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birth control bs

March 2, 2012

It appears that political discourse in this country has sunk to such ridiculously low depths that women who think health plans should include birth control are literally thought of and overtly labelled by some as sluts and prostitutes:

Dear Rush Limbaugh: Birth Control Doesn’t Work Like Viagra

(Then again, maybe it’s always been this low.)

Besides the stupidity of the comparison (as well as the current debate surrounding birth control in general, in my opinion), I think it illustrates the prevalence of misogynistic double standards that still pervade our predominately patriarchal society. It seems to be culturally acceptable for men to have lots of sex, not to mention for them to use drugs to enhance and facilitate sex; but God forbid a women suggest her health plan cover birth control!

It’s even funnier coming from conservatives who are so dead set against abortion, seeing as how they’re essentially fighting tooth and nail to deny women easy access to things that actually help prevent unwanted pregnancies. The insanity of this logic blows my mind.

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