Dumb and dumber. Feminists on parade.

A couple of really sad women… horrific world views… tragic consequences.

First, Nancy “The Theologian” Pelosi at CNS:

(CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal the Affordable Care Act in the House’s upcoming vote on a reconciliation bill Friday.

Pelosi told reporters in her Thursday press briefing that “it doesn’t have to be this way,” saying that there could be legislative compromise, which was “what Pope Francis told us to do.” Then she cited remarks in the Pope’s September speech to Congress.

That’s one of the dopiest things I have heard in a while.  The Pope would support funding Planned Parenthood?

From LifeSite:

Gloria Steinem: Pope Causing Global Warming by “Forcing Women to Have Children”

No matter his recent encyclical on the environment. Pope Francis himself is the cause of global warming, according to feminist activist Gloria Steinem.

Cosmopolitan writer Prachi Gupta revealed that her editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles, interviewed Steinem, “arguably the most influential women’s rights activist in the world today” for an hour on Wednesday. From that interview, Gupta recalled Steinem’s “serious wisdom” and “best quotes.”

One of those quotes came from when Coles spoke with Steinem about “rethinking the patriarchy.”

Steinem started off with a focus on economics. She argued, “All of our courses in economics should start with reproduction, not production.”

What do economics and the patriarchy have to do with each other? Steinem’s logic went something like this: Pope Francis and “other patriarchal religions” support “forcing women to have children” instead of abortion. There’s then a “human load” on the Earth. Thus, the pope causes global warming.

Cosmo published Steinem’s quote:

“I had this thought that we should have this massive education campaign pointing out that the Pope and all of the other patriarchal religions that dictate to women in this way, accusing them of global warming. Because the human load on this earth is the biggest cause of global warming, and that is because of forcing women to have children they would not on their own choose to have … I’m glad the Pope spoke out about global warming and it was very helpful, but does he know he’s causing it?

Just plain stupid.

Remember: Feminists have their sacrament: abortion.

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  1. benedetta says:

    Pelosi comment about Pope Francis: cue Twilight Zone music…

  2. Paulo says:

    Regarding Gloria Steinem, she should read Luke 17:2 and then take the necessary steps to help “unload” the Earth. She’s beyond rebuke.

  3. VeritasVereVincet says:

    There is no such thing as forcing a woman to bear a child. She made her choice to accept a child when she chose to have sex.

    One cannot say “I want to have sex without being forced to bear children” any more than one can say “I want to buy a house without being forced to pay for it.”

  4. majuscule says:

    As far as Cosmopolitan Magazine goes, a good read (purchased through Fr. Z’s link to Amazon I might suggest) is “Subverted” by Sue Ellen Browder. She goes into the whole feminism/abortion thing and how women’s magazines just made stuff up. I imagine they still do.

    (I lived through those times and saw it myself.)

  5. Margaret says:

    Abortion truly is their sacrament. I can’t remember the poor woman’s name, but one of Bill Clinton’s sexual harassment victims, a woman genuinely taken advantage of, was on the receiving end of a Gloria Steinem op-ed piece back in the day. Gloria explained to all of us why what Bill had done wasn’t really harassment. (Left unsaid, but clear to anyone with ears to hear, was that Bill had never met an abortion he didn’t like, so therefore he could get away with whatever the heck he wanted.)

    Feminism. Sisterhood. Yeah.

  6. incredulous says:

    I find the most astonishing brand of feminism is one where the feminist has a pro Planned Parenthood themed avatar for their Facebook profile while bashing the NRA for being responsible for all the senseless killing in the usa. You simply can’t argue with stupidity.

  7. Matt C. Abbott says:

    Steinem isn’t getting any younger. We can hope she’s sees the light before she meets her Maker.

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