It’s sexist to not mention men in the Zika virus warnings

This is a very insightful article. We tell women to not get pregnant, forgetting that it is men who get women pregnant. That is funny. Or not really. Here is an excerpt:

“The cultural reflex to hold women accountable for male lust and subsequent reproduction is so ingrained that we don’t even notice the asymmetry. Indeed, it strikes the domesticated mind as verging on unreasonable to hold men morally responsible when pregnancy is unwelcome, unwanted, or, in the case of the Zika virus, a potential public health disaster. Yet women do not “get pregnant.” Men impregnate them. Most times, and in most places, the old fashioned sex way, the kind that made Barbarella’s hair stand on end. – See more at: http://www.damemagazine.com/2016/02/03/three-letter-word-missing-zika-virus-warnings

 

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