Obama was reelected last week and apparently vaginas everywhere let out a huge, communal sigh of relief. Women across the social media landscape have spoken out in favor of our president. Twitter was blowing up during and after the election, giving women’s views of what they thought of the outcomes. And after a long and controversial race, America’s females had a lot to say.
But why does Obama’s reelection mean a party in your vagina (the good kind)?
According to the president’s website, Obama is “cracking down” on pay discrimination and “making sure women can get birth control and preventive care with no co pay or deductible” because of Obamacare. In layman’s terms, Obama is making contraception, HPV screenings, HIV screenings and STI counseling more affordable.
Obama passed Affordable Care Act, which could save women up to $18,000 on birth control in their lifetime, according to the Barack Obama website. After all, about 99% of women aged 15–44 who have ever had sex have used at least one contraceptive method, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
President Obama was against attempts to take money from Planned Parenthood, which includes funds for breast and cervical cancer screenings.
For women in the workplace, the president also signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This act, passed in 2009, allows women to fight back in court regarding equal-pay lawsuits.
Obama also championed the Paycheck Act in an attempt to equalize pay for men and women in similar positions. The Paycheck Fairness Act would allow people to share information about their wages with other employees even when the company has rules against salary disclosure. This will make it easier for women to investigate and address the issue of pay discrimination. The bill has failed twice but the president continues to work towards an agreement.
Is this ground for confetti in your uterus? You decide. Okay, so I don’t recommend putting confetti in there, but you get the point.