You’ve probably seen the viral quote by feminist Gloria Steinem making its rounds on social media that says men who buy guns ought to be treated the same way that women are when they seek out an abortion.
The full quote also adds this paragraph at the end: “After all, it makes more sense to do this for young men seeking guns than for young women seeking an abortion. No young woman needing reproductive freedom has ever murdered a roomful of strangers.”
Nevermind that this is one of the most absurd statements ever made, assuming that every man who walks into a store to buy a gun is planning to commit murder with it. Not to mention, also incredibly sexist because women purchase firearms too, you know.
And whether liberals want to admit it or not, a young woman seeking an abortion is, in fact, about to murder a human life, making her much more dangerous to mankind at that moment than a man (or woman) who walks into a store to buy a firearm for personal protection.
But back to that pesky quote.
Gloria Steinem may be getting all the credit, but in reality she never spoke those words. In fact, if you do some digging online, you’ll find that no one is sure exactly who did. The Huffington Post attributes the quote a Facebook user named Brian Murtagh but if he is indeed the author, his original post has long since been deleted.
It’s also possible it came from an article by William Hamby entitled “What if Gun Laws were like Abortion Laws?” but that was published on the now defunct Examiner.com so no one can really fact check it for accuracy.
So how did the quote get attributed to the feminist icon? Probably because she posted it on her Facebook page a few years ago in a list of “Top Ten Things I Want For Christmas.”
There you have it, folks – liberals pulling quotes out of the air that can’t be traced back to any particular person to drive a faulty narrative home.