Conservatives, according to the Washington Post, are in fear because — get this — the idea of making the cervical cancer vaccine mandatory would send a subtle message condoning sex before marriage.
Get over yourselves, righties! There’s nothing subtle about cervical cancer.
There’s nothing subtle about tumors, pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, the painful recovery and extremely uncomfortable side effects that follows so many hysterectomies, and there’s damn sure nothing subtle about the deaths of 290,000 women every year. Never mind that once you have cervical cancer, it’s mandatory that you deal with it and maybe even die with it. A mandatory vaccine sure would’ve been nice for all the dead good girls in the world that the right strived so to protect — and failed.
Does the right actually think there are a bunch of unmarried sex-crazed virgins out there so weak in the knees about whether or not to have sex that something as subliminal as a cancer vaccine’s ability to protect someone from an STD is all it would take to send them hoppin’ onto the next penis that comes along?
This “fear” is not only an insulting and barbaric assessment of women in general it’s completely irrelevant. The pain, suffering, and deaths of so many women trumps the hell out of “oh, oh, I’m scared about something that isn’t any of my business!”
Leave it to conservatives to make something that has something to do with sex, no matter how peripheral, into a controversial issue. How did the right even find out about the vaccine? It’s not like they were first in line to arrange for the funding of that research. I’m guessing they found out through the settings of their favorite online newspaper and search engine. Eventually, even cervical cancer will show up in your email if you’ve arranged to be alerted about “sex.”
Go home conservatives. The party is on, and even though you were invited, you just had to show up with a flaming bag of poo in hopes of ruining it for everyone else.
Jesus tap-dancing Christ, what some people will do for attention.