My earlier post titled Dear Gloria Steinem was more fascinating for the comments it inspired than for the post itself.
Indeed, most comments had little or nothing to do with the post’s specifics, which was an interesting phenomenon. The commenters were collectivists almost to a woman. But they did have their male enablers on the leash.
The outrage here was merely a copy of the greater furor that greeted Missouri candidate Todd Akin after he uttered his politically unwise words — words we all know by now, words I will not repeat so as not to light another fire under your touchy tushes.
Akin wants to outlaw abortion, and that is what the hubbub is all about. His unwise words regarding rape simply put the spotlight on him that day.
Any suggestion to collectivists that abortion be outlawed is like walking a bountiful babe in a bikini before a bunch of Muslim men kowtowing toward Mecca.
I must confess — and certainly not for the first time — that I ride with the collectivists on this issue. Criminalizing abortion, a dreadful idea, would only drive it underground as criminalizing drugs has driven that matter underground, violently.
So, Naomi, I am in bed with you on this, which disturbs me because you are such a disagreeable woman in most respects. However, you were remarkably hot when young.