Feb/01
2012

Virginia State Senator Janet Howell Is Fucking Brilliant

No two ways about it, the woman rocks, plain and simple.
To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday attached an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication. "We need some gender equity here," she told HuffPost. "The Virginia senate is about to pass a bill that will require a woman to have totally unnecessary medical procedure at their cost and inconvenience. If we're going to do that to women, why not do that to men?" The Republican-controlled senate narrowly rejected the amendment Monday by a vote of 21 to 19, but passed the mandatory ultrasound bill in a voice vote. (HuffPost)
19 to 21, if one, just one person on the "majority" had changed their mind it would have been history. All in all Senator Howell has an excellent point. Being medically responsible should be gender blind. If a woman needs to have a stick shoved up her twat before she can have an abortion, a guy should have to check that his ticker is up to the job of poppin' a multi-hour woodie. The hypocrisy isn't as amazing as it is sad. Here the "small government" advocates are knocking themselves out to force government into the most private of personal spaces. What goes on between a woman and her doctor should be left to those with medical degrees, not religious fuckwads. It's simple, you don't like abortion? Then don't fucking have one. Isn't this America? And for those of you who think there isn't a correlation between abortion and EDF meds just remember this: if he can't get it up, she can't get knocked up. Q.E.D. motherfuckers. Take your pro-life bullshit and shove it.
4 comments
Comment from:  
I would also advocate a mental exams for both of the prospective parents before they undergo fertility treatments, too.
02/01/12 @ 07:47
Comment from: bman
I won’t disagree, what’s good for the goose is definitely good for the gander. However, the age of the men using viagra don’t match the age groups of the women seeking abortions. Right from the prochoice website: “52% of women obtaining abortions in the U.S. are younger than 25: Women aged 20-24 obtain 32% of all abortions; Teenagers obtain 20% and girls under 15 account for 1.2%.” From the WebMD website: “The number of men younger than 45 using the drug is still small compared with the majority of users, who are older than 50. Pfizer says the average age of men taking the drug is now about 53, lower than it was previously, although exact comparisons aren’t available. As of earlier this year, about 8 percent of prescription Viagra users were age 34 to 40, about 26 percent were in their 40s, 36 percent in their 50s and 22 percent in their 60s, Pfizer’s data shows.” Therefore the assumption that Viagra and similar drugs exacerbate abortion in some way just doesn’t seem to fit, unless the overwhelming majority of women under 25 seeking abortions were knocked up by 50+ yr old men (shrug)
02/01/12 @ 11:26
Comment from:  
However, it might be fair to say that a good portion of those legislating rules that pertain to abortions are men older than 50. “The average age of Members of the House at the beginning of the 112th Congress was 56.7 years; and of Senators, 62.2 years. …. Ninety-one women serve in the 112th Congress: 74 in the House, including 3 Delegates, and 17 in the Senate.” (http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/R41647.pdf) Unfortunately I could not find similar information as readily available for the Virginia legislature, but I doubt it differs greatly. Therefore, I think it is perfectly reasonable. If a bunch of middle aged men go through similar humiliation as they want to legislate for young women might give them something to ponder before they vote. Besides it gives new meaning to telling them to stick their law up their ass.
02/01/12 @ 17:33
Comment from: bman
Odessa, she made a direct comparison of ED users to abortion volume in her last paragraph. I posted the age groups who most frequent both items (ED and Abortions) used in her comparison and pointed out the huge age gap. I don’t see how your figures help or hinder that. lol.
02/02/12 @ 06:43