Oh look! Blatant misogyny and slut-shaming!
This. This tiny little packet of twenty eight pills is $108.99 worth of not being pregnant. Without insurance. With insurance, it costs anywhere from $80-$20. Per MONTH. That equates to $1,307.88 per year, without insurance. That’s fucking ridiculous. It should NOT cost that much to prevent unwanted pregnancies. And with Planned Parenthood losing more and more funding every year, how do they expect women to be able to afford this? Oh yeah. They don’t. Our country and the insurance companies and the pharm companies that are in charge here don’t give a shit. Our country seems to want all women to be completely co-dependent, barefoot, knocked up, and making them a goddamn sammich. You would think, that as time goes by, society would progress, rather than regress. I guess that’s too much to ask. I guess it’s too much to ask that They make things like contraceptives more readily accessible, rather than taking them away. They bitch about the teen pregnancy and STD rates in this country, but They refuse to DO anything about it. They’d rather sit back on Their ignorant, fat asses and exacerbate the problem by taking away funding and raising the price on everything to do with reproductive health and making the basic, HUMAN act of sex COMPLETELY taboo.
Oh, society… And we were making such progress in decades past…
Forgive my rant, but I’m kinda upset about nonsense like this.
This fucking post. It seems like every young American from my generation feels so fucking entitled. First of all they mention the spread of STD’s in the original post, last time I checked birth control doesn’t stop the spread of disease. Also last time I checked, you could get a pack of 20 condoms for $2.50 at big lots. Now I don’t know how much sex you’re having, but that would be 80 fucks for around 10 dollars a month. Also, you don’t fucking make the pills, you don’t manufacture the casing… what then gives you the right to demand how much it should be sold for? Sex is a something we choose to have, you can either risk an STD’s and just pull out… which, if you’re not a fucking moron, works pretty damn well, OR you can use condoms. Or you can stop bitching & pay for your pills, which in fact cost much less then say car insurance. & essentially that is what birth control is, insurance. You are paying 100$ a month in insurance, and compared to all other insurance, that is a pretty damn good rate. We live in a capitalist system, if you hate capitalism & federalist republics you are free to move wherever the fuck you want, try Canada for instance, otherwise shut the fuck up. You are not born with every god damn right to any luxury imaginable. If you hate what the Government has done by pulling out funding for Planned Parenthood, then join a group & rally, write or call your congressmen/women, find a candidate that supports Planned Parenthood & give them money, but do not just sit at home like some lazy invalid & type away to an audience of people who are like-mindedly apathetic, instead get out there & actually do something if it bothers you so much. It’s just like my generation to be so upset and bratty when they feel entitled to get everything they want, but be so lackadaisical when it comes to actually doing something in order to change it.
You live in a country where you don’t have to worry about your next meal, or a rebel tribe coming in the middle of the night and killing you. You live in a country where most every individual has their own car, their own computer and access to every necessity you could ever need, but you still complain about things that are ‘expensive’ like they’re your God given right. If you want more money so you can have more sex, then get a second job, or a better job, but don’t whine like a toddler cause you want the Government to act like a parent and give you everything you want in life.
Nothing about this is okay. In the slightest. I can’t even …
The American health care system is broken seemingly beyond all repair. Who suffers the most in this situation? Anyone who actually needs anything medically related and isn’t filthy rich. As if that weren’t bad enough, the government is constantly cutting funding for any program that has anything to do with reproductive health. Not only does this make birth control harder to obtain, it makes information and education harder to obtain while public school systems shove abstinence down their students’ throats to skyrocketing teen pregnancy statistics. Kids who don’t seek outside education come out of high school knowing next to nothing about STDs, contraceptives, and preventing pregnancy. Condoms don’t work if you don’t know how to put them on properly, and if you’ve got any size at all, it’s very easy for them to pop if any air gets caught in them. And who suffers in the case of unwanted pregnancy? Who has a higher chance of contracting STDs in a heteronormative setting? The women in the situation. And how many options do they have? Next to none, because the government is constantly stripping away their right to abortions and making them harder and harder to obtain. What part of this system isn’t horrifically patriarchal and misogynistic?
Also, completelyinappropriate, few of us live in this capitalist society by choice, nor do we remain here by choice. If someone is having a hard time paying for birth control, where are they going to get the money to move to another country? Also, have you ever tried to emigrate to Canada? It’s incredibly difficult. Possibly even harder than emigrating to the US from Mexico. And personally, if I were you, I would be glad “my generation” exists to hopefully reverse this staggering social backslide. You might be fine with losing your rights, but I’d like to keep mine, thanks.
(Source: screamed-the-dustspeck, via tinycyndaquil)