You see it in politics, the media, and entertainment: Someone espouses something wrong, they’re corrected, and they just keep saying the same thing.

Pundit: The biggest threat to our safety is the existence of assault rifles! These aren’t hunting weapons; they’re weapons of war!
Fact Checker: Actually, they’re the most popular hunting rifles in America.
Pundit: The biggest threat to our safety is the existence of assault rifles! These aren’t hunting weapons; they’re weapons of war!
Face Checker: And those aren’t “assault rifles.” They’re just rifles. Like other rifles.
Pundit: The biggest threat to our safety is the existence of assault rifles! These aren’t hunting weapons; they’re weapons of war!
Fact Checker: And actually, they’re employed in very few killings. Handguns are used in the vast majority of gun deaths.
Pundit: The biggest threat to our safety is the existence of assault rifles! These aren’t hunting weapons; they’re weapons of war!

It’s enough to make you say, “Why bother?”

Bother with me for a moment:

On Tuesday, my personal point of pain — Alyssa Milano (here and here) — tweeted a celebration.

Brace yourselves. We’re about to be revolutionized.

Are ya ready? Take a seat. Put down any spillable drinks.

Here’s the news:

Women might finally get equal rights!!!!!!!!

Pop the champagne!!!!

Here’s a video of Alyssa:

For the first time in 36 years, Congress will hold a hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment.

The reason for not holding a hearing any time before now: It wouldn’t have made any sense.

Surely at some point, someone’s pulled Alyssa aside and whispered: “Women already have equal rights. You’re displaying gross ignorance.”

Nevertheless:

The biggest threat to our safety is the existence of assault rifles! These aren’t hunting weapons; they’re weapons of war!

Alyssa — who’s dreamed of this for a long time (here) — posted the fantastic news to Twitter:

“BOOM! A historic moment for women. This is HUGE.”

It’s not huge. And there’s no boom. Because women already have equal rights.

Besides — as California’s shown, it’s rude to specify anything as female (here).

And no one who’s sufficiently woke can even celebrate women. Academia and Miss Universe have taught us that people without vaginas are women, too (herehere, and here).

So everyone’s a woman.

And people with vaginas are men (here and here).

So no one’s a woman.

Debra Messing had to learn this the hard way (here).

But even if there were such a thing as women — which there isn’t — they already have equal rights.

ERA may as well stand for Empty Rhetoric Amendment.

Or how about Egregious Rifle of Assault — after all, everyone knows they cause the majority of gun deaths.

-Alex

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: hereherehereherehereherehereherehere, and here.

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