Firstly, kudos to
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
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.
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?
Male birth control makes for moodiness and an ouchie penis, so it's bad according to
. 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"
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
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.