The subject-matter of this article is hilarious: legislation that answers the unbelievably long list of amendments through the US’s states that inhibits in sometimes ridiculous ways the right of women to control what happens to their bodies.
To cap it off, women legislators in the US are responding to misogynist laws passed in the US in recent times by drafting and presenting bills that invade men’s privacy or erode their rights to the same extent as the new laws affect women.
Some examples with thanks to good.is include:
- sperm “equal in the eyes of the government and be subject to the same laws and regulations as any other dependent minor and be protected against abuse, neglect or abandonment by the parent or guardian” (Loretta Walsh, Washington, Delaware)
- mandating rectal exams and cardiac stress tests for men seeking erectile dysfunction medication (Virginia State Senator Janet Howell)
- outlawing most vasectomies because they leave “thousands of children… deprived of birth.” (Georgia House Representative Yasmin Neal)
- compelling men to undergo psychological screenings before getting prescriptions for impotence medication, arguing, “We must advocate for the traditional family.” (Ohio State Senator Nina Turner)
Read the whole piece in its entirety, as satirical legislation is becoming a legitimate form of protest in some areas which are dominating by satire-worthy entitlement. Props to Nona Willis Aronowitz,
Associate Editor at www.good.is.