Judgment against Women for Being using Birth Control.
My friend Aurora has been using the pill as a birth control method for about three years now. She pays $35 a month, for the prescription it comes out to over $420 per year. She complains about the high cost but does not want to ask her boyfriend for help paying for them because he claims is not his responsibility. Besides the worriedly hustle for of paying it every month she also has to remember to take it every day and puts up with all the side effects. Jessica Valenti author of He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know, complains that the birth control double standard exists for only one reason: sexism. She remarks “unfortunately, it is not only the onus of being protected that is on women, it is also the stigma attached to having sex.”(19) Nationwide women are affected by the sexist double-standards society puts on us for being sexually active. The responsibility women have regarding safety measures in their sex life should be shared with their partner. Valenti believes the job of being sexually responsible does not only lie with women; “Women will always have a disproportionate amount of responsibility when it comes to sex.”(18) She goes on to remark that because we are the ones who get pregnant we must be the ones who make sure we are protected from pregnancy. I have heard politicians say women have total control over the outcome of being sexually active. They maintain that we have access to all kinds of contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancy. My friend Suzy who is 25 years old is recently dating a man who has a very narrow mind I call him a cave man who does not support her at all. Instead of sustaining her choices he is always contradicting her. She made an appointment at the clinic to get the nuvaring, he almost made her cancel it because he was not going to pay for it; no one told him he was but he is making choices that do not belong to him. It is very...
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