Contraception kills flowers

Jessica found this amazing graphic on One More Soul, a website dedicated to “fostering God’s plan for love, chastity, marriage, and children.” Click on the image to view its full glory.

Flower infographic

As absurd as the graphic is, understanding the argument against contraception makes it easier to refute. Know your enemy, right?

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/sarahmusing/ Sarah

    Best part: SEXUAL CHAOS!!!!

  • http://feministing.com/members/brucej/ Bruce Johnson

    Uhhh, do they understand that a dandelion is as much a flower as a rose?

    Roses smell nice but are prickly and finicky, dandelions are tough, resilient and bloom anywhere.

    And remember kiddies, blowing dandelions == euthanasia.

  • http://feministing.com/members/dandylionesse/ ari

    bwhahah, this is hilarious, particularly when you consider how the dandelion is an incredibly healthy food, a rich source of vitamins and minerals! all parts of the dandy can be eaten, and it is so tasty!

    http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/dandelion-000236.htm

    http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Plants.Folder/Dandelion.html
    (the second link has a story about how this guy got arrested in central park for eating a dandy during an eatable plant walk)

    Sexual chaos!! Lust!!! free source of vitamins!!!!

  • scottishtanningsecrets

    Anyone else notice that “Women’s Health” is on the “Pro-Life” side, while ironically forms of contraception are on the “Anti-Life” side? Apparently the person who put this together is irony-challenged.

  • http://feministing.com/members/allthecats/ S

    I actually prefer dandelions over roses.

    But anyway, this, while genuine, really looks like satire. That’s the sad part. “Openness to children” as opposed to selfishness? I guess people who don’t want kids are just greedy, hedonistic, lustful sinners. That’s not a very generous view, is it?

  • http://feministing.com/members/franziakafka/ Franzia Kafka

    Holy sh*t, I will have to ask my doctor when I can expect to experience homicide, euthanasia, and lethal experimentation (maybe all at the same time?) from my long-term birth control use. Also, wtf is lethal experimentation? Is that like eating a burger at McDonald’s?