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“Respect” Women?

I’m somewhat ambivalent about abortion. I always have been, to the chagrin to those fighting on both sides of the argument.

However, when I saw a local billboard proclaiming “Respect New Mexico women“, and listing “Our bodies, our families, our decisions” as the aspects of women I am to respect, I knew it was all, and only, about abortion, and instantly rolled my eyes at the hypocrisy.

But, then I realized I should give them the benefit of the doubt, so I went to their website, and yep, that’s all the organization is concerned with. It’s one of those times I didn’t want to be right.

So, that’s all “respecting women” means to them? Of course it is– to certain political people.

Funny, but I have better ways to respect women, such as committing myself to not archate against them. The exact same way I respect men, or anyone who doesn’t feel they fall into either of those categories. A level of true respect no “law” can ever approach.

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Kent McManigal

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