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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Leonard Pitts Jr. writes that the anti-contraception rhetoric of the Republican presidential primary sounds like something straight out of the 1960s, in his column, “Returning To The Past:”

“You know, back in my days, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees…” — Foster Friess, Feb. 16, 2012

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  • itsadogslife

    I lived through those days; I will not do that again and will fight to ensure that my granddaughters do not have to today. I have personal memories of getting a lecture from a male doctor about not feeling guilty about sex, because I came into the office complaining about the symptoms of a vaginal infection. Instead of examining me, he assumed I was trying to get out having sex with my husband. When I later got divorced, as a single woman and mother looking for an apartment, I was shocked at how many landlords did not want to rent to “single, divorced women.” I was told point blank that I was “too wild,” would bring home “strange men,” from people that didn’t even know me. Once I was told by an employer that the job I was being interviewed for was going to go to a man with a family – because I could get married. The sixties and seventies were not good for women; I do not want to go back to the old days.

  • Baron Cormac

    Considering that the Republicans want to roll back the clock on women’s reproductive rights, what else do they want to roll back on? We already know that they are attacking Title IX in addition to Title X, and want the EEOC to fold up shop because we all know there is no discrimination in hiring. They also want to eliminate the ADA because the mandates that building owners must adhere to just because a disabled person may want to come in to spend money, or work there are just too much. They want to cut out the FDA’s role in food and drug inspections, knowing “The Market” will be a better watchdog. And they just know that voter fraud is waiting to take things over. Gee. The last two times there was a strong possibility of voter fraud was in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004.