Why are some men such sexist ............... (don't try to add a word for the dots, I have just put a lot to allow you to insert you own word.)
Tom Jones has had the affrontery to say that his wife of 58 years (and before you say 'what a marvellous long marriage, I should point out that he has had numerous sexual dalliances, which he has called 'fun and games') has lost her sparkle, doesn't like going out, refuses to have a home hairdresser, smokes like a chimney and has suffered from depression most of her life.
There are two issues here for me. Firstly - what does he expect, does he think she will be jumping for joy; does he think that she will go out and about with confidence (she needs a stair life by the way) while people judge her and agree with Tom Jones that she has indeed 'let herself go'? Secondly - why has she stayed with him all these years?
He says that he has a photograph of her as she was in her youth and he keeps it with him always. When he speaks to her on the phone they talk like they are young again. They are still very much in love. Well, he has a nice way of showing it and saying it.
Carol Midgley in today's Times says that how folk conduct their marriage is nobody's business but theirs. I disagree when the person involved is somebody so in the public eye as he is. What kind of a role model is he? Alright, he is an oldie so probably no role model for the young, but he does still strut around the stage in his very tight trousers, saying a lot without ever having to open his mouth, and I for one don't like it one little bit.
Am I wrong in being judgemental?