While Donald Trump has become a walking, talking meme generator, his second in command, Vice President Mike Pence, has mostly avoided the internet’s firing squad.

Until now.

The Washington Post ran a profile of the Vice President’s wife, Karen Pence, on Thursday, and revealed some peculiar details about their marriage. For instance, Pence refuses to dine alone with women, unless it’s his wife. He also won’t attend any social function where booze is served, unless his wife is present. “If there’s alcohol being served and people are being loose, I want to have the best-looking brunette in the room standing next to me,” Pence told The Hill in 2002. The implication is that just being around women, especially when alcohol is around, means that there’s potential for attraction, flirtation and sex.

Naturally, the Twitterati pounced, accusing Pence of everything from misogyny to general lameness. “If Pence won’t eat dinner alone with any woman but his wife, that means he won’t hire women in key spots,” wrote Mother Jones editor in chief Clara Jeffery. “There are a zillion threads out there about the Pences’ extra suffocating habits, but the key one is this. If Pence won’t eat with a woman alone, how could a woman be Chief of Staff, or lawyer, campaign manager, or… Would Pence dine with Ivanka? Or Kellyanne? Or are they too relegated to second class citizens? For that matter, how would he ever even interview a woman—with a chaperone?”

However, in a perfect illustration of just how radically different notions of gender are in the country, many people came to Pence’s defense by insisting that his family rule is totally normal, and that what he does to make his marriage work is entirely his business.

Welcome to the internet, Mr. Vice President.