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Americans are creating massive public outcries in favor of birth control. Translation: Americans are creating massive public outcries in favor of sex for pleasure, sex for reasons other than procreation, sex for sex’s own sake. Americans are willing to stand up and acknowledge that they have sex because it feels good — and they are creating massive public outcries when people try to interfere with that, or try to shame them about it. I don’t think that would have been the case twenty years ago. Maybe not even ten years ago. But now, today, in 2012, Americans are willing, and proud, and passionately eager, to say out loud, ‘I use birth control. I have sex for pleasure. I don’t want to have children right now, I may never want to have children — and I still plan to have sex. And that is a good thing.’
Greta Christina (Birth Control, and Why I’m Proud of Americans Right Now)

(via sexisnottheenemy)

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Woman:
Can I have birth control?
Government:
No.
Woman:
I got pregnant because I didn't have birth control and I don't want the fetus. Can I have an abortion?
Government:
No.
Woman:
I gave birth to my child but since I wasn't expecting it, I can't afford daycare. Can I have help paying for it?
Government:
No.
Woman:
Well, why can't I have birth control?
Government:
Because. Sex isn't for recreation.
Woman:
It can help regulate my period and benefit me in other ways.
Government:
Too bad.
Man:
For no reason other than for recreational sex, may I have birth control?
Government:
Do you have a penis?
Man:
YES, YES I DO!!
Government:
WELL HOWDY, VALID CITIZEN. You can buy condoms by the dozens. Here, here's a pack of special condom for "His Pleasure." Oooh, these come in different colours and flavours. Here, try these. They have ribs on them. And this one glows in the dark!! LOL OMG DICK LIGHTSABER!!
Government:
But seriously, you're a man. You can do what ever you want.
Woman:
But-
Government:
Shut up, you sinning, freeloading hussy.

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