WHO says 'women of childbearing age' should be banned from drinking alcohol
The World Health Organisation's Alcohol Action Plan asks countries to raise awareness of alcohol-related issues
In the next move towards us all living in the Republic of Gilead, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said women of childbearing age should be banned from drinking alcohol.
You read that right. Not solely pregnant women, women of childbearing age. Because all we’re put on this earth to do is give birth.
This news comes from the WHO’s Global Alcohol Action Plan, which asks countries to raise awareness of alcohol-related issues.
A first draft of the plan, which has been all over social media today says, ‘appropriate attention’ should be given to prevent children drinking, along with pregnant women and ‘women of childbearing age’.
The news has mostly been met with outrage, and described as sexist and ridiculous.
While the UK’s chief medical officers say it’s ‘safest’ for women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant to not drink alcohol, this is a huge step beyond that in yet another attempt to control women's bodies.
If all this comes to fruition, you’ll find me running a nice little speakeasy for all the ‘childbearing age’ ladies out there who just want a goddamn drink.