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The Daily Show is back on this week, and HOW. Stewart devotes a good bit of last night's monologue to the contraception issue. It is hilarious, but also very, VERY true: not getting everything just like you want doesn't mean there's a war against you; it means you're part of a society.

Do watch it - it's been at least a week since I've laughed this hard. It's also very thought-provoking and gets to the heart of the matter like only TDS can.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
The Vagina Ideologues
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The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
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aliana1
Feb. 15th, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
LOVE.

(Also, forgive my ignorance, but where exactly does the religious prohibition on contraception come from?)
marta_bee
Feb. 15th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
There are two issues as I understand. First there's abortion and the concern that some contraceptives can induce abortion (for example, by making the womb so toxic that a conceived fetus dies). And of course you have things like the morning-after pill that is used as contraception but by design try to abort a fetus.

The other issue has to do with natural law. Catholics in particular subscribe to the idea that you should use things in the way God designed them to be used. (There's more to the philosophy, of course; this is just the bare-bones.) Sex is designed for the purpose of procreation, so if you have sex but use contraception you're using something in a way it can't possibly be used to procreate. So contraception basically sets you up as more important than God - he designed sex to be used one way, but you're using it another way. That's viewed as a sin.
silverwerecat
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:38 am (UTC)
Lo, that was indeed awesome! The "World's holliest sausage-fest". Lol.
marta_bee
Feb. 15th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
The "Vagina Ideologues" line still cracks me up...
lady_branwyn
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Wait--so Obama is just going to make the insurance companies pay for contraceptives? Uh, won't the insurance companies just build that into the premiums they charge?
I love Jon Stewart. I wish he would run for President.
marta_bee
Feb. 15th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that "compromise" struck me as not a compromise at all. Either they'll pass the costs onto employee subsidies or directly to the insured, right? If I had a moral problem with contraception (which I don't), I think I'd be just as bothered by this and perhaps even a bit more peeved because it seemed like I was getting yanked around.
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