I’m over at The Broad Side releasing yet more of my anger over the current wave of legislation impacting women. At this point, everything about contraception and abortion sounds less like thoughtful concern and more like ways of punishing people for having sex. Specifically, punishing women for having sex even though women are not having sex alone.
I humbly argue that it is time to bring men into this sexual judgement limelight. It is time to acknowledge that 100% of pregnancies are caused by sperm. It is time for men to be as accountable to the politics of sex as women have been. It is time for a bold-faced acceptance of the fact that we, women and men alike, are all fucking and we are all accountable to the realities of fucking. Right now it appears that sex for women is considered a tremendously serious act with grave consequences, whereas for men it’s recreational and all risks can be mitigated with a trip to Walgreen’s for condoms and therefore has no political repercussions. That attitude is why the obstacles that anti-fucking forces are trying to throw up – limited contraceptive access, forcing women to carry pregnancies by making them difficult to prevent or terminate – are targeted exclusively at one half of the fucking population and it’s time for that to stop.
Read the rest of my thoughts at The Broad Side!