The Onion: Ladies Love The GOP For Its “Unflinching Misogyny”
12:15 pm, March 26th | by Amy Tennery
Or so claims a new, completely (rightly) brutal story from The Onion.
Its (sarcastic) claim? “Women voters can’t help fawning over sexist GOP.”
To be sure, we’re usually all about the real news at The Jane Dough. And yet, the Onion underscored a legitimate question here: Why, oh why, did the GOP get all about the ladypart laws during this campaign? It is the losing-est of losing battles. Between the circuitous arguments, most folks’ total unwavering sentiments on the issue (both pro and con repro-rights) and most ladies’ desire to keep their choices, you know, their choices, it’s just a terrible, awful thing to focus on — strategically and pretty much every other way possible.
To be fair, it’s not as though many Republicans chose to have the birth control mandate debate unfurl at this exact moment. That being said, it’s also a little difficult to buy the idea that none of the candidates or pundits had a role in this happening. Yes, the misogyny debate crosses party lines. But we’re focusing on you, GOP — and reproductive rights — at the moment. And this one’s on you.
Which brings us back to the Onion story. It reads a little like a political fan-fic essay that Rush Limbaugh might have penned:
Saying they know its no good for them but they just can’t help themselves, gushing women voters acknowledged Monday the overwhelming and uncontrollable attraction they feel toward the sexist Republican party… “They openly insult me, undermine my intelligence, and act as if I lack the basic responsibility to take care of myself, but every time I hear them talking about why I shouldn’t be able to choose what I do with my own body, I get a little turned on,” registered voter Jennifer Wilson said. ”My friends keep telling me I’ll get burned like I always do when I elect guys who think their authority extends to my uterus, but there’s just something unbelievably sexy about politicians who see something they want and then go out and take it.”
Of course, birth control isn’t the only thing that the Onion story focuses on. It also touches on the GOP stance on the Violence Against Women Act and sex education in public schools. Because who wants that?!
Looks like Rick Santorum has a new paper to cuss out.