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Since men get to constantly tell women how to manage their own bodies, Georgia state Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick thinks it’s time that women get to return the favor. In an email to colleagues she titled “Testicular ‘Bill of Rights’ Legislation,” Kendrick said she is pondering a measure that would, as reported by the New York Daily News, “ban vasectomies,” classify sex without a condom as “aggravated assault” and require men purchasing Viagra to have their partner’s consent. It would also require men to take paternity tests at a woman’s eighth week of pregnancy, and to begin paying child support immediately thereafter. Kendrick concedes the bill is mostly a response to HB 481, which would bar women from having an abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy. Still, her point is well taken. To paraphrase an old saw, what’s good for the gander ought to be good for the goose.