Well That Depends on Your Definition of Sexting – Said the Congressman

There has been far too much press spent on the story about the Congressman who posted an image of his hardened male member in his designer underpants onto his Twitter page, and later denied it, only to later admit it and apologize for his behavior and revealing he had inappropriate conversations with six women online, and that he assumed they were all of the appropriate age, but could not confirm it. Indeed, this is unbecoming for any adult including the Underwear Christmas Bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, from Ghana.

Now then, I can see this from a High School Football player sending it to his girlfriend, or a College Basketball Player sending it one of his female fans and team cheerleaders after a night of drinking following a victory celebration, but from a US Congressman, sorry, that’s just inappropriate and unacceptable.

Of course, this is not the first high-powered man to get caught up in such a sexual scandal, but it does remind me of Bill Clinton’s excuse after he told the media; “I did not have sex with that woman” – and then later he said; “well, that depends on your definition of sex, arguing that a blowjob is not sex, definitionally speaking of course?”

Okay so, this brings up another question, what is the actual definition of Sexting? You see, twittering is texting in many regards and if you are sending photos of a human banana in your pants to your female constituents that appears to be sexting to me, and it is inappropriate to do so, and that means it is not right for a Congressman either. Here is the actual definition of sexting as per the official MacMillan Dictionary:

“The Practice of Sending Sexual Images or Messages to Someone’s Mobile Phone”

The practice appears to be more than once, which this Congressman did do, as he admitted to at least 6 females he did this with, and the images were “sexual in nature” and he admitted to inappropriate conversations online as well, many of them to mobile devices. Therefore the Congressman was indeed engaged in sexting, no matter which official definition you choose to use. And yes, “sexting” is in fact, an actual word in the English Language, officially now.

The question would be does Congress have a policy on Sexting for their members? They should, and this case perhaps proves why, but my question is how many other Congressmen, Senators, and high-ranking government officials are doing this also? Inquiring minds want to know. So, please consider all this.