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With women gradually outnumbering men on this country and in the work place, it is only a matter of time that they will be a majority in the political sphere.  Let us hope that they will refuse to take men as their model for performance.  If not, I can already hear the strangled, outraged voices of men finding themselves face with discriminatory, coercive legislation of their sex in the way women have been treated for centuries.  Control over one’s body is something that everyone should have and there should be nothing standing in the way of a man’s or woman’s right to exercise that control, from matters of dress to access to medicines and medical procedures and beyond, whether by law or bullying.  It is time to renew a commitment to this idea, on the 39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, by introducing legislation that facilitates this principle in any and every State in the Union.

David Mesirow