On Thursday, fanatic feminist Lauren Duca, who has hitherto had a rather hostile perspective toward men, suddenly issued a highly-unlikely plea, begging men to get more involved in fighting against the state of Georgia adopting the “heartbeat bill” which outlaws abortion once the baby shows it has a heartbeat. Duca pleaded, “Hey, all men? We need you to show up for this fight.”
On Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, ignoring threats from the Hollywood community that they would boycott his state if he signed the so-called “heartbeat bill” which would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
H.B. 481 states that the “full value of a child begins when a heartbeat exists” and requires “physicians performing abortions to determine the existence of a detectable human heartbeat before performing an abortion,” stating, “it shall be the policy of the State of Georgia to recognize unborn children as natural persons,” and asserting “unless otherwise provided by law, any natural person, including an unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat, shall be included in population based determinations.”
Duca was mocked on Twitter:
Duca’s attitude toward men prior to her entreaty on Thursday displayed a hostility that went to the extreme, as The Daily Wire reported in August 2017:
In an openly bigoted and super edgy attack on Christians, Teen Vogue writer and abortion enthusiast Lauren Duca warned Evangelicals that she will “bite some d***s off” if their supposed misogyny heightens to the level of The Handmaid’s Tale — the one and only book on the third-wave feminists’ lifetime reading list, apparently. “I just want the Evangelicals to know, if you guys figure out how to do ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ [in real life], I am fully prepared to bite some d***s off,” wrote Duca.
Duca’s hatred of men shone through when she wrote in Teen Vogue in August 2017, “Diapers cost money—and food, and clothing, and shelter cost money. So does the long-term effort of raising a child, which requires time and energy that could be directed toward a career (which is — fun fact —another way that people earn money). Women cannot be equal when they are denied the option to opt out of that decades-long financial burden, and proposing a platform of economic equality that dismisses this reality is no less than patriarchal arrogance masquerading as ‘strategy.’”
Duca wrote of abortion in 2014,
The last two years haven’t been great for reproductive rights. More than 70 anti-choice provisions were enacted in 2013. This was another year of setbacks (see: Texas), and with major Republican victories in the November elections, we can expect to see more restrictive measures passed in 2015. As a (somewhat terrifying) infographic from the Guttmacher Institute shows, “more abortion restrictions were enacted between 2011 and 2013 than in the entire previous decade. There are plenty of horrifying things to read if you want to know more about the troubling state of the legislative fight for reproductive rights in the United States. But beyond legal battles and ballot measures, the reality is that abortion has become a subject we hardly know how to discuss.
Duca made her feelings most clear in a tweet from September 2017: “ProTip: Don’t date anyone who doesn’t identify as a feminist.”