Hell Hath No Fury
“ ‘If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.’ ” This is a direct quote cited by Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post today.
At this point, I really do not care if one is a Democrat or Republican. The thought that these men, who in their so-called wisdom, take exception to women having access to contraceptive care covered in their health insurance plans is so offensive and so degrading that I have to wonder what century they are from. Quite frankly, it is not the women’s libido that often needs controlled – it is the male partner that cannot control his. And since it is the woman who gets pregnant, does it not stand to reason that she should be able to protect herself from an unwanted pregnancy? All the while, I have to wonder how many of these wise men receive prescriptions for Viagra and other male enhancement and libido drugs just so that they can do things, as Republican Rep. Rick Santorum said, “in the sexual realm” and such to improve their libidos.
Well, there is an answer. Remember when Republican Rep. Rick Santorum railed against covering women’s contraceptive and reproductive maintenance in ObamaCare? He called it, “a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.” Foster Friess, his top donor, even went so far to say that women should just “put [an aspirin] between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.” In an article by Meagan Carpenter of The Raw Story last year, wrote that there are five sexual health care issues covered by insurance for men only.
Today, we have Mike Huckabee blubbering about women and their libido while men remain able to just be boys. And they say that there is no war on women? These men who wish to be elected back to office would do well to remember that it is the women who are the majority now. We fought and won the battle of suffrage. We fought and won the battle to have contraception legal under the privacy law. We fought and won the battle in Roe v. Wade. We continue to fight and will win this battle of women able to control their own bodies. Remember, Republican or any group of men who doubt – Hell Hath No Fury!