Okay, now we’ve heard everything:
Sex therapist Kimberly Resnick Anderson claims Trump winning the presidency has led to a widespread loss of libido in the bedroom among her clients.
Dubbing it ‘The Trump Bedroom Backlash’ Resnick Anderson says she has seen it time and again in her office…
The certified sex expert told DailyMail.com: ‘Since Trump won a common complaint in my office is that women get more easily annoyed when their husbands or boyfriends initiate sex.
‘There are so many women complaining about it, I dubbed it “The Trump Bedroom Backlash”.
I have to say that this news surprised me. I had assumed that political stress—which these woman are apparently experiencing—might enhance the desire to bed down and get away from it all. Sort of like what sometimes happens in wartime, when people think their lives might end soon and they want to have a wild fling both to forget about it and to have some fun before the doors close.
Apparently not in this case:
‘One of my patients admitted, ‘Since Trump won, the thought of having sex is unappealing to me. All I can picture is him boasting about exploiting women…It makes me sick.’
‘This sentiment rings throughout my office on a frequently increasing basis.
That’s a clue right there. I think such women are coming up with a syllogism. You may have heard of the classic syllogism:
All men are mortal
Socrates is a man
Therefore Socrates is mortal
Of course, that’s not the syllogism operating here.. Now we have a syllogistic fallacy that probably goes something like this among some female liberals who think Trump is nothing less than evil:
My husband is a man
Trump is a man
Therefore my husband is like Trump
And another clue can be found from the following statement from Anderson:
‘Another patient lamented to me that since his wife discovered he was a Trump supporter, “she wants nothing to do with me in the bedroom. It’s as if I am suddenly the enemy.”‘
‘A couple sat in my office and she said, “If you support Trump in any way, shape or form, then we do not share core values. And if we do not share core values, it’s hard to be sexually attracted to you.”‘
Some of you may be inclined to revile these women, or to laugh at them, or both simultaneously. And there’s no question that their behavior seems both extreme and unlikely to lead to anything good. In fact, when I read the story I checked to see whether “Kimberly Resnick Anderson” was a real therapist in the Los Angeles area, just in case this was an example of “fake news.” But the news appears to be true, at least as far as I can tell.
As Donald Trump himself might say: Sad.
Remember, though, that it has been repeatedly drummed into liberals’ heads (and they sincerely believe, as do so many of the people they know) that Trump is Hitlerian. Almost the devil. Evil personified. If a person believes that, then the results of this election would be very depressing.
Politics can be very much a belief system—and a pretty basic one at that. For some people, it’s even a way of life. And if two spouses were always on the same political page together before this election, it could be a profound shock when one leaves the fold.
[Neo-neocon is a writer with degrees in law and family therapy, who blogs at neo-neocon.]