Picture this: You walk into a room where a discussion has been held for an hour or so. In it are a handful of white, middle- and older-aged men, all sitting around a table. They are bemoaning a woman’s choice to do with her body what she sees fit. The conversation is centered around “concern”—that her choices will damage her own image, that her choices will bring harm to herself, that her choices (bless her heart) are her own choices, naturally, but the poor thing will have to deal with her losing her business or her public face.
Surprise! It’s not Presidential Election Redux. This isn’t about a bunch of old, white dudes making policy on a woman’s right to choose. It’s so much closer than that. (more…)