13 Mar Week-long Sex Strike? Really?
Townhall’s political editor, Guy Benson’s article caught my attention with the shocking title: Liberal Women Plan “Sex Strike” to Protest Nonexistent Contraception Ban.
“Liberal Ladies Who Lunch” is the organization who is calling for the “Sex Strike.”
Quotes by “Liberal Ladies Who Lunch:”
“If our reproductive rights are denied, so are yours.”
“…if we lose our hard won rights to medical care, birth control and pregnancy choice, it won’t only affect women. Men will have to…go back to the days when they waited for or paid for sex.”
There are several things that bother me about the statements made by Liberal Ladies.
1. A “Sex Strike” for a week? Seven days without sex makes a statement? It’s almost laughable. Are these women afraid of losing their significant other if they hold out longer than a week?
2. I would hope that there are women in the world who recognize the personal responsibility that accompanies adult decisions. And unless a woman is raped, there is a decision involved when it comes to sex.
3. “The health of the woman” is the statement we hear over and over and over again. True Statement: “A healthy woman is able to conceive and bear children.”
Contraceptives and abortifacents prevent normal fertility of the woman and continued existence of newly conceived life in the womb. Contraceptives and abortifacents are not designed to promote health. They are designed to take consequences out of the decision to engage in sex.
4. Sandra Fluke’s testimony doesn’t make sense to those of us who have used or are using contraceptives. They just aren’t that expensive. And it’s all a matter of priority. If there is very little money and if sex is a priority don’t stop at the neighborhood Starbucks. Pay for your own contraception. This entitlement mentality needs to change. “I want ______ so you pay for it. Where did that thinking come from?
5. With all the real heartbreak and need in the world why are we focusing our time and attention on sex? Has our society become so sex driven and self absorbed that we can’t seem to focus on loftier causes? I am a woman. I enjoy sex with my husband. But sex is a balanced part of my life. I have books to read, projects to finish, travels to enjoy, service to give, beauty to experience, babies to hold, friends to help. In other words, my life is rich and full and wonderful. I make it that way.
My advice to “Liberal Ladies Who Lunch:” Focus on loftier causes. Your lives and those you love will become so much more rewarding.