I used to ostracize black people who were poor but wanted to appear like hood kings in chariots of big rims, loud speakers similar to fanfare, and crowned jewels around their neck.
I get it now. They’re just afraid of appearing poor. America is not a place to be poor. To be poor in America is a frightening thing.
To be poor here is to be sub-human, different, other. You are something to be tolerated. Someone’s learning moment of what not to be.
The desire for riches in poor, black people is perhaps the equivalent of buying one’s freedom. That is to say, in an attempt to buy one’s humanness.
How terrible is it that in America, for the black person, amassing riches is the equivalent to amassing gasoline, the same fuel white America uses except that white America has a flamethrower of taxes, policies, gerrymandering, white-washing, the legal system, and for-profit-prisons that gives them the power to incinerate black people without discretion.
We are just afraid.
We are just afraid to be poor.
The wearable, low tech AT field
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years…
Oh, and when you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again.
The trouble is, most people don’t even know this exists. And if men only need one super-cheap shot every 10 years or more, that’s not something that gets big pharmaceutical companies all fired up, because they’ll make zero money on it (even if it might have the side benefit of, you know, destroying HIV).
can this replace the normal contraception methods we have pls
This has existed for YEARS. They ran an article about it in WIRED magizine but I don’t think anyone read it .-.
But birth control is a female thing! Men shouldn’t have to worry about it.
I would do this in a heartbeat.
The only potential issue I could see is how to reliably communicate to a partner that you’re actually treated or providing women a way to tell if the guy has actually had the procedure. Other than like, having them walk in with you when it’s done.