So what exactly is it the Republicans don’t understand about contraception? If they genuinely want to prevent abortions? Then prevent pregnancy in the first place. While you’re at it, cut down on sexually transmitted disease at the same time — not to mention the imminent threat of cross-breeding ducks with cattle.
It’s difficult to make lite of the fact that we’re living in a world in crisis, populated by far too many people — an unsustainable 7 billion and counting to be precise. But I’m not contributing to that particular problem, I’ve been a practicing homosexual for over 40 years now and hopefully someday I’ll get it right. Be that as it may, contraception to me and mine is the unwavering use of condoms when luck comes our way.
As a gay man I have a different kind of love for women than certain heterosexual men — I possess more of a simpatico and understanding of women as human-beings — not as receptacles or baby-factories. And of course I share a deep appreciation for really, really good women’s shoes. No, I don’t own any… What I do own-up to, is a reasonable grasp of what a no-brainer it is to hand over total control solely to women as stewards of the governance of their own reproductive organs. I can’t even wrap my mind around why as a nation, we’re still fixated on this issue. Be it the pill, Norplant, IUD’s or come what may, I rely on and recommend condoms. Hey, I’m a gentleman of a certain age, still alive and healthy which in and of itself is a testament to their effectiveness. Guys, take responsibility and stop bitching about how condoms are a buzz-kill when you try to get-off. Couples should use all the birth control methods at their disposal until they’re ready to commit to a minimum of 18 years of child-rearing.
What condoms can’t do, is assist in the regulation and treatment of women’s health issues. Don’t ask me about the particulars of what goes on down there, it’s none of my business, not to mention beyond being way too much information. Thursday afternoon, a young woman courageously testified in front of congress by putting a human face on women’s health issues no man (short of a male gynecologist) could comprehend. Frankly, I’ve always been secretly suspicious of male gynecologists and what compels them to pursue that particular genre of medicine — but hey, who am I to judge? I’ve only ever seen a gynecological exam chair complete with stirrups once, and was immediately won over to it’s charms. I’d love to have one installed my own home — with private seating’s for gentlemen guests only. Cocktails and rectal probes all around…
To reiterate, I make no claims of knowing anything about the inner functions of female plumbing and consider ignorance to be bliss. All I need to know, is women deserve the human liberty to determine their own choices about their own vaginas — whatever the devil goes on down there… There could be cysts, tumors, volcanoes, amusement parks, bicycle paths and shuffle-board for all I know. But certain forms of contraception prevent more than just pregnancy. There are health issues involving disease and disorders where contraception is key to a woman’s well-being. The important thing is women’s health and happiness. What this issue has become is the obvious right for a woman to own her own body free from governmental over-reach. Any unwelcome over-reach that lands in the crotch is still a cheap, inappropriate grope. Ladies, and ‘enlightened’ gentleman, keep that in mind when you choose which party to vote for this coming November.
Some of you might not think “Change you can believe in” is happening fast enough in other fronts like the economy. To that, I say: The Queen Mary doesn’t corner easily or quickly, and neither does the Ship of State. If you vote-out Barack Obama in 2012 you’re going to learn the error of your ‘choice’ quick enough when the Ship of State is run aground by the same party who set us off course in the first place. Obama has patience and wisdom the rest of us don’t possess… Besides, who do you want to listen to? Obama singing that he’s still in love with you? Or Mitt Romney’s squeamish, off-key rendition of ‘American The Beautiful? That WAS my favorite patriotic song, until he ruined it for me forever. We haven’t heard Rick Santorum sing yet, but I’m in no mood to hear his rendition of “Give Me That Old Time Religion.” It’s bad enough for me.