Cognitive Dissonance April 13, 2011Posted by FCM in feminisms, gender roles, health, PIV, pop culture, trans.
Tags: birth control pills, feministing, nuvaring
this is a remake of a “nuvaring” commercial i found on youtube…but i dont really get what this vidder is trying to say!? is it “just” an extremely clear illustration of how repetitious the hormonal birth-control-pill regimen is for women? (i cant read the non-english script at the end…is there a political message in there somewhere?) well, even if that was its only point…point taken! its really really really (really really really) repetitious! every day, every day, women have to deal with the stone-cold FACT that only they can get pregnant, and only men can get them pregnant. DUH! so along comes nuvaring…oh, in case anyone hasnt seen the original commercial, or seen it in HD, or seen a newer commercial featuring women watching the older commercial…heres that too:
yay! unlike the pill, you only have to use nuvaring once-a-month. it still has the same
risks known, documented side-effects as the pill, and you have to “put it in” yukky stinky-poo face…but you know, when you are being constantly vaginally-probed by some dood and calling it “sex,” and you are taking the pill anyway, whats probing inserting a poisonous piece of fucking plastic that can kill you yourself 12 times a year…if it means not having to be repetitious? we all have other shit to do ya know, we are busy and modern and stuff! yay, MOAR!
this is a very clear frog-in-boiling water scenario isnt it? subject women to dangerous PIV-centric sexuality, then allow them to mitigate (but not alleviate) the effects of that with something dangerous, time-consuming and expensive (like hormonal birth-control pills)…then offer them something thats exactly the same LESS one of the negatives. sounds like a good deal, doesnt it? its suddenly getting less repetitive here in this boiling water, what a relief. yes, it makes perfect sense…as long as you dont think about it. oh yeah, and PIV is good for your health, and relieves stress. mkay!
moving on…the fun-fems have managed to outdo themselves once again, with this “abortion is not a womens issue!” bullshit thats already been gloriously taken apart and scrutinized here and here. you see, according to the fun-fems, men have babies too. men get pregnant too. trans are being unfairly excluded from “reproductive justice” even (presumably) the ones who are no longer reproductively viable, having been castrated and/or eviscerated already in their effort to be trans. which is, of course, impossible. you cannot change your sex mkay? you can be the sex you were born with, either reproductively-viable or not-reproductively-viable. thats it. be whatever gender you want, i dont care. it doesnt change anything…except your gender.
Gender is this thing that we construct out of a million different characteristics. The way we hold our hands. The length of our hair. The shape of our face. What we wear. Our voices. But then, for some reason, when we got to the question of what is it really, we go to what lives between your legs. Even though that’s not how we make gender and that’s not how gender works. It’s in that assumption that gender lives in our crotches, that we end up erasing the reality that men can have abortions, men can get pregnant and give birth.
oh really? now transmen are the same as cis-men? ie. they are both “just men”? no qualifier needed when speaking about female-sexed persons whose chosen gender is male? fine. then stop calling them trans. if its a meaningless distinction, then stop making it.
or, better yet, why dont they all just admit that they do NOT believe that sex and gender are different (because they clearly dont…transmen are male-gendered AND MALE SEXED DAMMIT, according to them) or for that matter, since this is what they seem to be getting at anyway, why not just state with conviction their obvious belief that biological-sex does not exist. admit that they are only talking about gender, and they only recognize gender. and not sex. this is clearly the case, when they claim that a MAN can get pregnant, or when they refer to a female-sexed-but-male-gendered-person as a MAN.
so! here we all are, in this awesome post-feminist and post-biological-sex world. yay! theres just one problem, one nagging little thing…this one tiny reminder every day, every day, that what the fun-fems are spewing is complete and utter garbage, and that the inconsistencies in their “gender” discourse swallow, digest and shit out their discourse, eviscerate their discourse, render meaningless their discourse…and that “tiny little thing”, i believe, is this:
the birth-control pill. PIV-positive fun-fems: if biological sex does not exist, or is irrelevant, or what the fuck ever, what is that little pill you are popping every day actually for? this is a serious question. that is all.