"You have to understand the mindset of a lot of these feminists and women...These women have paid their dues. They've been married two or three times; they've had two or three abortions; they've done everything that feminism asked them to do. They have cut men out of their lives; they have devoted themselves to causes and careers. And this — the candidacy of Hillary Clinton — is the culmination of all of these women's efforts." That's Hillary Clinton's friend Rush Limbaugh on his show yesterday, trying to rile the bonerkiller squad as every day. But hey, let's unpack this. Because to be quite honest, it's a slightly more nuanced portrayal than we're used to from the Right Wing Talk radio, among whom "two or three abortions" is generally code for "whore whore slut" and/or "irresponsible minority rendered incapable by the Massive Welfare State of taking accountability for her actions." No, these women have had two or three abortions because living up to the demands of feminism was some grueling war of attrition. Hm. Sometimes I think it is! Come on Rush, you're human, get inside that woman's head. She's at the clinic, paying for the second abortion she had to get because she "cut men out of her life" — which, let's just be honest, who really does that besides lesbians, Rush?
And lesbians don't need Roe v. Wade! Feminists, we don't "cut men out of our lives." Sure, after a decade or so of interacting with them on a level that might result in abortion we try to inoculate ourselves against the psychic damage of all the disappointment they might inflict. You'd probably pretend to chalk up all that psychic damage to killing our fetuses, but come on, Rush, where do you think the real threat of emotional attachment lies? The embryo? Or the dude you know just can't handle being a dad? Not that you could handle a kid, but ...you've given it a lot more thought than the dude. Do you have any idea how dudes freak out about pregnancy? I'm sure you've done it in your day! It's not pretty. In fact, it gets old, especially the second or third time — so much you try to avoid it at all (or most) costs — thanks Feminism!
And yeah, it wouldn't happen quite this way if not for feminism, except that it sort of did all the time — hence the old "coat hanger" meme! — and you know, sometimes, you just have to get it over with and pledge not to let it happen a second or third time and move on in trust that not every man you meet says he doesn't think abortion is murder solely because he's planning to cheat on you with his intern in the next twenty years. (And it would be really, really messy if he got her pregnant.)
Hence, I can only assume, the feminist (and sometimes even non-fetalbloodthirsting!) support for Barack Obama, who loves killing babies just as much as Hillary, not just because he's a jerk, but because, you know, he shares in our audacious hope that, one day, we can get past this silly paradigm you created in your head when some feminist didn't want to sleep with you because she had "cut men out of her life." Maybe you just sucked at giving head! Which, incidentally, is a good way to prevent unwanted babykilling.
A Lot Of These Feminists And Women...Think They're Owed [Media Matters]
Abort A Baby, Take A Tylenol [National Review] (This is actually interesting, although I didn't reference it, because as usual, I went off on some ADD-addled tangent; what else is new.)
Roberts And Roe [Atlantic]
Abortion Activists Slam Obama Comment [UPI]