Reader feedback: Where are the women?

Re: Abortions to get more expensive, By Martina Pisárová, Vol 8, No 46, Dec 2 to 8

This article is very disturbing. I don't disagree with the article's contents, what I find disturbing is that all the voices in this piece belong to males, except for the two women at the end.

All the so-called experts in this field were men. Why, I ask, [do there seem to be] more male gynaecologists in Slovakia and the world than female? It is disturbing that men want to inspect and dominate females' private parts. The author of the piece, without consciously realising it, was working hand in hand with the male-dominated patriarchal society. It was a pity that such an opportunity was missed to give women their voice about things that happen to them. No male will ever agonise over the question of whether to have an abortion or not; this is a closed world that men cannot enter, nor comprehend. I hope in the future a more balanced point of view can be taken and the female perspective given more credibility.

Brano Zitniansky

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