Gloria Steinem: You can’t be a feminist if you oppose legal abortion

posted at 9:37 pm on June 23, 2010 by Allahpundit

Yeah, I know: “Who cares? She’s irrelevant!” Even so, an interesting clip for two reasons. One: There’s no pretense with Steinem, as there is with her colleague, that abortion isn’t an absolute litmus test for feminism. If you support restricting the right to choose, your Girl Power merit badge is summarily revoked. Opposing sexism, endorsing equal pay for equal work, etc, are afterthoughts. Two: It’s fascinating to me that she feels no need to refine her abortion test according to motive. No distinction is made between someone who believes, say, that women are intellectually incapable of grappling with abortion and someone who’s studied the scientific literature and concluded in all good faith that terminating a pregnancy is tantamount to murder. Such is the cult of choice that a feminist in good standing apparently should support legal abortion notwithstanding her belief that it’s murder. That’s quite a moral hierarchy she’s got there. Viva progress.


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Correction,you have to be a MONSTER herr FemaNazi!!

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Feminism now means women can’t choose their own beliefs or futures, they have to follow the beliefs and paths of one group. Square one.

amerpundit on June 23, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Thank you Captain Obvious for stating what has been stated in roundabout language at least a few dozen times before.

thebrokenrattle on June 23, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Stupid git. Nice to see what happens to feminists when they grow lonely, clinging to the murder of the children they might have enjoyed in old age. Stupid git.

tcn on June 23, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Gloria Steinem: You can’t be a feminist if you oppose Murdering Babies…

doriangrey on June 23, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Say Gloria, you can’t be a human being if you are pro-abortion.

So there’s that to consider.

Vermin.

jeff_from_mpls on June 23, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Good to see,that the Liberal women can read
SarahCuda’s mind and intent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(sarc).

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:43 PM

I guess you can’t be a murderer unless you kill people,either.

Dr.Gills on June 23, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Steinem is secretly thinking, “I should really shave my pits, I might get laid after a 40 year hiatus.”

Bishop on June 23, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Hey Gloria,

Your hate dies with you. Because the next wave of feminism, that cherishes life will bury you.

portlandon on June 23, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Nothing says pro-woman than being able to kill your baby.

Enoxo on June 23, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Yeah, I know: “Who cares? She’s irrelevant!”

Irrelevant? I didn’t know she was still alive (and still spewing her venom)!

GrannyDee on June 23, 2010 at 9:44 PM

My sister recently became pregnant. She was one of those, “its my personal choice!” type folks before hand. After seeing the heartbeat in the ultrasound, she told me she had never realized that they are indeed living persons. It was a great moment, but also a sad one.

AbaddonsReign on June 23, 2010 at 9:44 PM

No distinction is made between someone who believes, say, that women are intellectually incapable of grappling with abortion and someone who’s studied the scientific literature and concluded in all good faith that terminating a pregnancy is tantamount to murder. Such is the cult of choice that a feminist in good standing apparently should support legal abortion notwithstanding her belief that it’s murder. That’s quite a moral hierarchy she’s got there. Viva progress.

Quite well said. And she’s wrong, wrong, wrong, BTW.

Just ONE case in point

inviolet on June 23, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Gloria, you can’t be a committed feminist if you once worked at the Playboy club in skimpy outfits like you did in the 1960′s.

technopeasant on June 23, 2010 at 9:44 PM

You can’t be a feminist if you never gave birth. How’s that MS. Steinem?

lonestar1 on June 23, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Further proof that Feminism is intellectually as well as morally bankrupt. Feminism needs logic like fish need bicycles!

James OK on June 23, 2010 at 9:45 PM

She’s a puke and I suspect soon her maker will make that known to her.

CWforFreedom on June 23, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Feminism is a genital cult.

I used to think it was an ideology that at least deserved recognition as a coherent system of claims.

No more. It’s the worship of female genitalia. I see nothing more in it.

jeff_from_mpls on June 23, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Or fiscal responsibility, or republicans, or individual freedoms.

We saw how it works when BJ Clinton was busy forcing himself on unwilling women, then raping them, and not a peep from the feminazis.

jukin on June 23, 2010 at 9:45 PM

I happen to agree with Steinem. This effort to redefine feminism is stupid. (Sorry, Sarah) Feminism has come close to destroying this country. Let it die the death it deserves.

Connie on June 23, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Related: Nate Silver’s numbers blog has this posted…

For the GOP, says Teixeira, things look grim, in large part because the country is becoming less white and more educated.

In other words, educated people like Steinem are the majority you stupid hicks!

SouthernGent on June 23, 2010 at 9:46 PM

She is entitled to her opinion, but that sure doesn’t make it so!

GFW on June 23, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Translation:

Women must only operate in a hive mentality. No independent thought.

Follow the Queen Bee. Follow the Queen Bee. Follow the Queen Bee. Follow the Queen Bee. Follow the Queen Bee. Follow the Queen Bee. Follow the Queen Bee. Follow the Queen Bee. Follow the Queen Bee. Follow the Queen Bee.

portlandon on June 23, 2010 at 9:46 PM

I can’t be a feminist unless someone else tells me what to believe. awesome (barf)

Eren on June 23, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Boy,all those Femanist Protests in Iran,Syria,Afghanistan
and the rest of the woman hating countries sure was a hoot
to watch!!

Wait a tic,the Liberal Women’s So-Called Rights Groups,
are only in place for the DNC to help raise Funds,and to
get Federal dollars to impliment more brainwashing!!!

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Wow. Just wow. She’s reduced an entire movement to a single issue.

John the Libertarian on June 23, 2010 at 9:47 PM

Helen Reddy: “I Am Woman”, from “The Midnight Special”, 1975.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmifO2sKT7g

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Isnt wonderful when self proclaimed feminists make rules that say you can only be one of them if you murder your own child?
I certainly wish Gloria’s mommy was a “feminist“.

canditaylor68 on June 23, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Ya vol herr kommandant Steinem!

MCGIRV on June 23, 2010 at 9:49 PM

You can’t be a feminist if you oppose legal abortion

Cool, one less title I need to worry about.

milwife88 on June 23, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Correction,you have to be a MONSTER herr FemaNazi!!

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Dude! canopfor with the first post and it is a doosey!

Inanemergencydial on June 23, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Which is why I’m not a feminist.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on June 23, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Gloria Steinem: You can’t be a feminist if you oppose legal abortion

Gloria Steinem: You can’t be a feminist if you oppose Murdering Babies…

doriangrey on June 23, 2010 at 9:42 PM

You can’t be of the human race if you endorse murdering innocent life. These people are totally numb of emotion and the Scum of the earth.

Rovin on June 23, 2010 at 9:51 PM

You can’t be a feminist if you oppose legal abortion

And my grandchildren applaud my decision.

GrannyDee on June 23, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Allah is dipping his big toe into an issue almost 47 years old. Why.

Key West Reader on June 23, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Steinem is secretly thinking, “I should really shave my pits, I might get laid after a 40 year hiatus.”

Bishop on June 23, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Bishop:)
===========================================

Alice Cooper – Poison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq4j1LtCdww

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Gloria, you are a hag and a screeching harpy and I personally never liked you or your ideas.

shomegirl on June 23, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Here’s the kicker, Steinem won’t live forever and chances are she will be forgotten a few decades later. The grave is the great equalizer. Who is picking up her mantle? The polls, I have read, Americans are becoming more pro life…who’s time has come and gone? Uh what’s er name.

Dr Evil on June 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Gloria Steinem: You can’t be a feminist if you oppose legal abortion

That’s okay. I care more about actually helping women/girls – including the thousands that are ABORTED every year – then some stupid title that hasn’t really meant anything for decades.

Emily M. on June 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Why is it that vermin like her ridicule religious people for adhering to beliefs and practices from 5,000 B.C., yet fail to see the barbarity of their revival of human sacrifice?

The interesting fact is, Judeo-Christian religion emerged in opposition to human sacrifice. It represented an advance over that savage practice. A weening from murder.

Leave it to the Democrat Party to make killing fashionable again.

Sick ba$tard$

jeff_from_mpls on June 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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Dude! canopfor with the first post and it is a doosey!

Inanemergencydial on June 23, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Inanemergencydial:)

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Connie on June 23, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Yup.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on June 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM

A woman has a right to choose — unless she chooses that.

Socratease on June 23, 2010 at 9:54 PM

What a crock. One out of 3 women will “need” an abortion? Define “need”, because I have a hard time believing that. I can’t decide who is the biggest of the three nitwits on the video.

Philly on June 23, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Allah is dipping his big toe into an issue almost 47 years old. Why.

Key West Reader on June 23, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Key West Reader:Me thinks that,AP,does`t want the crew to
OD,an,Amnesty,Deepwater,McChrystal!!:)

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:55 PM

These women are monsters, killing their own babies. Some eat the placenta, too. Freaky, huh?

Makes you wonder why they have the right to vote.

GTR640 on June 23, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Leave it to the Democrat Party to make killing fashionable again.

Sick ba$tard$

jeff_from_mpls on June 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM

+1000. Case closed.

GrannyDee on June 23, 2010 at 9:56 PM

“I just can’t go down there and suck it out with a straw” -Obama

Oops. wrong thread. ;)

Electrongod on June 23, 2010 at 9:57 PM

I wonder what Gloria’s mother thought about this subject.

NebCon on June 23, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Gloria Steinem….you can’t be a whore….
nevermind.

HornetSting on June 23, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Leave it to the Democrat Party to make killing fashionable again.

Sick ba$tard$

jeff_from_mpls on June 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Especially if they are black babies.

SouthernGent on June 23, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Who is picking up her mantle?

Dr Evil on June 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Dr Evil: Janeane Garofalo,Rosy,Behar!!:)

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Makes you wonder why they have the right to vote.

GTR640 on June 23, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Ann Coulter’s said the EXACT same thing — over the barbarity of these women’s abortion stance. Heh heh heh. Love her.

Gloria, you can’t be a committed feminist if you once worked at the Playboy club in skimpy outfits like you did in the 1960’s.

technopeasant on June 23, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Or married a rich guy to prop up your failing Ms. Magazine. Which lovely Gloria did. Some feminist.

inviolet on June 23, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Daddy,mommy says that Gloria Steinem should just shut
her hole……..

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Steinem watched “Brother Sun, Sister Moon” one too many times.

Bishop on June 23, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Now WHY is this not being picked up on Hot Air?

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office confirmed today that a woman who alleged unwanted sexual contact by Al Gore reported it to police in 2006, and the prosecutor’s office was briefed by the Portland Police Bureau in late 2006 and January 2007.

“We were told the woman was not willing to be interviewed by the Portland Police Bureau and did not want a criminal investigation to proceed,’’ Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk said, in a prepared statement.

Drudge Report via The Oregonian newspaper

jeff_from_mpls on June 23, 2010 at 10:01 PM

This isn’t really news. That’s been their litmus test for years now. It’s why Palin isn’t a “real woman”. This is actually much less offensive.

Esthier on June 23, 2010 at 10:02 PM

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:55 PM

10-4

Thanks

Key West Reader on June 23, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Steinem is a dinosaur and close to extinction. She embodies everything that’s wrong with militant feminism, and just as she will do, it needs to die a natural death. Sarahcuda and the new crop of smart, sexy, conservative women will bury the likes of Steinem and her outmoded group of abortion whores under an avalanche of pro-life, common sense femininity that appeals to the better nature of both men and women. The demise of feminazism can’t come too soon.

College Prof on June 23, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Yay feminists! You freed men up for even more promiscuity!

Inanemergencydial on June 23, 2010 at 10:04 PM

And I’d tell her, you can’t be a feminist unless you are willing to take on Islam. Until the Feminist Majority and other organizations like them repeatedly condemn Islam and Sharia Law, they can’t say that they speak for the rights of women. Period.

JAM on June 23, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Gloria Steinem: You can’t be a feminist if you oppose legal abortion

That’s interesting, because:

Gloria Steinem:
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen’s skin.

Speakup on June 23, 2010 at 10:06 PM

lol, the phrase “special place in hell” comes to mind.

“Reserved seating, Ms. Steinem, no waiting – right this way!”

Midas on June 23, 2010 at 10:06 PM

I think we have found your hero crr6.

chemman on June 23, 2010 at 10:06 PM

This is mind boggling. There are 57 different kinds of Feminism’s. LMAO! Everything from the beginning of time to the age of our leader, “iT”. Too funny.

Key West Reader on June 23, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Key West Reader: So,in a round about way,its like Heinz 57,
there Mutts,ahem,oops,hehe!:)

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 10:07 PM

On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with a feminist supporting rape.

malclave on June 23, 2010 at 10:08 PM

I wonder what Gloria’s mother thought about this subject.

NebCon on June 23, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Looks back with regret, no doubt.

Midas on June 23, 2010 at 10:08 PM

You mean that dusty Renaissance Dinosaur Gloria Steinem is STILL ALIVE?!!!!

I thought that tired old feminist relic had gone extinct ages ago, pretty much about the same time the Equal Rights Amendment movement went belly up!

pilamaye on June 23, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Dr Evil: Janeane Garofalo,Rosy,Behar!!:)

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:59 PM

D listers? Like I said, no one is going to remember Steinem…… who counts LOL!

Dr Evil on June 23, 2010 at 10:09 PM

You can’t be a feminist if you oppose giving birth.

Ronnie on June 23, 2010 at 10:10 PM

“I just can’t go down there and suck it out with a straw” -Obama

Oops. wrong thread. ;)

Electrongod on June 23, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Giggling!

Dr Evil on June 23, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Hpey/Changey is actually a Feminist!!
========================================
Womanly Leadership!!!!!!!!!!!

Why Obama Being “Womanly” is a Good Thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZQE2i9gxPkValerie Jarrett:

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Right…that’s why all the first wave feminists were against abortion, right?

Vera on June 23, 2010 at 10:11 PM

I’m really proud of the way feminists like Steinem have spoken up for better treatment, freedom and education for our sisters in Muslim countries. Meh. Laura Bush has done far more for these women than any “feminists”.

It is much more important for Gloria to deceive Western women into thinking their baby is just a clump of cells.

After I had my first child, I realized everything the feminists had tried to sell me was wrong. They are the most anti-women creatures on the planet.

Fallon on June 23, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Oops,forgot da O in Hopey!

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Seriously? From what I’ve seen, I have no desire to be called a feminist. They want the title, let them have it.

Sue on June 23, 2010 at 10:14 PM

“I just can’t go down there and suck it out with a straw” -Obama

Oops. wrong thread. ;)

Electrongod on June 23, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Electrongod: Oh my freaggin eyes,haha!!:)

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 10:14 PM

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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D listers? Like I said, no one is going to remember Steinem…… who counts LOL!

Dr Evil on June 23, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Dr Evil:Hehe!:)

canopfor on June 23, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Steinem’s still alive?

ErinF on June 23, 2010 at 10:20 PM

“I just can’t go down there and suck it out with a straw” -Obama
Oops. wrong thread. ;)

How about “plug the damn hole”?

ErinF on June 23, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Gloria Steinem:
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen’s skin.

Speakup on June 23, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Unless, of course, we’re talking about O-Care.

GrannyDee on June 23, 2010 at 10:23 PM

I’d like to ask Steinem if you can be a feminist if you’re completely silent about the millions of women who undergo genital mutilation.

labwriter on June 23, 2010 at 10:25 PM

I’d like to ask Steinem if you can be a feminist if you’re completely silent about the millions of women who undergo genital mutilation.

labwriter on June 23, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Word.

GrannyDee on June 23, 2010 at 10:27 PM

The problem with Steinem’s argument is that the majority of women are real, functioning humans… not insensate, soulless automatons.

Frankly, she’d have made a better man.

The Ugly American on June 23, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Steinem’s still alive?

ErinF on June 23, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Yes, but her child did not survive the abortion. Steinem referred to her abortion as a “pivotal and constructive experience.” Orwellian.

Fallon on June 23, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Frankly, she’d have made a better man.

The Ugly American on June 23, 2010 at 10:27 PM

…in the Obama, “partial birth abortion is fine, whatever you want to do is a-okay with me honey”, sense.

The Ugly American on June 23, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Feminism as it has degenerated has become about replacing dependency on the patriarchal family with dependence on government, and actually sees such dependence as a good thing.

I have two friends from HS who ended up unexpectedly preggo by a guy who didn’t want to raise the kid. Both had the kid anyway, neither ended up on welfare, and both are politically to the right of Attila the Hun now. Having a kid grows you up, and when you live being helped by family, church, and community, the attitude becomes, “I did it without taking peoples tax money, so it’s utter BS that my taxes have to go to someone in my exact situation who is taking the easy way out.”

They want women who get pregnant early in life either to run to the abortion clinic or the welfare office. Reproduction is reserved for those who have invested years and years of their adult life advancing and advocating for the liberal cause, who can now in their 40s have one child whom they can isolate from failing public schools is so special they need extra attention at Gotrocks Fluffy Rainbows Country Day School.

Gods forbid a young woman have a baby. She might have to learn that the need to send the child to a good school can limit where they live. She might have to stand in line at a grocery store with about ten items that she hopes she can pay for, while some chavvy skeeze in front of her has a cartful of food, paid for by her taxes. She might have to choose the next man in her life on the basis of who would be a good stepdad for her kid, instead of how good he is in bed. How terrible would that be? /

Sekhmet on June 23, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Steinem’s still alive?

ErinF on June 23, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Yes, but her child did not survive the abortion. Steinem referred to her abortion as a “pivotal and constructive experience.” Orwellian.

Fallon on June 23, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Yeah, but what a horrible, old crust of a woman, wouldn’t you agree? Like a piece of bark, or the crust of an old scab.

GTR640 on June 23, 2010 at 10:34 PM

“I just can’t go down there and suck it out with a straw” -Obama
Oops. wrong thread. ;)

How about “plug the damn hole”?

ErinF on June 23, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Preventive contraceptive was overseen by the MMS. When that failed and the blowout preventer sprung a leak, the only thing left is the “quicker picker upper”. Unfortunately these instruments were left in a warehouse or in dry dock. What’s left is an abortion..just that Obama said that he won’t do it himself and that his powers are not limitless.

Electrongod on June 23, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Lifeless eyes… black eyes… like a doll’s eyes…

The Ugly American on June 23, 2010 at 10:36 PM

What’s even more revealing is that, at the end, Steinem’s counterpart espouses that Palin cannot be a feminist because she wants “government to intervene in the medical decisions” of the person. What is Obamacare all about???

TheGreatWhiteFleet on June 23, 2010 at 10:37 PM

On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with a feminist supporting rape.

malclave on June 23, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Is that rape, or rape rape?

gary4205 on June 23, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Gloria Steinem:
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen’s skin.

Speakup on June 23, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Unless, of course, we’re talking about O-Care.

GrannyDee on June 23, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Yeah I noticed she really spoke up then too.

Speakup on June 23, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Abortion Uber Alles!

(zieg heil!)

olesparkie on June 23, 2010 at 10:43 PM

That’s all feminism is, one issue.

Mirimichi on June 23, 2010 at 10:44 PM

I wonder if her mother, grandmother, etc. shared her values?

Freddy on June 23, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Gloria Steinem: You can’t be a feminist if you oppose legal abortion
That’s okay. I care more about actually helping women/girls – including the thousands that are ABORTED every year – then some stupid title that hasn’t really meant anything for decades.

Emily M. on June 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Do the world a favor and go kill yourself.

Jimbo3 on June 23, 2010 at 10:49 PM

Do the world a favor and go kill yourself.

Jimbo3 on June 23, 2010 at 10:49 PM

Um…I honestly don’t know what to say to you. What in my post was so offensive that you have to come back with something so hateful?

Emily M. on June 23, 2010 at 10:51 PM

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