Twitter Responds to Mike Pence’s Rule About Not Having Dinner Alone With Other Women
The Washington Post published a piece on Second Lady Karen Pence this week. According to the article, she’s Vice President Mike Pence‘s “prayer warrior,” close confidante, and biggest supporter. The piece also included the following tidbit:
In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he 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.
Huh? Not ever? Not with anyone? The Internet has a ton of feelings on the matter and promptly went nuts. Some talked about how the rule affects professional opportunities for women:
The revolting thing about Pence’s no-meals-with-women rule isn’t prudishness. It’s that he’s limiting key professional opportunities to men.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) March 30, 2017
Women are (quite literally) not at the table and cannot be in any important roles, whether when he was Indiana Gov, now VP, anywhere.
— Salena (@Salencita) March 30, 2017
1/ If Pence won’t eat dinner alone with any woman but his wife, that means he won’t hire women in key spots.
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) March 29, 2017
Others, of course, had lots and lots of jokes:
It’s ok, Mike Pence. No one wants to be alone with you either.
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) March 30, 2017
does anyone even WANT to be alone with mike pence
— Jhorts (@JhonRules) March 30, 2017
I feel a lot better knowing that whenever Mike Pence refuses to dine with a woman alone, Trump is right there to pick up the slack
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) March 30, 2017
I also refuse to dine alone with any woman who is not Mike Pence’s wife.
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) March 30, 2017
Mike Pence, an adult who is grown,
Cannot sit with women alone.
However, he can
Stand by an old man
Whose fondness for groping is known.
— Limericking (@Limericking) March 29, 2017
.@mike_pence Woman in elevator was eating chips. Did I just have private lunch with her?? I burned my penis on office kettle to be safe⛪️??
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) March 30, 2017
.@mike_pence a married fedex man approached my door but i’m home alone so i called the police was that the right choice
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) March 30, 2017
And others, still, took the revelation to mean that Pence doesn’t trust himself around women:
Think of it this way
Your mom asks Mike Pence 2 dinner 2 discuss policy
“OH NO, I can’t eat alone with u”
He thinks he might shag your mom
— Resist??Now ☮ (@ItIzBiz) March 30, 2017
Raise your hand if you’d be uncomfortable being alone at a meal with Mike Pence, a man who obviously can’t control himself
— Amanda Nelson (@ImAmandaNelson) March 30, 2017
The fact that Mike Pence openly admits he can’t be alone with a woman who isn’t is wife is NUTS.
— Victoria Aveyard?? (@VictoriaAveyard) March 30, 2017
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