These days, I don’t follow politics as I perhaps should. Too busy with other stuff. However, earlier today I read something that made me chuckle. In yesterday’s hearing, California Senator Kamala Harris put Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the spot by asking him whether there were any laws giving the government power to make decisions about the male body:

“I’ll repeat the question,” said Harris with a smile, speaking slowly and deliberately. “Can you think of any laws that give the government power to make decisions about the male body.

“I’m not aware — I’m not — thinking of any right now, senator,” he replied, stammering a bit.

Well I am! In fact, they very laws Kamala and Kavanaugh’s political foes are worried about could in theory be applied to men.

Especially pregnant men, or men contemplating pregnancy.

Yes, it can happen. Please bear in mind that I’m not alone in pointing out this fact of life.

Am I being unduly theoretical or legalistic? Well, wasn’t this a legal hearing on the qualifications of a potential member of the Supreme Court?

In fact, not only might it be a good law school question, there might even be a legal analysis or two on the subject.

I’d be willing to bet that if it did come up in a law school discussion, no one would dare argue that “real men don’t get pregnant!”