Bitch on the Blog

February 25, 2014

Case against the inception

Filed under: Ethics — bitchontheblog @ 10:11
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I am torn, as one is, between various news stories today. Which, if any, to cover?

Male contraception has reared its ugly and long dead head once more. It won’t work. If I were commissioned to do a feasiblity study on the notion I wouldn’t even lift my pen.

First hurdle: Men tend to be quite protective of their spraying themselves widely. It’s nature.

Secondly: I, woman, would never ever trust a man to take care of matters maternal. If I, woman, don’t want to become pregnant I’d rather take care of it myself.

Mind you, having said that: I am the mother of a son. And I dearly hope that, until he is ready, his destiny (and that of his child) won’t be left to careless abandon of a woman. Which still doesn’t make me think that the male pill is a good idea.

U

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7 Comments »

  1. Best contraceptive ought to be NO! … for both genders …

    Comment by magpie11 — February 25, 2014 @ 11:41 | Reply

    • Not quite sure what you mean by ‘NO’, Magpie.

      If I do understand you correctly: Nature doesn’t work like that. Babies will always be in the making, potentially.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 25, 2014 @ 11:47 | Reply

  2. I agree with you. If I were a woman, I wouldn’t trust a man to be using contraception either. If it’s not him possibly getting pregnant, how conscientious is he going to be?

    Comment by nick — February 25, 2014 @ 12:52 | Reply

    • I wouldn’t quite put it like you, Nick. It is hardly in the interest of a man to father a child he doesn’t want/is not ready for yet. Most men, in my experience, are protective of their own. Even if they were coerced into fatherhood. A fate I hope the Angel will be spared.

      I know you have a dim view of men but I do think men are as conscientious as women. Maybe more so. Ask one of my brothers-in-law. All he ever wanted was a quiet life. Then he fell in love with my sister. Already with child. My sister, even at age 12, always wanted a large family. Four kids (his) later … she claims (apart from one which was planned) that all the others were contraceptive failures. So we have a pill baby, a coil baby, have forgotten the other one. When her husband opted for a vasectomy he comforted her with the thought it could be reversed (should she so wish). So no one tell me that men don’t go the whole hog.

      Why am I laughing recounting this anecdote?

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 25, 2014 @ 13:11 | Reply

  3. Sex has gotten so complicated. We need protection from more than pregnancy. I wonder if there’s a pill to prevent STDs.

    Comment by reneejohnsonwrites — February 25, 2014 @ 14:15 | Reply

    • Yup!

      Comment by magpie11 — February 25, 2014 @ 19:11 | Reply

      • Yes, Renee, you are right. Sex has become complicated in a way our generation couldn’t have foreseen. We had that brief window of the relief of the pill. Then the Aids hysteria exploded. Not that I don’t understand. I too am risk averse. Neither am I promiscuous. Despite the fact that I am not a married or otherwise engaged woman.

        My son must have been about twelve or so when his school ventured into sex education. Using videos. That’s the English for you. They can’t address the most basic of the human body face to face. Great: Stick the kids in front of a video. To the school’s credit they asked parents to have a “pre screening viewing” of sa(i)d video. It was so clinical it was awful. With a predictable result. The Angel came home, wailing: “Mama, sex sounds like an exercise in disease avoidance.” I put him right on that one.

        STD? My dear Renee, there will never be a pill. Little critters have always been with us. And latex or no latex STD clinics are, by all accounts, busy.

        U

        Comment by bitchontheblog — February 26, 2014 @ 12:55 | Reply


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