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Memo to Code Pink: Perhaps You Have Misunderstood the ‘Pussy Riot’ Concept

Posted on | August 20, 2012 | 14 Comments

“. . . the last remains of social order will speedily perish, and society will be overwhelmed in savage anarchy.”

Pussy Riot is an all-female Russian rock band whose members were sentenced to prison for a protest against Vladimir Putin. It is my theory that Glenn Reynolds keeps writing about their case not merely because of his principled commitment to free speech, but also because he likes writing “Pussy Riot” in headlines. And speaking of irresistible headlines:

Respect Women! Dress Up
Like a Vagina for Equal Rights!

Indeed, Medea Benjamin and her crew of left-wing harpies at Code Pink seem to have conceptual difficulties:

This was Saturday at the “We Are Woman” rally in D.C. which — judging from photos included in the Twitchy roundup report – looked kinda loose and floppy. The “We Are Woman” Web page has biographies of the event organizers, a few of which I excerpt briefly:

  • Wendy Cartwright cites Hillary Clinton and Rosa Parks as her role models. . . . Wendy is an active participant in numerous organizations in Florida including as a member and supporter of Occupy Tampa and Planned Parenthood. . . .
  • Jessica DelBalzo became involved in reproductive rights activism as a high school student. Now she is a single mom living in Flemington, NJ with a daughter and son who inspire her continued fight for women’s rights. . . . She writes openly about her positive abortion experience and encourages other women to do the same.
  • Emmy Rivera grew up watching the Civil, and Women’s Rights movements march across her TV in the 70s. She discovered she was Pro Choice after becoming pregnant the age of 16. While her choice was to keep the baby, as a struggling single mother, she was grateful to have Planned Parenthood to turn to for affordable birth control after her son was born.
  • Jessica Wainfor . . . is currently a . . . full time student at the University of Rhode Island majoring in Human Development and minoring in Gender and Women’s Studies while also working as a full time preschool teacher.

You get the general idea, eh? These are women who, as Ann Coulter observed in Godless, regard abortion as a holy sacrament and view abortion clinics as sacred temples. To them, the most important right in the Constitution isn’t actually in the Constitution, but rather can be found in the “penumbras, formed by emanations” which — having remained invisible for the first 176 years of the Republic – were first discovered and described in 1965 by Justice William O. Douglas in his infamous majority opinion in Griswold v. Connecticut.

 To such disordered minds (I speak of the “We Are Woman” rally organizers, not Justice Douglas, although he seems to have been somewhat delusional himself) are nowadays entrusted “women’s rights.” That this movement has relegated itself to the kook fringe is self-evident, not merely by the meager attendance at their rally, but also by their embrace of Code Pink. Advice Goddess Amy Alkon:

Pssst! Ladies! Of all the ways to demand respect for women, dressing up like a giant vagina probably isn’t one of them.

Probably not.

 

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Comments

  • http://thatmrgguy.wordpress.com/ Mike G.

    The scary part is the last one…Jessica Wainfor who is teaching someones’ kids.

  • JeffS

    “Hear me roar, for I am a vagina!”

    Yeah, that makes for great advertising.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    “positive abortion experience”

    No such thing.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    These women are ridiculous.

  • http://2012.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

    A roaring vagina!? Ain’t enough Viagra in the world!

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  • http://profiles.google.com/tallbass Daniel Schwartz

    Uh, aren’t feminists the ones who demand that men not think of women as purely sexual objects?

    When women dress up as sexual organs, how exactly are they expecting men to see them?

    The cognitive dissonance is mind-boggling. But then, I really don’t think the demonstrators are thinking in terms of consistency here. They want to make noise, they want to attract attention… and are reduced to this, because they forget that 90% of the goals of 1960s feminism have been achieved. So they have to scream for their non-message to be heard at all. It’s the equivalent of an abolitionist walking down the street today with a picket sign, screaming “FREE THE CONFEDERACY’S SLAVES NOW!!!”… and when no one pays serious attention, he has to scream louder and louder to be heard.

  • Lemuel Vargas

    Think code pink must be trying to send a message of free love (or sex) without the emotional attachment that goes on with it.
    Which means men rules!!which goes against their equal rights for men and women, btw..

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • http://twitter.com/donsurber donsurber

    Great headline. Really.

  • Bearspaw

    They hang like sleeve of wizard…

  • theraineyview

    Is there an antidote for whatever these ladies have been drinking? Will they soon wake up and realize they never spoke for most women and they have been degrading themselves?

  • pb

    Once again, proof against universal suffrage being a good idea.