The Real Civil War: Limbaugh’s comments, Men and the ignorance of contraception

Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke, not only betray his own childishly chauvinistic views about women, but it betrays something much larger about men and even many women as well. As for Limbaugh’s recent apology, funny how he refused to budge from calling a woman and law student testifying before Congress a “slut” and “prostitute,” until high-money sponsors pulled out of his program. That hardly makes his apology sincere, but it does make him the prostitute. But I digress.

From the beginning of this fraud-troversy in the media about so-called religious liberty and contraception, the media has focused fully, or catered to the attitude prevalent in society that birth control is about sex and the blasphemous idea of preventing the birth of an unwanted child(no Jesus, Mohammad and Abraham wanting every child to be born is not an argument, it’s a cartoon. So go sit on the idiot bench a while and learn something). Heaven forbid that a planet nearing 8 billion in population, with better than 3 billion it can hardly feed, would want to curb the pace a little.

Maybe as a man I’ve been lucky, that women close to me have used birth control for medical purposes other than as the devil’s crusade against men’s heavenly sperm. Maybe I’ve been looking at this all wrong. Maybe I’m betraying a very special friend. maybe I should be looking at this another way. maybe like this…

I WANT THAT EGG! IT IS MINE! Right? Isn’t that the underlying attitude, and come on guys, it hardly seems fair them women won’t give us what heaven and bigger stronger brutish bodies has ordained. God meant us to fling our seed everywhere, or he wouldn’t have given us so much and made us think about it all the damned time!

So basically, it works like this, the women who won’t give us what’s ours are on the other side of the front lines of a civil war of the sexes, and us men folk, the real men who chase their erections into war, use it to craft and justify male-centered religions and generally revere it as the symbol of their personal power, on the other side of the line. Simple enough, and we men are mean and self-serving enough to go over there and win this war handily, and take by force if necessary what is rightfully ours, right boys? Right Rush? Right Ricky Santorum and all your pals on the Christian Right? Right Osama and your Tailban buddies? What’s the line? The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

But we’ve been duped boys. Our battle plans and strategies have been co-opted by traitors to the cause; middle of the roaders, as Limbaugh calls them. See, we’ve been confused with all this mess about how to treat women by weak-willed penile-patriots who assert all women should be treated as if they were your daughter, mother or wife. Of course for some men, who would keep women in their proper place, pregnant, silent and in the kitchen, that isn’t a problem. But these other men, these traitors to the cause expect that all women should have freewill, and that they alone should be able to decide when they have sex, let alone children. And now we are supposed to believe it is about their health too? Luckily, there are enough self-loathing and bitter women crossing to our side to make it seem like this really isn’t all about a man’s penis, but about morality-which luckily for us is based mostly on penile politics. Unfortunately, they are offset by gays, and men who are not threatened by gay men, crossing over to the women’s side and treating them as, dare I say, autonomous human beings!

Then science and liberal doctors, who have gone to liberal indoctrination centers called schools, confuse us further by telling us birth control can be used for:

  • ·         Effective, relatively easy-to-use birth control
  • ·         Decreased risk of ovarian or endometrial cancer
  • ·         Lighter menstrual bleeding and decreased the risk of anemia
  • ·         Less menstrual pain
  • ·         Regular menstrual cycles.
  • ·         Endometriosis
  • ·         Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • ·         Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • ·         Perimenopause
  • ·         Hirsutism (undesired body or facial hair growth).
  • ·         Some types of seizures

 All lies. With a generic holy book held high, from which upon every page I can find exaltations, justifications and celebrations of my penis, I scoff at any so-called facts that challenge my own well-crafted and time-honored ignorance. It is called birth control, right boys? Which means it is all about the sex I demand, not like the Viagra my insurance company covers without question and with a much smaller co-pay. Otherwise it would be called the anti-ovarian/endometrial cancer-lighter menstral bleeding/pain/regular menstrual cycle/endrometriosis/perimenopause/hirutism/anti-seizure pill, but it ain’t. Who  are they kidding? Come on boys, there’s a war on. Here’s a pill, fellas. Take hold of your weapon and charge! careful not to trip over your trousers, and don’t shoot too soon.     

(One final note: when spell-checking this piece, the sytem did not recogniize polycystic, endometriosis or perimenopause, or menstral, but it did ask  that viagra be capitalized.)

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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