Posted: December 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

I stumbled across this political cartoon today: https://twitter.com/max_read/status/405341149130670080/photo/1/large

So fucking stupid.

1. 99% of sexually active women have used birth control at some point in their lives. Having better access is not going to change women into irresponsible sex maniacs. Women who are in committed relationships will be just as committed with BC coverage. Women who enjoy multiple partners will go on enjoying multiple partners.

2. YOU CANNOT BLAME WOMEN FOR YOUR ACTIONS. STD’s are a risk of sex EVERY time you are with a new partner. Failing to protect yourself is your fucking problem. It is NOT the duty of women to keep themselves chaste and pure so you can fuck them at random without protection and fear of communicable diseases. This is slut-shaming and it puts all responsibility of safe sex on the shoulders of women. Not only are we supposed to make ourselves sexually available, we are to prevent accidental pregnancies and STD’s.

3. This cartoon illustrates the double standard that conservatives, misogynists, and other detractors of reproductive freedom hold. Men are free to fuck who they want, when they want. Women, however, are shamed and then blamed for being infected (by men) with STDs, and blamed for unplanned pregnancies. Men own the sexual market and dictate the rules, and women interested in their own sexual gratification are sluts and whores, whereas men who are the same are considered normal.

4. The indignant attitude of the cartoon man, and the careless and stupid look on the cartoon woman’s face illustrate how women are viewed by these misogynists as incapable of handling the responsibility of freedom. Not only is she going to fuck it up for herself, she’s going to fuck it up for everyone. This provides the basis needed to justify the use of government power to deny full reproductive freedom to women.

Disgusting.

 

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