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Fri Feb 17, 2012, 05:48 AM

Why Patriarchal Men Are Utterly Petrified of Birth Control -- And Why We'll Still Be Fighting About

If this has already been posted here and I missed it, my apologies. It's quite a long, but interesting article, imo.

AlterNet / By Sara Robinson

February 15, 2012

Why Patriarchal Men Are Utterly Petrified of Birth Control -- And Why We'll Still Be Fighting About it 100 Years From Now
Conservative bishops and Congressmen are fighting a rear-guard action against one of the most revolutionary changes in human history.

http://www.alternet.org/visions/154144/why_patriarchal_men_are_utterly_petrified_of_birth_control_--_and_why_we%27ll_still_be_fighting_about_it_100_years_from_now/

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Reply Why Patriarchal Men Are Utterly Petrified of Birth Control -- And Why We'll Still Be Fighting About (Original post)
polly7 Feb 2012 OP
Magoo48 Feb 2012 #1
OKNancy Feb 2012 #2
polly7 Feb 2012 #3
MH1 Feb 2012 #5
OKNancy Feb 2012 #6
niyad Feb 2012 #7
emsimon33 Feb 2012 #4
Tumbulu Feb 2012 #8
yardwork Feb 2012 #9

Response to polly7 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 07:02 AM

1. One must only look behind most patriarchs to find smelly pile of religious horseshit...

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 07:12 AM

2. My state just passed a personhood bill

nothing about life of the mother, rape and incest attached.
I assume that any hormonal birth control would be outlawed.
Of course it goes without saying no abortions.... in a state that is near the top in unwed pregnancies.

You know, I have an ex-friend who is a right-winger. She had an abortion in her mid-40's. Felt she didn't want any more children.
I wonder now what she feels about all this. I bet she thinks the bill is fine... they are such hypocrites.

I do have hope though. I bet the courts strike it down like they did the asinine Sharia law bill.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 07:33 AM

3. Good lord, that's scary. I hope they do strike it down.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 07:20 AM

5. Funny you should mention Sharia.

Does anyone else find it disturbingly bizarre that while they attack "Sharia law", they are also working so hard to move this country in the direction of what Sharia law would mean to women?

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Response to MH1 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 07:32 AM

6. hadn't pieced that thought together, but you are right!

Some writer better than I could sure make some good points about this.

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Response to MH1 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:26 AM

7. yes, quite a few of us do--I have been pointing out for many years that the only real difference

between the fundamentalists of islam and the fundamentalists of christianity is location

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 04:14 AM

4. Very interesting

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:12 AM

8. excellent and interesting article

and what I have been thinking about a lot lately.

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 03:12 PM

9. I've been thinking about this a lot. Thanks for posting.K&R

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