Guardian headlines we don’t understand

The threat to the Margaret Pyke Centre is a threat to women’s equality

We tend to think that the absence of a Geoffrey Pyke Centre tells us rather a lot about women’s equality.

And as for equality more generally:

She was also a member of the British Eugenics Society. Among other publications and articles, she wrote “Crypto Eugenics in The Empire” and “Family Planning: An Assessment” (extracted from The Eugenics Review, Vol 55 No 2, July 1963, Publication Date: 1963).

Hmmm.

7 comments on “Guardian headlines we don’t understand

  1. “…as a society, we seem to take for granted the enormous life-saving, public health and social benefits that contraception has brought us. It is considered a low priority, and access and choice of method are at the mercy of incomprehensible and often inequitable funding mechanisms.”

    Translation: “What? I have to buy contraception instead of getting it free? Bugger me! Is this what some bird threw herself under a horse for? OUTRAGE!”

  2. “It is considered a low priority, and access and choice of method are at the mercy of incomprehensible and often inequitable funding mechanisms.”

    On the contrary, anal is free.

  3. Let’s be honest about this. Who travels miles from home to an anonymous clinic rather than just popping in to their local GP’s surgery? Sure, there’ll be busy City women who don’t want to wait two weeks* for a GP appointment. But there will also be women who are under pressure from their husbands and communities to be popping out kids all the time. Yes, we’re mainly talking about Muslims (other misogynistic cultures are available). A Bangladeshi woman might not feel comfortable visiting her local Bangladeshi GP to get an IUD, for fear of being ratted out to her husband. Odds are she’s poor too. Hence the need for discreet free centres like this.

    (* Two weeks is currently the standard waiting time for a GP in London.)

  4. This lunchtime I clicked on BiCRs link on my iPad.

    This evening I went to my son’s Facebook page on my Windows PC and was greeted with an advert for coat hangers.

    There’s no hiding on the internet now.

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