To hear some of the conservatives in the birth control controversy, you would think that women are running around committing parthenogenesis, or else having irresponsible sex– proving they are too irresponsible to risk random, unwanted pregnancies like decent women would. Is this just a female trouble?
Gary Norton on Daily Kos has a short post pointing out the obvious–
It isn’t just women, men care about contraception also.
So when these Republicans who seem to be prisoners of some Eighteenth Century time warp try to deny access to contraceptives or just make it more difficult for women to get contraceptives, they aren’t just stepping on women, they are also attacking men. I resent it. I not only resent the attack on my wife, I resent the attack on me and my ability to have the family that I choose.
There are plenty of men who love women, who care for their families. I wish more of them would speak out like Gary Norton did. When Rush Limbaugh calls a female student a ‘slut’, and presidential candidate Rick Santorum calls that entertainment, someone needs to take the microphone away from the bullies.