Monday, August 05, 2019

Young men and guns

How about we treat every young man who wants to buy a gun like every woman who wants to get an abortion — mandatory 48-hour waiting period, parental permission, a note from his doctor proving he understands what he's about to do, a video he has to watch about the effects of gun violence, an ultrasound wand up the ass (just because). Let's close down all but one gun shop in every state and make him travel hundreds of miles, take time off work, and stay overnight in a strange town to get a gun. Make him walk through a gauntlet of people holding photos of loved ones who were shot to death, people who call him a murderer and beg him not to buy a gun.

It makes more sense to do this with young men and guns than with women and health care, right? I mean, no woman getting an abortion has killed a room full of people in seconds, right?

— Anonymous

This passage has been incorrectly attributed to Gloria Steinem.

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  1. Treating guns like abortion in anti-abortion states? That's cute.There is an old feminist joke that states "If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament."

    More recent versions over Twitter, last May 16:

    Barbra Streisand: "If these male GOP elected officials could get pregnant, there would be free abortion nationwide."

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "If male politicians could get pregnant, there would be as many Planned Parenthood clinics as there are Post Offices. ����"

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