Hobby Lobby Won’t Pay for My Morning After Pills, Boo Fucking Hoo

By Lex July 01, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

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I hate partisan politics. It always boils down to people ranting about shit they haven’t read or know little about before they start waving signs and making apocalyptic Facebook status updates. End of the world! Some chick who works at a art and crafts store might have to pay for her own morning after pills! Red alert! Fuck the blue planet! Mother Gaia, lightning bolt us now!

Hobby Lobby, which before this week I would’ve told you was the name of a fetish sex shop, turns out to be a bunch of picture framing and doodads stores run by a devoutly Christian family who detests abortion. They don’t hide their religious beliefs. They flaunt them. They buy ads in the paper under their name pushing Christ and salvation. They close their doors on Sundays just to honor their religious principles. Last I checked, people don’t have to work there, or shop there, or insert their IUDs in their employee restrooms. But women’s rights groups got super pissed when Hobby Lobby used a Clinton era law designed to allow workers some religious freedom in the office place to say they weren’t going to subsidize their employees denying life to their sperm fertilized eggs. Hobby Lobby still offered to pay for preventative birth control pills, just not the post conception stuff. The employees can still get all the contraceptives they want from the insurance company, Hobby Lobby just doesn’t want their family Jesus money paying for it. The Supreme Court said, yeah, that seems like a fair religious exception in the private workplace.

Now, angry women and the men who find joy in loving them who pushed for the government to make private companies responsible for worker healthcare and contraceptives are yelling about keeping their bosses out of their bedroom. Who did you think you was coming into your bedroom? Glynda, the good healthcare witch who’d carry free morning after pills and IUDs in a cute tote and have a Chamomile tea with you while you shared menstrual cramping stories? Everybody wants it both ways. The right, the left, the whatever. There doesn’t seem to be any self-reflection on the hypocrisy of it all.  It’s completely dishonest debate ramped up until shrill talking points and mantras. Maybe I’m just old enough to remember when you knocked a girl up and it was your problem. I’m so fucking ready for that lightning bolt. Bring it on.

Photo credit: Getty Images

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(6) Comments

  1. avatar
    YouAreAnAsshat 07/01/2014 12:30

    Lex, how do you know get that this is a website for tits and ass, not your very own HuffPo? No one gives a flying fuck about your three paragraph long screed about the daily news. We want tits and ass. Shut the fuck up about politics and other things you clearly know nothing about and post more tits and ass.

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    miche the killer 07/01/2014 13:04

    Except it’s SNOWING in that stock photo & nowhere in the US is it currently snowing. So it’s a little misleading. Just like most of the news on this ruling, which makes it sound like all contraception is restricted.

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    Beylerbey 07/01/2014 16:24

    “Now, angry women and the men who find joy in loving them…”

    That should be: “Now, angry women and the men who are currently putting up with their shit in order to get sex…”

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    HHFI 07/01/2014 20:54

    Thanks for being one of the few media outlets that bothered to get the facts right about this case. Some nitwits are even tweeting that Hobby Lobby should be “burned to the ground.” Yep, they care about the employees so much that they want to burn them alive, and leave the handful who were lucky enough to escape immolation unemployed. But then, what poor sucker would pay for their birth control pills?! Damn, I knew there had to be a downside to the “burn people I disagree with alive” plan…

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    The Collective Meh 07/01/2014 21:02

    This wouldn’t be an issue if people just take some personal responsibility, Don’t want a lid, don’t fuck without some protection. Get pregnant, take care of that situation yourself. Hobby Lobby didn’t fuck you, so don’t try to fuck Hobby Lobby.

  6. avatar
    puck316 07/01/2014 23:19

    (slow clap)…

    Could not agree more with all of this. The post. The comments. All of it…

    So here’s the plan: Let’s get all uppity about how everyone deserves a choice. Until we don’t like the choice that is made. Then let’s bitch about how that choice isn’t fair because our choice is better and that should be the choice for everyone.

    My head hurts…

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