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Protecting Viagra-Seeking Men From Themselves


#1

Protecting Viagra-Seeking Men From Themselves

In an ingenious goose/gander rebuttal to male-and-GOP-Kentucky legislators "awash in Christian family values," a female lawmaker has proposed a bill requiring men seeking Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs to jump through a series of absurd hoops - two doctors' visits, a wife's note, a Bible-sworn vow - that mirror moves to restrict women's right to abortion. Women are also sending OB/GYN questions to their governor under the hashtag Askbevinaboutmyvag.


#2

I like this woman. Of course, the men won't think it very funny, but I think it hilarious, and quite likely to make an impression. Keep it up, good ladies of Kentucky.


#5

We need much, much more of this. We need surveillance bills passed that require public monitoring of all communications between politicians and lobbyists stat.


#6

Well, I am a man; at least, I was, the last time I looked, and I enjoyed this article and hope, that it will be widely disseminated and not just among those stale old geezers in the Kentucky Legislation.


#7

There is one minor fallacy in equating Viagra with abortion. To the best of my knowledge, no human being with a heartbeat, measurable brainwaves and a capacity for feeling excruciating pain has ever been physically dismembered through the use of Viagra. It's not about vaginas. It's about recognizing the validity of and protecting all human life, from death row to Syria, from the ranks of the uninsured to the womb, without exception and without discrimination.


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#9

Hey I am a guy and think it very funny and very approriate.


#10

Brilliant! Count me as another male for the "This is Great!" column.

Marzian for governor!


#11

It's a good start but it doesn't go far enough. Every rape involves a penis. If the state is going to be authorizing the issuance of drugs used solely for the purpose of making penises incapable of rape capable of it, it should be monitoring post-usage activities and getting sperm samples for use in a national DNA registry.

There is also the question of sexually transmitted diseases. Certainly yearly inspections could go a long way toward stopping penises from contributing to this public health problem.

Considering the danger involved there should also be classes in the proper use of a penis and licensing dependent on passing an annual test. Perhaps notarized statements from sex partners stating the penises are being used correctly could be used in place of annual tests after the initial one.

Public Service Announcements could be helpful. "A penis can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Exercise caution when using it." "Don't be a tool: Learn how to handle your penis correctly."

I'm glad to see someone is starting to address this public health issue, but the problem may well prove to be bigger and harder than anticipated.


#12

I'm not going to put a further damper on the mood of the bill, the article and the posts. I'll just ask you to read this: http://endingawantedpregnancy.com/dandy-walker-third-trimester-abortion/


#13

Nope. So far as I am concerned, the prevailing issue is any person's right to control and decide what is going to happen to and to what uses to put her/his body. Despite the apparent conflict between the rights of a pregnant human being and the fetus she carries, there is no conflict because the fetus has no rights which equal, much less supersede the rights of the woman carrying it.

If, for instance, the argument was that before a heart is present and functional, before neurological development needed for the experience of physical pain has been attained, abortion is the right of a woman, perhaps I would be sympathetic to the view and be willing to support it legislatively. But this view is rarely that taken by those who rail about abortion in comment sections. No, it is all about the sanctity of all embryos, fetuses, and unborn, no matter what, no matter how early. In fact, many of those in the anti-abortion movement are not content with stopping all abortion, but wish to ultimately prohibit most forms of birth control. Either view alone is deadly to women, the combination quite appalling.

Help create a world where abortion is unnecessary, and I will cheer you and join you, because ending abortion is not itself an unworthy goal. It just must not ever interfere with a woman's bodily autonomy .


#14

There was no attempt to equate Viagra with abortion in the article. There was, however, an attempt to highlight the dichotomization of morality by proclaiming the protection of human life with behavior that violates human lives. Human Life calls that hypocrisy. And when that happens to half the population as differentiated by gender, Human Life calls that discrimination. Without exception.


#16

You miss your own point.
Human beings with a heartbeat, measurable brainwaves and the ability to feel excrutiating pain are sent to their deaths in Afganistan.
And these crusaders advocate such.

Ours is an economy built on War Profits.
This change will come from the heart not from a bunch of redneck males representing patriarchy at its worst


#17

Brilliant.

Just the kind of leadership we need in this off balance and humorless world of ours.


#18

I am a man and I think it is a great idea and shows the ridiculous restrictions and requirements for women. I thought that the right wing wanted government out of our personal lives, not. They only want industry to be able to cheat us.


#19

Well done! Maybe you could add something about the sanctity of the sperm and it's misuse in the instance of impregnating a woman's egg that does not want it violated? What about the sanctity of the egg? Just askin' :slightly_smiling: