You may have followed a link I recently posted, wherein it was revealed that in the State of Texas it is now considered perfectly awesome to force women seeking abortions to undergo a repellent, rape-like pronging with a vaginal ultrasound probe during which the state-controlled doctor forces them to listen to irrelevant, non-medical blather about the cute baby-like features of the fetus. Well, a similar bill recently turned up in the Virginia State Senate, but with a surprisingly heartwarming amendment.
To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax)on Monday attached an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication. [HuffPo]
Ha-ho! Janet Howell! You go girl! Honorary Blamer of the Week!
Tragically, Howell’s amendment was rejected by 3 votes, and the senate went on to give the nod to the fucking misogynist mandatory ultrasound bill. It’s always the way.
But anyway, inspired by Howell’s Do-It-To-The-Men-Instead initiative, blamer Incognotter sent Spinster HQ a nice email expanding on the Do-It-To-The-Men-Instead theme (one of my favorite themes). She says:
I am beginning to think we are fighting for reproductive rights in the wrong way. If the point is to have big-government interventionism that negates bodily sovereignty as a “solution” to a perceived moral problem, then we should neuter all men at puberty and bank their sperm. It could be used consensually for the purpose of reproduction. No more abortion issues, no more birth control issues, much less war on women. If they had to face that they might suddenly reconsider this big invasive bullshit. Can you imagine the reaction to the realization that a woman had to sign her consent to get knocked up?
The caliber of blaming exhibited here is impressive. Neuter all the dudes! It hits the blaming trifecta: elegant, just, and diabolical! Unwanted pregnancies? Gone, daddy, gone! Abortion? Obsolete! Ghastly “Teen Mom” reality shows on the Aberrant Human Behavior Channel? Cancelled! Babies in trash cans? A thing of the past! Compulsory pregnancy as punishment for slutty behavior? Over! Stuck having to make do with the inferior sperm of your partner? Done!
Imagine the shitstorm if one were to take this — merely as a thought experiment — to the Internet for dude review. Ludicrous! Inhuman! Man-hating! Unnatural! Sacreligious! You castrating bitch! I hope you die in a rape fire, feminazi!
All the while women are in actuality expected to endure much higher and more toxic levels of state intervention simply as a consequence of being female.
This glaring double standard should be all the proof you need that men hate you. If you want to know whether Virginia State Senator Jill Vogel hates you, well, she’s the original sponsor of her state’s rape-the-abortion-seekers bill, so you decide.
On a final note, I must point out that Spinster HQ is fundamentally opposed to human reproduction of any kind. But it is a frustrating reality that reproduction is widely regarded as a “right,” or at least some sort of godly duty, despite the undisputed fact that current human population levels are unsustainable. So as long as they’re gonna do it anyway, and as long as the state is gonna interfere with it wherever it can, it might as well place as much of the burden on men as possible, if for no other reason than an elegant poetic justice/reparations for past abuses combo.