Vox Slams Male Birth Control Injections. But Transgender Hormone Therapy is A-OK?
Firstly, kudos to Vox for attempting to "defend" men. It's not common for leftists to do so (see Equality? Male Students FORCED to Undergo 'Toxic Masculinity' Programs...). I know what you're thinking: what could possibly spur Vox to go against leftist, man-hating commandments? Apparently there was a study observing the effects of male birth control injections. Many of the men couldn't stand the side effects, so it didn't take long for feminists to accuse men of being wimpy weenies. Vox felt differently...
The 320 men who participated in the research reported a whopping 1,491 adverse events. Nearly a quarter experienced pain at the injection site, nearly half got acne, more than 20 percent had a mood disorder, and 15 percent reported muscle pain. Other side effects included testicular pain, night sweats, and confusion. One study participant died by suicide. Twenty men dropped out of the study because of the side effects.
The rate of side effects... was higher than what women typically experience using hormonal birth control.
We shouldn't blame the men in this study for that inequality.
Hold up. A leftist article not blaming men for inequality in a serious, unironic way?
Still, we're talking about Vox here. Vox and the phrase "so wrong it hurts" tend to go together for a reason (see IDIOTS: Vox Proves They Know Nothing About Guns... Again!). In this case, there's a glaring irony in their logic. While Vox is denouncing the negative impact of these injections, they fully support hormone replacement therapy for trannies... Which poses many of the same negative side effects.
Male birth control makes for moodiness and an ouchie penis, so it's bad according to Vox. Meanwhile hormone therapy - and being transgender in general - is the suckiest of sucks. It can legitimately ruin lives (see Sex Change Regrets With Former Transgender, Walt Heyer). But "progressive" Vox has nothing but good stuffs to say about that because political correctness. Of course, this contradiction is lost on leftists.
Look, when it comes to the issue of male birth control itself, the side effects aren't promising... Which is what Vox was trying to point out. It was a valiant effort on their behalf. The problem? It's completely inconsistent with their track record of "values."
So it's not okay to inject men to prevent pregnancies, but it is okay to inject men if they want to be pretty, pretty ladies. One of these things is not like the other.
Speaking of which...