Sunday, February 19, 2012

Two All-Male Panels Pontificate On Women’s Reproductive Health

Recently there were two panels on contraception; Jon Stewart put it best regarding their most glaring feature: "This controversy over birth control insurance was really in full flare last week, which is why a concerned Sean Hannity convened a diverse panel of experts on the subject of contraception: Catholic men, Jewish men, Baptist men, black men, white men. Absolutely everyone who might have something relevant to say on women’s reproductive health." Watch as the men tell Hannity that they're ready to die or go to jail before providing birth control:

Then there was the panel headed by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) on contraception coverage, in which not one woman testified. Think Progress produced a video showing the surreal highlights of a meeting held under the banners of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Mahatma Gandhi. Watch as yet more men fret about birth control:

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