The only thing that’s hard to swallow about this story is that it’s ok to be a female chauvenist pig

March 19th, 2007

Over the years I’ve gotten into several arguments with woman over the possibility of a male birth control pill.

Bascially, cialis canada diagnosis their responses were very similar to the ones expressed in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on the possibility of a male pill:

“It’s hard enough for a woman to take (the pill) every day, viagra sales ” said Beth Bates, a 42-year-old bar manager from Mequon. “Put it in a man’s brain? That’ll never happen.”

Niki Pappas, a 36-year-old pharmaceuticals saleswoman from Whitefish Bay, said she would have a lot of questions before she believed a man taking contraceptives.

“If some guy said to me, ‘Hey, baby, I’m on the birth control pill,’ I wouldn’t trust that,” Pappas said.

My response?

1.) Are you kidding me? If a man could take a pill every morning and guarantee that he’d never have to have worry about paying a nickel of child support, I guarantee men would be sprinkling the things on top of their morning Wheaties.

2.) Can you imagine a man getting away with saying that women’s brains couldn’t handle the complexity of taking a daily pill or that women were lying about being protected against pregnancy? The thing I find hardest to swallow is that reverse sexism is alive and well and being quoted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for chuckles.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rustmeister  |  March 19th, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    Sexism is sexism. No reverse about it.

    Know any good blonde jokes? :-P

  • 2. Melinda  |  March 23rd, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    Elliot – This is my main problem with feminism today.

    Somewhere along the way it stopped being about “Equal” rights for women and started being about Extra rights.

    I’m still in total favor of equal rights. Women still don’t merit equal pay for equal work. There still exists a glass ceiling in the corporate world. Women who get pregnant are often mommy-tracked.

    That’s why I call it feminism vs. femi-nazism. Feminism is about getting equal rights for women. Femi-nazism is about saying and doing whatever you want – whether or not it would be right to do if reversed.

    I’m proud to be a feminist. I hate femi-nazis.

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