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William Rivers Pitt | Dr. Kelsey and the Children: A Woman Who Changed the World
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Certain US politicians have been flexing their sorry intellects of late at the expense of women. Whether it be post-debate quips about the hormones of female moderators or truly frightening attempts to invade women’s most basic privacy, the grim fact remains that too many men are timorous and fearful in the face of the fact of woman, too many of them run for public office and win, and the rest of us are left to sweep up after them like the broomkeeper following the last elephant in the parade.
In September of 2010, The New York Times ran an article on Dr. Kelsey titled, “The Public’s Quiet Savior From Harmful Medicines.” The article notes, “Dr. Kelsey might never have reached the FDA in the first place if her first name hadn’t sounded like a man’s.”
And therein lies the point.
Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey changed the world, and for the better. Those who butter their daily bread with snide misogyny would do well to find a mirror, stare deeply into it, and realize they do not possess the mental or professional acumen to tie Dr. Kelsey’s shoes, much less insult her and the many millions of women who are smarter, sharper and more talented than they can ever hope to be.
Thank you, Doctor.
Now Think GMO!