Don’t even get me started on the fact that I have a nasty yeast infection and can’t afford to buy any diflucan. So last night I put some garlic up my fanny but it didn’t seem to work. Tonight I’m gonna try another home remedy, yoghurt soaked tampon.
I’m basically making Tzatziki with my vag.
This, more than anything has taken care of my birth control issues.
So I live in New Zealand now and as an Australian citizen this makes me a NZ resident which doesn’t really entitle you to much except you can work and live here indefinitely without needing a visa, no benefits, but hey, that’s fine and understandable, I haven’t paid taxes aside from whatever I pay when I buy food or petrol.
So I have fuck all money and I’m trying to avoid getting pregnant without having to opt for celibacy. Condoms cost about $15 a pack of 12. Pretty pricey. So I look into going to family planning, costs like $23 for an appointment and $15 or more for a script for the pill and $3 for a pack of 12 condoms that you still can’t get without booking an appointment.
But lo and behold! Free maternity care for all NZ residents!? So kind!
So I can’t afford to go to family planning.
I find out there’s a free sexual health clinic. I go there and get 12 free condoms on the spot and a $3 prescription for 144 condoms.
So they’re afraid of you spreading horrible nasty cooty germs, free condoms for you! You don’t even need to book an appointment!
And if you wanna have a baby, free healthcare for you!
But if you are one of those nasty bitches who wants to have sex and not get pregnant YOU GOTTA PAY!
Separatist feminist rhetoric suggested that all men share equally in male privilege, that all men reap positive benefits from sexism. Yet the poor or working-class man who has been socialized via sexist ideology to believe that there are privileges and powers he should possess solely because he is male often finds that few, if any, of these benefits are automatically bestowed on him in life. More than any other male group in the United States, he is constantly concerned about the contradiction between the notions of masculinity he was taught and his inability to live up to that notion. He is usually ‘hurt,’ emotionally scarred because he does not have the privilege or power society has taught him ‘real men’ should possess. Alienated, frustrated, pissed off, he may attack, abuse, and oppress and individual woman or women, but he is not reaping positive benefits from his support and perpetuation of sexist ideology.
I know you haven't been there very long but I'm visiting Auckland in a couple of weeks... Did you hear about any cool places where "Radical" people hang out? Any bookstores with zines? Any good places to see local shows? I like your blog! Thanks a lot.
I need to know all these things as well!! Zines, no clue! I’d like to know this too. But the other day I was driving around the university and I saw there was a graphic novel shop/cafe, this looks like a good lead.