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They Are Coming for Your Birth Control: Don’t Put Your Partner Out to Pasture!

Robin Marty

If you aren't willing to "procreate freely" with your husband, perhaps you should allow him to stud?

Note: Think that anti-choice politicians and activists aren’t trying to outlaw contraception?  Think again.  Follow along in an ongoing series that proves beyond a doubt that they really are coming for your birth control.

Marriage is a long haul, folks (well, unless you are a Hollywood celebrity). For those who believe in banning birth control, it’s an especially long road. After all, what is a husband to do if he’s been “neutered” and can’t contribute his number one gift—producing offspring?

Via the Thinking Housewife:

How much has contraception contributed to the emasculation of men and to men’s shrinking roles as provider and protector?

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Men in this day and age are rarely encouraged to procreate freely; they are asked to step up to the plate a couple of times and then are sort of put out to pasture, for lack of a better term. Their role as father is never fully realized (nor is that of the mother but that is another discussion) – it is always held in check, restrained and controlled and eventually severed, whether surgically or otherwise. Have women been emboldened, and deep inside do they look down upon men, who allow this manipulation of their progeny? And have men in turn been weakened – and have they become intimidated by the huge but beautiful responsibility of providing for a family – due to the false sense of control contraception gives, and with it the temptation to avoid heavy family and financial burdens?

Perhaps if the true value of men is to father as many progeny as possible, she might be considering putting her husband out to stud?

On the one hand, anti-contraception crusaders constantly bemoan the sex acts that may be occurring with some form of birth control, whether or not the couple in question is married. They argue that contraception allows people to rut like animals without the purported guidance and commitment that comes first from marriage, and second from being open to having as many children as come along.

Yet on the other hand, now we have an argument that by using birth control or even wrose *gasp* sterilization after we have finished creating or chosen not to create a biological family, we aren’t acting enough like the animals we are apparently supposed to emulate?

Make sense? Of course not. But it never does when they are coming for your birth control.

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