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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    I would absolutely support male contraceptives. But if we really want to allow men to control their own reproductive destinies, we need to put an end to the coercive laws that make men responsible for the reproductive decisions of women.
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    Absolutely. I wish people would talk about this more. This should be a huge part of the abortion debate, at the very least.
    I completely agree. If women have complete ownership over their reproductive process -- as they should -- then making men responsible for their decisions is anti-feminist, and anti-man.

    In the absence of a mutual decision confirmed as such by both parties about whatever the woman decides to do with the pregnancy, the man should be able to abdicate himself from responsibility for said decision.

    It is incredibly hypocritical to claim that women should be free to control their bodies, but men should have their finances or lifestyle controlled because of someone else's decision. It paints men's freedom as less important, and it also paints women as incapable of handling their own freedoms.

    Honestly, I'd be terrified if I were a man. Getting fixed might have been a little easier, but nothing is perfect. I make sure to tell my partners from the outset of any sexual relationship that I have already decided what I would do, he can't change my mind, and he has no responsibility to do anything should that ever happen. He accepts that and stays, or doesn't and leaves. Since he can't decide what to do after the fact, I give him an opportunity to decide before the fact.

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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Would this new male contraceptive have at least the alcohol content of old school cough syrup?

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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    If it is safe and healthy then I support it.
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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    Since the 20th century introduction of female contraceptives, women are for the 1st time capable of commanding their own lives. (Even getting rid of men for their happiness, in extreme cases, such as feminism.) We men could achieve the same independence from women (and ourselves) if we had a similar contraceptive. I propose an applied research that results in such individual control over fertility, libido, and social imperatives, as the one that women gain out of the existing female products. Would you support such a development?
    It's called a condom... or pulling out. Besides, one more pill in my regimen and I'll be using an oil filter for a liver.
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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    I would absolutely support male contraceptives. But if we really want to allow men to control their own reproductive destinies, we need to put an end to the coercive laws that make men responsible for the reproductive decisions of women.
    you mean like men could not use condoms before if they did not want to reproduce, or god forbid not have sex?

    If they would do either of those two things the chance of being responsible for reproduction would be very very small
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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    It's called a condom... or pulling out. Besides, one more pill in my regimen and I'll be using an oil filter for a liver.
    Pulling out isn't always effective.
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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    you mean like men could not use condoms before if they did not want to reproduce, or god forbid not have sex?

    If they would do either of those two things the chance of being responsible for reproduction would be very very small
    "Very, very small" isn't good enough. Men should never be coerced into being responsible for the decisions of others.

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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    It's called a condom... or pulling out. Besides, one more pill in my regimen and I'll be using an oil filter for a liver.
    Pulling out is not birth control. It's Russian Roulette.

    Condoms are great, but when you're with someone and you've both been tested, having to put a barrier between you and being unable to have spontaneous sex sucks.

    If you don't want to take it, don't. But lots of men do. They should have that option.

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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    "Very, very small" isn't good enough. Men should never be coerced into being responsible for the decisions of others.
    And they are not

    If the man does not want the possibility of becoming a parent and have zero risk of that occuring he should not have sex

    If he decides to have sex, he accepts the possibility that he will become a father in 9 or so months time. Unless of course if he was raped
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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Only if we up the amount and type of support given to the increased number of single moms would I consider it.
    I would agree with this, but I honestly don't think it would increase the number of single moms. I think disarming the baby trap would lead to a lot fewer women "forgetting" their birth control pills.

    If you want to start a family, you should start by finding a partner you can trust and rely on and getting married. If that's too much commitment for someone, they have no ****ing business raising children. I feel bad for women who get pregnant and get abandoned, and married women whose husbands die or leave them, but I have absolutely no sympathy whatsoever for women who decide to have children alone and then expect their families and society to provide for them.

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