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more naming the agent

July 6, 2012

More here.  And, you know, elsewhere.

  1. July 7, 2012 6:50 am

    GNQ said:
    Nobody is saying that every dude is a rapist, but enough are to warrant women’s suspicion of every dude.

    Very well put.

  2. Gem permalink
    September 3, 2012 10:06 pm

    Oh, I find hormonal birth control VERY problematic. Not only is there a refusal to name the agent within and among everyone involved in prescribing, advocating, or advertising it, but it’s also dangerous to women’s health. The list of side effects is long, and many are horrible. They set some women up to be abused, since they dampen the natural female hormonal cycle and any desire – so while Nigel gets out of wearing those dreaded condoms, he still isn’t satisfied because the woman is not in the mood, and many times, depressed and anxious from the Pill. Finally, when a feminist speaks out on this issue, even if it’s just to name the side effects and challenge the idea that women’s natural cycles and fertility are “problems” to be “corrected,” she is silenced and called anti-women.

    I won’t apologize for correctly pointing out that a male medical system that coerces and cajoles women to stay on artificial hormones, in many cases for YEARS, that can wreak untold long-term damage, is problematic. And that too many women are forced to submit to dangerous courses of ovulation-suppressing drugs for pelvic pain, drugs that destroy female health and do not fix the problem, for they are merely toxic band-aids. Long-term pelvic pain caused by endo adhesions or cysts requires either highly skilled procedures to remove the adhesions/cysts, OR painkillers that work, i.e. Tramadol or Percocet. Sadly, the male medical machine denies women’s pelvic pain, which can be as intense as the pain of labor and birth, until we “complain too much,” at which point we are lied to about the efficacy of opioid painkillers – they’re somehow unsuitable for labor-like pains, but perfect for men who pull muscles at work. Bull shit.


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