And sometimes the gentleman drops off his hat

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When Rachel excused the ladypeople from the room last night so she could explain a few things to Mitt Romney in the man cave, ladyperson Alex Alvarez hung around. And that’s really so good, because her description of the lesson Mitt Romney in the man cave got should go on its own poster:

Maddow … gave a very thoughtful shout-out to us straight ladies, noting that, at times, we engage in activities where sperm — courtesy of a gentleman — may find itself approaching an egg — provided by the lady — even though neither party hopes for these two elements to come together and form a blastocyst. Hormonal birth control can stop this by, say, stopping the production of eggs (ovulation), so that the sperm have no one to welcome them. They also make it more difficult for a gentleman’s sperm to even get close enough to a lady’s egg to drop off his calling card. It’s all incredibly civilized, I assure you. Now, should a gentleman manage to leave his calling card successfully, some forms of birth control work to make sure the resulting blastocyst doesn’t implant itself on the uterine wall, a thing for which I don’t have a nice metaphor. Dropping off his coat and hat? That works, yes?

Mama said don’t drop off your coat and hat unless you’re invited to stay.

This blog post is dedicated to Beth Schopis of Iowa, who heroically asked Mitt Romney about birth control and his support for personhood and would not let the question go, in the best possible way. 

Plus: the man cave guide to lady parts, for printing out.

Reproductive Rights and Mitt Romney

And sometimes the gentleman drops off his hat

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