Wednesday, October 7, 2009

You totally have to read all of this and then report back.

Themes:

The pill. Your partner. That you may not like him once you are off of it. That you are messing with evolution. Awesome themes!

Read it HERE.

Thoughts?

30 comments:

MaryBeth said...

WTF? MB

Harvey Millstein, Certified Interior Decorator, said...

This is why I list all my medications on my Manhunt ads.

Anonymous said...

This may explain some of my past choices in men. I'm on an IUD, so maybe that's a contributing factor as to why I look back and wonder what I was thinking. That and they were assholes. Pretty, feminine assholes.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit that I feel pretty smug about my decision not to go on The Pill (mind you, I'm not promiscuous and have no plans to be). It seems as though there are so, so many side effects.

Anonymous said...

I want to get Penelope's take on this.

Kate H said...

Gross oversimplification of a study with numerous weaknesses?

Also, fail to smug anonymous who linked the pill and promiscuity.

boops said...

I don't feel comfortable when these so called studies make a case based on the assumption that women's choices are essentially dictated by their hormones, instead of using good judgment and experience. Even if their marriages or relationships are not successful, maybe they should be held accountable for some bad decisions they made, instead of pointing to something they allegedly had no control over. Sometimes you just have to be held accountable for your own decisions.

style-for-style said...

IUD or Depo
who knew they could also save your future marriage.

matt said...

oh who cares. the chia haired guy was cute either feminized or masculinized.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, Decs, you're getting Jezebel'ed!!!

susan said...

I really want to see the validity in this article because I really feel like artificial hormones makes women more miserable than need be. I finally quit my battle with abirthcontrol. After battling with 4 types of pills looking for the right formulation, and BOTH kinds of IUDs. I got an old fashioned (and 98% effective) diaphragm. Now me and my Mister take turns being "in charge" of remaining gloriously childless.

On any type of birth control, when I shopped for another I would spend Hours reading message boards reading the private, anonymous comments, fears, tribulations of women unhappy and hurting by the synthetic stuff they put in their bodies.

I'm happy for whomever it really works for- but for myself- I have never been happier, more well adjusted, and less depressed than I have for the last 5 months.

And honestly- though my last attempt was the copper IUD (horomone free) - my Mister has started looking for rugged and handsome to me- like RAWR. Soooo.

HOBAC said...

So much more interesting than the Penn obits.

Ivy Lane said...

Never been on the pill, and married happily for 23 years.....

hope i picked the right man!! LOL..

honey living said...

i think this is extremely interesting. and i would love to see a side-by-side analysis of the divorce rate and the prevalence of oral contraception...i bet there would be an interesting relationship between them...

it might very well be one of the first "pill" generations started the ball rolling on an increase in divorces when they came off the pill to have kids!

Anonymous said...

Been on the pill and not on the pill(can anyone say oral sex?) and married 34 years and still so in love!

Anonymous said...

Use sex to procreate, what it's intended for, and this won't be a problem.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

very strange. I do think birth control can have it's bad side effects, so maybe this is true?

Hannah said...

Oh dear Anon 7.17PM. Smug about not taking the pill? Insinuating that if you choose to take the pill you must be promiscuous? Pill or no pill I think you need a large helping of cock.

Anonymous said...

This study explains why most of the month I'm hot for the whole tweed/elbow patch type but once a month construction workers make me salivate.

Anonymous said...

So that explains all my attraction to gay men in college!

Anonymous said...

Just once I would like to see one of these lame studies based on the male hormone factor. I want to know about their pre-hormonal mood swings, bloating, cramping, nipple tenderness, and any other physiological issues they may experience. The difference here...we women manage to work, take care of families, juggle a multitude of tasks while experiencing these little issues. Men...well they would not make it at all with out needing health care. Analisa in Texas

Penelope Bianchi said...

How funny is that? Anonymous (7:51)

( I just learned how to differentiate the anons.)
(If I can be Penelope though, my real name; why can't you be something? Would "whosie" work?)

Here is my take!

Whew! I now have a perfect excuse for picking two; not one but TWO wrong husbands! It was those birth control pills! WHEW!!!! One I married at 18 (a freshman in college I was.....I kept going, thank God) Divorced sophomore year.Graduated w/ good grades!

A good friend described it as "you chewed him up and spit him out!)
(now I wish I had picked anonymous as my username)

Second; married right after graduation. Still taking that darn high estrogen pill! ( Very cute guy....lots of pastels in his closet. Very civilized and fair divorce....wonderful child!)

at 30 I married the current and future forever love of my life. He had a vasectomy!!

(now coming up on 32 years married!)

And to think I took the blame for those two missteps!!! Not my fault! Those dratted birth control pills were all to blame! Whew!

Too funny! And I LOVE,LOVE. LOVE the "anonymous" who likes my posts! Or looks forward to them....or whatever.

Penelope Bianchi said...

By the way! I am only kidding!

I was totally responsible for picking the wrong men.

Don't want anyone to be confused!!

And I am not receiving any income from any birth control method!

HA!! Bloggers now have to report income from recommendations!

No urologists are paying me to say that I found the right husband because he had a vasectomy!

how ridiculous is that; anyway?

Penelope Bianchi said...

Hey ! Honey living!

are we the same age? we could do a study!

before I wrote my response. I had not read all of these!

You started something....Decorno!
just hurry up and publish!

Erika said...

I totally believe it. I almost think it's why, when I was a kid, I liked Luke Skywalker and Shaun Cassidy (the more feminine-looking guys) and when I got older and my hormones kicked in, it was all Han Solo and David Cassidy.

Anonymous said...

Lesbianism. 100% effective at preventing unwanted pregnancy when used correctly. Taste the rainbow.

Anonymous said...

Use sex to procreate, what it's intended for, and this won't be a problem.

Even this is excessive. Whore.

Anonymous said...

Penelope, you always come through for me.

Anonymous said...

You guys are SO easy! Are none of you figuring out we love to write ridiculous things just to make you get all defensive. Wow. It cracks me up. I cant stop.

Love,
Anonymous

big boy said...

She said procreate. Quite dryly I am sure.