This is the best news I've heard all week!
Finally, some good news! With the world feeling like an ever worsening nightmare from which we will never awaken, uplifting news seems to be few and far between. Luckily, here’s some pure, unadulterated, undeniably good news for those of you who like a women being able to get healthcare and getting off. There is an online seller of erotic toys (“Vibrant”) whose proceeds go towards supporting Planned Parenthood.
Women’s healthcare is under attack. That’s just a fact. With President Trump in office, the neo-conservative war on a woman’s right to control her own body is again gaining traction. While the fight against women’s rights to accessible healthcare never really stopped, it seemed to have been slowing somewhat under Obama’s public policies.
The Obama Years
For the past eight years, court decisions were coming out in favor of programs like Planned Parenthood more often than not, birth control became free under many insurance plans, and the now-former-president (tears) signed legislation with the intent of protecting the funding of Planned Parenthood for the foreseeable future.
Things were looking up…
The Trump/Pence Years?
To be honest, no one is entirely sure what exactly will happen to women’s healthcare access in the coming months, but we know that it won’t be good. Okay, let me stop you, before you give me that “give Trump a chance” spiel. No, I will not.
Know why? Because Mike Pence—a man who is famous for his anti-choice, anti-women’s rights, and anti-LGBTQ+ views—is his Vice President.
If anyone thinks that Trump is suddenly going to become a champion for women everywhere now that he’s in the White House, think again. His base doesn’t like women to be able to take care of their own bodies, so he doesn’t. It’s as simple as that.