Freeland Oliverio, oliverfd@muohio.edu

Let me begin this letter to the editor with a few facts about myself:

I am a male,

I am conservative,

And last but not least, I am Christian.

Whew. It feels so good to get that off of my chest.

The reason I have begun my letter with this description is because I feel as though these attributes allow me to qualify for a very interesting position: I am part of the one group for which it remains entirely PC to make sweeping generalizations about.

Yes, I’m someone that anybody can completely bash, insult and prejudge and still get applauds from liberal figures that claim to be against such practice. But, I digress.

I’m writing to address “A woman’s choice in a man’s world: Leave our birth control alone,” a recent article by Karli Kloss.

I’d like to thank Ms. Kloss for her well thought-out article that systematically takes every aforementioned aspect of myself and makes the most ill informed, generalized comments about them.

However, I’ll suspend Ms. Kloss’s comparison of all conservatives to Limbaugh along with her “walk a while in my shoes” address towards men, in favor of her comment about a congressional meeting that was patriarchal throwback to the 1950s paneled primarily by men of the cloth.

Yes, clergymen presented their case to the U.S. Congress because they felt it wasn’t necessary to be forced to pay for something to which they morally object. (In this case, birth control).

Were they fighting to break into women’s homes, steal their contraception, and incinerate it?

No.

As a matter of fact, these religious groups do want to leave your birth control alone; they were merely arguing that they should not be forced to pay for it.

In her article, Ms. Kloss put it simply (so us slow-reading, simple-minded conservatives could understand): “A man’s opinion has no bearing on a woman’s body.”

You know, you may have something there.

It would be unfair to take away freedoms and inhibit the rights of an entire group of people.

Furthermore, I feel as though no group should have a say in the private affairs of another group.

And I’ll make it as simple as possible for the liberal feminist base: a woman’s opinion has no bearing on a religious group’s financial affairs.

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