“My vagina, for your intents and purposes, is off the table”

The Second City Network weighs in on the attempt to defund Planned Parenthood: “I’m not saying that people who oppose basic funding for women’s health care can go f*ck themselves. But, as far as I’m concerned, they won’t have any other options.”

Full transcript after the jump.

I’m a big fan of efforts, like this one, that point out that so-called “women’s issues,” like the recent attacks on Planned Parenthood, actually affect men too–directly or indirectly. (Check out this video blogging dude.) On the other hand, this video is clearly very cisnormative and heteronormative. Planned Parenthood actually serves all people–women, with or without vaginas, and men, with or with out vaginas. You don’t need to have a vagina–or come into contact with one regularly–to care about efforts to limit basic health care services for those who need them.

Normally, I don’t support Lysistrata’s tactic because I think women shouldn’t have to withhold sex to gain political power. But this is just common sense. If you’re a woman who sleeps with dudes and you don’t already have a strict policy against anti-choice men, make one today. Exceptions may be granted in extreme cases. For example, if it turns out that, say, Taylor Kitsch is anti-choice.

Transcript:

Hello, I am a woman. I am a woman. I’m a woman. A female of the species. You can tell because of the whole vagina having thing.

Often American women depend on Planned Parenthood for medical care. It’s like doctors and stuff. Otherwise many women can’t afford basic care. Period.

It’s come to my attention–as a woman–that there are people who would like to stop funding for Planned Parenthood.

Ok. Ok. People can believe what they want. But if you’re a man who doesn’t care about women’s sexual health. Then that is duly f*cking noted. And there’s nothing less hot than a man who doesn’t care about vaginas. My vagina, for your intents and purposes, is off the table. Period.

I’m not saying that people who oppose basic funding for women’s health care can go f*ck themselves. But, as far as I’m concerned, they won’t have any other options.

Vagina havers: Does your sexual partner support vaginas? If not, tell him how he can go get f*cked. Alone.

Atlanta, GA

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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