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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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31 Responses

  1. roro80
    roro80 April 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm |

    Oh that was quite a find Jill! You had to go to Hot Air to get it, but I for one thank you for putting yourself in harm’s way for my amusement.

  2. xenu01
    xenu01 April 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm |

    I took Plan B once. It was amazing. I felt nauseous and bloated and I knew I was hooked.

    1. (BFing)Sarah
      (BFing)Sarah April 5, 2013 at 6:39 pm |

      Here I was, wondering why my five year old was acting so strangely…NOW I know what’s up. Guess we have to put him on a steady diet of Jesus and unplanned pregnancy to save him!

      1. macavitykitsune
        macavitykitsune April 5, 2013 at 7:59 pm |

        *dying of gigglefits*

      2. Lolagirl
        Lolagirl April 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm |

        This is why the kids are not allowed to roam the neighborhood alone, the Walgreens is just down the block!!! We must protect them from breaking open their piggy banks and buying up all the Plan B to pop like candy!

        It’s dizzying, isn’t it, all the things we have to worry about as parents?

    2. Donna L
      Donna L April 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm |

      I’ve always wondered what a Plan B high was like; maybe I’ll buy some from my local pusher who hangs out at the playground near where I live.

    3. EG
      EG April 5, 2013 at 9:11 pm |

      Man, the Plan B I took felt like nothing–it must have just been a sugar pill. I knew that pharmacist looked shifty when she rang me up.

  3. bleh
    bleh April 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm |

    Gotta have more. I’ll do anything for a fix. But I can quite Plan B any time. Really.

  4. Emolee
    Emolee April 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm |

    So, we shouldn’t have Plan B available to teens because it is unsafe, but they should just go ahead with pregnancy and birth, because that is totes safe. No risk there.

    I had a WTF reaction to a lot of these comments, but I don’t have a clue what the comment about “maybe the Muslims are right?” means in this context. Anyone?

    1. RichardVW
      RichardVW April 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm |

      The logic is extremely tortured, but I’m certain it has something to do with Aisha.

      1. RichardVW
        RichardVW April 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm |

        Eh, now I prefer Anon21 and Estrogena’s interpretations, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see an ignorant commenter take even the most strained attempt at trying to smear all Muslim’s with Muhammad’s behavior.

    2. Anon21
      Anon21 April 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm |

      I took it as: “Maybe the Muslims are right that a more openly violent and oppressive patriarchy is the way to go, what with these Western women getting all uppity.”

      1. nentuaby
        nentuaby April 6, 2013 at 1:17 am |

        Yeah, I’m almost certain that’s what was meant.

    3. Angelia Sparrow
      Angelia Sparrow April 5, 2013 at 11:33 pm |

      “The Muslims are right” in this sense means that we need to keep all women covered head to toe and well away from any man not related to them by blood. You know, so they don’t have sex.

  5. Estrogena
    Estrogena April 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm |

    Emolee, I think “the Muslims were right” comment was meant to suggest that the 9/11 attacks were justified due to our unchecked immorality.

    1. RichardVW
      RichardVW April 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm |

      Although this is a compelling guess.

  6. Lolagirl
    Lolagirl April 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm |

    What is with all the specious arguments in the name of rhetorical flourish, anyway? But will nobody think of the baybees and kindergarteners, what with all their unfettered access to Plan B?! It’s a government conspiracy to indoctrinate our children into the ways of promiscuity and secularism! And the Godwinean reference to Muslims and their sooper sekret agenda to take over the Gubment always seems to pop up as well.

    I reallu do try to stay away from the comments section of most online media, but sometimes it’s impossible not to rubberneck my way into them. I always end up stumbling away, feeling offended and somewhat dirty, and in desperate need a stiff drink of brain bleach and a shower to erase the experience from my psyche.

  7. igglanova
    igglanova April 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm |

    I have found the antidote to ‘both sides are JUST AS BAD’ and it is that page.

  8. Chiomi
    Chiomi April 5, 2013 at 7:40 pm |

    I had a condom break once, and it was a huge relief to both of us that we had access to Plan B. I think it furthered my addiction to not being pregnant.

    1. BoyOrHedgehog
      BoyOrHedgehog April 8, 2013 at 1:33 am |

      Controlling my fertility: I JUST CAN’T STOP!

  9. Noadi
    Noadi April 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm |

    You know you’re getting immune to right wing craziness when what you find most enraging is someone using the name “seven percent solution”. If you are going to reference Sherlock Holmes at least try to use a little logic and maybe think twice before weighing in on a discussion about a legal medication when your user name references cocaine.

  10. nentuaby
    nentuaby April 6, 2013 at 1:21 am |

    The cold medicine and peanut butter comments do have *some* ground… There are a lot of places these days where cold medicine (at least the good stuff) is behind-the-counter stuff and restricted from direct purchase from minors due to concerns over its abuse. And peanut butter has been banned from some schools due to the danger of extreme allergic reaction. (Mosly just struck from cafeteria menus, but there are places where it’s outright not allowed on the grounds.)

    1. Willard
      Willard April 6, 2013 at 3:49 am |

      The peanut butter thing is totally real, but the commenter should have spun it in favor of the argument:

      Peanut butter gets banned because the kids with allergies might share with their nut peddling cronies and die.


      Plan B should get banned because kids with teh baybies might share with their equally promiscuous pill-popping playmates and become not pregnant.


      They might have also been referencing the racial component of the sandwich spread.

    2. Past my expiration date
      Past my expiration date April 6, 2013 at 7:55 am |

      On the “cold medicines for kids: BANNED” issue, in 2007, pharmaceutical companies withdrew their over-the-counter cough and cold medicines sold for use by children under 2, after the FDA said they were not safe or effective.

      The American Academy of Pediatrics says that over-the-counter cough and cold medicines “are not effective for children younger than 6 years and their use, and misuse, could cause serious, adverse side effects” (see their webpage on “Withdrawal of Cold Medicines: Addressing Parent Concerns”).

      (Now it does seem to me that getting pharmaceutical companies to withdraw medications that are neither safe nor effective is the FDA doing its job, but then I like almond butter, so what do I know.)

  11. Angie unduplicated
    Angie unduplicated April 6, 2013 at 11:24 am |

    The majority of rapes are perpetrated on teens, and most never report it. These commenters are Akins voters and clones. I want to take Obama and Sibelius aside and shake them till the sh** leaves their brains for more appropriate territory.

  12. pheenobarbidoll
    pheenobarbidoll April 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm |

    I heard if you crush it up and snort it you can fly.

    1. PeggyLuWho
      PeggyLuWho April 7, 2013 at 5:10 am |

      It’s true. I did it once. Amazeballs.

      1. pheenobarbidoll
        pheenobarbidoll April 11, 2013 at 12:41 am |

        Ima send the neighbors kid out at midnight to score me some. I’ve always wanted to fly!

  13. Peanutcat
    Peanutcat April 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm |

    Jill, I’m gonna sue you for pain and suffering because I kept facepalming myself so hard I got bruses . . . . .

  14. Katy Kay
    Katy Kay April 11, 2013 at 12:10 am |

    Thanks, needed this today… so many of the responses, too, made my day….my stomach hurts from laughing, and smiling, too….love the following response to your post, among so many others. A real keeper.

    “Peanutcat – April 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Permalink | Reply
    Jill, I’m gonna sue you for pain and suffering because I kept facepalming myself so hard I got bruses….”

    The logic & opinions expressed…I’ve just become speechless.

  15. GoodReason
    GoodReason April 13, 2013 at 5:13 am |

    I wish everyone needed fingerprinting, a licence, and a background check to get a gun! In what universe is this the case?

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