Men Mustn’t Pay For Pregnancies They Cause
Oddly, that’s a recent GOP argument against the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, which says insurance companies can’t charge women more than men.
It’s left extremist men complaining, “No babies will ever pop out between my legs, so why should I have to pay for someone else’s pregnancy?”
After all, men have nothing to do with getting women pregnant. Right?
Next, they’ll be whining that babies should have to pay for their own care!
Yet babies don’t ask to be born.
And women don’t choose to be the ones to undergo (and spare men) the discomfort — and sometimes agony — of pregnancy and childbirth. If it were up to me, I would totally want guys be the pregnant ones.
But markets must be free, some insist.
Actually, markets only work when you have a choice, so that price dissuades you. But like I said, women can’t choose to make men be the ones who get pregnant.
Well, women could choose not to get pregnant.
But these same folks are also against birth control.
After all, they’re pro-life.
But don’t they know that babies are more likely to be born alive if their mothers get medical care?
Male babies need prenatal care, too!
Oh that’s right. These folks don’t really care about life. They care about controlling women and making their lives difficult.
In fact, these same folks complain on FOXNews when women make more money than men. So women should make less money but pay more for insurance?
Which gets back to my point that the real goal is controlling women and making our lives difficult.
Now, why aren’t these guys whining that women shouldn’t have to pay for Viagra?
Posted on November 22, 2013, in feminism, gender, men, politics/class inequality, reproductive rights, sexism, women and tagged Affordable Care Act, feminism, GOP, maternity care, men, Obamacare, politics/class inequality, reproductive rights, sexism, women. Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.