April 12, 2012
Invasive procedures for all (women)!

Hilariously, the closest the RISUG people have gotten to international validation is a “$100,000 Gates Foundation grant to pursue a variation of RISUG in the fallopian tubes as a female contraceptive.” WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? Oh, because the male version is too cheap and easy, and the point of birth control is to control women's bodies. Right.

Because god fucking forbid men sack up and get over their bizarre fixation with their dangley bits long enough to be reproductively proactive. Oh no, minor discomfort for you? Feelin’ a little squeamish? Let’s force ladies to get poked, prodded and cut the fuck open instead! Totally reasonable.

Get. The fuck. Over it.

The basic outline is as follows: man goes to doctor. Doctor performs a tiny surgical procedure similar to a vasectomy, which about 500,000 American men get every year, except that rather than severing the vas deferens, an injected goo turns those tubes into a sort of sperm In-Sink-erator, and none (that is, 0%) of those suckers come through viable. Fifteen minutes and a bandaid later, man can’t knock anyone up for 10 years, or until he decides he wants to, at which point another quick injection flushes out the sperm-addling substance, and man is just as capable of fatherhood as he ever was. These, at least, are the claims of the Indian lab, which has been running human tests since 1989 and reports no adverse effects, and lots of positive ones in the form of babies that don’t exist.

March 6, 2012
boston:

Young Catholic women back birth control use 
- For young Catholic women born after birth control became accessible, the national debate over contraceptive coverage is about politics, not their lives.

I was raised Catholic and when, at 16, birth control was prescribed to help control my unbearable periods, there was never even a question as to whether I would follow my doctor’s orders. If my devoutly Catholic (like, priest coming to the house to give her communion and hear her confession when she was too old to go to church, devout) Italian grandmother didn’t bat an eye, then you cannot convince me this should be a viable angle on this issue.

boston:

Young Catholic women back birth control use

- For young Catholic women born after birth control became accessible, the national debate over contraceptive coverage is about politics, not their lives.

I was raised Catholic and when, at 16, birth control was prescribed to help control my unbearable periods, there was never even a question as to whether I would follow my doctor’s orders. If my devoutly Catholic (like, priest coming to the house to give her communion and hear her confession when she was too old to go to church, devout) Italian grandmother didn’t bat an eye, then you cannot convince me this should be a viable angle on this issue.

February 16, 2012
This House Panel on Birth Control Consists Exclusively of Dudes

good:

The GOP’s explanation: The fight over birth control coverage mandates is “not about women.” It’s about “religious liberties.”

Really? Or is it just easier to wage a culture war with the language of “freedom” and “big government?

Read more on GOOD→ 

Until that dick-shot for men comes to fruition, birth control is unequivolcally about women. Also? How is “religious liberties” even a valid sentiment in this conversation?

All rights end at the point where they begin to intrude upon the rights of others.

LOOK IT UP. IT’S IN THE THING.

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