'Not all women will be happy with the male pill..women can see it as a threat their power over reproduction'
- From: "MCP" <gf010w5035@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 07:46:26 +0100
Not all women will be happy with the male pill....Many married women will
think that it is positive that their husbands can take the pill...But other
women can see it as a threat their power [over reproduction]...
Child support levels have risen sharply since the late 80s, and the
enforcement of child support has become much more effective in the past 20
It's often men who have the most to lose from unwanted pregnancies. Women
have options, including abortion and adoption. There are states which allow
women to return a baby to the hospital [within a few weeks of birth], no
questions asked...but the man can be on the hook for 18 years of child
In some states men are obligated to pay child support until the children
are 21 or even 23 years old.
To read the article in Spanish from El Manana's website, click here.
I discussed my views on the male birth control pill in my column Do Women
Really Want a Male Birth Control Pill? (Newsday, 4/11/05), writing:
While women legitimately complain that biology has condemned them to bear
the burden of contraception, this burden also gives women control over one
of the most important parts of any human being's life--reproduction. The
male birth control pill will shift much of that control from women to men.
Is the following conversation far away?
Woman #1: "My [husband, boyfriend, significant other] is selfish. He's on
the pill and won't get off. I've asked him to stop taking it but he always
says he's not ready. He just won't grow up. I don't know what to do."
Woman #2: "That's what the pill has given men-a right to be perpetual
adolescents. It's given them veto power over women who want to have
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