• Wed, Jan 16 2013

Someone Needs To Explain To Jessica Simpson That It’s Possible To Plan Your Family

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Last night on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Jessica Simpson demonstrated once again that Pape Joe almost definitely made her opt out of sex ed as a teen.

As everyone knows, J-Simp is pregnant again less than a year just eight months after having her first child. Did Jessica Simpson plan it that way?

“Oh no. Apparently it was part of God’s plan for my life.”

How ’bout that wedding? You’ve been engaged for two years, no?

“We’ve had two different wedding dates, but he keeps knocking me up! I don’t know, I’ll just keep my legs crossed, I guess, this time.” (Jay’s sarcastic reply: “That’s all we can do,” which is funny because NO IT’S NOT.)

I guess some people like living their lives without controlling certain very controllable life-changing events, but this still grinds my gears. The idea that you need to keep your legs closed if you don’t want to get pregnant (as opposed to using one of the fifty billion forms of contraception available to the modern woman), and that babies are put into women’s bellies by God, men, the stork, and everyone but the woman herself, is part of a retrograde way of thinking that also supports the supremely irresponsible practice of abstinence only “education.”

I guess I can kind of see why Christian ideologues would want to teach that to teens: because pre-marital sex is evil, ‘natch. But Jessica Simpson is a grown ass woman who is divorced, engaged to be married again, and clearly not a virgin anymore. Also, she’s a billionaire. Even in the 1920s, women in her position were allowed to have diaphragms. I saw it on Boardwalk Empire!

Everyone in America has a God given right to say stupid things. They even have a right to say them on television. I just wish there was a little fact-checker rolling across the bottom of the screen at all times to combat whatever ridiculousness they spewed. Maybe Jessica Simpson could even learn something from it when she watched her own interview afterwards.

(Via GossipCop)

Photo: WENN

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