In the baseball community, a fair amount of attention has been directed towards Alex Rodriguez and the question of whether he will or will not retire. While some report that Rodriguez is retiring, the New York Post stated that he may not be finished quite yet. With a contract that doesn’t end until 2017, he has plenty of time and games left before making the final decision on whether or not to give up the game for good. Rodriguez spent the entirety of the 2014 season on suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. If he can hit 27 more home runs in his career, A-Rod will tie the legendary Babe Ruth at 714. As the rankings stand right now, he currently sits in fourth place overall.
All of this points to a larger story. What men accomplish is often reported independent of their family life. But women's accomplishments can't seem be a story by themselves. Part of the story people tell about women has to include the men who are part of their lives. Yes, this is ridiculous. We don't bring this information up when we talk about men and we need to stop doing this when we talk about women.
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