In deriding the Obama administration for the recent controversy about insurance and contraception, columnist Michael Gerson (a conservative, middle-aged male), stated that the “most directly affected” group in the U.S. had not been consulted (TNT, 2-14).
And who is that “most directly affected” group? Why, the Catholic bishops, of course.
Silly me. I would have thought it was women! To say nothing of their husbands, lovers, families, existing children, etc. But no, a group of religious, older, celibate men are more “directly affected” and should have more say in the matter. A
s a woman, I can’t decide whether to laugh or cry at such opinions.