This article makes me sad, but I guess its not really that different from the uphill battle we already face. It just makes it feel a little steeper.
I recently went grocery shopping with my friend at Whole Foods to get chicken and veggies that were sold without hormones and pesticides. All while she’s ingesting a tiny pill jam packed full of hormones everyday. I resisted pointing out the irony, as she already knows my stance on contraception. I don’t know if I’ll be as strong the next time. I do want to be a peacemaker but I could cut the hypocrisy with a knife.
This is the same girl that I listen to routinely complain about her nausea and lack of sex drive. What else can I say? Are the other options really worse? And when I explained the next steps medically recommended for us to try to have children, she remarked that “taking a little pill everyday is so much easier”. Yes, yes it is. Unfortunately, that little pill won’t give you a baby.
Of course, then she could just pop in an IUD, which sound even more terrifying. Its interesting that while she will take the pill, at least she draws the line at an IUD. I guess everyone has their limits of what’s ‘natural’? I don’t know how a woman could ever make the decision to put one of those in their body.
The things we do to have control.