A few weeks ago, my university feminist group, Lucy/Vox* hosted a table in our student center called “Ask a Feminist.” At first, we were hoping to get some weird or misinformed questions, either to inform the student body of the honest feelings of feminists, or just to spend a few minutes chatting with likeminded people. As a back-up, we had a petition to support low-cost contraceptives for women.
Unfortunately, there was no swarm of curious students dying to pick our brains. So be it. However, we ended up around fifty or sixty signatures, which isn’t bad considering how dismal the turn-out seemed to be earlier in the day. One of the male feminists at our table brought up an important, and entertaining, argument for our petition.
It proved to be convincing enough to allow people to ask us questions about that problem, which led to more in-depth conversations and, hopefully, some enlightenment or new information if we would be so lucky.
This clip is from last year, but it still brings the lols.
“This is a medical problem versus a choice to have sex”
Right, Sean Hannity. People need Viagra just so they know that they can get an erection… Viagra has nothing to do with the choice to have sex. Women also take birth control for intense menstrual cramps and cysts. Hmmph.