Sara Robinson's piece Why Patriarchal Men are Utterly Petrified of Birth Control and Why We'll Still be Fighting About It 100 Years From Now is a must read.
She's boiled down the contraception debate to it's essence: birth control changed the social contract between men and women:
"Contraception was the single necessary key that opened the door to the whole new universe of activities that had always been zealously monopolized by the men — education, the trades, the arts, government, travel, spiritual and cultural leadership, and even (eventually) war making.
That one fact, that one technological shift, is now rocking the foundations of every culture on the planet — and will keep rocking it for a very long time to come. It is, over time, bringing a louder and prouder female voice into the running of the world’s affairs at every level, creating new conversations and new priorities in areas where the men long ago thought things were settled and understood. It's bending our understanding of what sex is about, and when and with whom we can have it -- a wrinkle that created new frontiers for gay folk as well. It may well prove to the be the one breakthrough most responsible for the survival of the human race, and the future viability of the planet.
But perhaps most critically for us right now: mass-produced, affordable, reliable contraception has shredded the ages-old social contracts between men and women, and is forcing us all (willing or not) into wholesale re-negotiations on a raft of new ones."
And she's boiled down the backlash women are suffering across the globe and the rise of religious fundamentalism focused on regulating women's bodies:
"That same frantic panic over the loss of the ancient bargain also lies at the core of the worldwide rash of fundamentalist religions. Modern industrial economies have undermined the authority of men both in the public sphere and in the private realms; and since they're limited in how far they can challenge it in the external world, they've turned women's bodies into the symbolic battlefield on which their anxieties over this play out. Drill down to the very deepest center of any of these movements, and you'll find men who are experiencing this change as a kind of personal annihilation, a loss of masculine identity so deep that they are literally interpreting it as the end of the world.
They are, above everything else, desperate to get their women back under firm control. And in their minds, things will not be right again until they’re assured that the girls are locked up even more tightly, so they will never, ever get away like that again."
Affordable and accessible contraception is a fundamental human right. Growing up in a fundamentalist religious household, I knew that education was my ticket out of a life where I'd be barefoot and pregnant. I refused to be the second sex. I was better than that and birth control enabled me to put myself through college and law school. Planned Parenthood was my healthcare.
In the wake of SCOTUS's Hobby Lobby decision, it's pretty clear that the male establishment won't give up without a fight but you can't control 51% of the population forever. And if we unlock women's orgasmic capacity - WATCH THE FUCK OUT.