Thursday August 31, 2017
Five members of the Reading School Board voted to hold the health needs of young women hostage to the fanaticism of some of their elders ("Health program at RHS rejected," Reading Eagle, Aug. 17). These young people need information, counseling and the tools to manage their lives.
:My quarrel is not only with Brian Buerke, Bernardo Carbajal, Julio Martinez, Jean Kelleher and Eddie Moran, who voted wrong. I also fault the Protestant churches of which I've been a member for not making the empowerment and equality of women a priority. Christians have long been enjoined to be their brother's keeper. Isn't it time, in 2017, that we look out for our sisters as well? The sociologists I am reading tell me that when women do better, everyone - other women, children, even men - everyone will benefit.
Empowering women can benefit everyone