With all the hoopla surrounding Rush Limbaugh’s remarks about the young woman from Georgetown maybe there is a silver lining. It gives people like me an opportunity to weigh in on issues that affect both women and men.
First, I believe it is outrageous that men in isolation are making decisions about women’s health care. Do we not trust women enough to realize they know a lot more about their medical needs and issues than men? Do we not have a sense of injustice that even today men are paid more than women for the exact same work?
It is not about male bashing to be concerned with the implications for women in these issues; rather it is about equity, fairness and the development of a community that respects both women and men. There is nothing to lose in this commitment for equality, but there is a great deal of benefit for both genders.