last time i checked, it takes two to tango

There are a lot of things I don’t understand about the war on women’s health.

Why are male politicians making health decisions for women? What is wrong with providing women, especially poor women (does anyone know how much it costs to own a vagina?), with the resources they need for their sexual and prenatal health? What is wrong with people that they would bomb a Planned Parenthood?

Family planning clinics are not all about abortions. They just aren’t. It’s not even half of the services they provide. Family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood provide women with important health services like annual exams, STI screenings and treatment, HIV testing, cancer screening, breast exams, and birth control.


These services are offered at affordable prices for women who don’t have great healthcare and you know what else… they provide a safe, clean, and professional place for women, who otherwise are shamed into even paying attention to their sexual health, to take care of themselves. (college girls who don’t want their parents to know they’re having sex, religious-types who don’t agree that responsible sex is a sin)

Sex is so taboo in our society, our language proves it, ex: woman who has pre-marital sex = slut, man who has pre-marital sex = stud.

Being a girl is hard. Being a girl in Texas is even harder. Rick Perry has cut family planning funds by 2/3 in Texas. TWO-THIRDS! When your government is against you and doing all that it can to prevent you from taking care of yourself, it’s hard to understand why women stay there. I propose all women move from Texas! Imagine that! A woman-less Texas.

So, where are the guys in all this? Women don’t get preggo by themsleves so why don’t we have more men standing up for the women in their lives?

Think of the implications of cutting funding for Planned Parenthood and other like-programs: more unsafe abortions, more children born to poor, unprepared parents and entered into the cycle of poverty, more parents born to single moms, more women without health care having to visit the emergency room and increasing your health premiums.

I worry for the girls in Texas. You should worry about them too.

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2 thoughts on “last time i checked, it takes two to tango

  1. “Why are male politicians making health decisions for women? What is wrong with providing women, especially poor women, with the resources they need for their sexual and prenatal health? What is wrong with people that they would bomb a Planned Parenthood?”

    They do provide resources with most sexual and prenatal health things. They don’t especially like abortion though, and don’t want to provide poor women with tax payer money for abortion. You’re probably aware of why they dislike abortion.

    Cocaine is what’s wrong with people. He was a random coke dealer with no known connection to the pro life movement. Sometimes people who are really high do stupid stuff. Maybe he was dating someone who worked at planned parenthood and hated him or her? Who knows.

    “Family planning clinics are not all about abortions. They just aren’t. It’s not even half of the services they provide. Family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood provide women with important health services like annual exams, STI screenings and treatment, HIV testing, cancer screening, breast exams, and birth control. ”

    Well, they don’t do breast exams. They don’t have any mammograms. They refer you for that. They do the others but given how controversial abortion is a lot of people would prefer to pay others to do the rest.

    Of course, Obama cares a lot about abortion, so he cut off all federal funds to texas when they cut off funds . If you’re not doing abortions you don’t get to help poor women. They can go without their STI screenings and birth control if it means there’s a chance planned parenthood can do more abortions.

    “Sex is so taboo in our society, our language proves it, ex: woman who has pre-marital sex = slut, man who has pre-marital sex = stud. ”

    The word slut is mostly used by women. It means a woman having more sex than you. I’m not sure that this word choice says much other than that women hate other women and men love men.

    “Think of the implications of cutting funding for Planned Parenthood and other like-programs: more unsafe abortions, more children born to poor, unprepared parents and entered into the cycle of poverty, more parents born to single moms, more women without health care having to visit the emergency room and increasing your health premiums. ”

    Planned Parenthood doesn’t have great safety regulations. Unsafe abortions will continue.

    As abortion has increased single parenthood has increased and children born to single moms has increased. I have doubts about your implications.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/us/for-women-under-30-most-births-occur-outside-marriage.html?pagewanted=all

    Abortion is legalized, the number of children born to single moms sharply increases, and your solution is more abortion?

  2. It’s weird that they’re pushing for this running up to an election, rather than getting away with it right after one, which would totally work. I think part of the reason is that they spend so much time listening to Fox that they all but forget that the rest of the country has different opinions, and voting rights. There are all sorts of potential explanations, all of them crazy.

    The best retaliation I’ve seen is http://www.noaccesssexstrike.org/ which is a technique that has stopped a war. Maybe it can stop this one too. Republicans probably care a lot more about hooking up with women than trampling their rights.

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