Hi IKY :)
First, not all BC is created equal. It is a hormone and has to be individualized. The pill Murr might use would not be the same one I would use. There lies the cost. The more complicated the perscription, the more it costs. What Target is saying is the cheapest, lowest dosage, costs $9. Remember, you get what you pay for.
Second, we have discussed gential mutilation and honor killings/maiming on this blog. Since they usually occur outside of the US, they are not considered an assualt by own government on 51% of its population. Don't worry IKY, we are VERY aware of the assault and legalized murder/brutality of women around the globe.
But I agree Iky, lets get out of the repoductive services. So that means not only BC for us but not viagra for you (men), no medicial services to those who got a social disease (any of them, not use AIDS/HIV) through consentual sex, penile implants, ect. Of course any children born out of wedlock would be an instant 50% child support to the noncustodial parent. I say thin the herd, of course that applies only to you (men) and never to me. <3
up2sumptin, I'm not very familiar with women's birth control so thank you for educating me on that.
I also agree the government should stay out of the reproductive services for men and women.
Please keep in mind I did not write this article, all I did was copy and paste from CNSNews.com like most people here do.
My main concern is for the Islamic Female Genital Mutilation going on around the world and here at home.
Why are we more worried about birth control as oppossed lets say anything else? BC is a personal responsibility period. Not to mention that people that cannot afford BC can get it FREE from public clinics. Until this country starts championing more revelent issues, all we do is tread water. We say say we dont want the government in our personal buisness, but want it to address personal responsibilites. Last time I checked, condoms work to and are FREE at public schools.
Because HMJC, BC is the begining. Without adequate BC, you are going to have more welfare mothers who are raising their child on the government teat. It is far cheaper to give the BC than to raise the children. Not to mention what happens to children who are not wanted by thier parents and what is the cost to the government for that?
BC is not hard to get period, most welfare mothers are mothers due to lack of personal responsibility, not availabilty.
You might find some of the posts here an interesting read:
Note that this is an "AFRICAN-AMERICAN FORUM," and note especially the comment by "hawt damn" on March 7, 2011.
....and in a story directly related to the main topic of the basic blog post, we have this item from the Toronto Sun. After reading it, I wonder about the following:
As The Great Melting Pot gains more and more Islamists, I wonder how THIS "war on women" will be received in the United States? See:
I especially like (NOT) the part which reads:
"In terms of physical punishment, the book advises that a husband may scold her, “beat by hand or stick,” withhold money from her or “pull (her) by the ears,” but should “refrain from beating her excessively.”"
Here's one eye-opening example of the Islamic attitude toward women that I personally came into contact with:
In May of 1993, we visited the island of Crete. While there, we rented a car and basically toured the island for six days. One weekday (a Wednesday or Thursday) we passed through the center of a small town at about 1:00 in the afternoon. I noticed there seemed to be an inordinate number of males (no women) sitting around doing basically nothing. (I wondered about the unemployment rate but I never checked on it.) Every male carried a cane. As we were leaving the town, we passed through a number of nearby fields where there were many women - ONLY women - toiling in the hot sun tending crops.
In speaking with a Cretan tour guide the next day, I asked about this and was told that the town was primarily Muslim; that only women worked the fields; and that the men carried canes to discipline any women who might not be performing adequately in the fields. Apparently I passed through town when the males were "taking a break."
As I have considered this over the past 19 years, I have often wondered if the women who were born in this country REALLY understood how good they have it - compared to other women around the world. I suspect that most of them have no idea - just like the rest of the male natural born population really have no idea what it would be like to be born in one of those "third world" countries. Here's what I mean:
We visited Turkey after Crete, where I bought a leather jacket. One of the men who worked in the "clothing outlet" where I bought the jacket asked me what my annual salary was. I decided to tell him (without pointing out that my income at the time put me in the bottom third of the pay strata in the U.S.). Without blinking an eye he told me that he could live like a king in Turkey on my income.
Yes - sometimes we ought to take a break from bashing our government, our country, and wailing "Oh, woe is us" to consider how the rest of the world lives.
And to remember that each of us has no real claim on the privilege we experience in this country being natural born citizens of the United States of America.