Time for another reminder that being a stand-up comic doesn’t make you funny. Well, not intentionally funny, anyway.
Stand-up comic Kate Berlant probably thought she was doing The Sisterhood some kind of service with this tweet:
Can't believe we still have to scream this: FORCED MOTHERHOOD IS FEMALE ENSLAVEMENT. BIRTH CONTROL & ABORTION ON DEMAND AND WITHOUT APOLOGY!
— Kate Berlant (@kateberlant) October 8, 2017
SPOILER ALERT: She wasn’t.
Kate, you know what we can’t believe? We can’t believe you think that screaming your stupidity and insanity makes you sound anything but stupid and insane. We’d ask if you have a clue what you’re talking about, but we already know the answer.
CAN'T BELIEVE WE STILL HAVE TO SCREAM THIS: NO ONE'S TAKING THOSE AWAY FROM YOU. YOU JUST HAVE TO BE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT & PAY FOR THEM NOW!
— Kimberly A. K. ? (@140characterkim) October 9, 2017
Can't believe you aren't more responsible for yourself and need the government to legislate it for you!
— Heidi Marksbury (@heidi_marksbury) October 9, 2017
Cut back on 2 lattes a month and you can buy your own contraceptives. No one is forcing motherhood on you. Stop the emotional lying.
— Suz Snarknado (@ZannSuz) October 9, 2017
Birth control is legal, cheap, and widely available. How about paying for it yourself?
— JudyM (@J_Martinez_WC) October 8, 2017
you do know it's not being outlawed, right? and its $9 at Walmart?
— B$Thoughts (@BThoughts124) October 9, 2017
The above IS available on demand, nothing has changed other than you have to pay for the pill yourself, quit the dramatics.
— marie (@marielbny) October 9, 2017
Holy smokes, ladies can still buy their own. It's not that expensive. Are you ok?
— Virginia Plain (@AlyceWellington) October 9, 2017
No, she is not OK.
Stop screaming. You sound hysterical.
— klarson (@kglarson) October 9, 2017
She sounds hysterical because she is hysterical.
Can't believe feminist still don't want consequences for their own actions.
— Deb (@dtrusmith) October 9, 2017
I really thought the new version of women ushered in by feminism would be more self sufficient. And less screechy.
— HamBoooooo (@TXoilCons) October 9, 2017
Welp, so much for that.
This is just sick. You people are demented
— Chris Steimel (@Cdsred1) October 8, 2017
But we won’t stand in Kate’s way. Hey, if she’s not into being enslaved by “forced motherhood,” we support her choice.
I think we can all agree, no one wants you to be a mother. https://t.co/uarxPOnMEL
— Courtney (@CShadegg) October 9, 2017