Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The V word.

Kim and Amy Sedgwick, founders and co-owners of Red Tent Sisters have urged Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett to contact the federal health minister.

Bennett, a medical doctor, wrote to Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq this week, asking the government not to "shy away from legislation that protects us just because the topic of sex toys make us uncomfortable. [...] "In Canada, we are not yet doing enough to protect women against very high concentrations of materials linked to reproductive and other health issues."

Vibrators and other plastic sex toys contain chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, which make plastics soft and flexible. Canada has banned BPA in baby bottles, and in June, Health Canada proposed a ban on phthalates in all children's toys.

More here, here and here.

Bennett's initiative is likely doomed to failure as the only dildoes and dickheads palatable to ReformaTories are the ones in Stevie Spiteful's cabinet.

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