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Friess suggests 'aspirin between the knees' for birth control

3:32 pm - 02/16/2012

(CNN) – While commenting Thursday on the recent contraception coverage controversy, Foster Friess, a major donor backing Rick Santorum, reflected on a more traditional, "inexpensive" form of birth control.

"Back in my days, we used Bayer aspirin for contraception.The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn't that costly," the multi-millionaire mutual fund manager said on MSNBC.

Get it, ladies? Just keep your knees locked at all times. Hahaha. It works for "contraceptions," and even contraception.

Yeah. Mitchell wasn't amused, either.

"Excuse me. I'm just trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess, frankly," she said after a pause, before changing the subject.

Friess' comments aren't likely to help Santorum overcome the frequent impression that he holds antiquated views about a great many things

Friess has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a pro-Santorum super PAC, the Red, White, and Blue Fund.

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mollywobbles867 16th-Feb-2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
I thought this was a joke about what a Republican would say. Someone actually SAID IT?!?!?!
13chapters 16th-Feb-2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
The Republicans are a parody of themselves at this point.
nikoel 16th-Feb-2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
I'm getting dangerously close to rage-quitting the internet today. I just want to punch every member of the GOP and every member of clergy that oppose women's rights and favor slut-shaming in the fucking face repeatedly. I wish I could get more creative with that, but I'm fucking pissed right now.
jwaneeta 17th-Feb-2012 12:43 am (UTC)
Did you hear that Santorum sound bite today? He said that he was a foe of contraception because it was a "license to do bad things."

As women, we really need to get our shit together and fight this. This whole backlash thing is just getting started.
oojijay 16th-Feb-2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
ugh, fuck off. It's so hypocritical to complain that the country is obsessed with sex when you're supporting someone who wants to involve government in the private sex lives of every woman in the US.
roseofjuly 17th-Feb-2012 02:13 am (UTC)
Small government - small enough to fit into your vagina!
stellar_kar 16th-Feb-2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
anus 16th-Feb-2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
I hate that these assholes never seem to acknowledge that BC is used for a lot more than preventing babies. My sister had to go on the pill because she won't even get a damn period without it. My mom started using it at a young age because she has a hormonal imbalance that gives her FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS when on her period. My friend needs it because her cramps are so bad she can't even function. NONE OF THESE WOMEN ARE USING IT TO PREVENT PREGNANCY. Men need to shut the fuck up.

Edited at 2012-02-16 10:57 pm (UTC)
walkwithheroes 16th-Feb-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
Yes! People go on the pill for more reason than to prevent babies. I've been on the birth control bill for twelve years (since I was 15 (started menstrual cycles when I was 11)for three reasons a) uterus and cervical cancer runs in my family b)I don't get proper periods off birth control - I go months without one or have a heavy period four fourteen days! c)I have Polycystic ovary syndrome.

Men need to shut up and stay out of it. They need real women/doctors to tell these asses what is really going on with a woman's body.
riath 16th-Feb-2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
armina_skitty 16th-Feb-2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
ladypolitik 16th-Feb-2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
I, for one, would like to thank this asshole for revealing what we all knew werent "religion freedom" objections, but rather troglodyte, misogynistic sentiments driving conservative Republican mostly-male opposition to fed-funded contraception.

Someone needs to hurry up and invent some kind of Lysistrata contraption for women, for exactly these moments. Because at the end of the day, a lot of hetero dudes dont think twice about thinking this way, yet nevertheless presume an entitlement to enjoying sex with women.

Edited at 2012-02-16 11:09 pm (UTC)
spyral_path 16th-Feb-2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
Don't they realize that even married couples use birth control because not everyone wants 25 kids after 25 years of marriage. I keep replaying the every sperm is sacred monty python sketch in my head every time a Republican says something about birth control because they really seem to think that no-one should have sex ever unless they are trying to make a baby.

And I really want to send this guy some pictures or videos of all the possible ways to have sex while keeping your knees together.

Edited at 2012-02-16 11:03 pm (UTC)
anus 16th-Feb-2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
I've never wanted kids so wtf do they expect me to do? Never have sex? I'm sure whoever I marry will LOVE that.
kitanabychoice 16th-Feb-2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
I honestly can't touch this with a ten foot pole. The funny thing is that all of these politicians seem to be out of touch with the rest of their sex, because all the men I encounter are excited and happy when I tell them I'm on birth control.

It's kind of linked in their heads; birth control = lots more sex, can I get a hello?

oceandezignz 17th-Feb-2012 12:06 am (UTC)
How about a 'Haaaaaay~'
oudeteron 16th-Feb-2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Can these hateful, uninformed, dangerous shitwaffles just shut up forever please and thanks
carverhawke 16th-Feb-2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
crossfire 17th-Feb-2012 12:03 am (UTC)
roguebelle 16th-Feb-2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
My brains are about to melt out of my ears from rage this week, so I'm going to skip over the rant and just say:

Anyone who thinks a lady can't have sex with her knees pressed firmly together has clearly not been inventive enough.
ladypolitik 16th-Feb-2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
cindel 16th-Feb-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
ruby_stevens I can't. 16th-Feb-2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
schexyschteve 16th-Feb-2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
I would really like Congress to pass the NO UTERUS, NO OPINION law.
kitanabychoice 16th-Feb-2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
But then you're ~oppressing the menz~, don't you see? THE AMERICAN MATRIARCHY IS OUT TO GET THEM!
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