What's my point here? I'm just sick and tired of seeing posts floating around that say, "What about all of those women who have horrible periods? Or bad acne? Or ovarian cysts? Are they whores and sluts too?" Or with marijuana it's, "What about cancer patients? Or people with glaucoma?"
Who gives a fuck WHY someone is taking medication? Why does it need to be justified at all?
I took birth control because wanted to fuck and I didn't want to have an unplanned pregnancy. I used it in addition to other methods because I REALLY didn't want an unplanned pregnancy.
And again, I smoked weed because I liked the feeling more than I enjoyed the feeling of alcohol.
But my feelings on these subjects don't count. Never mind that it's MY body and I wasn't hurting anyone, my reasons for using these drugs aren't as socially acceptable, so I get to be shamed by even those who are ostensibly on "my side" for doing things that are no one's business but mine. And yes, I do see it as shaming when someone says, "Well, what about those people with legitimate medical conditions who use these drugs?" because it's still playing into the culture that says that doing what one wants with one's own body is not okay unless there's a reason other than pleasure for doing it.
Well, fuck all of you who use this justification. I liked fucking and being high. I still like fucking, but I chose to stop using hormonal birth control.
Because it's my fucking body. Not yours. And you don't get to have an opinion about what I do with my body so long as I'm not causing direct harm to you PERSONALLY.
Oh, and before anyone says something about the Pill being legal and marijuana not being so, in states where the "personhood" bills are being passed, the type of hormonal birth control I was on would become illegal, so there you are. The only drug that should be illegal is meth because it can endanger a neighborhood simply by making it. Everything else should be legal and regulated. Period.