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 Pelosiâ€™s hearing that the women in her law school program are having so much sex that theyâ€™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 girlâ€™s parents? My parents would be beyond humiliated if I gave sworn testimony in Congress that itâ€™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 didnâ€™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 sheâ€™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 â€” national security and business â€” 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 â€” sex.
I started to say â€œsex and God,â€ but if you think about it, mostly God exists for them as a bulwark against sexual chaos. So it really is just about sex.
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.