2013-11-26 21:27:18

Join the #HandsOffMyBc twitter storm now! (though I may no longer believe in birth control)

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graphic h/t Senator @PattyMurray

Get thee to a twitteree! Because the #HandsOffMyBC twitter storm, about companies trying to deny contraception coverage to their employees, is on!

As we blogged about earlier, the Supreme Court announced today that it will hear two cases in which companies are asking for the “right” to deny contraception coverage to employees if it violates their religious views. This has inspired the twitter hashtag #HandsOffMyBC (hands off my birth control.) As Rob Robin Marty ‏@robinmarty tweeted, she’s “very shocked to see it’s all men trolling #HandsOffMyBC #waitnoimnotshockedatall.”

I have to admit, most of the trolls, some of whom are women, are making pretty unconvincing arguments which reek of misogyny and general hatred of human kind. But I did see one tweet that was so clever and astute, so nuanced and thought-provoking, so grounded in history and philosophy, that I have no choice but to respond.

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Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 11.13.50 PMKatie Halper started identifying as a feminist at the age of 5 when she attended her first pro-choice rally and began calling out the musicals she watched instead of cartoons for being “prejudiced against women.” She realizes this is a ridiculous photo.

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