You might have noticed some of the Republican asshattery going on lately. And now you're asking yourself, "What asshattery might that be? It's like an all-you-can-eat asshat buffet!" I'm talking about the types of bills you see when you elect tea party 'tards to office. Like bills allowing doctors to lie to a woman about her fetus if he thinks she might choose an abortion. Or bills forcing women seeking abortions to get ultrasounds. Or bills allowing your employer to fire you if he disapproves of your birth control choices.
Aren't Republicans supposed to be the party of business? When did they get into the business of making sure no one gets off?
The world would be a better place if these people would stay out of our vaginas and stick with consenting, age-appropriate vaginas. Mother Jones thinks so, too. That's why it's encouraging crafty types to send a knitted uterus with ovaries and vagina to Republican congressmen supporting these sorts of things.
(As an aside, I have to wonder about the choices made during photo shoots. The photographer must have been like, "This is a nice uterus and all, but you know what would make this rock? A PIANO!")
For heterosexual men, birth control is important for you, too. It's the reason you didn't have to marry the very first girl you ever had sex with at the behest of her shotgun-wielding father. It's also why you and your partner can choose whether to have children at all, or how many, instead of celebrating the birth of your 13th child with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head using the shotgun your father-in-law left you in his will.
And for gay couples, well, just have some empathy. We can't ALL have baby-free sex whenever we want it.
** Thanks for the link, Clyde.