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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:06 PM

GIANT BIRTH CONTROL COSTUME WILL FOLLOW ROMNEY ON CAMPAIGN TRAIL

GIANT BIRTH CONTROL COSTUME WILL FOLLOW ROMNEY ON CAMPAIGN TRAIL | Planned Parenthood’s action fund is sending a costumed package of birth control dubbed “Pillamina” out on the campaign trail to highlight Mitt Romney’s opposition to President Obama’s birth control coverage mandate. In a statement introducing Pillamina, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards noted that her organization wants to emphasize the fact that birth control is “an economic issue for women — period. That’s something that President Obama clearly understands, and that Mitt Romney simply doesn’t.” Image via Planned Parenthood:

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/06/19/502558/giant-birth-control-costume-will-follow-romney-on-campaign-trail/

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Reply GIANT BIRTH CONTROL COSTUME WILL FOLLOW ROMNEY ON CAMPAIGN TRAIL (Original post)
kpete Jun 2012 OP
TBMASE Jun 2012 #1
KurtNYC Jun 2012 #5
limpyhobbler Jun 2012 #7
Fozzledick Jun 2012 #17
limpyhobbler Jun 2012 #30
TBMASE Jun 2012 #10
Quantess Jun 2012 #8
TBMASE Jun 2012 #11
limpyhobbler Jun 2012 #12
TBMASE Jun 2012 #20
Xyzse Jun 2012 #29
Quantess Jun 2012 #13
TBMASE Jun 2012 #19
HockeyMom Jun 2012 #21
Quantess Jun 2012 #24
treestar Jun 2012 #23
freshwest Jun 2012 #28
Bjorn Against Jun 2012 #22
TBMASE Jun 2012 #27
rfranklin Jun 2012 #25
limpyhobbler Jun 2012 #2
meeksgeek Jun 2012 #18
Starry Messenger Jun 2012 #3
demtenjeep Jun 2012 #4
KurtNYC Jun 2012 #6
limpyhobbler Jun 2012 #9
proud2BlibKansan Jun 2012 #14
tclambert Jun 2012 #15
tclambert Jun 2012 #16
bluerum Jun 2012 #26

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:09 PM

1. yeaaah....the guy's sign on the left

 

really sends the wrong message. Afterall, it's not just the woman's responsiblity to avoid pregnancy.
He should shut up and buy condoms if he's that worried about becoming a father


And I ONLY say that because it's NOT just the responsibility of the woman to avoid pregnancy. Every MAN should take an active role in making sure he doesn't become a father before he's ready and demanding a woman be responsible for it, is not the right message to send.

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Response to TBMASE (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:19 PM

5. So if you were there your sign would be "shut up and buy condoms" ?

I agree with you that the responsibility is shared (or should be) but this is a protest of the GOP having a double standard -- covering Viagra and not wanting to cover the pill.

Btw, easy to get condoms free.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:26 PM

7. I was just glad they didn't make a giant condom costume.

Nobody wants to see that, especially Mittens.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:12 PM

17. Oh, I don't know - why not these guys?

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 05:45 PM

30. I'm open to this idea...

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:36 PM

10. No. My comment has more to do with his sign

 

and the message that it conveys. Namely that it's the woman's responsibility that he not become a dad.

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Response to TBMASE (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:28 PM

8. Oh, come on.

What if they are a monogamous couple who thinks condoms are annoying? Many women think it's more fun without a condom. I guess you just want to lecture people.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:40 PM

11. No one likes condoms

 

but, if he doesn't want to become a dad, he should take responsibility to make sure it doesn't happen. His sign, to me, says it's the woman's responsibilty to prevent him from becoming a father.

Not a good message when you have people who blame women for becoming pregnant with unwanted children in the first place

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Response to TBMASE (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:57 PM

12. He seems like a thoughtful considerate guy.

I bet they discussed their birth control options together as a couple and then chose the pill because it is more reliable and/or better.

Anyhoo the pill is what puts her in charge of her own reproduction, more or less.

I'm rooting for a male birth control pill to give dudes more control over pregancy.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:21 PM

20. You're probably right

 

I just recall all the bad PSAs from HS, where the guy blames his GF for getting pregnant, as if he had no responsibility in the matter.

And, quite frankly, if I were a woman, I wouldn't trust a man who said he was on the pill

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Response to TBMASE (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 05:37 PM

29. Coughs

I could not stop laughing when I read your post...

"And, quite frankly, if I were a woman, I wouldn't trust a man who said he was on the pill "

Oh so damn true.

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Response to TBMASE (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:59 PM

13. I suppose you have a point.

For me, it's always been the unwritten rule that my boyfriend needs to trust me and that I have it all under control. But, do I have it all under control??

Maybe that is why some men get "snipped". I have a couple of (platonic) male friends who have been sterilized. It seemed extreme to me, but if I were in their shoes I might understand...

In any case, I applaud the young man in the pink shirt for sticking up for his girlfriend, and women's access to BC.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:19 PM

19. And there should be trust

 

but if his concern is not becoming a father, and the discussion hasn't been had with his partner or she doesn't have BC, it becomes HIS responsibility to make sure HE doesn't become a father.

I remember all the bad PSA's from the 80's where the guy's excuse was to blame the girl from getting pregnant. It's a shared responsibility

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Response to Quantess (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:29 PM

21. My husband got a vasectomy

if you are married, don't want more/any kids, why shouldn't HE take control of the birth control? Why should the woman take contraceptives until menopause? Snip, snip, all done.

I, do however, appreciate a man demonstrating for the right to contraceptives for women, especially since MEN are the ones try to deny this to women.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:47 PM

24. Of course!

But the guys with vasectomies whom I am thinking of both got theirs before 30, and neither was ever a father. That's cool with me. That is their decision, their choice.

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Response to TBMASE (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:42 PM

23. I don't think he's saying that

He's just focused on the government leaving women alone. That's the issue there.

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Response to treestar (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 05:27 PM

28. Agreed.

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Response to TBMASE (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:38 PM

22. I think you are reading way too much into the sign

Nowhere does the sign say that birth control is the woman's responsibility, nor does it say he does not use condoms. Many couples use both condoms and the pill as the combination provides better protection than either option alone.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:52 PM

27. He doesn't want to be a dad, so his GF should have birth control

 

that's the way I read it. No responsibility for himself, all on the woman.

Maybe they do, I just think the sign is a little odd considering it IS a dual responsibility

It's just my opinion

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Response to TBMASE (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:07 PM

25. I think a vasectomy is in order for that guy...

 

he should n0t reproduce!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:16 PM

2. poor Mittens

Santorum and the rest of the clown car forced him to take this ridiculous birth control position during the primaries, and now he looks like an idiot. How horrible it must feel to have no idea what you stand for and having to make it up as you go along.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:12 PM

18. I doubt Mittens feels horrible about anything

That would require having a conscience. Whatever he says is right at the time he says it. Easy!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:17 PM

3. Too bad they don't work retroactively.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:17 PM

4. remember the giant Ciggarette that followed poppy?

Love it

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:22 PM

6. or the "Kiss" that followed Lieberman ?



Lieberman kissing Bush Jr.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:30 PM

9. To make this accurate it would have to show the tongues

But then it would be "porn" I guess.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:01 PM

14. Great!! I'm so sick of that fetus truck that follows the Democrat

This is awesome.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:05 PM

15. I like the "keep your Mitts off" line.

We could use that for a lot of stuff. "Keep your Mitts off Medicare!" "Keep your Mitts off Social Security!" "Keep your Mitts off the middle class!" Oh, we're gonna have fun with this.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:07 PM

16. Oh, and "Keep your God damn Mitts off Detroit!"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:31 PM

26. Excellent.

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