Feminists for double-standards?

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: April 25, 2013
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Skeeters also argued for comprehensive sex education classes for youth. Yet schools can already provide those courses, subject to local school leaders' discretion — and parents can have their children opted out. Skeeters' comments suggest she's fine with politicians intruding on private parental decisions regarding their children's learning about the birds and bees, but not similar efforts regarding citizens' abortion decisions.

Rather than opposing government interference in private matters, Pink Wave speakers encouraged it — with the exception of abortion. Our political process is designed to balance the countering claims of private autonomy and societal good. But there's no reason to pretend the state should grant deference to a woman's decision to bring a baby into this world (or not) but not to parents' practical decisions regarding a child's upbringing.


by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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