I Think They really Are Gunning For Our Birth Control

It’s common among younger women to say “Oh, I’m not a feminist”.  Which kinda drives me crazy since a lot of us fought very hard to get into law schools and medical schools and not have to be secretaries, nurses and kindergarten teachers any longer.  I think in some ways this new generation thinks these fights are over and it’s all been settled.

Weeel, it doesn’t look that way.  Yes, the right has always been opposed to abortion and I agree it is a complex and difficult subject to discuss when one side thinks it’s murder — full stop, but some on the right now seem to have set their sights on limiting if not outright denying the use of contraception because —-??? Sluts?  It’s God’s will that women have babies?  On the more fringy, crazy, hateful part of the far right they seem obsessed with the continuation of the white race.  Who knows what is behind this.

Maybe it is really just the fact they can’t stand the fact that the pill freed women and gave us enormous power.  I reprinted an essay I wrote about what makes women dangerous and I said it was the Pill.  I guess these men agree with me.

We had Santorum inveighing against the pill, and Huckabee with his Uncle Sugar remark, and now this delightful loon, Matt Walsh, who is a staple on Glen Beck apparently.  I can’t possibly say it any better then this hilarious article from Wonkette, and the visual had me snorting my morning tea.  Enjoy.


2 Responses to I Think They really Are Gunning For Our Birth Control

  • Janice Gelb says:

    I’ve been saying for some time that the people I currently feel for the most in the US are women of childbearing age – I see no scenario in which abortion will still be legal in 10 years.

  • Melinda Snodgrass says:

    I worry too, Janice, but I think the Republicans really don’t want Roe v. Wade overturned. It’s a way to whip up the base and I think they fear a backlash when women start dying from back alley abortions again. Outlawing it isn’t going to stop it. The rich will go to Europe the poor will go to butchers.

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