To be frank, men are already in it for child support and so on and have no option to opt out like women do, except in a few states. Men's Rights in this issue is effectively being treated as a devolved power, except where there are pushes to eliminate it by feminists (and by 'feminists' I mean 'NOW'). This makes me instantly suspicious of any equivalence argument: Yes, men are just as responsible as women in a biological sense, but they are not given an equal opportunity to opt out of that responsibility. So why should they be treated as if they are just as responsible for a decision where they have less say and less rights than a woman?
By the way, the defense for the fact women have more rights in this area is very explicitly that the law does not have to non-discriminatory because the government is allowed to discriminate on the basis of gender (which is the same justification for why there's an all male draft, among other things). A lot of people seem to either be unaware or to ignore that the women's rights so often being attacked are 'rights' that men do not have.[/mini-rant of my own 1]
I'm just trying to express my frustration as the disparity between coverage for men's health versus women's. I feel the same way about treatment for and education regarding heat attacks in women, which are our number one killer. I also don't see Walker attacking coverage for Viagra.
Well, to be fair, I'm pretty sure both men and women benefit from Viagra as well.
Regardless, I'm not sure how you got of the opinion women's diseases aren't dealt with as much as men's: women have gynecologists, the male equivalent (andrologist) is nowhere near as widespread. Breast cancer (a disease which affects women more than a hundred times than men) is better funded than prostate cancer despite the fact they kill about the same amount each year and prostate cancer has fewer survivors. And even within breast cancer funding very little of it goes to breast cancer in men. Suicide is by and by large a male problem and yet it is underfunded (and, if I recall, it's getting cut as well). Women also have better access to healthcare: the last study I saw had 74% of men having some kind of insurance, with 86% of women having some kind of insurance.
Oh, and there's the fact women outlive men by a significant margin. I would find it awfully curious if a group which had less attention paid to its health issues outlived one that didn't.
And, I do think that birth control issues would be quite different if the gender roles were reversed. Just my opinion. I respect anyone's right to disagree with me.
You are entitled to your own opinions. You, however, must either defend your opinion on rational or empirical grounds or admit that the opinion is entirely constructed of whole cloth and sustained by blind faith, I'm afraid. [/mini-rant 2]
Back on topic: Contraception is definitely not a woman's rights issue. It is a reproductive rights issue, but men have reproductive rights too, even if they're ignored more often. And this is a blow to the reproductive rights of both genders.
PS: Yes, the word is misandric. Misandry and misandric are the equivalent of misogyny and misogynistic but for men.