Consequence-Free Sex

It was entirely predictable that right-wing males would act like giant assholes in the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling; after all, these are the perpetually-aggrieved folks who have felt neutered by “feminazis” since women first demanded the vote.

My favorite response was from Douchebag Emeritus Erick W. Erickson, who tweeted:


And yet, because Hobby Lobby pays for men’s Viagra, that is exactly what this employer is doing: subsidizing consequence-free sex, only just for men. Because, by virtue of biology, all sex for men is consequence-free. It just is. Birth control levels the playing field for women. And it is no surprise that conservative men, whose most unifying feature is an overarching inferiority complex, have been threatened by that since the first cave lady brewed her special cup of herbal tea to keep the babies away. Insecure men will always try to control that which they cannot control. And that’s what we have here.

This, from The New Republic, sums it up thusly:

There’s a reason so many women were outraged on Monday. They saw the decision as yet another attempt to preserve the old double-standard—to dump most of the responsibility for reproductive health and child-bearing on them, in ways that inevitably deter gender equality. With comments like Erickson’s bouncing around cyberspace, it’s easy to see why they had that impression.

Yeah, it’s not an “impression.” It’s called reality.


Filed under birth control, feminism, sex, Supreme Court, women's rights

9 responses to “Consequence-Free Sex

  1. CB

    You know, my very first response, after reading Erickson’s tweet (oh, how appropriate), is to say, “Fuck him.” Then, I remember that no woman in her right mind *would* fuck him. Unfortunately, his market is full of women not in their right minds.

  2. Wonder if they teach a course at The Wharton School on “Douchebaggery(sp?) as a business mode.” BTW… Intriguing hypothetical alluded to in the comments of SB’s previous post. What would have happened in the Wingnutussphere if Reverend Jeremiah Wright owned Hobby Lobby?

  3. Kathleen

    @CB I totally get what you’re saying. I think that’s their problem. I wish these people had sex (with other consenting adults only).

  4. Randy

    Truly ignorant of this issue. Do Erickson and his ilk believe in sex for purposes other than procreation?

  5. I’m guessing that most of Eric’s life has been about consequences without sex,

  6. *Consequence-Free*? Wondering if ole Erick is familiar with the phrase “shotgun wedding”. Or better yet, “child support”. What a bunch of sexist, sexless dicks. They’ve come out saying stupid sh*t they will never be able to mansplain, no matter how they try. If they had brains they’d at least turn off the Twittermachine for the rest of the week.

  7. Oh boy. Consequence-free! — the new Benghazi!

    It appears these people read “The Scarlet Letter” and learned that Hester Prynne was a slut. They love the idea of the embroidered red A’s.

  8. I said this elsewhere and decided that it should be here as well, ymmv:

    “It would be appalling and schadenfreudlistically delicious if Ericscum’s wife gave him permanent birth control, with that same knife she just used to slice his samich. Yeah, I’m a mean person, I’d laugh my ass off.”