Hey, why can’t it be both?

No, really. Amanda Marcotte, who somehow manages to call herself a feminist with a straight face, has totally embraced that degrading Obamacare ad featuring “hot to trot” Susie and Nate. Because nothing says “girl power” like suggesting that women only think with their lady parts.

Here’s a just taste of Marcotte’s wisdom:

It’s a cute ad drawing attention to the fact that health insurance is required to cover contraception now. Of course, it’s also an ad that makes the apparently controversial observation that women might feel sexual desire like they’re people, so naturally, conservatives are up in arms.

The whining from the right shows why the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and Progress Now were smart to run such a blunt ad highlighting the birth control benefit. Women do use birth control to have sex without getting pregnant, and if pro-choicers dance around that fact or employ euphemism to discuss it, it lends credence to the notion that there is something shameful about it. Being direct about sex provoked conservatives to once again reignite a no doubt doomed campaign to stigmatize contraception, making the right look like a radical fringe completely out of step with mainstream America.

Nice try, sweetheart. But it isn’t Republicans who are obsessed with sex and painting women as “hos.” Progressives built that all on their own.

Sounds like a safe bet. It’s time for liberals to stop making excuses when they do something stupid.

https://twitter.com/ChrisBarnhart/status/401400902537338880

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Twitchy coverage of Amanda Marcotte

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What women want: Meet the sensitive bro behind Colorado ‘Ho-surance’ campaign [pic]

Stacey Dash slams ‘Hosurance’ in ‘Red Eye’ debut; Viewers agree: ‘More Stacey!’ [pics, video]

‘You win Twitter!’ Some get brosurance or hosurance; Tweet sums up what most get

  • RblDiver

    I’ll be the first to admit I’d love to have a good amount of sex…but with one partner, not just any woman off the street, not being paid for by others, not just for physical attraction…etc.

    • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

      I had to stop reading at; “full throated support”.
      If you need me, I’ll be in my bunk.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      I’d marry you but I’m already engaged to Teh Penguin. There is no telling what he would do. :/

      • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

        I:(

        • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

          Oh there you are. Where were you? In my notes I see that I can’t account for your whereabouts between the hours of 12:11 and 12:14. Are you cheating on me? Also are all the chores done? The list is on the fridge. The last time you didn’t turn the paper around to see the continuation of the list. Please don’t make me see this again. I’ll be home when I’m home, night out with the girls. Love ya.

          DO I MAKED AN GUD FEMINIST

          • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

            yes em.

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            It takes practice. I’m willing to learn.

          • RblDiver

            You forgot to yell at him demanding to make as much as he does while still retaining extra benefits like flexible hours etc.

          • NRPax

            Wow. I could almost hear the Glen Close voice as I read that. Well done!

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Good for you.

  • twinx

    … and we’re surprised because…

  • thedumbblonde

    What a woman like her would call “repressed”, I call “discriminating”.

  • Texan357

    Wow, did Michelle call it with her syndicated article today, or did she really call it?

  • NRPax

    There were health care plans available that covered contraception before all this. It’s not my fault you’re too lazy to do your own research.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      There’s no free delivery of free condoms though.

      • NRPax

        My brother had to transport a woman to the hospital years ago for abortion #20. He asked her why in the world she just didn’t use birth control. She looked at him as if he were the dumbest man alive and said “State don’t pay for my pills!”

        Goes a long way towards explaining our attitude on certain issues.

        • ee1774

          I knew a girl back in the late 70’s who used abortion as a form of birth control. She eventually required reconstructive surgery ‘down there’………and I don’t think she was able to bear children afterwards.

          ………sick……….

        • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

          I can totally believe that. Never mind that she coulda easily died along the way.

          • NRPax

            Heck, if we have to pay for their lives, why shouldn’t we get a bigger voice in how they live it at this point?

        • Bathing Suit Area

          I believe no part of this story.

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            It is on the internet. How can you not believe it?

          • NRPax

            Well maybe in Jolly Old England, they don’t have slums like we do in Oakland so I can see why you refuse to believe something like that.

          • Markward

            You’re the last person who has ANYTHING to say about credibility.

    • https://twitter.com/1776_Freedom_Fi 1776 Freedom Fighter

      You have it right, 🇺🇸NRPax🇺🇸; this “Ho-surance” does not fit my notion of a good idea.

      Just the other day there was a lady hyping it up, as seen😏 in this pic:

      • Bathing Suit Area

        That’s actually a pretty great ad.

        • Zach Smith

          For what? A porn site?

          • Bathing Suit Area

            …Or for insurance. Duh.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    Rape is OK as long as free BC pills are used.

    • karmafordems

      Look who the rapist is in this ad…it’s the woman

      • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

        Rape is also OK if the rapist is a woman AND free BC pills are used.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      By what bizarre logic are you reading rape into this?

      • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

        I’m a liberal feminist. I see rape everywhere. Like your comment. It was kinda rapish.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          You socialist monster! I’m a conservative, I see everyone disagreeing with me as thieves trying to take my money and give it to… “blah” people.

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            Well this is good news then. Email me to tell you where to send me the check. Thanks.

          • karmafordems

            Riiiiiggggghhhhtttttt! Leave out the conservative part, just leave in the pr!ck.

  • alanstorm

    Why does Twitchy always show AM stroking her…never mind. Can’t say it.

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      Because it’s not like anyone else is gonna stroke it.

      • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

        No kidding. yuk.

      • NRPax

        Can’t think of anyone willing to take one for the team for that.

  • HanaFiveO

    More ravings from the lunatic. Better watch out Amanda, karma bites.

  • karmafordems

    Best Lie……Birth Control is free! It only costs you a $500 per month insurance premium.

  • ee1774

    What those ads say:
    “Thanks to Obamacare, I can spread my legs and
    put my ankles behind my ears for this complete stranger and not have to
    worry about the consequences! And if I get knocked-up (because I didn’t
    bother to use birth-control), I can wait as long as 25 weeks for
    someone to yank out the baby and toss it into the trash! Girl Power!”

    • karmafordems

      Full blown STD pregnancy. She must be proud

    • Bathing Suit Area

      What your comment says:
      “Women are having sex, and that evil Obamacare is helping them get away with it! This makes me so mad!”

      • alanstorm

        Still having that reading comprehension issue? Get help from thr nearest 6th grader, crotchboy.

  • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Well, when you think your entire being is wrapped up in your reproductive organs, I can see how you would find it cute.

  • Tessa I.

    Stupid War-on-Women conservatives! Expecting us ladyfolk to have any concerns about anything other than sex! How BACKWARDS.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Why does it have to be all or nothing with you people? Just because an ad suggests that women may be interested in sex (which I’m pretty sure most are) doesn’t mean they’re concerned with nothing else. That part is all your projection.

      • steves_59

        Why does it have to be all or nothing with you people? Just because an ad suggests that a woman who wants to sleep around can do just that with her taxpayer-provided birth control, doesn’t mean that the rest of us should have to subsidize her while she’s doing it.
        You know the part that’s *your* projection? That your shameless water-carrying for O-Care actually means jack to the rest of us who already know better.
        It was, however, nice of them to note that birth control won’t prevent STD’s. Sportin’, in fact.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          The ad is trying to convince women to buy health insurance for themselves. Why that triggers you to rant about taxpayer funded birth control makes no sense to me.

          • steves_59

            What else would you call it? Personally financed birth control?

            Wake up. This lousy ad is simply trying to push Obamacare through the medium of sex.

          • alanstorm

            Still having that reading comprehension issue? Get help from the nearest 6th grader, crotchboy.

      • Zach Smith

        People are interested in all sorts of things, but that doesn’t mean the government should be forcing their fellow citizens to buy it for them.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Who’s being forced to buy her anything? The article is about an ad for women to buy health insurance.

  • carmenta

    I would willingly support and, dammit, pay for mandatory birth control for any democrat. Its kind of a shame ole’ Barrys momma didn’t have access – I’m fairly sure she didn’t want the little ba*st*rd either!

  • froggy19510

    Yay, feminism! Amanda Marcotte thinks ‘Ho-surance’ ad is ‘cute’.
    That’s the result of feminism. The time exposed to feminism is directly proportional to the decay of cells in the human brain.

  • Bathing Suit Area

    I really can’t see what you guys are seeing in these ads. Did I miss the memo that we have to pretend that women have no interest in sex? Is it insulting to admit that they do?

    • NRPax

      Still waiting for your answer to the question why people just don’t pay for their own birth control instead of relying on Big Daddy Government to do it for them. But I suppose you’re going to ignore it again, right?

      • Bathing Suit Area

        By big daddy government, do you mean their insurance company?

        • NRPax

          Given that Obamacare is funded by taxpayer money, it means that the government is paying for it. Still waiting for your answer by the way.

    • Zach Smith

      Don’t you think it is rather insulting to women that they need to be bribed with “free” birth control in order to get them to buy health insurance?

      • Bathing Suit Area

        How is it insulting or bribery for your health insurance to cover the cost of medications? Your question makes no sense at all.

        • Zach Smith

          The ad is obviously saying women should buy health insurance so they can get birth control pills. Which is really stupid, because insurance costs way more than birth control pills, and delivering them via insurance only increases their cost. I don’t think most women are that stupid, but apparently the Democrats do.

        • alanstorm

          TANSTAAFL. Look it up.

    • alanstorm

      “I really can’t see what you guys are seeing in these ads.”

      I have no doubt that’s true.

      Hint: It has nothing to do with women enjoying sex. It has everything to do with them paying for their own decisions.

  • Marauder

    Every time Twitchy has that picture of Amanda Marcotte and the cat, I feel so sorry for the cat.

  • http://xirtamatrix.com yourmamatoo

    Perhaps she can appear in the commercial with the Obama girls.
    Wonder how cute she would think that would be.