“As the father of two daughters,” Obama told reporters, “I think it is important for us to make sure that we apply some common sense to various rules when it comes to over-the-counter medicine.”
First of all, the president was not talking about “various rules.” He was supporting a very specific rule, one that prevents young women from easily obtaining a drug that can help them control their reproductive lives, at an age when their economic, educational, familial and professional futures are perhaps most at risk of being derailed by an unplanned pregnancy.
Rebecca Traister (article: “Obama’s woman problem”)
[of course, more than just young people who identify as “women” need access to Plan B. Obama, though, clearly directed his comments at young girls today.]
I hate this. I’m so angry. Well, I mean, then you obviously need to play daddy to the rest of the women in the country. Thank goodness we have a male figurehead to impose his common sense on us.