Plan J for Judgement

Now that the emergency contraception pill has been approved for OTC sales, there are a lot of laments from opponents. It’s outrageous, it’s depraved, it’ll hasten the end of the world. I’m tired of the whining & just want everyone to look at this issue rationally.

To hear these people talk, you’d think the government just mandated a glory hole in every American bathroom.

I wager that many women regularly engaging in irresponsible sex will be too lazy or stupid to use this pill. Let’s be honest, getting pregnant is the least of your worries if you’re having unprotected sex. If you don’t care enough to prevent your own untimely death, thus refuse to run out to the pharmacy for a box of condoms, why would you get off of your skanky ass to go buy this pill at the same pharmacy?

The women using this pill will most likely be rape victims & sexually responsible women who’ve had accidents. Really.

Purchasing this pill is the equivalent of buying many other forms of contraception. It’s not any easier to come by, cheaper to purchase or simpler to use than condoms, sponges, spermicides & the like. So the women buying it will most likely be the same women that already go into these same stores to purchase contraceptive devices.

It’s unbelievable that in the 21st century we’re still treating American women as second class citizens. I’ve never heard a single “moralist” decry Viagra. But look at it logically: if a man has to take a pill to get an erection, he’s got a short window of time in which to act on it. (Apparently less than 4 hours).

In his heightened sexual frenzy, is he going to take the time to responsibly use contraception as well as protection against disease? Any guy on this stuff is an A-1 candidate for irresponsible sexual activity. Yet I’ve never heard a single moralist question the responsibility of this drug or its users.

There was no protest at Viagra’s approval. No one was crying that it would lead to debauchery, the collapse of American society, etc.

So the message here is that men are sexually responsible simply because they are male. Men are supposed to “do it”. Frequently & proudly, even when nature has clearly mandated that they stop.

Thus, any device that leads to an increase in male sexual activity is unquestionably acceptable. Women are not given the same benefit of the doubt by any stretch of the imagination, nor are they given the same respect by society’s moral champions.

To those people I have but one question: If it’s ok for men to have sex but it’s not ok for women to have sex, just who should these men be banging?


At 9/07/2006 9:46 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Great post! I agree!

At 9/09/2006 9:49 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Right ON. People really don't get it - sexism is STILL an issue, and I encouter it every day.


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