After decades of bearing the contraceptive brunt you'd think women would rejoice at this. In actuality the response has been along the lines of *shock and/or horror* we can't trust MEN to take the pill! Heavens to Betsy!!!
Some go further and suggest that men would lie to women about being on the pill so that they could forgo a condom. The cynic in me says that if you can't trust a man to tell the truth about the pill why are you letting him inside you at all? In fact, if a woman truly believes that the man they're about to have sex with is such a repugnant liar (but has such a pretty face) then she should 100% make sure to use a condom because, you know, sexual health.
Not trusting men is an invalid, and quite frankly insulting, argument against the male pill. Men are not incompetent children who cannot organise themselves enough to take a pill every day. The more women criticise them and dismiss their capabilities the more we encourage the downright sexist practice of assigning chores based on gender.
It's time we stopped looking at contraception as a one person job - after all it takes two to make a baby. The only foolproof method of preventing pregnancy is abstinence (and that's no fun) so surely we should start putting the onus on both genders to do what they can to prevent 'little surprises' that come with 99.9% effective methods. When the male pill becomes widely available let's employ it as an extra precaution to help close that 0.1% gap. No one person is more responsible than the other for preventing pregnancy.
|Paddy worried that this might be the beginning|
of having to wipe his own arse too