Viagra Review Board.
As I keep saying, these viagra review boards need to be staffed with 18 year old college girls. People who really know absolutely nothing about viagra or the needs for it.
Well the problem here is that it isn’t hard.
I love the lady holding what appears to be a meat tenderizer hammer. Is her job to stamp out any evidence of Viagra use?
A fucking men. Give me my birth control, and you can have whatever effing medicines your doctor prescribes you. Why is that so hard?
You know, all jokes aside, I do think they should cover Viagra. No it’s not keeping anyone alive, but it’s a genuine quality of life issue. We have this fucked up notion that poor people aren’t allowed to have good things in their lives.
I spy with my little eye an Anonymous scarf! Suddenly I wish I knew all these women personally. I bet there’s more than a few bad-asses in that room.
Medicare and Medicaid can’t legally provide compensation for Viagra. They used to, but the taxpayers didn’t like paying for other people’s Viagra, so a law was passed in 2007. The article says that pharmaceutical companies can still sell lesser-known ED drugs, though – I guess to keep it under the public’s radar.
Also, this is from 2008, but I don’t think circumstances have changed too much. Private insurers can still decide on their own whether or not they want to include ED medicine or contraceptives. Some do both, some do one or the other.
*** Also, I love this picture.
"Excuse me, sir, this is a hearing over issues affecting men and men only, and men do not have any place in its discussion."
A guy in full leather and a gimp mask who they keep in a trunk in their basement?
I’m digging many elements of this photo, but holy shit that is a room of amazing hats.
I don’t know, I took it more of a "beating off" joke, slash generally more sexual than violeny–maybe most people did the same?
(Not to say I’m not a rampant misandrist or anything)
This picture reminds me a little of . Was that by design?
She just wants to make sure the man meat is beaten well.
The board that was against the female birth control pill was completely made up of men, and no women were allowed to talk at the meeting. Its pretty disgusting really, even if there wasnt any women qualified in that area (and there most definately isnt) then they should just include female doctors in the discussion to at least get both genders viewpoints on it. The very idea that one gender has complete control over how the other gender governs his/her own body is completely retarted.
Do we have to have this conversation again? It’s just a laundry room and the mask is for Halloween.
In all seriousness, America does not like paying for other’s quality of life unless they are severely disabled.
"Are you sure you can’t get it up? *boop*. *boop boop*"
Who do you think those old dudes are having sex with?
Ehh, I dont see it. No offense, truly, but your claim is a bit of a stretch. "Beating meat" is a colloquial term for masturbation, generally, which I believe is how Jenchan meant it.
Further more, as a male, I was in no way (physically, emotionally, or mentally) harmed in the making of this joke. 🙂
Does public health insurance pay for Viagra in the US? (Genuine question, European here)
For anyone wondering who these women are, they are a branch of the badass progressive activist group Raging Grannies. Their roots lie in the anti-war activism of the W years, and they have since branched out to become a voice of sanity and humor in many facets of public policy. Bonus: They often have fabulous hats.
I would not have even thought about anything but a masturbation joke until you pointed it out.
Lol what the hell is public health insurance?
No it’s not keeping anyone alive,
Actually, it is. Viagra can be, and is, used for legitimate blood pressure issues. Popping a boner with it was just a very notable side-effect.
Though to be fair they sell it under a different name — Revatio — so as to avoid publicity issues (and I guess to get through to Medicare/caid), but it’s still the same drug.
I want to hang out with these ladies. They have fabulous hats.
Disabled here, actually (SSDI). Still the same problem! Lots of stigma & prejudice even when you are "severely disabled." It seems to be the people who need the most help that get the least options/respect/assistance, you name it.
Much wanted context.
This is the blur that was posted with the picture:
in Palo Alto, California, members of the Raging Grannies Action League said that men who want drugs such as Viagra to treat impotence should be required to have strict testing before receiving said drugs.
The Grannies applauded Ohio State Senator Nina Turner who has introduced a bill requiring that physicians take specific actions before prescribing Viagra and similar drugs, including giving a cardiac stress test and making a referral to a sex therapist for confirmation that the patient’s symptoms are not solely attributable to one or more psychological conditions.
The photo was taken of members of the Raging Granny VRB (Viagra Review Board) in response to moves by Republicans to limit women’s right to reproductive health. Members of the Review Board are all women who came of age before Roe v. Wade. From their headquarters in Palo Alto they announced that they are old enough to know what it was like to live before women’s reproductive rights became law of the land, and they will do all they can to make sure that the US does not return to that era.
I apologize I should have posted it earlier. I posted the picture from my phone.
What are you talking about? It’s a joke picture that a bunch of lady friends made.
Actually I was reminded of a certain dutch painting of several severe-looking women who were the heads of some group.
Ehh, I dont see it.
I confess to being oversensitive on that issue.
We have this fucked up notion that poor people aren’t allowed to have good things in their lives.
QFT. Just one more way we blame and punish victims.
all male contraceptive pill review board in America somewhere (was it Texas?).
It was in the US House of Representatives.
(making fun of male impotence, in this case).
That’s not what this image does.
However it is sexist.
No, it’s not. It’s a humorous way to point out the absurdity and outrageousness of a panel of old men testifying about birth control.
Thanks for filling me in. I had no idea. That’s incredibly stupid. I mean not even that it was filled with guys. Who the hell would be against birth control? I would have popped a baby and been fucked a long time ago. Do you have a link by the way, I tried googling birth control board?
Are you a not very good MRA troll? There is exactly zero reason to believe that not covering Viagra prescriptions would decrease the number of sexual assaults. Guess what: if you want to sexually assault a woman, you can do that without a boner.
They are making a parody on the recent review board in US Congress on Contraceptives because the panel was entirely made up of old men.
Yes, the end result is fucking men.
I don’t think they attempted to be like that photo in particular. They probably just attempted to dress in the clothing of that era.
I love the lady holding what appears to be a meat tenderizer hammer. Is her job to stamp out any evidence of Viagra use?
Perhaps they are trying to convey some equivalence with the vaginal ultrasound wand? I don’t quite get it and it makes me a little uncomfortable with what is otherwise a terrific analogy.
Oh my gosh I am loving the lady in the very back left. That face..
So they’re actually campaigning against the ready subscription of drugs like Viagra.
Not really. Even the bills that some female lawmakers have introduced are satirical, not serious. Here is one of them. It is clear that she is trying to make a statement, not to get legislation passed:
The bill introduced by Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner on March 2 targets men’s access to Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs known as PDE-5 inhibitors.
Her measure would require that men undergo a psychological assessment before being prescribed the medication and a cardiac stress test every 90 days while on the drug as well as the patient signing a form that he understands the side effects.
She told ABC News today that her legislation was meant to show men “that we care.”
“I really believe that I’m learning something from my conservative, Republican male colleagues — the most important thing on our agenda should be regulation of the sexual health of women,” she said. “It’s time to show men some love in that regard.”
Uh, as a straight woman, that definitely not improve my life.