“If powerful men have no female friends (and someone you cannot have a private conversation with isn’t a true friend), then they are running the world in a state of profound, mostly unacknowledged, ignorance about women’s experiences, needs and lives.”

I believe this is the desired outcome. It is a feature of the rule, not a bug. To be ignorant of women’s experiences, needs and lives is to be freed from considering them in policy or practice. Pence, and perhaps others, might reply “You say that like its a bad thing!”

“Heaven is a library of every book ever written, eternity to sit and read, and a bottomless cup of the best coffee.”

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