Before we get started, we’d like to mention that it’s Fourth of July weekend. And that means there’ll be plenty of American flags flying. And it was the New York Times editorial board’s Mara Gay who said that the dozens of American flags she saw on a trip to Long Island were “just disturbing.” “I was really disturbed,” she added. Her tweet was such a bomb that New York Times PR had to issue a statement saying her remarks were “irresponsibly taken out of context.”
So don’t be too hard on Mara Gay for this weekend’s hot take, in which she prophesizes the right to contraception (where is that in the Constitution?) might be the next to fall. Why? Because the movement has an insatiable desire to punish women who enjoy sex.
“The right to contraception could be the next to fall,” writes @MaraGay, a member of the editorial board. “Why? Because many in this movement are animated by an insatiable desire to punish women who have sex on our own terms and enjoy it.” https://t.co/oIBwuOkVMa
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 2, 2022
What? Weren’t Republicans opposed to Roe v. Wade because women were using abortion as a form of “contraception”? We’re all for the pill being made over-the-counter. Condoms are cheap and plentiful — maybe men who aren’t ready to be fathers could man up and buy a pack. Abstinence is good too. This idea that Republicans want to turn women into baby-making machines is just total crap.
— T.A. DiCerbo (@tdicerbo) July 2, 2022
narrator: no one is thinking this.
— DRL (@drlcartman) July 2, 2022
— Shannon (@shannondawson23) July 2, 2022
You know Republicans have been in favor of making birth control OTC for years, right?
— Beers and Baseball (@BeersandBasebal) July 2, 2022
The absolute worst take 🤡
— Live Free (@LiveFree1969) July 2, 2022
— Leland J. Unruh III (@LJU3) July 2, 2022
Does the Dobbs ruling say that women can’t have sex they way want to?
— Don Beck (@DullesBros) July 2, 2022
Keep setting those caricatures and straw men on fire Mara.
— Magnus (@JacksonTDawes) July 2, 2022
Opposition to abortion is based on the belief that abortion ends a life. Don’t overthink it.
— “Max” (@MaxNordau) July 2, 2022
They don’t think it. That’s the whole of their ideology.
— Lady Amira (@ladyamira1908) July 2, 2022
This is on no one’s agenda, is total fantasy, and yet somehow made it to the opinion pages of the super serious and credible “newspaper of record”. 🙄
— Len Jardine (@ljj58) July 2, 2022
One of the worst aspects of the modern left is their complete misunderstanding of people who disagree with them.
— My Three Sons (@MyThreeSons132) July 2, 2022
These women are angry because they can’t use abortion as birth control anymore ( in some states). Murder for convenience.
— DL (@LeeGord01546212) July 2, 2022
These women weren’t using contraception before, why do they care about it now?
— Shadyhugs, MD, PhD, Esquire (@Shadyhugs) July 2, 2022
Ugh, hookup culture is so cringe
— hvyhtr42 (@hvyhtr42) July 2, 2022
This is a weird fantasy of the pro death party.
— Disappointed In You (@HeyItsJake_H) July 2, 2022
This is bogus.
— Nirvani Teasley🇺🇸🍰😈 (@nirvani_teasley) July 2, 2022
Have you ever truly talked to people? TO them, I mean, not AT.
— Just One Strawman (@JustOneStrawman) July 2, 2022
Nobody is calling for this you clowns.
— Dan Roth (@Dan12R) July 2, 2022
Name an elected Republican that wants to ban contraception.
— Mr Tasie Devil (@MrTasieDevil) July 2, 2022
No one is coming for your guns … I mean birth control.
— Ultra MAGA WTF Chuck (@cmart6179) July 2, 2022
At least you’re admitting it’s all about sex. And using abortion as contraception.
— Rᴏɢɪғᴀɴ ☔️ (@rogifan) July 2, 2022
This is the same lady who was afraid of American flags. How is this hysterical snowflake still employed?
— MrCool (@GroupToStopHate) July 2, 2022
Someone in the replies called this “RoeAnon” and they weren’t far off. Didn’t the Parental Rights in Education law give any clues that Republicans don’t care what you do in your bedroom and their kindergarteners don’t either?
‘Are you kidding me?’ NYT’s Mara Gay blames — what else? — racism for the response to her ‘trivial math mistake’ on Brian Williams’ show https://t.co/pUKavWxXW1
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 11, 2020