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Jill Stanek: Why not mandate condoms for boys?
WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/21/07 | Jill Stanek

Posted on 02/21/2007 3:49:44 PM PST by wagglebee

It doesn't seem fair that legislators are focusing solely on adolescent girls to try to slow the spread the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus.

HPV causes cervical cancer, and a new vaccine will stop the growth of the two strains of HPV (of over 100 total) responsible for 70 percent of that cancer.

Lawmakers around the country are introducing legislation faster than sperm swims mandating that 11- and 12-year-old girls be injected with the three-dose HPV vaccination regimen (well, maybe six, or more, since the vaccine has only been proven to last four years).

This legislative thrust comes at the behest of a group called Women in Government, a nonprofit organization that coincidentally receives large donations – which it refuses to disclose – from Merck and GlaxoSmithKline, the two pharmaceutical companies making the HPV vaccine.

While it was reported yesterday that Merck is backing off its lobbying campaign, at least 30 states are considering mandatory-vaccine legislation.

But the feminist in me says this mandated vaccine is patriarchal. After all, women already bear almost all the responsibility for sex-without-consequences. We're the ones who have to ingest birth control pills packed with female steroids, or transport that copper IUD with the weird vibes it sends throughout our uteruses and who knows where else, or insert that clumsy diaphragm, or wear those birth control patches that cause heart attacks. And then we end up pregnant anyway and have to get the abortions or raise the products of conception as single moms.

And now we're being asked to assume accountability for STDs, too? No.

So when the New York Post reported Feb. 16 that the city of New York has launched a campaign to distribute 26 million condoms during rush hour in subway stations, I had an idea.

Why not mandate that every 11-year-old boy carry a condom in his pocket?

I got this brainstorm because New York City officials offered the very same reasons for widespread condom distribution as have proponents of mandated HPV vaccinations, as the article states:

[Mayor Michael] Bloomberg defended the $1.5 million condom program spearheaded by city Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden. ... "We believe we're saving lives, and it's important to do that." ...

The Health Department had instructed the employees not to offer free condoms to minors [JS: why not?], but the Post on Wednesday observed what appeared to be young teenagers taking handfuls of condoms [JS: whew].

Frieden said ramped-up condom distribution will boost safe sex, reducing HIV infection and unwanted pregnancies.

New York City leads the nation in HIV cases. In 2005, 1,400 city inhabitants died of AIDS, the third-leading killer for residents under 65, behind only cancer and heart disease.

"It will save lives and actually save money," Frieden said. He added that he believes young people should abstain from sex, but if they don't, they should use condoms.

"Not enough condoms are being used," he said. ...

The Health Department distributed 18 million free condoms last year through its health clinics and community groups.

It seems to me that mandating condoms in every adolescent boy's pocket would theoretically stop the spread of many more sexually transmitted diseases than an HPV vaccine.

Although I must admit I'm at a loss to explain why the number of AIDS cases in New York continues to rise despite the fact liberals have for years focused on widespread condom teaching and now free distribution.

But let not the facts of history dissuade us.

I hereby call on all feminists (well, at least the ones who won't get some sort of kickback) to resist mandated HPV vaccinations and join me instead in calling for a Condom Nation!



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hpvvaccine; moralabsolutes; teensex
Unfortunately, many on the left will not recognize the sarcasm here.
1 posted on 02/21/2007 3:49:46 PM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 02/21/2007 3:50:19 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

When the left gets in charge of the entire government, they will mandate every aspect of your socialist life. Count on it. It is coming, soon.


3 posted on 02/21/2007 3:51:14 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Marxis-Dimocrats or RINOcrat Republicans, vote for either and get the same!.)
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To: wagglebee

I thought they already had? ;)


4 posted on 02/21/2007 3:52:28 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: wagglebee

Merck is the only supplier of the vaccine Rick Perry tried to mandate. I strongly suspect some campaign contributions had a lot to do with this sudden need to require all girls to be vaccinated. I'm fairly certain that if the corporate bigwigs that manufacture Trojans were as generous, Governor Perry would be happy to issue another executive order.


5 posted on 02/21/2007 3:54:08 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Why yes, I do have a stupid picture for any occasion)
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To: wagglebee
But the feminist in me says this mandated vaccine is patriarchal. After all, women already bear almost all the responsibility for sex-without-consequences. We're the ones who have to ingest birth control pills packed with female steroids, or transport that copper IUD with the weird vibes it sends throughout our uteruses and who knows where else, or insert that clumsy diaphragm, or wear those birth control patches that cause heart attacks. And then we end up pregnant anyway and have to get the abortions or raise the products of conception as single moms.

Another option would be for certain women to stop being sluts and putting themselves in danger. After all, haven't they been demanding the right to choose for years now? Why can't they choose to avoid situations they know will put themselves at risk?

Oh that's right. It's always the man's fault to these people.

6 posted on 02/21/2007 3:59:30 PM PST by SaveTheChief
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To: wagglebee

Couldn't they also vaccinate the boys? They are carriers, just not getting infected, aren't they?


7 posted on 02/21/2007 4:05:34 PM PST by TommyDale (What will Rudy do in the War on Terror? Implement gun control on insurgents and Al Qaeda?)
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To: SaveTheChief
Another option would be for certain women to stop being sluts and putting themselves in danger.

That has ALWAYS been the solution!

8 posted on 02/21/2007 4:06:57 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

"Lawmakers around the country are introducing legislation faster than sperm swims"

Which lets me add a joke (based on a standard stereotype of men:

Why does it take a million sperm to fertilize one egg.










Because the sperm won't ask for directions.


9 posted on 02/21/2007 4:09:30 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Wuli

LMAO!


10 posted on 02/21/2007 4:13:19 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

More inane, insane reasoning from the left.


11 posted on 02/21/2007 4:15:11 PM PST by evad
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To: wagglebee

Leftism is a mental illness.


12 posted on 02/21/2007 4:15:54 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: wagglebee

Font choice sucks


13 posted on 02/21/2007 4:17:34 PM PST by misterrob (Jack Bauer/Chuck Norris 2008)
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To: misterrob

Huh?


14 posted on 02/21/2007 4:18:11 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

"...or raise the product of conception as single moms."

This phrase says a heck of alot.


15 posted on 02/21/2007 4:18:13 PM PST by uptoolate (If it sounds absurd, 51% chance it was sarcasm.)
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To: evad

What are you referring to? Jill Stanek IS NOT a leftist.


16 posted on 02/21/2007 4:19:21 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: misterrob

It's palatino font and it's hard to read


17 posted on 02/21/2007 4:19:54 PM PST by misterrob (Jack Bauer/Chuck Norris 2008)
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To: wagglebee
It seems to me that mandating condoms in every adolescent boy's pocket would theoretically stop the spread of many more sexually transmitted diseases than an HPV vaccine.

Pockets don't spread HPV. /snicker

18 posted on 02/21/2007 4:28:50 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: misterrob
It's palatino font and it's hard to read

Ut ohh ... isn't that the font which Buckhead identified in Post #47 which brought down Gunga Rather ??

/grin

19 posted on 02/21/2007 4:35:35 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: wagglebee

I can just see this feminist now being chased all over the place without a drugstore in sight.


20 posted on 02/21/2007 4:35:51 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: RetiredArmy

yeah, and that's the day we start Civil War, Part II..


21 posted on 02/21/2007 4:58:30 PM PST by Fedupwithit (Enjoy life. You can make more money...you can't make more time.)
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To: wagglebee
We're the ones who have to ingest birth control pills packed with female steroids, or transport that copper IUD with the weird vibes it sends throughout our uteruses and who knows where else, or insert that clumsy diaphragm, or wear those birth control patches that cause heart attacks. And then we end up pregnant anyway and have to get the abortions or raise the products of conception as single moms.

Just cross your legs, Honey.
22 posted on 02/21/2007 5:04:53 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth ("Don't tread on me" - the motto of Patriots. "May I lick your boots?" - the motto of too many "R"s.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Stanek is a strongly pro-life conservative, she is being sarcastic.


23 posted on 02/21/2007 5:06:26 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Just cross your legs, Honey.

And there it is. Total cure.

24 posted on 02/21/2007 5:08:16 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: Richard Kimball

He'll have the Feds knocking on his door in no time.


25 posted on 02/21/2007 5:16:59 PM PST by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: wagglebee
It seems to me that mandating condoms in every adolescent boy's pocket would theoretically stop the spread of many more sexually transmitted diseases than an HPV vaccine."

It would seem to me that this ditz has noticed yet that men don't like to wear condoms. Obviously, they have a good sales pitch to sell the idea to females.
26 posted on 02/21/2007 5:57:02 PM PST by George W. Bush
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To: wagglebee
Yer right bee..it's been a long day.

Gotta learn to read the whole article.

27 posted on 02/21/2007 7:21:59 PM PST by evad
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To: Richard Kimball
I'm fairly certain that if the corporate bigwigs that manufacture Trojans were as generous, Governor Perry would be happy to issue another executive order.

Let's hope Gov Perry doesn't cozy up to the Ice Water Enema Coalition.

28 posted on 02/21/2007 7:26:35 PM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: Fedupwithit

Count me in.


29 posted on 02/21/2007 8:26:21 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Marxis-Dimocrats or RINOcrat Republicans, vote for either and get the same!.)
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To: SaveTheChief
Another option would be for certain women to stop being sluts and putting themselves in danger. After all, haven't they been demanding the right to choose for years now? Why can't they choose to avoid situations they know will put themselves at risk?

That really isn't enough. What if they do wait but their husband didn't? They could still get it from him. More discretion is needed from both sexes.
30 posted on 02/21/2007 8:29:50 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (Like I always say, there's no "I" in team. There's a "me" though, if you jumble it up.)
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To: wagglebee

It's not a sarcastic question. It makes perfect sense. To curb ANY sexual disease or societal sexual problem, one needs to look at the entire problem, not 1/2 of it.


31 posted on 02/21/2007 8:44:48 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Mr. Blonde
What if they do wait but their husband didn't? They could still get it from him. More discretion is needed from both sexes.

That's fine but the article really wasn't about practicing discretion. The author was suggesting that men be punished for the poor choices women make as if women have done enough for themselves and it is time for men to step up. This is pure Marxist-feminist baloney.

Though I will never give men a pass for poor behavior, I will once again state that individual women are responsible for their own health and well-being. Exercising restraint and abstaining from risky behavior is the best way to prevent disease and pregnancy. It always has been.

If a woman marries a man who carries a disease and she catches the disease from him, it is still a case of bad judgment on the part of the woman for marrying him.

32 posted on 02/22/2007 8:13:34 AM PST by SaveTheChief
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To: SaveTheChief
"And then we end up pregnant anyway and have to get the abortions or raise the products of conception as single moms."

This one sentence with: "raise the products of conception", says it all. The writer is so disconnected from their own humanity that they could not say "raise the children".

33 posted on 02/22/2007 8:16:16 AM PST by Wuli
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To: SaveTheChief

Men don't know they carry HPV unless they are tested for it. They don't show any symptoms. If the husband doesn't know he has it, how is the wife expected to know. That is more bad luck than bad judgment.


34 posted on 02/22/2007 8:20:26 AM PST by Mr. Blonde (Like I always say, there's no "I" in team. There's a "me" though, if you jumble it up.)
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To: Mr. Blonde

Then a woman better be certain of who she is messing around with, shouldn't she? Stop trying to excuse promiscuity!


35 posted on 02/22/2007 9:30:14 AM PST by SaveTheChief
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To: wagglebee; SaveTheChief; All
Another option would be for certain women to stop being sluts and putting themselves in danger.

Only "certain women"? I submit that all women and all men need to stop acting like "sluts" in order to curb any and all STD's. Personal responsibility for our own actions and activities should be paramount in this discussion.

36 posted on 02/22/2007 2:15:35 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier fighting the terrorists in Iraq)
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To: SoldierDad
Only "certain women"?

Indeed! Women who don't act like sluts don't need to stop acting like sluts now, do they?

If I had said "Women need to stop being sluts" I would have been the recipient of the ire of nearly every female FReeper, not just the FReepers who can't read and understand a simple statement. But I suppose I have to say it yet again.

If you don't practice promiscuous sexual activity, your chance of catching a STD is nearly ZERO. That IS personal responsibility and essentially what I said yesterday.

37 posted on 02/22/2007 2:51:26 PM PST by SaveTheChief
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To: SaveTheChief

Sorry. My anal retentive side sometimes takes control and causes me to view things too literally. I wasn't thinking about those who are not engaged in promiscuous behavior.


38 posted on 02/22/2007 2:59:45 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier fighting the terrorists in Iraq)
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To: SaveTheChief

I'm not excusing promiscuity. A man can be in one monagamous relationship before he is married and still be a carrier of the virus. The woman can get the virus through no fault of her own. That isn't excusing promiscuity it is a sad fact.


39 posted on 02/22/2007 7:26:11 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (Like I always say, there's no "I" in team. There's a "me" though, if you jumble it up.)
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To: wagglebee

I realize the author meant it for a facetious question but it has a perfectly serious answer if not a very nice one, and I think she might agree with it. You could force a little boy to carry a condom but you couldn't force him to use it. A little girl, however, has no choice with respect to a mandatory vaccination. This isn't about sexual hygiene, it's about power.


40 posted on 02/22/2007 7:40:37 PM PST by Billthedrill
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