August 10, 2003

Naked old people

I guess they really don't have anything else to fix in that country (I almost typed "down under"):

Australia’s leading relationship counselling body is urging lonely older single women to become lesbians.

"Whyyyyy???" I can hear the last two or three sensible people in the universe moan, as they reach for the extra-strength Tylenol. Well, according to the august wisdom of the Aussie Posse, it's because:

Relationships Australia spokesman Jack Carney said men's shorter life spans, and their pursuit of much younger women, meant women in their twilight years were often forced to turn to other women for love and companionship.

Which do not necessarily have to include muff-diving, but anyway. And what a blatant display of the undermining efforts of the Helpists we have here: God forbid women be allowed to have even one second alone, or assurance and self-discipline be encouraged in "lonely older single women" instead of clingy codependance. That would dry up the government-groups-no-one-needs cash cow.

(Via Tim Blair, who is going to get all sorts of interesting traffic from the title of his post on this.)

Posted by Andrea Harris at August 10, 2003 12:29 AM

The screech you hear is coming all the way from CA.

I need a drink.

Posted by: Ith at August 10, 2003 at 01:01 AM

But, but, dammit, somebody has to help me with my senior citizen lesbian fetish!


Posted by: Eichra Oren at August 10, 2003 at 01:33 AM

Since the notion of Granny Clampett in a spider clinch with Bella Abzug is just too frightening to contemplate, I'll comment instead on Australia having what appears to be a Ministry of Relationships.

Jerry Springer on C-SPAN -- that's just what we need. "Coming up next, Granny Clampett and Bella Abzug speak candidly about what they do behind close doors."

Posted by: McGehee at August 10, 2003 at 07:52 AM

I don't get it. I thought you didn't "choose" your sexual orientation? I have to go read the gay rights propaganda manual again. It's so confusing.

Posted by: bryan at August 10, 2003 at 09:37 AM

Jack Carney is an idiot. People do NOT change their sexual orientation at the drop of a hat, so for the impending "male shortage" there is only one rational answer.

Posted by: Ken Summers at August 10, 2003 at 11:19 AM

You guys are so intolerant.

Why shouldn't the government be encouraging people to become homosexuals? It is the highest form of human expression, near as I can tell. Really, shouldn't it be mandatory?

Posted by: blaster at August 10, 2003 at 11:41 AM

As with so many Western countries, social policy in Oz seems to be the inmates running the asylum.

Posted by: Michael Lonie at August 10, 2003 at 07:06 PM

Maybe Aussie men get even worse as they get older?

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at August 11, 2003 at 10:26 AM

Thhhhhbt. The answer is obviously to get these ladies some younger men. My ma did it, why can't everybody else?

Posted by: meep at August 11, 2003 at 10:40 AM