Dear Editor: In regard Dave Zweifel's recent Plain Talk regarding a movement in the state Legislature regarding women's access to health care, I am writing in hopes of encouraging all thinking citizens of Wisconsin to not blandly accept attempts to reduce women's health options. 

In these times of more opportunity to make our mark and to "be all we can be," it seems proud women only terrify "conservative" men. We threaten the very bedrock upon which they have built their world. Barefoot and pregnant is their rallying cry

Excuse me? Our marriage is a marriage of two strong people. The success of our small business sits on the opposite bedrock from that of the quailing "cons." We both give it our all: our ideas, muscles and dedication. There is no better way.

To suggest we women are lesser humans is a caveman cartoon vision of the world. But you can bet that cave people worked together all the time — or we-all would not be here today.

We don't need a women's revolution, for I am sick of wars and demonstrations.

I suggest every woman refuse to let these twisted men take ownership of our rights to health care. They have twisted the issue of health care into only abortions and that too we need to clear up.

In our churches, schools, work and service organizations, we need to insist that we sit at the table to discuss policy and rally others to write letters to our state reps that we do not support inequality, that we will not revert to the old ideas of one gender being superior to the other.

There are more of us than of them, you know, so let's speak up.

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Susan McCurdy

La Crosse

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