A Kentucky lawmaker wants men to get a note from their wives before buying Viagra.

A Kentucky lawmaker wants men to get a note from their wives before buying Viagra.
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Kentucky state representative Mary Lou Marzian thinks that the newly passed "informed consent" law (which requires women to have a face-to-face medical consultation 24 hours before getting an abortion) is sexist. So on Thursday, she proposed a bill that would hinder mens' access to Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs. 

Under Marzian's proposed law, any man seeking a prescription for an erectile dysfunction drug would have to have two separate doctor visits, a letter from his wife giving consent, and a sworn—hand on Bible—statement saying he would only use the drugs to have sex with his spouse (obviously this means only married men would be able to get the drug). She stopped short of proposing that men be forced to leap through flaming hoops, but you know she thought about it.

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Marzian, smiling the smile of a woman who loves to fuck with men.

Marzian knows her proposal has no chance of passing—she told The New York Times she wasn't even sure it would get a hearing. But that's not the point; in an interview with CNN, Marzian explained: "As a woman and a pro-choice woman and as an elected official, I am sick and tired of men—mostly white men—legislating personal, private medical decisions. It's none of their business."

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Her bill proposal comes in response to the more rigorous "informed consent" requirement that was signed into law earlier this month by Kentucky governor Matt Bevin, stating that women who want abortions must have a face-to-face medical consultation (in person or via computer) 24 hours before the procedure (whereas previously they could call a recording that simply listed the possible health risks). 

Marzian told The New York Times, "I thought if we’re going to insert ourselves into women’s most private health care decisions, then we should insert ourselves into men’s most private health care decisions, as well." Of course, before we insert ourselves into men's most private anything, we'll have to give it the legally required 24-hour waiting period. 

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