TV talk shows in Poland seem to be making regular programmes about women’s issues to which only men are invited to air their views. The most recent was a debate on abortion on 29 March 2018, which included a former European Deputy who lost his seat for calling a compatriot a Nazi collaborator; a member of an opposition party that is Democratic Christian and ruralist; a member of a populist right-wing movement; a member of the liberal opposition who is strongly pro-European and critical of the executive; and the Polish Secretary of State for International Affairs.
In January this year, a group of five women made a video that mocked such TV programmes, and called it Hot Coffee Hard Topics. They chose the sexual health of men as their subject and asked the question: Should Viagra be a prescription drug? They discussed male problems with erection and the selling of Viagra without a prescription while contraception requires one. During the debate, one said: “I think men must be protected from Viagra because it is an extremely strong drug with numerous side effects. “An erection is a gift from God” another argued, while a third claimed: “Use of Viagra interferes with the plans of God.”
SOURCE/PHOTOS: Euronews.com, by Lillo Montalto Monella, 29 March 2018