California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom recently sat down with The Sacramento Brie editorial board. Although we would like to report on that conversation, one question asked by Newsom has commanded our attention like a San Francisco dominatrix:
“What happens when phallic imperialism meets the epistemic closure of the expansionist vaginarchy?”
The question hung in the air like an exhausted client of the Citadel Club. We were initially worried that our utter inability to form a response made it appear that we didn’t know the safe word (we didn’t, but we also didn’t know we needed one). Thankfully, Gavin laughed and the conversation continued on to other subjects.
Nevertheless, the question has nagged us ever since – not unlike Gavin himself, whose legendary political nagging has made him the heir apparent to Jerry Brown.
So if any regular readers know the answer to Newsom’s strange question, we’d like to hear from you.