Facts, Not Unsubstantiated Complaints


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To the Editor:

Re “’Combatting the Patriarchy is Going to Take All of Us – But Women Must Lead” (Opinion, Aug. 15):

I read with interest Janée Woods Weber’s opinion piece published in CT Examiner, but found it full of emotional generalities and the specific complaints it listed are unfounded.

“These policies have gutted protections for gender-affirming care, further limited access to birth control and abortion, and banned books that illustrate an accurate history of our country”. 

Which protections for gender-affirming care have been ‘gutted’? Where is birth control not available? Which books have been “banned?” Show us the “images of our male leaders bombastically insulting trans communities.”

Ms. Weber does not verify any of her wild claims with any specifics.

  • Women accounted for nearly 60% of all college students by the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. 
  • Women make up a majority of law school students in the United States: 55.3% in 2021. 
  • Women live on average 5 years longer than men, and therefore collect benefits like Social Security and Medicare that much longer, while paying the same into the program
  • Eighty percent of centenarians and 95 percent of super-centenarians (110 or older) are women. 
  • More men died from Covid than did women.

Those are facts, not unsubstantiated complaints.

RP Curt
Westbrook, CT