A war on sex?

The truth is, when you look past abortion to the anti-contraception sentiments of many Republicans, it really is hard not to conclude that Republicans really just don’t want women having casual sex.  Amanda Marcotte:

Despite all the hand-waving about fetal tissue, Tuesday’s hearings were a confirmation that the attacks on Planned Parenthood are a proxy for the largerreligious-right movement to reverse the sexual revolution brought to Americans by feminism and reliable contraception. Recreational sex, however, continues to be wildly popular among the public. Deluging people with bloody fetus pictures isn’t dissuading them from their enthusiasm for affordable contraception that makes stress-free recreational sex possible.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to A war on sex?

  1. R. Jenrette says:

    They believe that pregnancy is the punishment for carnal contact. It’s all that animal stuff that they hate. Some people just can’t handle that we are animals. What, me descended from monkeys? No way.
    And women are considered much more related to animals. Just look at all their bodily functions including what goes in to bearing a child. Historically they were considered unclean after menses and after childbirth, cleansed and touchable only after ritual baths.
    Oh, patriarchy – you have a lot to answer for.

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