Body Politics

My all-female panel on erectile dysfunction would make Congress proud

Illustration by Tomasz Walenta for TIME

Body Politics

When I want to talk about sex, I usually seek out women. And I usually pay $1.99 a minute. But Congressman Darrell Issa does it differently. When the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held his hearing Feb. 16 on the Obama Administration rule requiring religious institutions to include birth control in their employees' health coverage, his first panel had five men and no women. That panel, however, did finally answer the question of what happens when a bishop, a rabbi, a reverend and two Southern Baptists walk into a crowded congressional committee room: they piss off...

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