Jul. 19th, 2009

danagryphon: (Cluebat)
Dude, if you are going to have a strong opinion that women should not have an abortion as an alternative to "oops" of birth control, perhaps you should have some inkling, some smallest fraction of a clue of the actual failure rates of various of birth control methods.

And saying that a 10% failure rate is "acceptable" (whatever the hell that means) but only a 0% (non-medical necessity) abortion rate is acceptable is just a bit hypocritical.

Also, being completely ignorant that there is a significant percentage of women who can't even use hormone-based birth control because of medical contraindications, or that it is possible for a woman to be allergic to the spermicide found in the sponge, on condoms, or used with the diaphragm, kinda decreases the credibility of your argument that birth control is "good enough".

Oh, and finally, having this philosophical stance does not make you "pro-choice but not pro-abortion". No pro-choice person I know is pro-abortion. Every pro-choice person I know would like to see fewer abortions performed, by supporting better sex education, better access to birth control, and research for better birth control methods. You, sir, are anti-choice. At least be honest with yourself about that.

And let me clear up a couple of those other little misconceptions for you:
1. treating women like frail flowers doesn't make you a "gentleman" and it doesn't mean you aren't sexist
2. being Jewish and having a token black friend doesn't mean you can't be racist
3. having a token gay friend doesn't mean you aren't a homophobe
4. parroting Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh doesn't make you a "true conservative"
5. having spent 9 months in the Navy reserve before switching to Air Force reserve because it was easier and guaranteed that you would never get called into active duty does not make you "ex-Navy", and you should not be accepting "thanks for your service" from people when you tell them that
6. being unwilling to even consider dating someone who isn't of Asian ethnicity does make you shallow, and might be a big clue as to why you are a 40-year-old virgin (see also #1-5)

Just sayin'. Duuuuuude.

(Can you tell I spent the majority of my weekend with M's "talking-points-spewing, if-Rush-says-it-it's-good-enough-for-me, Fox-News-is-fair-and-balanced, conservative=good, librul=evil socialist" friend?) ::shudder::
danagryphon: (Cluebat)
Dude, if you are going to have a strong opinion that women should not have an abortion as an alternative to "oops" of birth control, perhaps you should have some inkling, some smallest fraction of a clue of the actual failure rates of various of birth control methods.

And saying that a 10% failure rate is "acceptable" (whatever the hell that means) but only a 0% (non-medical necessity) abortion rate is acceptable is just a bit hypocritical.

Also, being completely ignorant that there is a significant percentage of women who can't even use hormone-based birth control because of medical contraindications, or that it is possible for a woman to be allergic to the spermicide found in the sponge, on condoms, or used with the diaphragm, kinda decreases the credibility of your argument that birth control is "good enough".

Oh, and finally, having this philosophical stance does not make you "pro-choice but not pro-abortion". No pro-choice person I know is pro-abortion. Every pro-choice person I know would like to see fewer abortions performed, by supporting better sex education, better access to birth control, and research for better birth control methods. You, sir, are anti-choice. At least be honest with yourself about that.

And let me clear up a couple of those other little misconceptions for you:
1. treating women like frail flowers doesn't make you a "gentleman" and it doesn't mean you aren't sexist
2. being Jewish and having a token black friend doesn't mean you can't be racist
3. having a token gay friend doesn't mean you aren't a homophobe
4. parroting Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh doesn't make you a "true conservative"
5. having spent 9 months in the Navy reserve before switching to Air Force reserve because it was easier and guaranteed that you would never get called into active duty does not make you "ex-Navy", and you should not be accepting "thanks for your service" from people when you tell them that
6. being unwilling to even consider dating someone who isn't of Asian ethnicity does make you shallow, and might be a big clue as to why you are a 40-year-old virgin (see also #1-5)

Just sayin'. Duuuuuude.

(Can you tell I spent the majority of my weekend with M's "talking-points-spewing, if-Rush-says-it-it's-good-enough-for-me, Fox-News-is-fair-and-balanced, conservative=good, librul=evil socialist" friend?) ::shudder::

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