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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This actually made me giggle a little bit.

If you thought getting an abortion in this country is a pain in the ass, guess what's almost happened to men who want prescriptions for erectile dysfunction medication:

To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday attached an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication.

"We need some gender equity here," she told HuffPost. "The Virginia senate is about to pass a bill that will require a woman to have totally unnecessary medical procedure at their cost and inconvenience. If we're going to do that to women, why not do that to men?"


There are all kinds of arguments to be made here but, hey, if we can do all kinds of unnecessary crazy shit to women when they need help to end a pregnancy, why not do all kinds of unnecessary crazy shit to men who need help to start one? Sounds fair to me.

It'll be a few decades (I hope!) before I might be in the market for wang medication, but let me go on record as saying that I would be more than happy to get a rectal exam and cardiac stress test first if it means that JezLil will have the right to choose when she's all grown up.

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