Which Came First the Egg or Roe v. Wade

 Yesterday, a majority of Mississippi voters sided against the proposed ordinance to define “personhood” as a fertilized human egg, and thereby criminalizing certain types  of contraceptives and abortions. I often chose not to weigh in on moral issues such as a women’s right to choose, however this particular issue was for decades drawn into the political arena and often weaponiezed by the extreme right, which makes it far game for political punditry. I always find it interesting that the party that promotes free markets for consumers and corporations to make their own choices as well as a smaller government is also in to political camp that wants to regulate activities in individual’s bedrooms. 

Firstly, I am pleased that this issue did not pass because frankly I do not think we need any more Mississippians in this country. Secondly because I don’t should not be up to a third party voting majority to decide moral issues for the voting minority as well as the none voting population (the latter two of which often equal a larger portion of the population then the former).  Finally, I would like to point out that pro-life advocates, while I respect their right to voice opinions and make their own choices, lack the understanding that women have the agency to control their own bodies without laws to guide and punish them. If women lacked this agency, then I would not have had to wear condoms for the first year that I dated my wife. This was not my choice, I hate condoms and prefer a contraceptive-pill/pull-out method, but it was a mutual agreement in our relationship that I would wear a condom in return for the right/enjoyment to have sex with her. I know in my own experience with marriage that if a woman does not want to have a baby she can make that happen, and when she does want to have a baby there is nothing that can stand in her way either. Women know what they want or do not want and they have to power to make it happen. The agency of women is powerful enough to make men do all sort of things, such as being forced to endure all those fucking Twilight movies.

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Dick Sharpe

Dick Sharpe is among that rare breed of men who crawled their way out of the gutter and in to the academic and political elite. Despite this accomplishment, Dick retains his sharpe wit and sense of low-brow humor that makes him such a great contributor to Step Aside Show Blog and Podcast. Although Dick is a wicked charmer, whose sexual exploits are still the talk of Yale, Columbia, and a small town in a northern border province of Iraq, he is also a domesticated man living with with two handsome yet annoying sons and his wicked hot but equally annoying wife in Seattle. Dick is an accomplished academic writer, an award-winning poet and a self-proclaimed wordsmith, a battle-tested Combat Officer of the US Army, as well as a world-renowned alcoholic. Working mostly in the public sector, Dick continues to use his unique set of skills to better the life of his fellow compatriots. Mr. Sharpe’s ideological beliefs are a bit at odds within themselves at times he is strong believer in social programs and liberal rights while at the same time a strong believer in neo-liberal economic policies and the power of the free market to shape the political landscape. Put simple Dick Sharpe is the kind of man men wish they could be, and women wish they can be with, but the truth is they can’t because there is only room enough for one Dick Sharpe in the World.