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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

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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.

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Comments (46)

  • I mean, this is the same body that criticised Australia in February 2020 for its travel restrictions - saying it could result in "fear and stigma". They have no credibility.

      1 month ago
    • The year of disillusionment.

      That’s my new favourite word after learning that it’s the theme of the movie “ Hot Tub Time Machine “

        1 month ago
  • The WHO has said many things lately that ruins their credibility.

      1 month ago
  • No problem today you can identify as anything you want to be and everyone has to accept it as such. I no longer identify as a woman of child bearing age, I am identifying as a Penguin who likes the occasional mixed drink 🐧🍹

      1 month ago
  • It's a ludicrous proposal because (quite aside from being utterly puritanical and autocratic), it's completely unenforceable. As Prohibition in the USA proved, attempting to ban the populace from doing something they enjoy simply promotes ever-more creative ways to beat the system, cannot be effectively policed, and likely does more harm than good.

    WHOever drafted this recommendation at WHO is a fucking idiot.

      1 month ago
    • I couldn't agree with you more!

        1 month ago
    • Thanks Rachel. I have a confirmed New World Order Conspiracy Theorist living in close proximity to me, and I'm constantly battling against their claims that there's a shady elite out to control everything we do, force vaccinate anything...

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        1 month ago
  • That's the age you can start alcohol 🙈

      1 month ago