Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Meet Ethel, the Worst Wife in the World
She drinks, she smokes, she tokes.
The house is a mess, the kids are a mess.
She spends money like a drunken sailor.
She sleeps around.
She even hits her husband.
It’s official, Ethel is the Worst Wife in the World. She’s Number One.
So let me say two things about Ethel.
1. Even Ethel, the Worst Wife in the World, doesn’t deserve to get hit. No woman deserves to get hit. Hitting someone – even a stranger, let alone the woman you say you love – is a crime. It is not a private matter between husband and wife, it is a crime. No woman deserves to get hit.
2. You, dear reader, are not Ethel. No matter how lowdown your husband tells you you are, no matter how lowdown you think you are, you’re not Ethel. There’s no way in the world he can beat you over and over, without persuading you that you deserve it. Persuading you that you’re Ethel. But you’re not.