First it was Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s mammary grab, now this: Senator Tom Harkin suggests that women, of all people, should be for the birth control mandate because they have such a hard time with their menstrual cycles.
“There are many women who take birth control pills, for example, because they have terrible menstrual cramps once a month, some of them almost incapacitated, can’t work,” said Harkin. “I know of young women myself who, because of this, aren’t able to work and be productive, and it’s prescribed by their doctor.”
Well, thank heavens Tom Harkin is unafraid to play women like checkers in his argument for socialized medicine and his attack on freedom of religion. I don’t know how women would deal with breastfeeding their children or their menstrual cycles if old men like Bloomberg and Harkin weren’t there to guide them.
It’s asinine to suggest that birth control is the only way women can control menstrual cramps. Speaking from experience with endometriosis, there are a number of other remedies available to women that assist with this issue, not just birth control pills. If it was about women’s health, the “birth control” aspect wouldn’t be at the spear of the left’s push.
Considering the accusations of “war on women” thrown at the GOP, this now marks two examples of the sexist school of thought practiced at the senior-most levels of the male wing of the Democratic Party. They’re eager to use us as a tool to justify their attacks on free religion and quality medicine, but they are conspicuously absent when hundreds of thousands of women lose their jobs on Obama’s watch.