A few weeks ago, the notoriously Patriarchical and misogynistic Center for Disease Control spewed-forth this crap:
New federal guidelines ask all females capable of conceiving a baby to treat themselves — and to be treated by the health care system — as pre-pregnant, regardless of whether they plan to get pregnant anytime soon… this means all women between first menstrual period and menopause should take folic acid supplements, refrain from smoking, maintain a healthy weight and keep chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes under control.
Keep your goddamned “health recommendations” off MY BODY!!
The fellow ass-kicking vagina-warrior Ilkya Damen pointed this out on her blog and said basically the same thing that I did. But she did it with a somewhat higher ratio of profanity-to-total-words.
In the comments, some cock-waving imbecile named “Russell” interrupted the seething feminist complaint party by chiming-in with pesky “practical, real-world considerations”:
I really don’t understand the freaking out over this.
The CDC makes all kind of busy-body intrusive recommendations. You seem to be pissed about this one only because it’s exclusively directed at women.
Duh. Only women get pregnant. It’s not that hard a concept.
The CDC sees its duty as increasing the sum total health of the nation and making sure that health care resources are as efficiently used as possible. Pregnancy, from a health care perspective, is a resource intensive activity. The CDC empirically believes that certain practices prior to being pregnant will make a woman’s pregnancy less complicated (thereby increasing health and reducing cost). Likewise, while some women will never have a child, most do, and a lot of women end up having one without necessarily intending as such earlier in life (biological clock phenomenon, and all that).
So, your problem is what, exactly?
Immediately after this post, he was hunted-down and beaten to death by a righteous grrl-mob who chanted “How dare you reduce womyn to their biology, you penis-having potential rapist!”
True, a reduction of birth defects could help to prevent a lifetime of expensive and imparing health problems, but we feminists don’t really care too much about life-sucking, inconvenient children (PUKE!). They’re not nearly as gorgeously oppressed as adult, white, middle-class womyn, so children are of compartively little importance.
What Russel the dickless wonder doesn’t comprehend is: It’s my right to give birth to a brain-damaged child if I want to! It’s MY BODY we’re talking about here. And if I pop-out a two-headed, three-toed crablike abomination which has to spend the rest of its life in a plastic bubble because I wanted to load-up on horse tranquilizers and huff airplane glue throughout my second trimester, then neither YOU nor the CDC can stop me, so HAH!
Got it NOW, you bastard?