- There is a clear line between drugs that aid and drugs that conquer; for example, over the counter drugs addressing cold symptoms, allergies, and other common bodily "inconveniences" help reduce the discomfort while the body maintains control of the process. For example, taking dayquil for the flu does not replace the body's immune system in the Innate Immune Response or Adaptive. Instead, it allows the body to continue its work, while reducing physical symptoms so that the patient maintains activity.
- To address the first issue the author contemplates; we must decide whether contraception is an "aid" or a "conquerer". Does the pill, Seasonale, and Lybrel help address discomforting symptoms like cramping and emotional "swings" or does it "eliminate" them completely.
- Designating what the drug is meant to do, and comparing it to what it actually does would allow us to designate its "unnatural" or "acceptable unnaturalness".
- Like cigarettes in the 60s; the effects of tobacco were studied sufficiently, however, the addition of tar, nicotine, and other chemicals in cigarettes were not common knowledge during the time. Cigarettes were considered an acceptable risk because the harm they caused was smaller than the stress they satisfied. However, after extensive research and serious physiological diseases becoming more visible and linked to cigarette smoking, the product's image has completely changed, and so has the public's attraction to it.
- In my opinion, one of very little value given that the matter in no way applies to a man's body, I imagine that we should maintain the body's functionality and focus on addressing the symptoms rather than curing the process and ridding women of it. I'm not scientifically adequate to appropriately make the following statement but feel confident in its truthful value: "if the body, without any outside interference, requires a monthly excretion of its filtered fluid than shutting off that mechanism seems quite dangerous."
- While we're at it; peeing and pooping are also quite an inconvenience, maybe one day we'll find a way to stop those too. Imagine all the extra room you'll have in your bathroom when you don't need a toilette lol
Monday, February 4, 2013
Group One: Case Five