A Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill Tuesday allowing breastfeeding mothers to actually breast feed their babies in public. Now we’ll see what the rest of the legislature does.
The passage came just hours after General Motors, the second-largest automaker in the world, named its first female CEO. Now we’ll see what other auto companies and non-auto companies do.
Even as I wanted to rejoice in the latter, I couldn’t help but sigh at the former. Why? Because men are still telling women what to do, and women still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. And that remains 50 years after President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in an effort to end wage discrimination.
So women are making true progress in some areas, making progress that is laughable in other areas and still fighting for equality in nearly every area.
I once said that if women stopped having babies, men might come around. They might understand that civilization depends on the most important joint project that continues to happen in history.
But I was wrong.
Women would have to stop having sex to force change. And that’ll never happen.