I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog, a rethinking about the science, the economics, and the gender politics of the question, “Why donât they make a birth control pill for men?” The piece is titled, Sex, Lies, and Contraception: The Male Pill, and here’s the teaser:
The reality is that both women and men have sex with people they donât entirely trust. They have sex with people they trust enough: people they trust not to beat them up, not to steal their car, not to paint their living room hot pink while they sleep. But both women and men have sex with people who they donât trust enough to let them handle the responsibility, and make the decisions, about pregnancy and children. I think plenty of men would be happy to take a pill to ensure that their decisions about pregnancy and children werenât being made by the hot number they met on Craigâs List three weeks ago.
If I were a single man, Iâd sure as hell want that.
To find out more, read the rest of the piece. Enjoy!