At the time of this writing (Tuesday), we don't know the results of Roy Moore's election contest. Will a man accused of possibly doing something bad a long time ago triumph over a man who will certainly (like all Democrats) do bad things now?
That matter is out of our hands - but it doesn't mean that the fight for sexual justice is over. We believe that any possible victims of touchy-feely, hanky-panky, and (God help us) hokey-pokey deserve to be heard, no matter how close to senility these accusers are.
Take, for example, the above story in which Curly Howard (real name Jerome Lester Horwitz) exposed his hairy nipple ("Oh look! It's Larry!") to a young showgirl in the late 1930's, entirely unaware that a studio photographer was snapping a picture. When the scandalous photo circulated, Curly, who was thought at the time to have a good shot at winning California's governorship, was forced to withdraw his name from contention - giving Shemp a clear course to eventual victory.
But where was the justice for the young actress who was forever scarred by this sickening, sexually aggressive sight? And how did the psychological damage of that nightmare so long ago continue to affect her and twist her thoughts and feed her anger over many long, long years?
Even now, Nancy Pelosi refuses to speak of what she felt that day...and actually throws up if someone says "Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!"
|And she would never be open and honest with her feelings again.