As expected, many panicking leftists are doing what leftists do in the face of sure defeat: portraying supporters of pro-life legislation in the worst possible of terms and impugning their motives. And for feminists, heaping scorn and bile onto the so-called “patriarchy” and any and all women who aid them in their evil agenda to “set women back a century” (or whatever their latest talking points happen to be) is Priority One.
Perhaps no hot take exemplifies this more than that of self-proclaimed feminist Jodi Jacobson, the editor-in-chief of Rewire News. Just a few hours before the bill was passed by the state senate yesterday, she provided this super-duper hot take on Rep. Terry Collins, the Republican woman who sponsored the Alabama bill:
The Alabama legislator who "wrote" the abortion ban is a woman.
Don't let that surprise you. Many women have been indoctrinated and recruited to do the dirty work of patriarchy and white supremacy.
— Jodi Jacobson (@jljacobson) May 15, 2019
If only pro-life women had a dime for everytime they’d heard that one before.
Unfortunately, the high-fives Ms. Jacobson received weren’t much better:
It's no coincidence. Facts do not matter to them. In fact "life" does not matter to them.
— Jodi Jacobson (@jljacobson) May 16, 2019
In several ways, white supremacy is centered around "protecting white womanhood virtue." The original movie, "Birth of a Nation" had this as its major theme with klansmen "heroically" coming to the rescue.
— Willie Brown, CFA MBA (@ChillWillNupe88) May 15, 2019
Yes. Thank you. They are not necessarily being manipulated. Give them credit for knowing what they are doing. And for being evil of their own accord.
— Terry Townsend (@TerryTo17912708) May 15, 2019
And a disabled legislator and former Medicaid/Medicare recipient in my state voted against expansion. Identity means nothing if your primary ideological drive is “I got mine, so fuck you”
— Kati “Call Your Senators” McFarland 🍳 (@katimcf) May 15, 2019
These women are male-identified. They dress for men, stand up for men, and believe what their men tell them. They are the perfect prop to be used by these men.
— PL (@palkls) May 15, 2019
Like the female lawyer the GOP got to question Dr. Ford.. uncle toms of the patriarchy.
— trump is a criminal (@employexpert) May 15, 2019
Woman raised in deep south Confederate culture are taught their value in life and self esteem are only relative to the men theyre able to attract and hold. They are very competitive for men, harshly judgemental, and will eat other women alive to please men in their own sphere.
— Jud needham (@PeaceBling4U) May 16, 2019
Aunt Lydia's and Serenas, all of 'em. They have no idea what limited roles they'll be relegated to if their male colleagues really get what they want. #TheHandmaidsTale
— Lisa Storm (@deidretree) May 15, 2019
— ⚖️ TIᖴᖴᗩᑎY✊🏾ᑎ✊🏾KITᕼᑕᗩᖇT ☮️ (@tnkithcart) May 15, 2019
Here’s the simple truth of the matter, as noted by …. gasp! … a man:
Actually many women just have a belief that killing an unborn baby is immoral. And they’re right.
— Johnny J (@johnjeren) May 16, 2019
Yep. It’s just that simple.
In my case in particular, I used to be pro-abortion. I changed my mind over time after educating myself on the issue. I was not a “victim” of the patriarchy. Nobody indoctrinated me. I just researched all the facts and data about abortion, reversed my position on it decades ago, and never looked back.
But Ms. Jacobson’s denigration of pro-life women is not an unusual position for the left, who merely pay lip service when it comes to appreciating the value of differing opinions among women. Women who don’t toe the left’s line on abortion are denigrated as inauthentic, subservient to the patriarchy, and uneducated and/or unable to think for themselves.
The side benefit to these abortion debates is exposing the left’s duplicitous nature on female diversity of thought. For that, we should thank Ms. Jacobson.
—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–