Alternate headline: "We're not sluts. We just demand you pay for sex. Wait. What?"
After reading the "sex strike" story on The Blaze this morning, a few things popped out to me.
First, the stupid poster.
Are you women really able to hold out on sex for only 1 week? That's it? Are you that
slutty sexually active and desperate that you can't hold out long enough to really make us suffer? Do you really think we men are that desperate for a "wham, bam, thank you, ma'am" date that we can't hold out for more than a week? Really? C'mon. I think you overestimate your appeal and our baseness.
(And by the way, if you were really thinking, you could have used this to make your point and rip the Republican you hate most, Rick Santorum. Where's the aspirin between those knees?)
Second, this passage in the story was telling:
The group describe their motivations on the event’s Facebook page, saying, "In truth, if we lose our hard won rights to medical care, birth control and pregnancy choice, it won't only affect women. Men will have to go back to the days when they waited for or paid for sex. This issue impacts all of us. This strike is designed to make that point. Ask your man to speak up for your rights, because when we lose our reproductive choices, so do they."
Let me get this straight. You're going to return men to the "days when they ... paid for sex" (for 1 week, mind you) by forcing all of us to pay for--wait for it--sex with women via paying their birth control bills?
Third, don't you Sex Strikers realize this just objectifies all people--men and women? Apparently, you believe all men are sluts and can't wait for sex with you (again, for just 1 week) and we'll have to go pay for it (before paying for it with you). And all women are objects that can be convinced to lie on their backs and spread 'em if someone will just pay for their birth control.
A female friend pointed out the biggest weapon in the we-aren't-sluts arsenal is, well, sex: "There will be zero mattress action until you pay my birth control bills. But don't you dare call me 'slutty.'"
So you're telling me that it's non-sluts who use sex to get free birth control? OK.
There is something seriously wrong with us.