Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy 50th to The Pill

Today celebrates the 50th birthday of The Pill. Though it has gone through many formula changes over the past half-century, its purpose remains the same: to give women the CHOICE. Mothers no longer had to choose between celibacy or having a reality-show-worthy brood of children. Single women could now have a sex life without fear of an unwanted pregnancy (though it should be noted that it was extremely difficult for unmarried women to obtain a prescription until 1972).
I cannot think of any other single invention that opened up so many possibilities for humans born with a uterus and ovaries.

So, Pill, in honor of your contributions to the advancement of gender equality, I leave you with this song written and performed by Ms Loretta Lynn (quite a controversial song in its day)