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Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. Before he started knitting with just the one needle, David Icke was previously a goalkeeper and then a BBC sports presenter. When he announced on television he was the son of God, the British comedian Jasper Carrot was prompted to observe that Icke was now “the Father, the Son and the Goalie Host.”

  2. I am glad that birth control is now covered for females; but there are some fairness issues with this idea.

    Condoms should also be covered for men.
    Birth control pills throw-off a woman’s mating processes and actually cause her to be attracted to males that are too immunologically similar; thus, probably the reason for so many miscarriages and sickly children.
    I have never accepted the equating of the birth control pill to erectile dysfunction pills, because one is a choice and the other is a medical dysfunction.

    Either way, there are too many people on the Earth now, so covering birth control pills is a good idea. I will just say condoms should be covered too and that birth control pills mess up what women should be attracted to.

    1. Condoms should also be covered for men.

      Condoms are cheap (sometimes free) and don’t require a prescription to obtain, so no. There’s no need.

      Birth control pills throw-off a woman’s mating processes and actually cause her to be attracted to males that are too immunologically similar

      This is heteronormative in the extreme. Not all women go on the pill for birth control reasons, and going on the pill doesn’t magically make all women attracted to men.

      I have never accepted the equating of the birth control pill to erectile dysfunction pills, because one is a choice and the other is a medical dysfunction.

      No one is “equating” them. They are pointing out that pills to make men more virile by giving them more control over their bodily functions are covered while pills that give women more control over their bodily functions are not.

      birth control pills mess up what women should be attracted to.

      Who in the hell are you (or anyone else) to say what women “should” be attracted to? It looks like you’re just making shit up because you feel like there’s some power imbalance happening when women’s contraceptives are covered by health insurance and condoms are not. I’m so freaking sick of this “what about the menz” bullshit.

      1. Condoms should also be covered for men.

        Condoms are cheap (sometimes free) and don’t require a prescription to obtain, so no. There’s no need.

        If birth control pills are covered and thus cheaper then condoms should too because they reduce rate of pregnancy. Birth control pills should not require a prescription either; so I am not sure what the issue is here. Yes there is a “need”; the ‘need’ is population control; also, if you wish to be picky; some men have abnormal genitalia and need types of condoms that are not always free; etc.

        Birth control pills throw-off a woman’s mating processes and actually cause her to be attracted to males that are too immunologically similar

        This is heteronormative in the extreme. Not all women go on the pill for birth control reasons, and going on the pill doesn’t magically make all women attracted to men.

        Their “reasons” are besides the point; the point is that birth control pills trick a woman’s body into thinking they are already pregnant thus they do not get pregnant; this is how birth control pills work. As for making women “magically attracted to men” that is not what I said and not my point. I will not get into it; using pills is every American’s Right to Choose; but there are consequences to this choice; like MHC-Compatibility issues. Please stop inferring things about what I say and look-up MHC-Compatibility (It stands for Major Histocompatibility Complex; it is a section of our genome).

        I have never accepted the equating of the birth control pill to erectile dysfunction pills, because one is a choice and the other is a medical dysfunction.

        No one is “equating” them. They are pointing out that pills to make men more virile by giving them more control over their bodily functions are covered while pills that give women more control over their bodily functions are not.

        No; ED-pills are covered because they treat a medical dysfunction; women being able to get pregnant is very normal and the purpose of Sex in general; ask the Bug Lady. NOT getting pregnant from sex is a Choice and not a dysfunction; thus was not covered my insurance before now. And “virile” has nothing to do with it; one is a medical dysfunction and the other is a medical Choice; Choice is the issue here … or it was.

        birth control pills mess up what women should be attracted to.

        Who in the hell are you (or anyone else) to say what women “should” be attracted to? It looks like you’re just making shit up because you feel like there’s some power imbalance happening when women’s contraceptives are covered by health insurance and condoms are not. I’m so freaking sick of this “what about the menz” bullshit.

        What are you talking about? I am starting to think you are … well, not Seeing things right.

        Fact: I never said “What about the menz” Fact!

        Fact: Birth control pills function by tricking the female body into thinking it is already pregnant; thus they no longer actually get pregnant. This spurs a desire to get away from the inseminator, the husband, and is the real biological cause for so many women feeling their husbands do not want to have sex with them while they are pregnant. True; there is no real biological reason to have sex with a pregnant woman, she is already pregnant, so then having sex with her is just a biological variation on masturbation. Also the women no longer really want Sex but security and love while pregnant. This is because they are already pregnant. Trust me; I have spent years studying this and I have figured out a lot of these problems; others have too.

        While women are pregnant they want to be with similiar people, genetically and immunologically speaking, and not the strange biological being that got them pregnant. Biologically the woman had sex to get pregnant, once pregnant there is no longer a need for the inseminator, reproductively speaking, and thus she withdraws sexually. Psychologically speaking she still needs security and resources and love and affection; thus the psychological duality and conflict; thus why women have such a hard time acting ‘normal’ while pregnant; etc.

        You are looking for misogynistic things and inferring from facts meant for another purpose. Just because my words do not align exactly with what you want to hear does not mean I disagree with you. I have said this is a good change, good for Humanity and population control; my “reasons” are immaterial.

        You are acting like the people that say “You have to prove the resurrection of Jesus did NOT happen to shake my belief.” Or the Protestants and Catholics; just because we do not agree Exactly does not mean we still do not agree Generally.

        And I never said “what about the menz”; you are a liar for citing that lie.

          1. You should read it Will, it’s a big pile of pseudoscientific mush coupled with MRA rationalizations.

            Our friend here is either seriously misinformed or is a troll and since earlier he threw out the “I’ve never heard anyone complain about harassment” I’m beginning to suspect which.

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