Stacy McCain Discovers A New Group of Science Deniers

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Stacy McCain Discovers A New Group of Science Deniers

Appar­ently a Fem­i­nist author has writ­ten a book sug­gest­ing that the daily con­sump­tion of hor­mones to avoid preg­nancy might not be the best thing for your body.

And he tells the story with a bit of a pro­logue

It would seem to be just com­mon sense that the long-​term use of arti­fi­cial hor­mones — for birth con­trol or for any­thing else — could have harm­ful side effects. When I was in col­lege, a guy who was into weight-​lifting called me over to his dorm room one after­noon and asked me to read the very detailed warn­ing included with the steroids (Dyn­abol, as I recall) he had some­how obtained on the black mar­ket.These warn­ings were writ­ten in a lot of sci­en­tific jar­gon that my buddy didn’t under­stand, and he asked me to trans­late them into plain Eng­lish. So I was read­ing along through this lengthy list of poten­tial side effects and reached the phrase “tes­tic­u­lar atrophy.”

Oh, hell, no.

It kind of reminds me of all those com­mer­cials for all these var­i­ous drugs for you to ‘ask your doc­tor about” where rather nasty side effects are listed while calm and pleas­ant images are on the screen to dis­tract you from the fact that they are worse than the prob­lem that you’re already used to.

And a Rad­i­cal Fem­i­nist blog­ger who had her own unfor­tu­nate expe­ri­ences with the pill notes

I was fas­ci­nated by Grigg-Spall’s dis­cus­sion of the “dark side” of the pill. Appar­ently data col­lected from Bayer con­cen­tra­tion camp exper­i­ments was used in devel­op­ing the pill (p 31). The pill has neg­a­tive side effects for women rang­ing from pro­mot­ing bone loss (p 63) to blood clots to depres­sion, etc. The World Health Orga­ni­za­tion (WHO) has clas­si­fied the pill as a class one car­cino­gen along­side tobacco and asbestos (p 59). Appar­ently, Depo Provera is cur­rently used in sex offender rehab pro­grams to decrease sex drive (p 68).

These are just some of the neg­a­tive aspects of HBC that third wave fem­i­nists and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies rou­tinely downplay.

Do you see what I mean about com­mon sense? You don’t have to be a research sci­en­tist to fig­ure out that if “tes­tic­u­lar atro­phy” is a poten­tial side effect of a guy inject­ing him­self with syn­thetic male hor­mones, maybe it’s not such a good idea for women to be gob­bling down a daily dose of syn­thetic female hormones.

And given the protests over franken­food I would think that would be an easy sell, but appar­ently when we are talk­ing about con­tra­cep­tion sud­denly the stan­dard changes.

So the rad­i­cal fem­i­nist believes that the argu­ments of “sex-​positive/​mainstream fem­i­nism” are just coin­ci­den­tally aligned with the inter­ests of the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal indus­try that pro­motes hor­monal birth con­trol. I’d bet that if a dili­gent researcher looked closely at the financ­ing behind insti­tu­tional fem­i­nism, they would dis­cover that this align­ment is not entirely coin­ci­den­tal, like how “main­stream fem­i­nism” sold out to the porn indus­try in the 1980s. Peo­ple need to be more skep­ti­cal. Not every­body who says they’re your friend is actu­ally your friend.

Lib­er­als often accuse con­ser­v­a­tives of being “sci­ence deniers” but appar­ently sci­en­tific prin­ci­ples, study and logic are only of value if they serve or can be twisted to serve their causes.

Apparently a Feminist author has written a book suggesting that the daily consumption of hormones to avoid pregnancy might not be the best thing for your body.

And he tells the story with a bit of a prologue

It would seem to be just common sense that the long-term use of artificial hormones — for birth control or for anything else — could have harmful side effects. When I was in college, a guy who was into weight-lifting called me over to his dorm room one afternoon and asked me to read the very detailed warning included with the steroids (Dynabol, as I recall) he had somehow obtained on the black market.These warnings were written in a lot of scientific jargon that my buddy didn’t understand, and he asked me to translate them into plain English. So I was reading along through this lengthy list of potential side effects and reached the phrase “testicular atrophy.”

Oh, hell, no.

It kind of reminds me of all those commercials for all these various drugs for you to ‘ask your doctor about” where rather nasty side effects are listed while calm and pleasant images are on the screen to distract you from the fact that they are worse than the problem that you’re already used to.

And a Radical Feminist blogger who had her own unfortunate experiences with the pill notes

I was fascinated by Grigg-Spall’s discussion of the “dark side” of the pill. Apparently data collected from Bayer concentration camp experiments was used in developing the pill (p 31). The pill has negative side effects for women ranging from promoting bone loss (p 63) to blood clots to depression, etc. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the pill as a class one carcinogen alongside tobacco and asbestos (p 59). Apparently, Depo Provera is currently used in sex offender rehab programs to decrease sex drive (p 68).

These are just some of the negative aspects of HBC that third wave feminists and pharmaceutical companies routinely downplay.

Do you see what I mean about common sense? You don’t have to be a research scientist to figure out that if “testicular atrophy” is a potential side effect of a guy injecting himself with synthetic male hormones, maybe it’s not such a good idea for women to be gobbling down a daily dose of synthetic female hormones.

And given the protests over frankenfood I would think that would be an easy sell, but apparently when we are talking about contraception suddenly the standard changes.

So the radical feminist believes that the arguments of “sex-positive/mainstream feminism” are just coincidentally aligned with the interests of the pharmaceutical industry that promotes hormonal birth control. I’d bet that if a diligent researcher looked closely at the financing behind institutional feminism, they would discover that this alignment is not entirely coincidental, like how “mainstream feminism” sold out to the porn industry in the 1980s. People need to be more skeptical. Not everybody who says they’re your friend is actually your friend.

Liberals often accuse conservatives of being “science deniers” but apparently scientific principles, study and logic are only of value if they serve or can be twisted to serve their causes.