It should come as no surprise that an analyst who is “disturbed” at the sight of “dozens of American flags” would have little understanding of what American’s are thinking, but that hasn’t stopped the New York Times for letting her opine that Republicans are in a “war on sex.”
Such is the position of editorial board member Mara Gay in her op-ed that claims conservatives seek to “punish women who have sex on [their] own terms and enjoy it.”
For her, the celebrated ruling from the right on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization wasn’t because of the hope that the nation was one step closer to eliminating the practice of abortion or that the long fought battle to walk back the mistakes of the Roe court and restore the 10th Amendment rights to the states. No, because, in her own words, “I have sex just because I like it. Sex is fun,” anything that might impede her ability to act as she sees fit with no consequences makes her opposition into oppressors described as “puritanical tyrants seeking to control our bodies.”
"The right to contraception could be the next to fall," writes @MaraGay, a member of the editorial board. "Why? Because many in this movement are animated by an insatiable desire to punish women who have sex on our own terms and enjoy it." https://t.co/oIBwuOkVMa
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 2, 2022
Gay took the express train to an extreme conclusion in her declaration of a “right to contraception” that could theoretically be taken away even though, like the overturn of Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court has no authority to grant or remove rights. She argued that Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurrence supported the notion that “many in this movement are animated by an insatiable desire to punish women who have sex on our own terms and enjoy it.”
This is on no one’s agenda, is total fantasy, and yet somehow made it to the opinion pages of the super serious and credible “newspaper of record”. 🙄
— Len Jardine (@ljj58) July 2, 2022
One of the worst aspects of the modern left is their complete misunderstanding of people who disagree with them.
— My Three Sons (@MyThreeSons132) July 2, 2022
Keep setting those caricatures and straw men on fire Mara.
— Magnus (@JacksonTDawes) July 2, 2022
Of course, Gay couldn’t stop herself at one outlandish claim for her opinion that bragged about the hyper-sexualized education she received at the University of Michigan which included a “safe-sex fair” complete with a “giant replica of a vulva, tall enough to walk through, complete with a working bell at the top where the clitoris would be…a fun memory for me.”
She saw fit to assert sexism and racism were also at play.
“A radical minority of Americans want to make an example of women who have sex outside marriage, women who compete with men in the workplace, women who are independent and who cannot be controlled,” she wrote before later adding an anecdote on “Black feminists who…saw reproductive rights as essential to the fight against white supremacy and its insidious attempts to control the lives and bodies of Black people.”
Opposition to abortion is based on the belief that abortion ends a life. Don’t overthink it.
— “Max” (@MaxNordau) July 2, 2022
These women are angry because they can’t use abortion as birth control anymore ( in some states). Murder for convenience.
— DL (@LeeGord01546212) July 2, 2022
This is a weird fantasy of the pro death party.
— Disappointed In You (@HeyItsJake_H) July 2, 2022
This is the same lady who was afraid of American flags. How is this hysterical snowflake still employed?
— MrCool (@GroupToStopHate) July 2, 2022
Yes, in June 2021, Gay had taken to MSNBC to recount her horrific experience visiting Long Island “visiting a really dear friend. And I was really disturbed. I say, you know, dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with expletives against [President] Joe Biden on the back of them, [President Donald] Trump flags, and in some cases, just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing, which essentially the message was clear, ‘this is my country. This is not your country. I own this.'”
To recap, freedom of expression is a one-sided argument to the editorial board member that demands she not be offended by another’s patriotism for the nation founded on the principle that she has the right to utter whatever inane drivel she sees fit on abortion.
Have you ever truly talked to people? TO them, I mean, not AT.
— Just One Strawman (@JustOneStrawman) July 2, 2022
At least you’re admitting it’s all about sex. And using abortion as contraception.
— Rᴏɢɪғᴀɴ ☔️ (@rogifan) July 2, 2022
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