — July 16, 2017 @ 11:05 | Reply

    • You are right, Ramana: it’s what the media (and us, the public) make of it. Yet, I do not think the French president’s wife’s age (and her looks) being so much the issue as the difference in age between her and her husband. Twenty four years is a massive gap. And I do believe what astounds the onlooker, including Trump, how a man can fall for the lure of the older woman.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — July 16, 2017 @ 13:35 | Reply

      • The exact age difference between the POTUS and his wife! Coincidence?

        Comment by rummuser — July 17, 2017 @ 07:25 | Reply

  7. The reason it was sexist is the implication that the only important thing about her is her appearance. Never mind her brain, her intellect, her knowledge, her experience or anything else. As long as she’s “in good shape”, nothing else matters. And unlike her, poor old Donald Trump isn’t even in good shape.

    Comment by nick — July 17, 2017 @ 13:48 | Reply

    • Sorry, Nick. We’ll have to disagree on this. Remember “first impressions”? Remember that humans (particularly men) are “visual”? How can you comment on someone’s “brain/intellect/knowledge/experience or anything else” till you actually get to know the person?

      There is such a thing as taking a compliment with grace. An art in danger of getting lost in our politically so overly “correct” (make that false) times that soon we’ll find ourselves inhabiting sterile uni sex white and shapeless boiler suits.

      Fact is, and a sad one, that a man, unless he completely rests in himself and his self confidence, now can’t pay a woman a compliment without … what? On the upside, women can still pay compliments to men. I have yet to meet a man who takes umbrage at that. If nothing else comes to mind there is always scent.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — July 17, 2017 @ 21:56 | Reply

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