Monday, November 09, 2009

Just Say No To Being A Woman

It is that easy my friends, because being female is just like smoking. Honest:

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.), the head of the Republicans campaign committee, caused a stir at last night's Rules Committee meeting when he suggested that treating female-related health conditions was comparable to insurance-company imposed restrictions on smokers.

"Why should a woman pay more than a man?" asked New Jersey Democrat Frank Pallone, according to the Courthouse News Service.

"Well, we're all different," Sessions explained. "Why should a smoker pay more?" he said before interrupted.

Bwahahah! I don't know how some of these guys managed to slither out from under that big rock.

But it's so nice that he has never had to worry his pretty head about what the actual differences between smoking and needing gynecological services might be.

Someone in the comments to the linked post argues that the case of charging women higher premiums in health insurance is no different from the case of charging young men more for car insurance. It is, though, because young men can be taught to drive more carefully. Smokers can be helped to quit. But there is no twelve-step program for my ovaries to stop doing what they do.