Let’s forget for a moment that you only really see the word “co-ed” used on, well, Playboy. It’s been forty years since most colleges integrated male and female populations, if not more. Is there any reason to continue to break women apart as a separate college population? HotAir’s contributor thinks so.
She also thinks women shouldn’t ask the state to pay for them to have consequence-free sex — by way of arguing against
the contraception mandate expanded healthcare coverage for women’s health. That’s not really what it is, though — as anyone will tell you, oral contraceptives have medical value apart from the prophylactic. But let’s take Ms. Korbe at her word. Despite her inflammatory dismissal of a woman’s right to make her own sexual choices, by that rubric, expanded women’s coverage would be little more than an exercise in formal equality. Men already can enjoy consequence-free sex — and do, well into old age (who here thinks Viagra is used for reproduction??), because of insurance. Guaranteeing women the same right is another step on the long road to making women coequal participants in the workforce and society, able to enjoy the same things men do, while doing the same jobs men do. That’s a dream American women deserve, and Republicans despise.