We now know Josh Duggar was one of the 32 million users outed as having an Ashley Madison account. It's yet another blow to the Duggar family's image after the news of the eldest Duggar having sexually abused five young girls--four of whom are his sisters. However, there's another important person whose life will be affected by his wrongdoing: his wife, Anna.
Truly, I credit my BRF with the success I have experienced in my efforts to breastfeed my child. I believe that it's because of my b*tchy resting face, and not an educated or broadly supportive public, that I have been generally been left well enough alone while engaging in this activity whilst in public.
Make no mistake, however. There's nothing gender neutral about having a baby. Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery are strictly women's issues. Since healthy women are the foundation for producing healthy babies, the design of any family leave program must prioritize the needs of women over those of men.
I'd like to focus on the bigger picture and examine why, regardless of anti-discrimination legislative changes, LGBTQ employment discrimination will remain economically divisive, socially permissible and unfortunately commonplace. I'd also like to point out how vital it is to get allies to recognize this issue as a valid and ongoing struggle.