Stef (firecat) wrote,
Stef
firecat

I need a "headdesk" icon

I support and donate to Planned Parenthood and belong to their action network. I think attacks on women's reproductive rights are heinous, and it's obvious they are on the rise. I'm sure the PP staff is heavily overworked.

But I was really pretty dismayed to receive an action email that started as follows:

Birth control. It's used by 98 percent of American women.

Um, including the more than 12% of US women who are over 65?

The rest of the statistics in the email are rendered unreliable by that mistake.

I'm not fond of the use of statistics to fight battles over civil rights anyway. But gee. If you don't want to say "sexually active," then find some other way to start your email.

ETA:
PP replied to my email explaining "That's over their lifetime (not all women at this moment)".
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