Tag Archives: Reproductive Rights

Gloria Steinem Quote About Guns and Abortion Isn’t Really by Gloria Steinem

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.

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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.

-K

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OK Cupid Teams Up With Planned Parenthood

Are you a conservative looking for someone to date? Are you pro-life? Might want to cross using OK Cupid off your list of potential online dating sites where you can find a suitable girlfriend or boyfriend.

The dating site is now partnering with Planned Parenthood and introducing a special #IStandWithPP profile badge users can add to their profile picture. OK Cupid says it feels strongly about connecting members to causes they care about, and that 80% of members have responded “no” to the question “Should the government defund Planned Parenthood?”

“OkCupid’s partnership with Planned Parenthood is really exciting because it enables us to help people connect on the issues that matter to them. In this current climate, this matters more than ever when it comes to finding ‘your person,’” said Melissa Hobley, CMO of OkCupid. “We know that Planned Parenthood is driving conversations, support and education that millions care about. When we looked at the data, we saw that our community on OkCupid was talking about Planned Parenthood, so we decided to make it easy to find the folks who cared about the same thing.”

Strange that a dating site thinks it’s sexy to share in a cause that promotes the murder of innocent children. Also strange for a dating site to be asking users questions about whether or not the government should defund Planned Parenthood. Leave that up to the people to discuss once you connect them.

I bet they won’t enable a filter for people who DO think the abortion giant’s funds should be completely cut off.

-K

Handmaid’s Tale Inspires Handmaid’s Coalition

You may have read about the recent protests at several state capitals and in Washington D.C. where women are dressing up as characters from Hulu’s popular new show, The Handmaid’s Tale. Inspired by the book of the same name, the show portrays women in a very negative light and they’re reduced to nothing more than baby machines.

(We wrote about the show earlier this year on Politically Slanted and if you missed it, you can read it here.)

Well, now a new organization called the Handmaid’s Coalition has formed. According to their web site , their mission is “to combat misogyny and oppression in legislation and government policy targeting the disenfranchised groups society would seek to ‘other'” and their vision is “to usher in, for the first time in American history, a political era in which all groups are equally and fairly represented in the political sphere. Whether man or woman, gay or straight, black or white, cisgender or trans, etc., all should have an equal voice in America.” The coalition will be focusing on state and local issues.

Women can join local chapters and even though the site just launched, there are already several state chapters up and running. Women are also invited to share their own “tales” on the site and there are even men sharing stories of how they participated in protests – one particular contributor refers to himself as “The Manmaid.”

They’ve even put together an extensive guide on how to sew the costume and things to know before you protest.

This, folks, is where today’s feminist agenda has gone. The left has done such a good job of scaring women into thinking politicians are trying to trying to take away their birth control, sexual freedom and independence that they’re now resorting to dressing up like fictional characters to protest a non-issue.

The GOP has become the big bad simply because we believe women ought to pay for their own contraceptives and accept responsibility that comes along with having sex (i.e. – babies).

Women in America are not oppressed and their rights are not being stripped away. Maybe the Handmaid protesters ought to start marching for women in Muslim countries who know what real oppression is like.

-K

 

House Passes Obamacare Replacement Bill

You’ve probably heard by now but the House passed a bill to replace Obamacare today. However, it’s still not officially repealed or replaced – the next step is to get through the Senate where it will probably undergo quite a few changes before hitting the President’s desk. There’s also a possibility that it may not get enough votes in the Senate to pass. So it’s a bit pre-mature to celebrate or mourn the end of Obamacare as we know it.

The feminists are angry though. They’ve already taken to social media to scream about “old white men” making health care and reproductive decisions for them.

This meme very quickly sprung up on Facebook.

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Liberals just don’t get it, do they? Republicans don’t want anyone to die and no one is advocating that women not get the health care they need. Planned Parenthood makes billions of dollars off abortion each year, so I think they can probably afford to keep their doors open.

What Republicans hopefully will do is offer better and more affordable CHOICES for health care and not penalize people who decide they don’t need it at all. How can Democrats argue with that? After all, they are the pro-choice party.

-K

Let’s Talk About “The Handmaid’s Tale”

This week Hulu released the first three episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Based on the book by Margaret Atwood, the series is set in a future dystopian United States which is now called Gilead. The country has been stricken with an infertility crisis and population is rapidly declining. The women who are deemed fertile have been rounded up and forced into sex slavery to bear children for the elite rulers whose wives are barren.

The patriarchy and theocracy have taken over in a return to traditional values and women’s roles in society have been reduced to bearing children, cooking, cleaning, shopping and remaining meek. They are not allowed to read, travel alone and there are eyes watching them everywhere to make sure they behave.

The main protagonist, Offred (played by Elizabeth Moss), was once a successful, happily married woman with a daughter but after the infertility crisis, the original Constitution was amended and women were stripped of all rights. Her bank account was frozen and she was fired from her job. Since she was still able to bear children, she was violently taken from her family and thrust into her new role as a handmaiden for The Commander and his wife.

The theocrats at the top claim that God sent the plague to punish society for the use of birth control, the morning after pill and abortion. Rape is the woman’s fault because she led the man on and women who embrace sexual freedom are called “sluts” and “dirty women.” The women who were in academia were rounded up and sent to “the colonies” where they work to their death because they dared to think for themselves.

Gay people are also looked down upon and are called “gender traitors.” Most are hung but the fertile lesbians are mutilated so they can’t enjoy sex but can still bear children.

Since the show’s debut, feminists have been praising it for drawing attention to what’s going on currently in the fight for reproductive rights under the Trump administration. Just this week there was a piece in The New Yorker titled “We Live in the Reproductive Dystopia of The Handmaid’s Tale.” The article draws comparisons between the book/show and what it calls a Republican, religious, misogynist assault on women’s reproductive rights in 2017.

I hate to break it to the author (and the feminists on social media) but there is no war on women’s reproductive rights. Republican’s don’t want to take away your birth control or access to health care. What they DO want to do is grant the same human rights you and I enjoy to the unborn, who are every bit as human as you or I.

While the show is incredibly well done and the story intriguing, it also makes a lot of digs at Christianity and the misconception of how women are treated within the church. And if someone watching “The Handmaid’s Tale” truly thinks the church wants to send women back to the 1800s, they obviously have a very skewed view of religion. The way Offred and the other women are treated align more with Islam than Christianity but it’s doubtful the left will even see the parallels there and instead will choose to point a finger at the Christian church and scream “this is what’s going to happen to you if you refuse to pay for our birth control and abortions.”

According to people who have read the book, the resistance is coming on the show. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all plays out and what other misconceptions about conservatives the plot will bring.

-K