Democratic Representative from South Carolina Mia McLeod put forth a bill which would regulate men’s erectile dysfunction medication similarly to how women’s reproductive health is regulated.

The bill, which McLeod does not expect to pass, would require men seeking the pill to undergo a stress test, a 24 hour waiting period, and a litany of other preposterous rules which serve to highlight the ridiculous hurdles women in South Carolina must overcome to access basic healthcare.

Way to go, Rep. McLeod!


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at