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Old 03-01-2012, 03:59 PM
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I'm pissed about and tired of the all out assault on women's rights in this country.

I found myself yelling at the TV in the past few days.

Thank you, billo, for your passion. I am with ya!
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I'm pissed about and tired of the all out assault on women's rights in this country.

I found myself yelling at the TV in the past few days.

Thank you, billo, for your passion. I am with ya!
What rights are under assault? Go buy your own contraceptives isn't an assault. Forcing someone else to buy them for you is.

I have a pretty simple solution for you girls, make your date buy a condom. He will, I promise, you won't go without. And if he can't afford one? Don't scr*w him! Why the h*ll would you date someone that can't afford a condom in the first place? When I was younger I had to have a car, a job, pay for dinner, pay for the movie and buy the condoms. Women's standards seem to have dropped a lot in the last two decades.
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Jon Stewart takes on the Blunt amendment
scroll down to the video. They usually have his newest before its up on his site so...
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What rights are under assault? Go buy your own contraceptives isn't an assault. Forcing someone else to buy them for you is.

I have a pretty simple solution for you girls, make your date buy a condom. He will, I promise, you won't go without. And if he can't afford one? Don't scr*w him! Why the h*ll would you date someone that can't afford a condom in the first place? When I was younger I had to have a car, a job, pay for dinner, pay for the movie and buy the condoms. Women's standards seem to have dropped a lot in the last two decades.
Who am I forcing? I earn partial benefits from employer and pay the other part.

A couple of years ago, my doctor prescribed BC pills for irregular periods, which would last about 5 to 6 weeks. I would get sick and would get anemia...and the BC pills took care of the problem. I'm 50 something and don't have a boyfriend...I have a husband.

Again, for you men that have thick skulls, BC pills/hormones/contraception isn't just for avoiding pregnancies.

You aren't having to pay sh*t for my doctor-prescribed medicines.

Men (some) seem to have become stupid in the last couple of decades.
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Again, for you men that have thick skulls, BC pills/hormones/contraception isn't just for avoiding pregnancies.
I can attest.
I've mentioned that a little over a year ago, in December 2010, I had to have a minor surgery because I was having abnormal and excessive bleeding. The surgery was a D&C and hysteroscopy, to try and figure out what was causing the problem and to make sure it wasn't cancer (it turned out to be a benign endometrial polyp).
Although the polyp was removed, the doctor felt that part of my problem was hormonal. She felt that I might have a progesterone deficiency (also called "estrogen dominance"), which is common in women over 35. So she prescribed Progestin. Birth control pills (which consist of synthetic progesterone and estrogen) would've worked better to correct this hormone imbalance, but I was trying to conceive at the time, so she prescribed progesterone supplements instead, because they do not prevent pregnancy. Sure enough, I got pregnant only two months later, and never even finished taking the progesterone.
Progestin has unpleasant side effects, and had I not been trying to get pregnant, oral contraceptives would've been a much better and safer option for correcting my hormone imbalance. They are prescribed to hundreds of thousands of women for this purpose each year. When women suffer from hormone imbalances such as progesterone deficiency, it can cause them to bleed excessively to the point of becoming anemic, and it can also lead to hyperplasia of the uterine lining, which can in turn lead to endometrial cancer if not treated.
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I can attest.
I've mentioned that a little over a year ago, in December 2010, I had to have a minor surgery because I was having abnormal and excessive bleeding. The surgery was a D&C and hysteroscopy, to try and figure out what was causing the problem and to make sure it wasn't cancer (it turned out to be a benign endometrial polyp).
Although the polyp was removed, the doctor felt that part of my problem was hormonal. She felt that I might have a progesterone deficiency (also called "estrogen dominance"), which is common in women over 35. So she prescribed Progestin. Birth control pills (which consist of synthetic progesterone and estrogen) would've worked better to correct this hormone imbalance, but I was trying to conceive at the time, so she prescribed progesterone supplements instead, because they do not prevent pregnancy. Sure enough, I got pregnant only two months later, and never even finished taking the progesterone.
Progestin has unpleasant side effects, and had I not been trying to get pregnant, oral contraceptives would've been a much better and safer option for correcting my hormone imbalance. They are prescribed to hundreds of thousands of women for this purpose each year. When women suffer from hormone imbalances such as progesterone deficiency, it can cause them to bleed excessively to the point of becoming anemic, and it can also lead to hyperplasia of the uterine lining, which can in turn lead to endometrial cancer if not treated.
Anemia...that is what would happen to me w/o BC pills.

Anyhoo, this streak of legislative attempts (state and federal) have opened my eyes as to how complacency in women's policy issues can result in equality and human rights can be taken away in the blink of an eye. Honestly, I have been complacent about this issue. I thought equality and medical privacy were settled law. I thought that we were somewhat safe in equality issues and at least moving in the right direction.

I am horrified to learn that without constant and outspoken vigilance, we will be doing harm to our daughters and their daughters. I'm off the couch and active now...and unfortunately, I guess we women will never be able to know that we are safe from tyranny.

The dirty little secret of the GOP has been revealed and we had better pay attention.
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