I probably have a rudimentary knowledge of the hobby lobby shit at best, because I just don’t have the patience to sit through huge written news stories about it, but it’s pissing me off.
So, they’re allowed to deny birth control (apparently not all birth control, I was told, just the morning after pill and some IUDs) to women because of their religious beliefs.
I guess I’m confused about the entire thing. On one hand, people have the right to believe whatever religious nonsense they want, but I don’t think that workplaces have a right to essentially force these bs beliefs on their employees.
“Well then don’t work there, they have a right to do what they want”.
Have you ever worked in a shit job you hated, but you could not afford to leave? What if some people are in this boat? I mean, I obviously can’t speak for every person that works at hobby lobby, ever, but a lot of people (I mean in general, not hobby lobby people) are essentially stuck in jobs they dislike and may disagree with but that they cannot afford to leave. I can’t say I’m satisfied with my new job because it’s the retail industry as a whole I can’t stand to work in (the coworkers are nice, the store is nice, I just can’t do retail).
I mean, yeah, some people like working in retail, but most of the people I know who work in the industry do not enjoy it at all. A lot of the people I know have some college or even a full fucking college degree, yet they work in retail because retail jobs are the only fucking jobs they can find. I know people that work two or more retail jobs, just to make ends meet, and they barely have time for anything, even fucking sleeping. [And that reminds me of another rant, why the retail industry is so shit on by customers that forget that hey, we’re doing the shit jobs so you don’t have to, and if there were no retail workers, there’d be nobody to fucking buy shit from, so fucking respect retail workers, but that’s for another time].
So, should people that cannot afford to leave/have trouble finding employment be forced to go without certain forms of contraception just because the CEOs and shit of the company don’t believe in that shit?
I don’t know, maybe I’m getting all pissed off over nothing. And really, it’s not the birth control decision itself that’s pissing me off, it’s the attitude behind it.
What if this decision paves the way for more bullshit of this nature? I don’t understand why people can’t just be satisfied to themselves not do something they don’t agree with. Don’t like abortions? Don’t have one. Don’t like gay marriages? Don’t get gay married. Don’t like birth control? Don’t take it, but leave everyone else’s right to make decisions about such alone.
And it’s not like their health plans covering birth control is suddenly going to make every single worker want to get birth control.
Let’s be honest, hobby lobby is probably like every other retailer lately, where they’ll schedule their workers for just slightly under what would be full time so they don’t even have to offer them these types of benefits. And even if part timers are eligible for the health plan or whatever, I don’t know of anyone making part time that can afford that shit anyway, so I don’t know what hobby lobby is all pissed about.
It’s not guaranteeing every single female hobby lobby worker contraception, it’s just the possibility of getting contraception.
I’m not sure why they’re so adverse to women’s health. Women’s rights made so much progress in the past years, but now we’re fucking going backwards.
I am not a second class citizen just because I was born with tits and a vag. I am not a tool just for men to use and sexualize and objectify. Men are not my motivation to exist. Men do not get to have all these rights while denying mine and then wondering why women are so pissed off all the time.
You’d be pissed too if people paid you less money than a man for doing exactly the same job.
The hobby lobby plan still covers viagra, and I think vasectomies. Sorry, but aren’t the latter a form of BIRTH CONTROL? Why is it more important for shitty old men to get boners than for women to have access to something that could be important to their reproductive health?
It’s a bunch of sexist bullshit they’re trying to pass off as religious rights. And sorry, but in most major religions I’ve ever heard of, have you noticed that they’re all centered around men being superior and having power over women? When the fuck did that get started, and why did everyone suddenly decide that was the religious standard?
It’s a bunch of fucking bullshit and why I have a major problem with christianity in the first place. Why are we running an entire country based on christian beliefs and agendas? I thought the outdated constitution the country clings so desperately to said there was a separation of church and state. There’s a whole lot of shit in there that we don’t follow anymore, or that is no longer relevant due to the context for the time period in which it was written.
It’s like, I don’t want to get into it with people because I get so mad I just lose my ability to have a rational discussion, so I end up doing nothing.
Which obviously isn’t going to make any difference whatsoever, but I’m so busy dealing with my own personal problems and trying not to have a mental breakdown, that a lot of the things I care about get thrown on the back burner because I kind of have to have my wits about me to fight for these things.