BC Love + Clapbacks, These 7 Celebs Are Saying "Thanks, Birth Control!"
November 07, 2017
#ThxBirthControl Day is 24 amazing hours dedicated to celebrating how awesome, necessary, and totally normal birth control really is. As National #ThxBirthControl Day approaches we've decided it's only fair that we highlight all the celebrities who've taken to their platforms to applaud, normalize, and fight for birth control access.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) October 6, 2017
Kerry Washington, known for her role as Olivia Pope on Shonda Rhimes' Scandal, took to Twitter after the Administration released a rule making it easier for employers to deny no co-pay birth control access to their employees. This celebrity clapback was one for the books!
2. Lena Dunham
"I've been on the birth control pill on and off for almost 15 years. It's the only thing that can control my endometriosis pain, and it's made my skin clearer, my moods more even, and my life altogether finer." -Lena Dunham
Girls writer and star, Lena Dunham, dishes on why she's been a dedicated fan of birth control for more than 15 years. After experimenting with a number of different methods, including spermicide, Lena states: "I've tried a bunch of different birth control pills and settled on an extended-cycle pill...My periods are painful and disruptive...so limiting them...is better for my health and happiness." She adds that birth control gives her a reason to carry around a "gorgeous, appropriately fleshy pink" pill bag.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 11, 2015
How about that one time when Hillary Clinton said "thanks, birth control" while simultaneously clapping-back at the men and women who are working to restrict birth control access?! Respecting religious liberties and providing women with no co-pay birth control can co-exist.
On the newest season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian gets real about fertility, family planning, and her decision to stop taking birth control. Khloe is obviously very thankful for her birth control method, which has given her the power to decide if and when to start her family with boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
— Andrea Navedo (@AndreaNavedo) November 11, 2015
Best known for her role as Xiomara on CW's Jane the Virgin, Andrea Nevado shares her personal reason for why birth control deserves a day of its own. Being able to decide when you're ready—both emotionally, physically, and financially—to have children, is kind of a big deal!
6. The Real
"...you telling me these men can't take a [birth control] shot?" -Adrienne Bailon
The Real talk show hosts, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, and Eve talk male birth control, responsibility, and side effects. Adrienne Bailon claps-back at the notion that men can't take birth control, saying, "[women] go through monthly periods, then we gotta take birth control to make sure we keep getting our monthly periods, then we [choose to] get pregnant, then we gotta give birth and it's crazy...you telling me these men can't take a [birth control] shot?" We couldn't agree more; family planning is not just a woman's responsibility.
7. Sophia Bush
— ATTN: (@attn) October 12, 2017
In an EPIC clap back, Sophia Bush responds to politicians' latest efforts to restrict birth control access saying, "71% of our elected officials are men. And they don't know [anything] about birth control...birth control is basic health care." Yes, Sophia, you can say that again! Birth control is basic preventative health care.
Whether they're clapping-back or showing birth control some love, we couldn't be more thankful for the celebrities and the many other women and men who speak up for those who still lack access to the full range of birth control methods. Let's clapback, and tell the Administration #HandsOffMyBC! Join us on November 15th as we share why we're thankful for birth control.