Recently, I came across a column in the Parade called “Ask Marilyn.” She was concerned about the labels for electrical connectors, the connectors are labeled male and female. This was my response:


With all the problems in the world today, you are worried about terms for electrical connectors?! Poverty, cancer, the environment and in what term of pregnancy is it alright to terminate? In my opinion, there are way too many labels. In fact, when a person is elected, I am more interested in their qualifications, not the color of their skin or their sex. I would go so far to say, I think that is sexist and racist. A black woman was recently hired for the position of NFL referee. I don’t care what color or what sex, I just want to know the person’s qualifications for the job, whatever the job might be.