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The Lost PowerPoint Slides (The Pill Edition)

Ortho-Novuu contraceptive pillsMargaret Sanger presents What Every Woman Should Know (circa 1921)–>slide 1

  • Ignorance of sex functions = unclean living
  • Need sex education
  • Plus books with … illustrations, she said knowingly.

Margaret Sanger presents What Every Woman Should Know (circa 1921) –>slide 6

  • Sexual impulse is the strongest of all creatures
  • Even accountants have “overflow” problems
  • Therefore, need contraception.

Johnson & Johnson presents Ortho-Novuu (circa 1964) –>slide 2

  • Better than Norinyl
  • (Cooler dispenser)

Judge William O. Douglas presents Griswold v. Connecticut (circa 1965) –>slide 3

  • Connecticut law prohibiting contraceptives is unconstitutional
  • Violates right to marital privacy
  • (And right to stress-free”wubblies”).

Rolling Stones groupie presents “Phew” (circa 1967) –>slide 2

  • Can enjoy “special time” with Mick
  • Not worry about having freakishly-lipped offspring.

Pope Paul VI presents Humanae Vitae (circa 1968) –> slide 1

  • sexual act must be for procreation of human life
  • interrupting generative process is unlawful
  • and, I don’t care if it’s “no fun”.

Andrea Dworkin presents Those Pill-aging Men (circa 1976) –>slide 3

  • oral contraceptives is an evil male invention
  • designed to facilitate male sexual freedom
  • negative impact on the health of women
  • and, I don’t care if it’s “no fun”.

Inspired by:
First commercially available oral contraceptives, this week in 1960

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  1. […] We finally break free of the Second World War, hoping to find happier timelines. Instead, we are witness to the misery of the American dustbowl in the 1930s. We are distressed to observe that Mr Gandhi’s powerful philosophy is being misrepresented; and regret the missed opportunity for a meeting of the minds between Mr Tagore and Mr Einstein. But at least the Powerpoint edition of the history of contraceptives relieves the gloom! We barely have time to wonder if the US government’s war on rats inspired noted thespian Mr James Cagney before a sudden gust of the time-winds sends us hurtling back past the Great War altogether and into another century … […]

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