intra uterine device

anonymous asked:

Why do you think that PIV is harmful for women if it's the way that people's bodies were made to fit together? I am not a homophobe, so don't take it that way, but I'm like 150% sure that you are a political lesbian just from what you say about PIV..

I’m a lesbian, I’m political, I’m definitely not heterosexual. I’m mostly indifferent to the concept of political lesbianism.

And this analysis is pretty basic. I would like for you to attempt more critical thinking than what was put into this ask. Just because a penis fits into a vagina doesn’t mean that it belongs there, nor does it mean that its presence is in any way beneficial to the owner of that vagina- i.e. women. 

Yes, that’s how babies are made the traditional way. We are in agreement that that is how babies are made. But women don’t exist to create babies and have concerns entirely unrelated to creating babies. Like their own physical and mental well-being.

Here’s what PIV does and doesn’t do:

- It does expose women to a TON of diseases. Seriously, dicks are nasty and the human disease-spreading equivalent of a mosquito’s proboscis. (It’s ‘nose.’) Except instead of West Nile, it’s herpes. 

- It doesn’t stimulate female genitalia for the purpose of orgasm.

- It does expose women to pregnancy, which is one of the most vulnerable states a woman can be in. Economic independence, biological autonomy, all that can be gone in a flash. Because of PIV.

- It does make sex all about a dude’s orgasm, and not about the woman’s pleasure.

- It does cause women to take harmful hormone disrupting supplements and implant intra-uterine devices that can seriously fuck shit up because guys are both unwilling to abstain from PIV and unwilling to take contraception seriously. 

So the shapes fit together but the end result is that one of the shapes goes away with a nice glow, and the other shape has some serious concerns. 

If you want to dive deep in the PIV-critical rabbit hole I suggest this blog:

Immerse yourself.

- H. Maxwell

beatofthesoul-deactivated201704  asked:

fyi, the hobby lobby case only applies to their employees and women have 16 other choices for birth control that hobby lobby will pay for. obv u havent read anything about the case & just believe what the media tells u.

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How do I loathe the newest rw talking point? Let me count the ways:

1. The Hobby Lobby case DOES NOT simply apply to it’s employees - it’s a national ~*precedence setting*~ case which will allow other employers to pick and choose what healthcare to provide for their women employees. Under the guise of “religious beliefs” for corporate entities, the table has been set to allow business owners to legally discriminate on any myriad of issues while simultaneously devaluing the rights and religious beliefs (or non-religious beliefs) of workers and individuals…ya know, actual flesh-n-blood people

Additionally, the very next day after handing down the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court released a clarification expanding the ruling, stating that a corporation’s “closely held religious beliefs” are not limited to contraception alone 

2. The four rejected choices you’ve alluded to (Plan B aka “The Morning After Pill”; Ella, a similar emergency contraception; Copper Intra-Uterine Device; and the IUD with progestin) which are denied to ONLY the women employees constitutes gender discrimination, especially considering that Hobby Lobby covers medically unnecessary items like Viagra and elective surgeries (vasectomies) for it’s male employees

AND…this is important…if the abortive properties of of those four devices is really what Hobby Lobby objects to, then it’s very odd (and by ‘odd’ I mean completely BS) that Hobby Lobby does not also object to any of their approved 16 contraception medicines —because those also contain progestin, without which both the IUD and the “normal” birth control pill would be rendered inert objects incapable of preventing pregnancy

And oh yeah, one of the Hobby Lobby approved contraceptives is a straight up progestin injection, while the others include forms of “birth control” —for women— that are 100% dependent on the man deciding to use it, like vasectomies & condoms 

Did I mention that female sterilization is one of the 16 approved forms of contraception by Steve Green and Hobby Lobby??  

3. Since it appears to be you who obv hasn’t read up on the case, you might be surprised to learn that Hobby Lobby is very heavily invested in Chinese firms which literally *forces* unwanted abortions on virtually any pregnant woman who has already had one child. That makes Steve Green a hypocrite and decidedly not a “Christian” who abhors abortions

4. And not only is the IUD more effective than the pill, but many women, for various medical and/or personal reasons, cannot use the pill

5. Stop getting your “news” from Fox. It’s been proven that people who watch Fox News are actually LESS informed than those who watch no news at all

(I know this is the new email blast RW talking point that right wingers are trolling with, but I wanted to address this particular ask because it’s so uninformed)
This researcher gave 10,000 women free birth control. Here's what she found.

Nearly a decade ago, a philanthropist approached a group of researchers in St. Louis with an unusual proposal: give away free birth control to thousands of women in the city.

That idea became the CHOICE Project. A program headquartered at Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Medicine, it gave nearly 10,000 women no-cost birth control between 2007 and 2013. The CHOICE Project encourages women to use the most effective contraceptives. That is often a long-acting reversible contraceptive, or LARC, that a doctor implants. These contraceptives, like intra-uterine devices and implants, work better than birth control pills that have to be taken every day and leave huge space for user error.

CHOICE Project researchers have conducted numerous studies on the women they serve, trying to better understand the barriers to contraceptive use and how to best present women with the information they need to choose the right birth control. The project’s most recent results, published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the CHOICE Project’s teenage participants had significantly lower abortion and birth rates than women nationwide. They use better contraceptives, too: three-quarters of CHOICE Project teens chose LARC methods compared to 4.5 percent of the general population.