sweet blog . I'm feeling the mac demarco title references
Thank you! And hm, I don’t know who that is…coincidence I guess?
I think I am in love with you.
you introduced me to 'the cat empire' -for that, I thank you.
Awesome! I just discovered them recently, too- might as well spread the word, right?
Help me. I cannot stop.
Alright, so now I’m getting a little heated.
I’m doing a research project on Katharine McCormick, Margaret Sanger and the development of the first oral contraceptive for women. It’s for my Women in America class, which is incredible, by the way.
But here’s a direct quote from one of the articles I’m reading at the moment, concerning the extreme controversy surrounding contraceptive research. Congress actually barred major US institutions from studying it because it was ‘obscene.’
"By contrast, the sexual implications of Viagra had begun as a genuine side effect that soon became the driving force in development, and the key clinical trials were done in the US without controversy by clinicians eager to undertake the research. Perhaps the only similarity on the commercial development of the two drugs was in the enthusiasm of the volunteers, whether poor Puerto Rican women suddenly released from the burden of unintended pregnancy, or older men restored to a few hours of youthful pleasure."
Like, ew. I’m not sure why I should be so surprised- after all, women and their reproductive freedom still face this kind of issue today. Scientists and our culture as a whole have no problem with Viagra, but mention birth control and everyone loses their shit.
For those of you who might want to read more of it, here’s the link to the article: