Wednesday, November 16, 2022

A Message for Men

Isn’t it time we men shouldered all the contraception responsibility, and did it in a permanent way?

Haven’t women done enough?

Haven’t women spent too many millennia struggling with involuntary pregnancy, and the poverty and lost life opportunity that comes from that?

Why should women alone have to endure the pain, illness, discomfort, unintended pregnancies, abortions, miscarriages, and nonsense of pills, IUDs, diaphragms, spermicides, and condom failure?

Talk is cheap. You want to show support for women’s rights?  Get a vasectomy 

Concerned about global warming?  That’s a direct consequence of too many people. Do your part and get a vasectomy.

No amount of recycle, reuse, repurpose, or reduce will save resources as much as a simple vasectomy.

No stock market or housing investment will pay the financial returns of a vasectomy.

No amount of vegetarianism or veganism will save as many animal lives as a vasectomy.

Are you concerned about industrial farming, chemicals, pollution, sprawl, and forest loss and fragmentation?  All are driven by the need to boost production to treat the cancer of human population growth.  Do your part and get a vasectomy.

Vasectomies are simple, safe, effective, cheap, and not painful in any meaningful way.

You and your partner deserve this freedom, and so too does the planet and every other living thing on it.

The world’s population was 3 billion when I was born.  Now it’s 8 billion and climbing.  We can’t grow on like this.  Please get a vasectomy.  For yourself, for your partner, for the planet.

1 comment: said...

Many men are paying attention. Vasectomies are way up since the Dobbs ruling: It is better for the planet, absolutely.

The reversal operations have much better outcomes now, too, should they change their minds. That's usually the biggest hurdle, they are worried they'll get a new partner who will want kids. Good news on that front, more women are getting permanent tubal ligations, too. I don't think either of those outcomes were what the fundamental religious right wanted. They're now the proverbial dog that caught the car on this issue. The midterms proved that reproduction rights are critical even in ruby red areas.

Turns out forcing a ten year old to give birth to her rapist's baby isn't even popular in those areas.