Why are bombs ok, but not condoms?

3 Mar

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of how the conservatives held a one sided “hearing” on birth control where not a single woman was able to testify. Here in America, reproductive health is not viewed as a legitimate issue, and women are not women, rather they are a sum of parts to be regulated. (At least in the eyes of our politicians) One such sum of parts was a Georgetown law student named Sandra Fluke. She was supposed to go to the hearing to testify on why reproduction is part of human health (seems obvious) and thus should be covered by healthcare. Unfortunately the conservatives barred her from testifying.

Bombastic conservative icon Rush Limbaugh the proceeded to call this woman a slut and a whore for wanting healthcare to cover contraceptives. He went further to say : “if we’re going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”

I’m not sure if Rush is aware, but it takes two people to have sex. Actually, Rush might be aware seeing as he was stopped when trying to re-enter the US after a trip to the Dominican Republic because he had a massive quantity of Viagra. What were you doing in the Dominican Republic with all that Viagra Rush? You weren’t married, and according to you, unmarried women who have sex are sluts and whores. Were you on a sex binge with prostitutes? Of course not. I’m sure it was somehow related to a church mission to help the poor.

Conservatives are decrying contraception coverage as symptomatic of the nanny state, a big government waste of tax payer money so others can have sex.

Lets exam this:

1) The government isn’t paying for the birthcontrol. Healthcare companies are.

2) If healthcare companies covered contraceptives, it would save you money. Pregnant women are expensive for healthcare companies. The fewer pregnant women in your healthcare pool, the less a healthcare company has to charge to pay for them and you.

3) It is ok for healthcare to cover Viagra so old men can still get a hard-on and have sex, but it is not ok for healthcare to cover birth control, which some women take as a hormonal treatment and not just so they don’t get pregnant?

Why aren’t conservatives calling men sluts and whores and decrying how healthcare is paying them to have sex? Why aren’t they demanding sex tapes of these individuals online? Like Rush Limbaugh for example. (Hint: Answer starts with H and ends with ypocrisy)

Viagra is used to treat one thing, limp dick. The pill treats a number of issues besides preventing pregnancy.

4) Why is it not “nanny state government” for the government to regulate who can marry, who can have what types of sex in their private homes, and what a woman can do with her body, but it IS “nanny state government” for healthcare to have to cover contraceptive?

5) Conservatives claim that they want to stop abortion. Birth control stops unwanted pregnancies which lead to abortions. If A=B and B=C, A=C, thus birth control stops abortions. (That’s a liberal conspiracy called logic)

A rational person would think that if someone truly wished to lower the amount of abortions per year, you’d invest heavily in birth control and stop the problem before it starts. Surely that would be the most effective use of resources.

6) Lastly, if conservatives can refuse to pay for life saving healthcare, can liberals refuse to pay for their bombs? Why is it ok for us to be forced to pay for you to kill people, but not ok for you to be forced to pay to make people’s lives better?

I’m sure a conservative will try to counter that last point with “national security. Killing people overseas makes us safer” but that’s extremely debatable. A liberal could easily counter with how fewer unwanted pregnancies = fewer unwanted children = fewer crimes = safer America.

Let’s be honest. This isn’t an issue of tax payer money going to fund wild sex parties. This is an issue of conservative sexism, hypocrisy, and disdain for women.

6 Responses to “Why are bombs ok, but not condoms?”

  1. Steve March 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    You nailed this one on the head Dustin.

  2. TheSecretAtheist March 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Conservatives don’t want women to have access to birth control, want to stop all abortions, and apparently also think that single parenthood is a form of child abuse. They really just want people to stop having sex unless they are married, in which case they should have lots of sex. And since sex is only for procreation they should have lots and lots of kids until we fill the entire world up with so many people that the planet can’t support us. Sounds like a great plan, should work out really well.

    Good luck getting people to stop having sex outside of marriage since even your strongest anti-extramarital sex proponents keep getting caught having affairs or hiring prostitutes and your strongest anti-homosexual proponents get caught hiring men or using little boys.

  3. TheSecretAtheist March 4, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    Oh, and men can’t be sluts, that is a word reserved only for those filthy females. Men who have a lot of sex are just doing what they’ve been created to do: spread their genetic material. Women are obviously just sinful sex addicts with low self-esteem. Obviously.

  4. christinekiefer April 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    Bravo! It’s shocking. Where did this attack on women come from? It seems a whirlwind has started but why now?

    • godlesspaladin April 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm #

      Unfortunately it’s always been there, smoldering. As to why it’s cropping up to visibly now, I’m not exactly sure. It could be a number of things, but I’m guessing A) Mass media makes it easier for bigotry to be visible so we’re just more aware of it and B) the political spectrum in the US has shifted so drastically to the right in the past few years that what was once crazy is normal, and thus the super crazy is coming out of the woodwork, and lastly, C) my generation grew up in a post- Roe V Wade world. Women nowadays don’t know what it was like before they were masters of their own bodies. (Though they arguably aren’t any longer) Many of them are not aware of the attacks on their human rights as they should be. It’s going to be a major shock when one day they wake up and suddenly their rights are gone. Perhaps the Handmaid’s Tale should be mandatory reading…

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