Why should men determine what rights women have?

2014-03-13T00:00:00Z Why should men determine what rights women have? nwitimes.com
March 13, 2014 12:00 am

Based upon the female's biological, psychological/emotional, cultural investment of post conception: nine months of pregnancy, painful birthing, school/job disruption, years of nurturing (breastfeeding, changing diapers, sleepless nights, etc.) vs. the male's investment of a few minutes plus a cheap gob of sperm.

Please inform me about how males have acquired the right to dictate (pass laws/promote cultural norms) regarding a woman's choice to terminate an unwanted pregnancy?

Yes, as a former substitute teacher in the Indianapolis Public Schools, I have experienced the heartache of spending time with far too many unwanted children — children who are classroom disrupters, harder to educate, prone to join violent gangs and more likely to wind up in prison.

Please note, we live in a democracy, so please do not respond by citing your tribe's religious dogma as the guide for those of us who are not members of your tribe.

- James Battles, Lakes of the Four Seasons

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