Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I don't know what to title this...

I know that I'm a little late hearing about this, but I just had to share.

Apparently, frightened of the new statistics indicating that adult women were choosing to bear children without the "sanctity" of marriage, the Bush Administration's Abstinence Only Programs have set new guidelines for 2007 funding requests. They are suggesting that states target populations most likely to have children "out of wedlock" anywhere from ages 12 -29.

Yes, that's right ladies and gentlemen, our federal government is putting up big bucks to tell our unmarried adult citizens that they shouldn't have sex unless they are married. Now, I do agree that not having sex is the only way to ensure never getting pregnant, but why shouldn't unmarried folks, either singles, couples, or more, not be allowed to reproduce?!

I'm already told by a government funded agency that as a woman I should think of myself as a vessel of reproduction, and always have my body in readiness to carry the fruit of my sexual labors. Now the dictate is that I shouldn't labor sexually unless I have the governmental stamp of approval for my relationship.

Soon, I'm thinking, we will be instructed in the best possible sexual positions for reproduction and that we should only engage in sexual acts during our most fertile time as women. You think this is far-fetched? Go read that second paragraph might allow your mind to open to the infinite possibilities such a train of thought.


Literary Hoax said...

It already seems that the f(o)etus has more personhood (in the legal sense) than the expectant mother. All that stuff seems to be getting worse. No wonder you're enraged, Spin. Agree with you completely, women are mere containers for new life when they're pregnant. Of course, anti-abortionists think this is just as it should be.

I love the entirely neutral, dispassionate terms used too, like "out of wedlock" and "sanctity of marriage". Ha.

P'tit-Loup said...

I'm so glad those guys, and yes those who write up the bulk of our legislation are most likely male, have our best interest a heart. They are so fond of our liberties that they will stop at nothing to ensure that we do the "right" thing! You have to give it to the guy, he just does not quit trying to make an ass of himself!

qqqqqqqqq said...

Spinny! Are you trying to wind me up?????