So much for being “affirming,” “open,” and “intersectional”
By Dave Andrusko
Kudos to Joy Pullman, writing today at the Federalist, for bringing together numerous threads in an engaging post.
“SNL Gets That Women’s Rights have become a Punchline, and the Women’s March is making it worse” thoughtfully weaves together a painfully unfunny Saturday Night Live [SNL] skit, the growing disenchantment with the label “feminist,” and this Saturday’s “Women’s March” which disinvited a pro-life feminist group faster than you can say they’re-the-wrong-kind-of-“women.”
The gist of the SNL skit is that five millennials traipse up to the historic home of suffragette Susan B. Anthony in Rochester, NY, where, giggling like pre-teens, they conjure up the ghost of Anthony. In a little over four minutes, the audience laughs only once.
And rightly so. The younger women’s inane comments are so embarrassing, it makes your skin crawl.
And we are to believe they believe Anthony’s “quaint” remarks that she makes to them about women’s equality is nothing more than a 19th century figure whose contributions to the women’s movement are a given. Even to be reminded that a “woman is just as good as a man” is to invite eye-rolling. To describe the fivesome as narcissistic is only to state the obvious.
Another critic offered further evidence, but also drew a diametrically opposite conclusion. She wrote, “As it turns out, as thirsty as Anthony is for company, the women themselves are pretty self-absorbed and unpleasant.” Jenni Miller adds, “They’re more interested in finding cabs and maybe a burger before catching a train than listening to what Anthony has to say.”
Note that Anthony is played by Kate McKinnon, who was SNL’s Hillary Clinton during the election season and a huge fan favorite. So why, then, is the headline to Miller’s story, “Kate McKinnon’s Susan B. Anthony Is Really Annoying in This SNL Sketch”?
Glad you asked. Miller tells us
As the gals hustle to escape the needy ghost, Anthony reminds us just how fallible our heroes can be. “Also, abortion is murder!” she calls after them.
Anthony is “fallible” because like all the early suffragettes, she was anti-abortion. Indeed they routinely referred to abortion as “ante-natal murder,” “child murder,” “ante-natal infanticide,” or “infanticide.”
While everyone in the known galaxy knew this week’s “Women’s March” was a place for pro-abortionists to congregate, it wasn’t until one Texas pro-life feminist group was momentarily accepted as a participant that house rules were invoked: no pro-lifers, female or otherwise, need apply.
So much for the Women’s March’s pledge to being “affirming,” “open,” and “intersectional” to women. They are none of these, if a feminist refuses to see her unborn child as her enemy.