True disruption.

/True disruption.

But the third [most important event in the 20th century] is the silent one, the one that I’ve never seen come up on anybody’s list of Innovations That Changed The World, but matters perhaps more deeply than any of the more obvious things that usually come to mind. And that’s the mass availability of nearly 100% effective contraception. Far from being a mere 500-year event, we may have to go back to the invention of the wheel or the discovery of fire to find something that’s so completely disruptive to the way humans have lived for the entire duration of our remembered history.

–Sara Robinson on why patriarchal men are terrified of contraception.

This is a long-ish but very, very thoughtful read that I encourage everyone to check out. Robinson is essentially making the case that we’re in the first fifty years of a revolution that is very likely to last hundreds, and that, in the interim, there are a lot of people out there who’ll do their very, very best to try and stop it…

2017-11-16T11:17:02+00:0029th August, 2014|Tags: contraception, culture, health, women's health|4 Comments


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