KY's Ironic Viagra Bill - What's good for the gander should be required for the goose!

From an article behind the NYTimes’ paywall, an article about a Kentucky state representative, Mary Lou Marzian, has put forward a bill to point out the inequality in health coverage for men and women:

Hilarious in a sad sort of way. Sad in a hilarious sort of way. Go get 'em Mary Lou.

It does amuse.

I’d be upset about wasting taxpayer’s time and money if it wasn’t for all the absurd waste carried out unironically in the state and Federal offices already. I’ll support some tongue in cheek fighting fire with fire.

Amusing, albeit pointless.

An empty gesture which will be pointedly (and willfully) lost on those for whom it was intended.

Not the greatest waste of taxpayer money in history. Not the most futile effort in political history.

I’d rate it 7/10. Loses points for lack of subtlety and only approximating irony.

And no oral or anal, I would hope.

I have heard that there are alternative sources for Viagra. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll forward you the [del]spam[/del] information.

Can only be used for procreative purposes.

It doesn’t lose points for Lack of Subtlety. It’s whole point is to be as Obvious as a Sledgehammer. But it’ll still be lost on some.

The obvious comeback for the pro-life side is to argue, “just another example of how little moral weight our opponents place upon abortion,” which will resonate with that audience. The two sides aren’t talking to each other; they’re talking to their own supporters.

Yes, but can you dance to it?

What if he wants Levitra or Cialis? Will he have to jump through the same hoops to get it? What about women who use those meds for their own sexual dysfunction (yes, you read that right; some do)? And does this also apply to men who are married to other men?

Apples and rutabagas, folks. :smack:

On a serious note, people should not be prescribed these drugs without a thorough physical examination. There are some absolute contraindications to their use.

Bonus points for it being from a state whose abreviation is that of a well know sex lubricant.
C’mon, I can’t be the only one to think that it was sponsored by a certain company rather than the state given the first few words of the thread title.

I was counting down to a poster making the reference. We have a winner!

I didn’t do it with that in mind - I just needed room! But the minute it posted, I saw it. Too funny.

This seems to be a poor method of proving her point considering men must see a doctor before they can get Viagra.

It seems to me that similar restrictions should be put on vasectomies. Wifey must give her complete approval, after a 24 hour delay and medical counseling, which should include graphic pictures of cutting open your package, with lots of blood, with a rusty knife, dubbed-in sound effects of screaming, and in slow motion.

And testimonials from men who regretted having it done to them. Must present all sides, no?

Took me a while to realise that “KY” in the thread title meant “Kentucky” and not something else that is sometimes associated with Viagra… :stuck_out_tongue: