Oh yes, they went there. The team at Funny or Die created this satirical video about a woman’s access birth control. The video comes after a U.S. panel on birth control and religion in which there was no female representation.
Nick Offerman, Tim Meadows, Judd Nelson and Kurtwood Smith play the privileged, conservative male “health experts” spewing out stereotypes and dangerous myths about uteruses and basic human rights.
“Women don’t know the first thing about their own health,” says one of the experts, “but they’re good at other things like poetry and real estate.”Another zinger: “Why don’t we ask a woman what she thinks? Because she would faint from the stress.”
So if you can’t get through the panel this hilarious video should just about sum it up for you.
There are many ways to prevent pregnancy: birth control pills, condoms and so on….but did you ever think sperm could be ‘paused’ by a remote control?
Ecogeek.org reports a group of Australian scientists have developed a remote-control, implanted device that will allow users to ‘press pause’ on their sperm. This invention is being hailed as an extremely convenient form of birth control for men, and could offer one solution to the expanding problem of population growth and environmental sustainability.
The implementation of this form of birth control does require minor surgery. A surgeon inserts a silicon chip into the vas deferens (the muscle-walled duct that moves sperm out of the penis). The remote control sends out RF waves, like the kind of waves that are used to start your car, according to the article. The silicon ship changes the RF waves into acoustic waves, which then cause movement in the material of the chip. This movement can expand the chip and allow it to seal the vas deferens. Sending out a second signal from the remote control contracts the material in the chip, allowing the sperm to pass.
The Austrialian scientists have also thought of how to protect users of this new form of birth control from potential ‘accidents’, according to ecogeek.com. In order to avoid ‘cross-talk’ with cordless phones, WiFi or Bluetooth devices, ultra-high frequencies and sophisticated coding are used for the birth-control device to ensure that no mistakes can occur.