Demonstrating once again that Everytown is a place seething with ignorance and prejudice, Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action sent out a tweet Thursday every bit as insulting to young women as patron and patriarch Michael Bloomberg proved to be about minorities.
“You think your drunk college-age daughters are bad with their iPhones?” Watts asked, approvingly parroting the headline to an editorial in The Washington Post by an anti-gun psychiatrist. “Imagine them with guns.”
The thing is, from her own narrative, the shrink admits she raised a scatterbrained girl. At least her daughter has learned enough to know mom will shield her from the consequences of her irresponsibility and buy her a new phone if she loses or destroys it because she’s oblivious or falling-down-stairs drunk. In any case, that’s hardly cause to project those failings onto all, and use the reality that some people abuse freedom to deny it to all.
Sure, some college-aged people behave badly. And some behave well. Just like the rest of the world, isn’t it?
The antis twist that around, too. That way, if Chicago experiences a rising murder rate, why, that’s a perfect opportunity to rail about “concealed carry killers” or some other damned lie aimed at disarming people who aren’t the problem.
Funny, how college women are competent enough to drive “deadly” vehicles, to vote, to live on their own, to join the military, to get jobs, to form contracts, to get married, to “choose,” and to assume all kinds of adult responsibilities. Funny how “progressive feminists” (and talk about Opposite Day on steroids – or would that be estradiol?) rail against “inequality” and the like, yet when it comes to choosing the right to keep and bear arms, their default position is along the lines of “There, there, dearies, don’t you worry your pretty little heads about it.”
That’s hardly hyperbole. It’s the continuation of a gun-grabber tradition.
“Women are virgins when it comes to guns,” District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, one of 25 women in Congress who sent a letter to the National Rifle Association protesting its then-new “Refuse to be a Victim” program was quoted in the January 1994 issue of Women & Guns magazine. “It should stay that way.”
Again we see stereotyping, and presuming to speak for all, because those who would control others know best. Right now it looks like there’s no shortage of people calling Watts on her shared WaPo prejudices over on her Twitter feed, and hopefully that post will stay up (if it doesn’t, I have a screenshot). At least that’s an improvement over her boss, who when he stepped in it and revealed his inner bigot, had the clout to order the video of it suppressed.