In Ejaculate Responsibly, Gabrielle Blair offers a provocative reframing of the abortion issue in post-Roe America.

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Product Code: 9053
ISBN: 9781523523184
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Workman
Pages: 144
Published Date: 10/18/2022
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In a series of 28 brief arguments, Blair deftly makes the case for moving the abortion debate away from controlling and legislating women’s bodies and instead directs the focus on men’s lack of accountability in preventing unwanted pregnancies.

Highly readable, accessible, funny, and unflinching, Blair builds her argument by walking readers through the basics of fertility (men are 50 times more fertile than women), the unfair burden placed on women when it comes to preventing pregnancy (90% of the birth control market is for women), the wrongheaded stigmas around birth control for men (condoms make sex less pleasurable, vasectomies are scary and emasculating), and the counterintuitive reality that men, who are fertile 100% of the time, take little to no responsibility for preventing pregnancy.

The result is a compelling and convincing case for placing the responsibility - and burden - of preventing unwanted pregnancies away from women and onto men.


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Contents

Dedication

A crucial refocus: It’s The Men

No 1: Men Are 50 times More fertile than women
No 2: Sperm Live For Up To 5 days
No 3: Women’s fertility is Unpredictable
No 4: Ovulation is involuntary, ejaculation is not
No 5: Birth control for women is hard to access And hard to use
No 6: Birth control for men is easy to access and easy to use
No 7: Society Clings to the Idea that Men Hate Condoms
No 8: Vasectomies are Less Risky Than Tubal Ligations
No 9: We expect women to do the work of pregnancy prevention
No 10: We don’t mind if women suffer, As long As it makes things easier for men
No 11: Society Teaches that the man’s pleasure is the purpose and priority of sex
No 12: women can be impregnated without experiencing pleasure
No 13: Men cause All unwanted pregnancies
No 14: We expect women to be responsible for their own bodies and for men’s bodies
No 15: We need to shift our focus to men
No 16: Holding men Accountable for their Actions does not make women victims
No 17: The uneven power dynamics between men and women is real And can turn violent quickly
No 18: A woman Can’t Walk out on A pregnancy
No 19: We’re not honest About pregnancy And childbirth
No 20: The realities and burdens of parenting Are unfathomable
No 21: Pregnancy should not be a punishment
No 22: Adoption is not An Alternative to Abortion
No 23: There Are zero consequences for men who ejaculate irresponsibly
No 24: Sperm Are dangerous
No 25: Men have more control of their bodies and sexual urges than we like to Admit
No 26: Men can easily prevent Abortions but choose not to
No 27: We know what works
No 28: This is how to Take Action
Acknowledgments
The Arguments List

"Blair’s fresh reframe should be required reading for any person who has sex, wants to have sex or is raising someone who might have sex in the future. This slender book has what it takes to be the foundation for a movement." - Washington Post

"Flashes of acerbic humor and eye-opening statistics bolster Blair’s common-sense case. This polemic has the power to change minds." - Publishers Weekly

"Slim but mighty tome" - Booklist

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