Unfair For Men To Subsidize Maternity Costs?
Some Republicans say it’s unfair for men to subsidize women’s maternity insurance since only women use it.
Is it fair that men’s contribution to making babies is a pleasurable orgasm, and that women’s contribution only begins with an orgasm — if she’s lucky (just 30% of US women always climax).
After maybe having an orgasm women end up with all the burden, varying from discomfort to possibly dying in childbirth.
In fact, one-third of American women experience a major complication in pregnancy.
Women didn’t choose to be the sex who took on all the burden. Why should they bear all the costs?
Anti-contraception folks say women choose pregnancy
“But, she chose to get pregnant,” these selfish people argue.
This, from the same folks who fight against birth control.
And whether contraception is used or not, about half of pregnancies are unintentional.
Women have lower pay and higher costs
Meanwhile, women are less able to afford higher health costs since they get lower pay.
And the same Republicans who say women should pay more are also against equal pay for equal work.
(Witness the Republican-appointed Supreme Court Justices who voted against equal pay in the Lilly Ledbetter case. And witness the Republican Congress members who refused to rectify that court decision by passing legislation in favor of equal pay.)
Republicans who say men should not subsidize maternity costs — leading to more deaths of women and babies — are the same ones who claim to be pro-life.
When moms don’t get good prenatal care they are more likely to die. And so are their babies, who are also more likely to suffer from respiratory distress or bleeding in the brain. Or to suffer from lifelong problems, like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Is it fair that, too often, babies who did not choose to be born will suffer death or lifelong health problems because some selfish Republicans say “Well, that doesn’t affect me.”
They are only “pro-life” when they can use it as an excuse to limit and control women.
Men help make babies
Men help make babies, shouldn’t they contribute to making sure that babies and their mothers are healthy?
Posted on March 15, 2017, in politics/class inequality, reproductive rights, sexism and tagged Republican healthcare, sexism, unfair for men to subsidize women’s maternity insurance. Bookmark the permalink. 49 Comments.