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The Birth Control Debate: Fox News Style. Worth watching, Sandy Rios is actually insane.

I love how Sandy Rios tries to claim that she is for women’s rights, but then she supports the idea that women should have any sexual freedom, and also tries to pin all unwanted pregnancies on irresponsible women. She doesn’t try to understand that rape, birth control sabotage, and economic issues prevent women from being able to choose their pregnancies. $9 a month seems inexpensive to privileged women like Rios, but to other women, every penny is golden and $108 a year is money that they may have needed elsewhere.

Ignoring the cis-sexism, there are issues here:

1) “THE generic brand” …I apologize that every person with a uterus isn’t some monolithic being who can take generic Ortho Cyclen or Ortho Tricyclen without negative effects. (For those who can benefit from this, Target, Kroger, and Wal-Mart sell these brands for $9.)

2) Comparing a government coverage of breast pumps and abuse counseling to pedicures and manicures as an example of outlandish spending. Actually, nail care can be deemed a medical necessity for conditions. If you had a low income and had any type of abuse, you would deserve counsel, even if you are an abrasive dumbass. Jehmu’s face @ 2:02 conveys her feelings completely.

3) I reiterate a point made by Jehmu: HOW ARE YOU NOT OKAY WITH SAVING THE MONEY associated with supporting children who were the result of unplanned, and unaffordable pregnancies? And it is about health, not just the cost-saving.

4) “[why do you want to allow your daughters] unrestricted, unlimited sex any time, anywhere…” Sounds good to me! Let me know when we take public indecency laws off the books. (Also, you’re slut-shaming as if women enjoying sex is a bad thing.)

5) Based purely on chance, more readily available and affordable birth control would mean that more people take it. Notice how fewer people walk around with their heads tied in bandages for toothaches since Orajel and dentists are more prevalent? Using birth control correctly, even with it’s chances of failing, means some proportionately lower percentage of abortions that the hate-monger keeps yapping about.

6) She just said Red China, didn’t she? She really did. Yes, there is a law on the books about how many children one can have because of over-population in China. Since our fertility rates are actually lower than the replacement rate, I don’t foresee this being a problem in the U.S. any time soon. Just stop.

7) I really don’t think you understand what science is… And if you think the morning after pill is what causes a peak in sexual relationships with older men, I think I’m beginning to understand why your logic doesn’t work. Correlation still doesn’t equal causation. Again, the pill was available, so sure, people will use it. They doesn’t mean that it wasn’t happening before.


This nonsense…

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  1. ashlynnbitch reblogged this from newwavefeminism
  2. enteramine reblogged this from moldycupofmilk and added:
    Oh Sandy…Fantasy! Lala land! That’s what you’re in by thinking your arguments actually make sense! I started taking...
  3. gothgoon reblogged this from floodofsunshine and added:
    :) i’m glad i’m not the only one who thinks counselling for abusive and pedicures are basically of the same importance.
  4. afro-caribbeansistah reblogged this from newwavefeminism
  5. cydneybergdorf reblogged this from doe-eyed-debtor and added:
    What the fucking fuck. I can’t even.
  6. iwouldntmindit- reblogged this from onthewing and added:
    Oh my god.. someone please just throw her off a cliff.
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  9. doe-eyed-debtor reblogged this from newwavefeminism and added:
    i’m only three minutes in and i can only think of one other segment of tv that has made me this furious.
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  11. oh666 reblogged this from booonanzajellybean and added:
    multiple sex partners are more damning than unwanted pregnancy …oh
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  15. queersaint reblogged this from newwavefeminism and added:
    Not only does all of the above piss me off, the blatant rudeness and racial discrimination Sandy Rios poses towards...
  16. onthewing reblogged this from newwavefeminism and added:
    omg fucking… jesus christ I’m 10 seconds into her first argument and already rolling my eyes
  17. thelastasylum reblogged this from newwavefeminism and added:
    I don’t know whether I should laugh or punch a hole in the wall…
  18. kaeguri reblogged this from colorthehour and added:
    And yet they fail to mention that VIAGRA is covered by medicare. Yes because unwanted pregnancies + more government...
  19. marmotface said: How can you liken breast pumps and counseling for abuse to manicures and pedicures? That doesn’t even make sense.
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  21. tashabatata reblogged this from azombietoneutralize and added:
    Did… did that woman just compare funding abuse counseling to funding manicures? Jesus. Anyway, wow. I have had free...
  22. haushinkkkkka reblogged this from azombietoneutralize and added:
    "We’re going to cover birth control, breast pumps, counseling for abuse, are we going to do pedicures and manicures as...
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