50 yrs of.. "The Pill"

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    In the year, 2010 women will be celebrating (or not) 50 years of the approval of the pill for contraceptive use in the United States.

    Since then we've seen the sexual revolution, women representing 50% of the work force, breakage of glass ceilings, the rise and fall of the femi-nazis, family structure changes and so forth.

    I wonder how women feel about their present position, is there a yearning for tradition, do they feel stuck in the now, do they feel better off..

    A Boon or a Bane...?
     
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    Women can have it all Lumpy. College, work, family. It can be difficult with so many choices, but not everyone is cut out to be a stay at home mom. That's why I admire women in Congress (yes like Sarah Palin and even Michelle Obama) who seem like good moms and are successful in their own careers.

    Feminazis tend to think women should be childless and not shave their arm pits. True feminists believe every woman has the right to stay home or work or both. And they believe in shaving. :lol:

    The pill has been a God-send for smart women who have goals and try to plan their life accordingly.
     
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    Does everyone know the original sinister reason why oral contraceptives were developed?
     
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    Share please.
     
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    Eugenics.

    The proponents of OCPs wanted to control the population of rapidly reproducing minorities. (Wm Joyce would have been proud).

    Read about Margaret Sanger anywhere you would like and it will say something about it.
     
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    I haven't met many real "Feminazis", but otherwise I'm with you here. The pill gave women power of choice in their own lives, no matter how or why that came about it's something worth celebrating. It's also worth remembering that like all power it should be used wisely.
     
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    Indeed

    Her interest in eugenics -- which aimed to cap breeding by "inferior" humans (nonwhites, the disabled, and the insane) inflamed critics, as did her support of the controversial 1950s pill trials in Puerto Rico, in which poor women were given dangerous, sometimes fatal doses.

    In short she was a racist bitch
     
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    Feminazis have no respect for traditional families with stay at home moms. I have enormous respect for any woman who chooses that route (as long as they can afford to). Just wasn't for me.
     
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    One thing that does concern me is that along with the pill, we have had a huge increase in ovarian and breast cancer, and yet no one will try to prove a link between them. A few years ago a study was done which said there was an increase in cancer in women who took estrogen therapy after menopause, but that seemed to be largely ignored.

    I question the safety of using birth control pills for several years. And now they have a pill that cuts a woman's menstrual periods down to four a year. This just doesn't seem like a healthy thing to do.
     
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    I would think that the repercussions of the pill or for that matter abortions would be a great concern for women. Messing with there biological systems would seem worthy of allot of research.
    It is possible that women don't really want to know or the abortion and pharmaceutical lobby's don't want them to know the long and short range effects?
     

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