When the trolls come at you over birth control coverage, here’s what to say

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If you’re a woman who, on the internet, has tried to defend widely accessible and affordable birth control, you probably know all the counterarguments by heart: “Why should my tax dollars make it easy for you to have sex?” “I don’t want to pay for what you do in the bedroom”“Don’t have sex if you can’t afford to get pregnant”

Such comments conveniently gloss over the complexities of real life. But it’s also easy to trot out similarly simplistic responses when arguing for birth control. Women and their allies are tired of having to defend something that seems basic, but the important thing to remember is that you’re not trying to convince the troll. Instead you want to sway the social media audience watching your exchange. You’re playing to the crowd.  Read more…

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