…and only enough blood supply to work one at a time!
The Late, Great Robin Williams
(Possibly not the exact wording but the exact idea)
Now, I’m not exactly sure which one is in the driving seat when it comes to the subject of Pro-Choice. I know for a fact that there are men out there who believe in Women’s autonomy and intelligence in general but once we enter the Twilight Zone of fertility, reproduction, fetus and potential babies – the Neanderthal button gets switched on for some and suddenly it’s all thumping their chests and grunting “Me know better… Me Man… Me STRONG!!! Girl STUPID!!! Me Decide” Note: Many of these are suited and politically inclined. Ahem…Well let’s get something very clear …
Across this Island of ours, we have a virulent ongoing debate that stirs every persons blood. Everyone has their opinion. And that is everyone’s right. However, when it comes to dictating to others what choices they should make, it becomes another issue entirely. I have been trying to think of a comparative example for men but it’s not possible so this is an example to demonstrate a point… bear with me boys!
Imagine the 8th Amendment was about the protection of sperm… given that without it, life cannot be created. And through the 8th Amendment; masturbation was made illegal – well… it does waste those poor life giving swimmers now doesn’t it. It’s not the same for women, they can masturbate all they like because nothing get’s wasted in their practice! Score!!! So pleasuring yourself becomes an openly criminal act. A quick hand shandy is no longer tolerated because you don’t know who you can trust to keep your secret. And don’t even think about getting around the legislation by getting your friends to do your hand washing for you… by virtue of the fact that wasting sperm is illegal under the 8th Amendment – accomplices to the fact can be charged along with you. Don’t worry, if you get desperate enough, if you feel that you can’t live without charming the one-eyed snake, you can put your case forward to a panel of medical practitioners (including two psychiatrists) who will decide if you’re actually desperate enough to be justified in having a wank. If not… it’s the Male Chastity Belt for you for the next 9 months … or until all your sexual urges have dissipated… sound fun!?!? I didn’t think so.
You can say that this doesn’t relate… that it’s not the same… that I should stop being ridiculous. I’m not saying it’s the exact same because there is nothing the exact same. Just consider the effect of your autonomy being taken from you. Think about it.