I was going to say ‘pussies’ but I already get a shit ton of traffic for chicken porn and goat porn and I don’t want to make it worse…which I guess I just did. And today I’m going to talk about the dildo cam so I’m pretty sure from today on out, all my traffic will be coming from perverts.
I’ve been sick this week. I know! That is so not like me. Other than most of the days this entire fucking year. It seems the older I get, the more I get to know my doctors.
I’ve been having some severe pain in my side and they ruled out appendicitis and now I have to get checked for ovarian cysts. Which means I have to get a transvaginal ultrasound. yay.
I’ve had one before, so I know what to expect. It’s not fun and the technician I had last time was a big fat liar. I saw the wand and must have looked terrified because she said “Oh, don’t worry…I only insert about an inch and a half”.
Yeah, she gave me some ‘just the tip’ bullshit.
I figured, if I’m going to have to suffer through the dildo cam again, I might as well write a funny blog post about it.
Except I can’t.
I don’t care about having this procedure. Sure, it’s undignified and uncomfortable, but I can take it and it’s necessary. There is a medical reason for me to succumb to the dildo cam.
Let me start by saying I am not providing links to back this shit up. I found them fairly easy, and if I can, then anyone can.
I am angry because 4 states require a transvaginal ultrasound before an abortion can be performed. Arizona, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
There is no medical reason to have a transvaginal ultrasound for an abortion. None. In my mind, what this boils down to is this: Oh, yes, you can have an abortion if you choose to, but we’re going to punish you for it. We’re going to make you suffer a completely unnecessary sexual assault for your abortion. You will feel pain in your vagina, because you deserve to feel pain. We are going to strip away your dignity, because you are a woman who dared to fuck.
This isn’t about whether or not abortion should be legal. The fact is, it is legal. Why can’t a woman have a perfectly legal medical procedure in the least intrusive way possible? Why?
What’s the first rule of doctor club?
First, do no harm.
Well, I’ve had one of these ultrasounds and it is harmful. It hurts. It puts you in an extremely vulnerable and undignified position. I would never agree to have this done if it weren’t a medical necessity. I’m not angry for me, I’m choosing to have a necessary procedure. I am angry for all the woman who are being forced to endure this procedure when it is completely unnecessary.
Why does our government continually want to punish us for the crime of being born without a penis?
I feel angry about this and then I get the avalanche of feelings and resentment that I feel when I hear politicians trying to strip away the rights of women. Why is suppressing access to reproductive healthcare so goddamn vital to running the country?
There are countless and never ending debates about access to birth control and access to abortions. We are struggling to define rape (fucking REALLY?). We have horrifying issues with sexual assault in the military and on college campuses. We are still justifying why women should get equal pay.
Elections are coming up. I’m becoming less and less convinced that it matters who we elect, but that doesn’t mean I won’t vote. Please do the same.
Something has to change. Our daughters need us.
I hesitated to post this. I know that people have strong feelings regarding abortion. I was afraid of offending people. Then I watched the news unfold about that amazing young woman Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize. I can’t my head around how brave she is.
I aspire to her bravery and thought, you know…if this child is brave enough to put her life on the line for an education, perhaps you can be brave enough to stand behind your feelings in a blog post.
I will leave you with this quote:
“The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born … I am not against anyone, neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban or any other terrorist group. I’m here to speak up for the right of education for every child. I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all terrorists and extremists.” – Malala Yousafzai