Liberals have been in full-force outrage mode since the announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.
CNN’s Newsroom had Daily Beast contributing editor Erin Gloria Ryan on to lament the “disastrous” possibilities under President Trump, and she wasted no time launching jabs at a possible female conservative judge.
Ryan was discussing the feared reversal of Roe v. Wade, a main concern for liberals, and shot down any notion that if Trump nominated a woman for Supreme Court the abortion ruling would be “safe.”
Ryan immediately debunked that assertion declaring the landmark decision wouldn’t be safe under any Trump nominee. Then she threw in an analogy to the dystopian series The Handmaid’s Tale, likening a potential female conservative justice to the show’s evil villain “Aunt Lydia.”
“I don’t care if my rights are being taken away who’s taking my rights away” and a woman reversing Roe would not be “a victory for women at all.”
“And, actually, I was thinking it is kind of a dubious position, but I’m sure that whoever — you know, if he does pick a woman, she should be known as the Aunt Lydia of the Supreme Court. She will be a woman who will expected to take away that a right that women have had in America since 1973,” she added.
The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a totalitarian society that used to be part of the United States. Women become property and declining birth rates result in sexual slavery. Under Trump’s presidency, the liberal left has hailed the show as a sign of things to come.
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CNN host Brooke Baldwin played a prior clip that argued abortion cases have come before conservative judges in the past, but Roe had never been overturned. Even the mention of a possible historic nomination of a fifth female Supreme court justice wasn’t enough to calm the liberal Beast editor. Not even a little.
“Democrats aren’t stupid,” Ryan said.
“Just picking a woman to do the bidding of a deeply misogynist President with a deeply misogynist agenda doesn’t undo any of it. I think that it’s — it’s sort of — it demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of what feminism is and what women who fight for women’s rights are working towards. We’re not working toward elevating a woman to a position where she can take rights away from other women. We’re working at empowering women across the board.”
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