Monday, June 30, 2014

Yes, Women, Men Decided What Birth Control You Can Have Under Obamacare

(Updated below)

These haven't been controversial since forever. Now they are, and it'll cost you!

The gist of the Majority opinion in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby is that birth control is not a compelling government interest. If it were, women could get it for free! It's not, so, ladies, cough up.

But let's be clear about this: Only the men of the Supreme Court -- minus that bleeding-heart Stephen Breyer -- think it's not a compelling public interest. All three women seemed to think it was important.

There you have it, a clear religious test. Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, and men like to have their women pay for sexual freedom. Men already have it! Kinda funny how that works, huh?

Also, let's be clear: Preventing discrimination in the workplace, according to the majority opinion, is compelling government interest that religious beliefs cannot trump. Men will protect the workplace from religious interference. The Supreme Men says that's just right.

Wait a minute. Hobby Lobby is a workplace. The women in that workplace just got discriminated against. Kinda funny how that works, huh?

From now on, let's call them the Hobby Lobby Five. Or we could call them
the Five Dicks. I think I'll switch off. Today, what the hell, the Five Dicks.
(courtesy Daily Kos)

Update. Echidne (a blogger, and a woman, I often read) points out -- among other interesting aspects of today's Dickish decision -- that the Five Dicks are all Catholic. No wonder they didn't take the atheists' position...

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