salon.com‘s got their proverbial knickers in a twist (yes, I said it) about Iowa congressman Steve King’s “appalling” back-in-the-day sexist remark. “Back when King was in the Iowa state Senate, where he served from 1996 to 2002, he attempted to shut down a fellow female member of the Judiciary Committee during a debate over closing the gun show loophole, whereby gun sellers don’t have to conduct background checks for purchases at gun shows. King told state Sen. Johnie Hammond, ‘You women don’t understand — guns are for men what jewelry is for women.'” King recently reaffirmed the statement. Which is . . . true? I guess. Women wear concealed jewelry, right? Depending on the state, some men wear their gun in plain view. Of course, women don’t use their jewelry to stop a lethal threat. And men don’t wear derringers around their neck. Oh wait. Some do. Women too. And both wear gun-themed jewelry. Damn. I’m confused. Was King’s remark sexist?