Is the Contraceptive Debate Really About White Man’s Fear?

by Lisa Hussein

UPDATE: Watch this video of prominent Republican’s quotes. What is this War on Women really about?

I was watching Rachel Maddow interview Speaker Pelosi and they were discussing the crap that’s masquerading as legislation down in Virginia.  For those few people who haven’t been paying attention, I’m talking about the GOP’s attempt to move towards Why white men are banning contraceptionbanning abortion by making women take vaginal penetrating ultrasounds prior to receiving an abortion.  This is for all patients, including rape victims.  Speaker Pelosi said something interesting; she said, “what we are really talking about is contraception”.  She continued by saying (paraphrase) we’re talking about the right of husbands and wives to plan when they will start a family and when they will not.

Why would White men (after all the congressional panel on contraception last week was all male with one black male) want to take away the right for women to have control over when they do and do not have children?  Contraception has been legal for my entire lifetime.  Why now 2-3 adult generations later?  If contraception were illegal what would America look like?

Before I answer that question consider this.  The Census Bureau now estimates, that by the year 2019 – 7 short years away, the majority of Americans under the age of 18 will be people of color.  Over the last decade the number of white children under the age of 18 fell by 10% while the number of children of color grew by 36%.  Whites, as a whole, will be outnumbered by 2041.  Which should be within my lifetime.  Add to that, we have an African American as President of the United States; which will most likely be the president until 2016.  3 years away from when white children slip into the minority.

Now let’s consider a United States, where contraception is illegal.  Let’s assume for the sake of argument that most Americans will not try and get contraception from Canada, etc.      What I imagine is an America where the average family has between 5-7 babies and Why white men want to eliminate contraceptionfamilies of 10 or 11 children would be common again…among all races.  So, if today, contraception were made illegal, in 2019 white children would probably still be in the majority.  And 2041 would turn into 2141 or some other utopian date.

So, could all of the hullabaloo over contraception really be about white men finally feeling threatened by the inevitablity that they are loosing control of their majority in this country? I remember Senator John McCain in an interview with Bill O’Reilly prior to the 2008 election.  Bill O’Reilly said that we must maintain, “the White Christian male power-structure” and McCain agreed.   Could this be there way to take women back out of the workplace and put them back in the kitchen and on the birthing tables to produce more white babies?  Could this be their last ditch effort to preserve the White Christian male power structure?

Tell me what you think?



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