The Pill turns 50 on May 9th!! The irony—its on Mother’s Day. Who would have thought that this little tablet approved by the Food & Drug Administration, approved in 1960, would change the lives of women forever? The creation of the pill wasn’t a matter of XY chromosomes becoming “promiscuous or loose” as many critics preached but a sense of female liberation. The right to our own reproductive choices, the right to be in charge of our own bodies, the right to choose a career over motherhood—or at least postpone it a bit.
With over 100 million women world-wide affected by this medical breakthrough, how can we not celebrate it? In honor of the 50th anniversary, CBS aired a segment on the impact birth control pills had on society and what it means to women of the past, present and future!
WHAT’S NEXT: Maybe a male contraceptive—now that may be a hard pill to swallow, but you never know?
Fellas, would you take a male contraceptive pill? Ladies, how has the pill liberated you?