The character, and self control of men, is astonishingly absent from syndicated columnist David Brooks latest missive on the disadvantaged [“The character factory,” Opinion, Aug. 2].
In his opinion, young women who have a clear path to affordable education are less likely to be teen moms. Brooks inference is that young women would exercise self-control and demonstrate higher moral character when given more opportunity.
Brooks, just like so many of his conservative cohorts, conspicuously fails to address the character and self-control of young men who impregnate young women. When young men are held equally accountable for teen pregnancies, young women would have a better path to self-improvement.
That, I believe, is impossible for the misogynist conservatives.
Karen Clay, Seattle