Amanda Marcotte: wingnuts oppose taxpayer-funded birth control because of ‘fear and loathing’ of sexuality

If you were taking a modicum of comfort in believing that President Obama’s reelection meant at the very least a vacation from vagina-centric political bickering, our apologies. Team Uterati never sleeps.

To be fair, you can’t blame wingnuts for their confusion about just how much contraception costs. Target offers birth control pills for $9 a month. This was a surprise to Sandra Fluke, the poster child for taxpayer-funded contraception, who initially testified that birth control would cost $3,000 over the course of her law school studies. During the campaign season, Team Obama circulated an e-card so women could ask their moms for $18,000 to “help” pay for birth control in the absence of Obamacare coverage.

If those numbers are true, then yes, contraception is too expensive. But just as unemployment checks create jobs (according to Nancy Pelosi), taxpayer-funded birth control makes money. Recovery, here we come!

But is cost really the issue after all? No, it’s a fear and loathing of lady parts — a misogynist surtax of sorts imposed by those “birth control Nazis” who oppose paying for others’ birth control, as “real journalist” Chris Matthews calls them.

Marcotte hasn’t addressed religious objections to providing taxpayer-funded birth control, but anyone familiar with the blog posts that cost Marcotte her position with the John Edwards campaign knows how she feels about Catholics and their beliefs on contraception.

Even if you aren’t Catholic or didn’t vote for Obama, Marcotte notes that the right to free birth control is granted by a higher power.

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  • rivers

    Dear Amanda,
    Pray tell, why would anyone fear your sexuality? All I can think of is that you should make better choices regarding the men you associate with you lead you to think that all men have such a dim view of women.
    I oppose the HHS mandate as a women because I am evolved enough to know that if one group can be forced to violate their conscience, then any group is susceptible to the same treatment.
    Grow up.

  • Joe W.

    Who cares what the U.N. says, lady? And I just do not want to pay for your contraception so you can exercise your “sexuality”…..Will you pay for my 30.06 Rifle cartridges so I can feed my family fresh deer meat??

    • CombatDiver

      You made my mouth water with the deer meat comment. My goal/dream is to take a moose ( moose steak is sooo good ) with a bow. Id love to use my .338LM, but if I had my choice, it would be a bow.

      • Joe W.

        I got a deer stand in my back yard on 3.5 acres here in Texas….. got 3 hindquarters in the freezer, too…

        • CombatDiver

          I do envy you. Hopefully when I retire from the military ( god willing, in Texas or some other strong Red state because Colorado is full of hippies ) Ill have some land and be able to stock my freezer with some deer, elk, moose and anything else I can drop an arrow or bullet into.

          • Joe W.

            I’m a California transplant and I am about 80 miles west of Dallas…..Real small town, and I’m 12 miles out in the country from the town. Deer are plentiful, and we have a bunch of wild hogs & turkeys as well. I have about 150 chickens and 35 ducks and 6 geese as well. Haven’t bought an egg at the store in over two years, either. I had to take an earlier than planned retirement, so my income is sparse, but so are my expenses. I have all I need and more. And all without the morally bankrupt progressive liberals befouling the place. They are few and far between in these parts. Plenty of room for more like minded folks here as well……Hope y’all can retire here like I did…;-)

          • CombatDiver

            I hope so to. I took a wild hog in Ga. and it was delicious. Enjoy the hunting.

          • Joe W.

            Will do………….take care, my friend……

          • Teresa Davis McCormick

            you guys make me smile!

          • Joe W.

            Nice to know we could make someone happy in these times…

    • Rella

      Well since you do actually have a right to bear arms according to liberals logic we all get free guns and gun stuff!

      • Maria

        I want one!!!!! A pretty pink gun!! Or at least a Derringer! Sure it won’t kill someone or something, but it’s cute and will deter someone. 😀

      • Brian E.

        Since they can mandate health insurance, let’s elect somebody from the NRA (too bad Charlton Heston is dead) and mandate gun ownership.

        An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
        Robert A. Heinlein

  • ricci

    bet she thinks theUN wrote our declaration of independence and the constitution too as she shows no knowledge of whats in either

  • Dane Gunderson

    The collection of the appointees of tyrants at the UN calls contraception a “right?” Like Iran and the 56 other OIC states? Really?

  • Dane Gunderson

    Dear Amanda, only you care about your sex life, we just don’t think refusing to pay for your sex life makes us haters… and your dildo doesn’t require a condom… idiot.

    • CombatDiver

      I do believe that Amanda would/could make a dildo flaccid. Just sayin.

      • Rella

        People need to find a picture of Amanda if they haven’t. It’s always amazing how it’s the homeliest women who rant about sex and how people are trying to prevent them from having it. Things might work out better for them if they just turn out the lights.

        • Maria

          I guess us attractive ladies don’t need to worry about contraception because the few men we choose to deal with are gentlemen and supply it! Or we just abstain.

  • Gallatin

    1. Who is amanda marcotte?

    2. “For insurance, it’s revenue-neutral, but taxpayer-funded contraception returns $4 for every $1 invested. It’s profitable.” What does this statement mean?????

    • Zane Henry

      more democrat nonsense. Jobs saved, investing in the middle class, etc. Someone e-mailed her something from team uterati and she’s regurgitating it as if it were fact.

    • operanerd1986

      Answer to 1: She’s a perpetually outraged feminist who is forever ranting about how right-wingers/Christians/whoever hate women. (I am not exaggerating about this.) She gained some notoriety in 2007 when John Edwards’ presidential campaign hired her to be an official campaign blogger. This drew attention to her personal blog, Pandagon, which was full of profanities and anti-Christian content. People like Bill Donohue demanded that the Edwards campaign fire her, and she was forced to resign.

      • Rella

        Her rants are pretty much always about sex and how everyone else is obsessesed with her sex life. She doesn’t hold a very high view of men – so obesessed with sex, man hater who claims she’s heterosexual and she’s pretty homely looking = uhmmmm let’s think about that for a moment, what kind of issues is she dealing with.

        • Maria

          Exactly! Why does she need birth control again?

  • CombatDiver

    If you can’t afford to do it, you shouldn’t do it. I’m not opposed to birth control, I’m opposed to another socialist politician taking MY money away from my family ( THAT I PROVIDE FOR ) and giving it to another single mother in the form of welfare.

  • Gusta

    Zippers come free with pants and have a 100% success rate.

  • Belinda Henry

    I don’t know who this lady is and after reading her comments on twitter I will pass on figuring it out.

  • carla5731

    I wish Amanda would stop being a lazy moocher.

  • Brett McMicken

    i think this is all very funny, since liberal women have always tried to portray men as only being able to think with their penises.

  • SwTk

    It is all a simple question of who actually understands the difference between, RIGHTS and responsibilities. As folks, we have three Unalienable Rights. LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUITE OF HAPPINESS. We all seem to understand the first two, but that last one – well, we like to expound on that one, more than it has merit. Anyone that has a real conscience has heard and understands the words, “I have the right to be happy!” No, no you don’t. You have the right to pursue it. There is no guarantee. There are boneyards full of people that died unhappy. Because happiness is not a right; like the left would have you believe. Happiness is something you have the RIGHT to pursue. The right to procreate, or the right not to procreate – this is a right. But, to have recreational sex, that is a privilege. With all privileges, they all come with great responsibility. I don’t ask the tax payers to pay for my gas so that I can enjoy my privilege to drive. I also don’t require that taxpayers to pay for my cars maintenance – so that I can enjoy a safer privilege to drive anywhere I want along side any other car I want. I also don’t ask the tax payer (YOU) to pay for my liability (paternity) insurance, because these are the personal responsibilities that go along with personal privileges that I am allowed to enjoy. If I follow the rules that go along with the privileges that I get to enjoy. I’m not entitled to the good stuff – I earn the things. I earn them because I know the difference between rights, responsibilities and privileges.

  • Steve_J

    I just don’t think I should be paying for anyone’s birth control through either taxes or higher insurance rates. It’s not that difficult to understand.

    • conservativechick

      Apparently, IF you are a liberal Democrat.. it is. The line about conservatives wanting to take away womens’ health care and access to abortions and BC pills was bought hook line and sinker. Not true and we all know it was only about who would PAY for all of the above! Shame on the media and these so called defenders of womens’ rights! LIARS all.

  • Scott

    I see that we get our RIGHTS from the UN(last tweet above). I never realized the constitution was written and enforced by the UN. My education was severely lacking about this. I understand now how America is getting DUMBER, instead of going to class and actually learning something useful, everyone is just going out and having sex and listening to leftwing libtards for their education. I DONT THINK WE SHOULD PAY FOR THEIR BIRTH CONTROL;;; I KNOW WE HAVE TO, WE DO NOT WANT THEM TO PROCREATE ANOTHER GENERATION OF IDIOTS!!!
    Pay up people help save the USA!!!!!!

  • Annie Willoughby

    Because it’s never enough for the likes of you Amanda. Next, you’ll be wanting us to pay for your after cigarette and washing your sheets.

  • Annieg

    You would think that by now the vaginally obsessed would be busing young women to the nearest PP to rescue them from all of those evil babies they could be impregnated with…

  • John

    Actually I support birth control for leftists. Ship them birth control by the truckload. The last thing we need is more of them.

  • Tony0920

    I’ll bite, and join the “who the hell is” bandwagon. Amanda who? And WTF does her opinion matter?

  • Maria Seeger

    Repressed sexuality my hind foot. Feminists are stupid. They give away for free what they should be guarding like gold, and then they wonder why they’re so unhappy and can’t find “the right man”. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve used birth control. I was a young woman during the early years of the sexual revolution when living together was still considered immoral. I married the one serious relation I had…in fact he was the *only* relationship I had. I don’t regret waiting, either. Neither one of my daughters was promiscuous; they both married their boyfriends.
    I gotta say that the sexual revolution was the best thing that ever happened to men. No more responsibility. I’m not a great believer in wham-bam thank you ma’am recreational sex myself. But I AM a great believer in birth control. And you’re right…it’s a responsibility not a right. Too bad this feminist bimbo doesn’t realize it.

  • tessaprn

    I don’t know who this is but the only sexuality that matters to me is my own. I purchase my own entertainment needs. If you want to play with the big people buy your own birth control or just keep your legs cross or learn how to swallow. I’m sorry if I’ offensive but I’m so fed up with these idiots.

  • linzyloo2

    There is “fear and loathing” – I fear all of the cooties these skanks have and I loathe the idea of having to pay for their birth control. It doesn’t matter to me how much it costs! It’s my right to not want to finance your poor life choices. I’m sure with Obamacare we will end up paying the bill for all of their cootie medicine too!

  • Terry

    My teenage son had a look like a deer caught in the headlights when he realized that legally I could have “aborted” him, and with Obamacare, someone else would pay for it.

  • Maria

    If you wanna be a sl*t, pay for your own damn contraception, dirty dirty little moo-cow. If you have legitimate health problems that require birth control, fine, I don’t mind paying for that. It’s not a “fear of female sexuality” since I am a female, it’s me wishing more women would stop being children and take responsibility for themselves like the adults they supposedly are instead of making us look like esoteric simpering little helpless morons that are inferior to men. I have to take responsibility for myself! Why can’t you? Mooch.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    okay the U.N. says we should pay for this whore’s birth control?? Who listens to the U.N. ?

  • Mischelle Divietro

    Dear Amanda, I don’t want to pay for your contraceptives nor anyone elses. No one paid for mine I did. Contraceptives are not a right. Life and Liberty and the persuit of happiness. Fear of female sexuality? Not hardly I’m a woman you dumb asswipe I have no fear of my sexuality I just don’t braodcast it all over the internet I’m also a Catholic something else that you loath..Do you honestly think in your right mind that anyone gives a rats ass that you plan on getting layed 365 days a year? More power to you. But do not and I repeat DO NOT come knocking on our doors for us to pay for your fun time, There is an old saying …you can put perfume on a pig, but its still a pig and so are you.

  • Erik Bartlam

    I don’t believe my property should be confiscated to fund public schools. So, you can imagine where your birth control pills fit on my list of concerns.

  • SClanding

    Just remember this harpy is the nutcase who was going to work for that bastion of “Women’s Rights”…John Edwards! You know John who was shagging the cocktail waitress while his wife died of cancer.
    Little Amanda was just pissed that John Edwards would not pick up the cost of her mouth rinse and diaphrapm from her job interview.
    Anyone ever noticed that the skanks most “worried” about abortionbirth control are the last ones who would ever need either.
    Hey Amandi, you CANNOT get pregnant pleasuring yourself in front of your Obama poster while dreaming of boffing pretty boy, John Edwards, while his wife is getting chemo.

  • RightWing ExtremeMom

    You want free birth control? Keep your knees together and say no.

  • haruka

    Wait a minute. I don’t want the government dictating the terms of my health insurance coverage, period. How in the hell does that make me afraid of my own sexuality? These liberals make zero sense, and give a whole new meaning to the word “patronizing.”

  • Rick Wright

    I honestly don’t understand what Marcotte is getting at, whether one agrees with her position or not. “Either too expensive or so cheap”. Hunh? And “revenue neutral if insurance but if government pay then profit”. That makes no sense at all. When I read Marcotte’s ramblings, it’s not so much that I disagree with her as I have trouble discerning anything like coherent logic. At the risk of being rude, she seems disturbed.

    Meanwhile my wife’s anti-seizure prescriptions aren’t free. If she doesn’t take it she could die. I don’t recall leftists being concerned about this whole dimension of “women’s health”. The fact that they are so focused on *contraception and abortion* – and not on other real examples of women’s health – is telling. It’s not really about women’s health.

  • Rick Wright

    I honestly don’t understand what Marcotte is getting at, whether one agrees with her position or not. “Either too expensive or so cheap”. Hunh? And “revenue neutral if insurance but if government pay then profit”. That makes no sense at all. When I read Marcotte’s ramblings, it’s not so much that I disagree with her as I have trouble discerning anything like coherent logic. At the risk of being rude, she seems disturbed.

    Meanwhile my wife’s anti-seizure prescriptions aren’t free. If she doesn’t take it she could die. I don’t recall leftists being concerned about this whole dimension of “women’s health”. The fact that they are so focused on *contraception and abortion* – and not on other real examples of women’s health – is telling. It’s not really about women’s health.

  • Ralph_Gizzip

    Oh Amanda, you silly twit, it’s not that we don’t want you to have birth control – in fact we’re hoping you use it every single time. It’s just that we don’t want to pay for it. If you’re all about your right to choose then step up and take responsibility to pay for it.

  • Lin Jarvis

    Wow! Your logic has me re-thinking my position. I’d be willing to pay for contraception…..if I could travel back in time and provide it to your mother.

  • pbtruth

    Just a question for all you pro-abortionist. Which method do you prefer to kill children. 1. Crack open their heads and suck out the brains. 2. Just suck them out in pieces, a leg here and arm there. 3. The one Obama supported in Chicago, let them be born then throw them in a closet to die of neglect?

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Amanda Marcotte- Sandra Fluke Jr.


    I love the moronic “Fear of female sexuality” arguments. There is no fear involved. There is however other serious issues such as personal responsibility. Sorry but if think you can play “adult games” then you can take on adult responsibilities.

  • Maria

    Beer goggles!!