Monday, March 17, 2014

Today, Tom Tomorrow Is A Real Pill

John Rock (1890-1984) is best known for the major role he played in the development of the first hormonal contraceptive, colloquially called "the pill." Rock, an OB-GYN, produced the oral contraceptive in 1957 and it was approved by the FDA as a birth control method in 1960. The ever-timely SCOTUS ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) that anti-birth control state laws were unconstitutional. However, in 2014, the Dumbos would turn the clock back to the days when birth control drugs were not available. To the Dumbo mind, sex for pleasure is wrong, wrong, wrong. The BF(-word of your choice)I thundered on his radio show about the a young woman college student who testified in a Congressional hearing that she used the birth control pill: "She's a slut." In today's 'toon, Biff — male anchor on the Action McNews show in TomorrowWorld — is out on the street interviewing a young woman who takes the pill. 'Tis a pity that the mothers of Biff and the BFI weren't on the pill before either of those idiots were born. If this is a (fair & balanced) wish for a Dumbo/Moron eugenics program, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
The Woman Who Took Birth Control
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. Earlier this year, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]

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