Saturday, December 12, 2009
Steve, I don't think that suggesting that the availability of contraceptives undermines the environment for women is just a play on words. Women here are being asked by Goodman to pollute their own bodies in order to save the planet. That seems odd to me and also somewhat oppressive of women who are being asked to accept this sacrifice.
The environmental damage done by the contraceptive pill goes beyond polluting the bodies of woman. An MOJ reader sent me two articles (here and here) discussing the environmental damage (to fish and other parts of our eco system) resulting from water pollution caused by water tainted with estrogen.