What more needs to be said about a) a woman who would tweet this ethically-deranged nonsense, and b) a society in which substantial numbers of people think she’s worth paying attention to?
Jessica Valenti is a crusading feminist, pundit and best-selling author, and the author of that offal above. Despite the evidence of an ethical vacuum, she was called “one of the most successful and visible feminists of her generation.” by The Washington Post, and one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world, which is sad news for women generally: I would conclude that the category is…thin.
Her now-defunct blog “Feministing” was declared by the Columbia Journalism Review to be “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.” Again…not a very good sign for writing on women’s issues in mainstream media. Naturally, she only honors Leftist mouthpieces with her wisdom, like The New York Times, The Atlantic, the Guardian, the Post, Salon, Bitch, Ms. Magazine and The Toast. Her website claims she is a widely-sought after speaker, by which I conclude that a remarkable number of people will pay to be made stupid. I’m shocked…shocked!…that she has a Masters degree in Gender Studies from Rutgers University.
She really is advocating an economic, legal and political system in which “need” justifies theft. This is a hoary socialist conceit that has never made sense and is obviously impossible, but unscrupulous ideologues like Valenti continue to spout it, thus providing aspiring thieves with moral cover and rationalizations to spare. This isn’t a Right vs. Left issue, it’s an irresponsible rhetoric and intellectual dishonesty issue…or maybe in today’s culture of Leftist Big Lies, that IS a Right vs Left issue.
No, Jessica, nobody wants to “force women into childbirth,” though many of us want to place limits on women killing nascent human beings of their own creation.How exactly would you frame a law that allowed only women to steal only diapers based on “need,” but not men, and not other items, like food and medicine? Why would companies manufacture or offer for sale items that could be snatched off shelves with nothing more than a declaration of “need”? Is this really the kind of logic they teach at Rutgers, or are you just posturing for the rubes?