Remember Jocelyn Elders? Cuz I do. And she was the shit. She was our surgeon general from 1993 to 1997.

She was fired by Clinton because the right-wing had managed to make such motherfucking political hay out of the fact that she (GASP!) promoted condom distribution in schools and (OMG!! GROSS!! GASP!!!) masturbation.

I miss her.

In the meantime, Bush has done such a bang-up job of bringing our reproductive rights back to the stone age Birth control is now considered an abortion by his administration.

Did you know that our government’s aid to Africa is predicated on the condition that condoms not be a part of the deal? Meaning that as we pat ourselves on the back and say that we’re helping the the African AIDS crisis, we’re refusing to let condoms be a part of the cause, even though they are a proven way to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS. But hell, what do NGOs and the UN know about such things! Dubya knows best. (more…)