President in Glamour magazine: Access to birth control should be ‘no-brainer’

It seems that #LadyParts are front and center in the president’s mind today. The Obama campaign thought better of an e-card posted to its official Tumblr page after women objected to, well, objectification. Conservative women tweeted that they’d be voting with their brains and not their girly bits, thank you very much. And now, as Obama’s interview with Glamour hits stands, it seems the president still sees dancing vaginas rather than women with brains who can handle their own contraceptive choices — and who know what the word “access” means.

People are also taking issue with the president’s claim that nations can be judged by their treatment of girls and women.

What a ridiculous question. When would the president find time to sit down and speak with a foreign leader? We don’t imagine the interviewers at Glamour asked about America’s treatment of its very youngest girls, though.

Don’t look for President Eye Candy on the cover, though. That honor went to Taylor Swift.

  • Josephine (D)

    The left will do anything to make this an issue of the legality of contraception. You can get contraception anywhere,not just Planned Parenthood, but Wal-Mart, Kroger, Meijer, gas stations, Rite Aid, etc. Contraception was declared legal back in 1965, in the Griswold v. Connecticut, with the “right to privacy” argument(which was also used in part in Roe v. Wade). Now women are devalued in a different way, since both of those cases. Next thing you know, there will be pushes for forced contraception, sterilization, and, abortion. >.<

    • Kent Vig

      I still wanna know why woman can’t sell their lady parts if what a woman does with her body is a right to privacy.

      • conservativechick

        In Dirty Harry’s state they CAN! lol

    • $30423294

      I’m going to complete your thought, if you’ll allow me. Women are devalued in a different way now, *because* of these cases.

      Who do you think benefited the most from our society’s decision to render women chemically infertile at the drop of a hat?

      A. Decent men who wanted to love their wives and raise a family.
      B. Irresponsible men who never grew up and fear responsibility.

      I’ll give you a hint: the answer is not A.

    • grais

      They need the votes of the easily-persuaded-of-false-premises/promises.
      It worked in ’08.

    • Mini14’sBlkStrat

      I’m starting to think that forced sterilization isn’t a bad idea as long as it’s used on the Perverts & Deviants, you know, all the dems/libs.

  • $30423294

    A baby is not a punishment.

    Don’t give Obama the upper hand. Be open to life, always.

  • strat77

    The hard-hitting interviews just keep on coming.

  • omicron123

    It is most telling to me that you could make the exact same argument about housing, public transit, and hamburgers. Just because something’s basic, doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed to be free.

    • Gmama

      Toothpaste, dental floss, tampons, toilet paper. Heck I bet most people spend more on toilet paper every month than birth control.


  • $18912735

    Women don’t have access to contraception? News to me…

    Oh, he means, making other people PAY for it… now I see. “Access” now equals “someone else pays for it”. Gotcha.

    • Catherine Barrett

      Silly me .. spent all my adult life …… taking responsibiltiy and PAYING for not only that but everything else including my healthcare … and I have ONE child because that is what I could afford and chose … I should have just expected the government to pay .. right Obummer?

  • J.N. Ashby

    I’m confused. Do people NOT have access to contraception? Is it somehow banned?

  • Garth Haycock

    So, according to Obama and his mother, women are nothing but sperm receptacles?

  • Joseph Phillips

    Glamour Magazine? Gee, Barry, bet those were some tough questions. This guy is a tool. Do you think Adams, Jefferson, or Lincoln would do an interview in this rag? I’m disgusted more and more by this clown… and the thought of four more years is nearly overwhelming.

  • disqus_CR25ev2Z1s

    In what universe does “respecting women and girls” mean forcing them to pay for things they are morally opposed to?

    Real feminists (not the modern ones who don’t care about anything other than sex) should be front and center chastising Obama for boiling down all of our hopes and dreams and thoughts and concerns down to free contraception. We’ve got a whole life to live both before and after the condom comes off. I’m sick of hearing that sex is all that we should care about.

  • Stephanie T

    Perhaps the President’s obsession with the issue of birth control in the US is related to some groups’ desire to encourage the unlimited rise in births within the Muslim community while discouraging population growth in all other religious/ethnic groups.

    • TugboatPhil

      THAT is a very good, and mostly overlooked point! Almost everything he does somehow benefits Muslims/Muslim countries in the middle east.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    What do condoms have to do with lady parts? I thought those were used for the “man parts”…

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Dammit, my access to tampons and feminine napkins has been restricted! I don’t NEED sex… I need tampons!

  • Gmama

    No more soccer moms. Now we have Vagina Voters.

  • tjp77

    Who in the hell doesn’t have access to contraception?? Go into the drug store, buy a box of condoms. Mission accomplished. I fail to see how it could be any easier.

    Oh wait, you mean birth control pills? Well that requires one extra step. Go to the doctor and get a prescription, go to the drug store, have the prescription filled. Done.


  • Jeffrey Olah

    it should be a no-brainer but access doesn’t mean free

  • James Atkins

    By access, he means free…

  • BeeKaaay

    Remember, Julia has no mouth, and no eyes. That is exactly how Obama wants women. Blind and mute.