They’re all full up at “No Room for Contraception,” a web site devoted to achieving a reality not unlike Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale by spouting ridiculous and misleading social and “scientific” evidence of the dangers of contraception.
There’s a scary article in Salon, too, about the nutjob behind this and others of her ilk.
A few months ago, I was blithely reading a query in advice column when I was dumbstruck by a women writing in for advice describing herself as educated, professional and far from a feminist. What kind of woman, especially an educated, professional, woman, would state that she was far from believing that women are equal beings and should have the same rights and priveleges and protections as men in society? Apparently, these folks, who believe that women are just baby-machines. These people are seriously nutso.
And lest you think me paranoid, let’s not forget that last week Missouri decided that it was inappropriate for the state’s health care system to cover contraception for low-income women. At the time, I was thinking, well, hey, what better way to increase the number of abortion! Unless Missouri decides to follow South Dakota’s lead and ban those too.
Am I just paranoid in feeling like there’s a growing war on women in our society?