I'm sick of the media mischaracterizing the freaking issue. The GOP isn't against womens' reproductive rights, buttwads, they're against having to pay for optional and purely personal procedures and medicines. If you want to use birth control - go for it. Comes out of your pocket. Same as if you want to have your nose made smaller, fat liposuctioned, tits enlarged or whatever. If you want a Cadillac, go for it. Just don't expect me to freaking pay for it. Doesn't mean I'm prejudiced against consumers wanting Caddys, just that I don't want to pay for something YOU want.
I'm gonna get crude here, so here goes.
If women can demand free (for them - the rest of us have to pay for it) birth control and free (see previous) abortions, then By Gawd I want free dick enlargement procedures as well as other cosmetic surgery - because after all, my positive self image is a RIGHT, dammit, and YOU should be paying for it, not me. Occasionally, I suffer from ASB (Acute Sperm Backup), a proven medical condition that can cause poor health. Clinics set up to relieve that pressure should be taxpayer funded (legal hookers, dammit!). And if you oppose it, you are a male hating misogynist, prejudiced against men, and probably club male baby harp seals for fun and wear the bloody furs while dancing around an effigy of a penis and testicles, cutting them to pieces with switchblade tampons while singing Helen Reddy's I Am Woman.
See what I did there? Exaggeration, marginalization, misrepresentation - all tactics that are being used to support my paying for someone else's abortions and birth control.
Look, the whole idea of rights has been completely corrupted. Rights are what the Bill of Rights guarantees us in the Constitution - as far as Federally recognized rights. Each state may add to them, but they cannot infringe on them. Plus, we aren't given these rights by our government, we naturally own them and the powers that be cannot mess with them.
I challenge any of you who think female reproductive rights (including my funding your procedures) are actually outlined in the Bill of Rights to point out which one enumerates that God Given Right. You cannot. If you want the Bill of Rights to "make it so" then get your bad selves right after on working on ratifying an amendment. That is the proper chain of command. But you cannot do that, either, so by misdirection and crummy politics y'all try to force the rest of us to your way of thinking.
I'm sick of it. You want it? You pay for it. Not me.
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