Education for a Lifestyle Revolution
Andrea Tone Keynotes - The Andrea Tone keynotes are both educational and enlightening. She discusses the history of...
Her brief history on contraceptives shows an audience that there has and will always be a desire to separate sex from procreation. She said that when the pill emerged it was truly the first time the birth control became feminized and medicalized. She says that the pill is what launched the era of the lifestyle drug. She believes that it was revolutionary, because it empowered women to make their own choices over their bodies and their lifestyle.
She acknowledges that although the pill is revolutionary in so many ways, young women now are relying solely on the pill and forgetting to also use condoms. This poses a lot of health problems, because of the S.T.I's that people are exposed to. Tone believes that a media outreach campaign that was focused on educating people about safe sex and contraceptives, would be incredibly beneficial and help for this lifestyle revolution long term.