Brute Reason

A collection of thoughts about psychology, social justice, and anything else I give a shit about. freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason

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There are plenty of examples in my podcasts from the past few months of the intense right-wing campaign to deny that contraception is health care, and make it seem like something only dirty girls use and that proper people can only acknowledge with shame or scorn. The purpose of all this is obvious enough: If contraception can be marginalized rhetorically, then it will be that much easier to make the case for restricting access. Certainly, if the right wing can frame contraception as a “lifestyle” choice, like watching porn or using sex toys, then it becomes much easier to strip away insurance coverage or federal subsidies to make contraception more affordable, all while playing dumb and pretending they’re not trying to take people’s contraception away.

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