SEX! Booga Booga Booga!

I want to go back briefly to the “Sex-Crazed Co-Eds Going Broke Buying Birth Control, Student Tells Pelosi Hearing Touting Freebie Mandate” article linked in the last post.

One of the odd things I’ve noticed over the past few days is that righties link birth control to promiscuity. For example, Althouse reacted to the phrase “birth control moms” —

The “mom” part of the term is about… well, what is it about? It’s what patronizing politicos call the women who they imagine don’t think, but emote and intuit their way through elections. Or perhaps, in part, it’s that women who are mothers are concerned about the children. In that light, a “birth control mom” isn’t a woman who wants her birth control devices. As a soccer mom likes to see the kids playing soccer, a birth control mom likes to see the kids using birth control, when they fuck, which they will do… you can’t stop ’em… or if you think you can, you might already be a Santorumite.

At the time I read this, I thought, WTF? Does Althouse really not know that the enormous majority of married women in America plan their families, which means they are on birth control most of the time? And one reason for this (not the only only, of course) is the well being of the children they do choose to have?

Craig Bannister, the sick, twisted bleeper who wrote the “sex crazed co-ed” article, doesn’t even seem to understand how birth control works.

A Georgetown co-ed told Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s hearing that the women in her law school program are having so much sex that they’re going broke, so you and I should pay for their birth control.

Does he think the pill or IUDs are only used, um, per episode? For a woman the cost is the same whether she has sex once a day or once a year. Since we’re talking about law school students (Sandra Fluke’s testimony, anyway), who are not teenagers any more, it’s likely some of those “co-eds” are married. Possibly most are in monogamous relationships — I can’t imagine Georgetown law school gives one a lot of time to cruise bars looking to pick up sailors on shore leave. And, of course, some women take the pill for medical reasons that have nothing to do with contraception; treating ovarian cysts, for example, as Sandra Fluke testified.

Speaking of Sandra Fluke, the entire Right assumes she’s some sort of wanton trollop. Comment to The Anchoress:

Sorry for the double post, but where are this girl’s parents? My parents would be beyond humiliated if I gave sworn testimony in Congress that it’s not fair that my mean college refuses to pay for me to have sex consequence free.

If my parents found out about the testimony before hand, they would either a) give me a good talking to, about virtue, self control. And if that didn’t work, they would beg me not to embarrass the family on national tv for all posterity going into the Congressional Record.

What a nice daughter in law she’ll be.

See also “Free love costs too much at Georgetown” — “These poor silly girls who sell themselves so cheaply in the cause of feminism and empowerment make me sad.”

Comment to the “sex crazed” article — “If they fornicate we must facilitate? Debase yourself if you must, but not on my dime.”

I could go on and on and on; there are thousands of examples of people jumping to the knee-jerk conclusion that someone using birth control must be promiscuous. It’s like they just dropped out of a time machine from 1937. Please, nobody tell them about the Comstock Act — they’ll want to bring it back.

I wrote a couple of weeks ago,

Similarly, as Republicans lose ownership of what had been their strongest issues — national security and business — all the ugly muck at the depths of their ids is rising to the surface. Finally, there is nothing left but the primordial concern gnawing at their bones all these years — sex.

I started to say “sex and God,” but if you think about it, mostly God exists for them as a bulwark against sexual chaos. So it really is just about sex.

Booga booga!

And in case any rightie drops by here, please read the economic argument for contraception coverage before you write some stupid thing about why you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s lifestyle.

15 thoughts on “SEX! Booga Booga Booga!

  1. Yeesh, did I wake up in a Hawthorne novel? Or a really bad community-theatre production of The Crucible? What time are the witch-dunkings scheduled?

    This moralistic craze is just sad, 17th Century nonsense… although useful as a disclaimer sign on the GOP candidates’ bus: “That’s right, we got nothin’.”

  2. It’s obvious that none of these assorted bluenoses and panty sniffers have the slightest idea what Sandra Fluke actually said. Their comments are insulting not only to women, but to anyone with a working brain.

    I found this in a post by Sarah Kliff at the Wonkblog:

    Fluke came to Georgetown University interested in contraceptive coverage: She researched the Jesuit college’s health plans for students before enrolling, and found that birth control was not included. “I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care,” says Fluke, who has spent the past three years lobbying the administration to change its policy on the issue.

    So she’s not a sex maniac, she’s a freaking lobbyist. And she’s a third year law student, so she must be at least 25 years old. So in response to the bluenose who was wondering where her parents are: Who cares? She’s an adult. (At any rate, I bet they totally support her.)

  3. Related to the subject of useful shenanigans (ahem)… Davy Jones of the Monkees just passed away.


  4. “My parents would be beyond humiliated if I gave sworn testimony in Congress…”

    My Dear Anchoress, your parents would be humiliated if you testified in Congess, because you’d be showing the whole country what a stupid and ignorant ass your parents raised.

    And Conservatives, who are too uptight to enjoy sexy-time, and just think of it as some duty they have to perform, like filling-out tax forms, or eating veggies, have this deep-seeded fear that other people on the planet might actually be having fun and enjoying life.
    Their POV: “Everyone needs to be as miserable a MFer as I am! So, my mission in life is to make everyone at least as miserable. But I’ll be a great success if I can make their lives even MORE miserable. BWA-HA-HA!!!”

    Hey, Craig Bannister – is that a half-a-roll-of-dimes in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me. You DOG…

  5. Joan,
    Yeah, I’d heard that.

    RIP Davey.

    I do have to admit though, that The Monkees were my gateway band to harder R&R.

    From the Monkees, it wasn’t too big a leap for me go to Jimi Hendrix, MC5, and The Who.

    Then, I found myself main-lining The Ramones and Richard Hell and the Voidoids, snorting The Sex Pistols, and chasing The Dead Kennedy’s with Nina Hagen and The Jam.

    Luckily, the music in the 80′s became less pure because it was cut with some nasty pop sh*t and pretty thin “Hair Band” music, so it was easy to quit that whole scene.

    And to think, it all started with “Take the Last Train to Clarksville…”

  6. At some point in time, sex became worse than dropping bombs on people.
    I don’t understand how this happened.
    If I spray painted “bomb Iran” on a bridge, few would care; if I painted “suck my Penis”, people would freak out.
    I’m sick of paying for the right wing wishes to kill people.A Hellfire missile costs way more than a pound of condoms.

  7. The Monkees were my gateway band to harder R&R.

    Oh, true that.

    I was nine, I think, when they had their TV show, and their music was suited to that fourth-grade demographic. I remember running home crying when some older girls laughed at me for liking the Monkees more than the Beatles.

  8. Interesting.

    It occurs to me that the Rs continually castigate us peons for not planning our lives well enough, and then, when it comes to planning our families (perhaps the area that costs the most), they want the government to tell us how to do it.

  9. joanr16 …Hawthorne seems to work…at least for me.

    “Hester Prynne,” said he, leaning over the balcony, and looking down stedfastly into her eyes, “thou hearest what this good man says, and seest the accountability under which I labor. If thou feelest it to be for thy soul’s peace, and that thy earthly punishment will thereby be made more effectual to salvation, I charge thee to speak out the name of thy fellow-sinner and fellow-sufferer! Be not silent from any mistaken pity and tenderness for him; for, believe me, Hester, though he were to step down from a high place, and stand there beside thee, on thy pedestal of shame, yet better were it so, than to hide a guilty heart through life. What can thy silence do for him, except it tempt him—yea, compel him, as it were—to add hypocrisy to sin? Heaven hath granted thee an open ignominy, that thereby thou mayest work out an open triumph over the evil within thee, and the sorrow without. Take heed how thou deniest to him—who, perchance, hath not the courage to grasp it for himself—the bitter, but wholesome, cup that is now presented to thy lips!”

  10. The author of that disgusting article was probably one of those guys asking a girl on a first date “to do it because she loved him” “of course, he would respect her in the morning” or other things of that nature as he egged every woman he ever dated to have sex with him on every date. When I think back on my dating years, I cannot think of any date I had that didn’t end up in a knockdown, drag out fight as I tried to keep my virginity. I managed to keep my virginity until I was 23; but, it was quite a struggle. Why do men get away with this? And, then, attack women who want birth control. This is also the same story that many of my girlfriends told after their dates–how the date had to be literally fought off. I would go through periods when I wouldn’t date at all because I just plain did not want to have that INEVITABLE physical battle with the guy who asked me out. I have the same story for my dates when I was thirty, forty, fifty, and sixty. I stopped dating at 63 because it just wasn’t worth it from my POV. I was getting too old to fight off guys–even those my age. Although, most guys my age want 25 year old women now.

  11. No indication the anti-sex league is aging any traction. I don’t expect that they will. They are acting like particularly boorish frat boys and their party doesn’t even believe in schoolin’.

  12. “No indication the anti-sex league is aging any traction.” = “No indication the anti-sex league is GAINING any traction.” iPhone autocorrect error.

  13. Heh! These are the same “historians” that never got the memo that records indicate that most married women (from 1850 to 1950) had their first child within 6 months of their wedding day (not even mentioning the miscarriages common with first pregnancies)…
    Makes you wonder how little they know about their own family histories!

    Dumb does not even begin to cover the ground (“…it was clear as mud, but it covered the ground.”).

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