Jim Rowen picks up on a Waukesha Freeman story about county officials blaming women who wear thin clothes during the winter for high heating costs. (Most women I know pull out the wool in winter months, so maybe the Waukesha County blamers are wrong, or maybe we just grow 'em smarter here in Milwaukee.)
What the Freeman fails to mention is that men are to blame -- absolutely and without a doubt -- for over air-conditioned offices in the summer. Women dress appropriately for the weather -- light clothes, sandals. Like that.
Men, on the other hand, still wear ties and suit coats to work, then set the indoor temperature for their comfort. (Men are almost always in charge of these things, driven by the same freaky genetic thing that demands they control the TV remote.) The air conditioning gets cranked up good, driving up costs unnecessarily.
And the women, freezing, counter the air conditioning by turning on their space heaters.