The pill was first approved in 1957 for “severe menstrual problems” and came with a mandatory “warning” that the drug would prevent pregnancy. Within two years, half a million women were taking the drug for its “side effect.”
(Source: facts.randomhistory.com, via senatorkhaleesi)
"Focusing on the non-orgasmic reasons women use contraception will not magically change conservatives’ minds about the issue. No matter how many articles come out imploring the public to think about the very real health problems women have, conservative organizations have had their minds in the gutter for years, and they like it there."
It’s REALLY IMPORTANT that we somehow educate women that the birth control pill can reduce their sex drive. I mean - I wonder how many relationships and marriages have been damaged by the pill without them even knowing it. It ended two of my relationships (which should have ended anyway, but that’s a different story). It’s such a gradual deadening that it’s really hard to know that it’s the pill that’s doing it. UGH
Someone get this guy a fucking medal.
They made birth control for men. However it never got past the clinical testing stage because its side effects were things like “moodiness, extreme cramping, hunger, increased sexual drive” and were considered INHUMANE.
what the fuck do they think women go through every goddamn month seriously
i hate this fuckin post. this dude is getting all this praise for saying what women have been saying for decades. but when a man says it it’s suddenly revolutionary and new.
he didn’t even come up with that bullet proof vest comparison himself.
Once again a man says it then it’s real and important
(Source: tastefullyoffensive, via official-mens-frights-activist)
I ended up yelling at Husband in the car the other night about this, with regards to birth control. Husband said, “You can’t expect him to be controversial in the middle of an election.” I said, in all caps:
NINETY-EIGHT PERCENT OF WOMEN IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE USED BIRTH CONTROL.
THAT’S FIFTY PERCENT OF THE VOTING BLOCK.
MOST OF THOSE WOMEN USED BIRTH CONTROL WITH AN APPROVING PARTNER.
SO THAT’S ANOTHER, WHAT, THIRTY PERCENT?
EIGHTY PERCENT — EIGHT-ZERO PERCENT — OF AMERICANS APPROVE OF BIRTH CONTROL.
IF HE CAN’T COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF THAT, HE CAN’T COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF **PUPPIES**.
BIRTH CONTROL IS LITERALLY MORE SUPPORTED IN AMERICA THAN PUPPIES.
Husband blinked a few times and said he hadn’t thought of it that way before. I just wish someone would transmit that message to my president.
"What’s wrong with 5 guys up there talking about women’s reproduction? I mean we’re the ones who have the responsibility of telling the lady that it’s her responsibility."
Stephen Colbert to Nancy Pelosi