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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Liberating 

Stupidest sentence of the day, from ABC News:
Just this week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the birth control pill Lybrel, for the first time giving women the option not to have a period. Period.
It's unclear whether women will embrace this new pill. . .
Emphasis mine. And amid gales of derisive laughter, I ask -- unclear to whom?
ABC seems to think there is something emasculating about women not having periods anymore:
As 21st century women dominate the universities and continue to climb the executive ladder, and metro-sexual men explore their feminine side, it's harder to define what it means to be a woman.
Its not a zero-sum game, guys -- just because women become more "liberated" doesn't mean men are less "manly".
Besides, so what else is new? For years, decades, women have been taking birth control pills continuously to skip their periods, and getting their doctors to prescribe the pill for this purpose "off-label". Amanda and feministing have more.

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