Today in Just Not Getting It

Megan Fox (not the Hollywood actress1) slutshames some other women for expressing faux-envy of Bristol Palin having a new boyfriend, then drops this gem:

Strangely enough, Bristol Palin may be the only single mother leftist feminists can’t stand. Up until now we’ve been made to believe it’s the most advanced, liberating experience on the planet akin to putting a man on the moon. Single motherhood is a political platform for the Left.

Feminism is the radical notion that women are peopleWho knew that advocating for single mothers to be NOT shamed and for their children to be adequately supported by society was tantamount to claiming that single motherhood was “the most advanced, liberating experience on the planet akin to putting a man on the moon”?

Feminists. Fancy thinking women without husbands, and their children, are human beings worthy of dignity and compassion, and that these families need and deserve the same social supports as families where the parents are married. Just so wacky.

P.S. Megan Fox says feminists all hate babies too, and Bristol Palin’s got one instead of getting that abortion that all good feminists demand every woman should have(!), and …yeah. But we’re the wacky out of touch ones, don’t you worry about that.

1. Thanks to bluemilk in comments for pointing out the possible confusion. The Megan Fox who wrote the linked article “is a stay-at-home mom, blogger, radio-talk show host and conservative folk-singer” (I’m rather curious how she manages the last two while staying at home, actually, but probably going out to do such things is OKIYAR so it doesn’t really count as work, or something like that).

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  1. Might be worth clarifying in this post that this is not THAT Megan Fox, but rather the Megan Fox who “is a stay-at-home mom, blogger, radio-talk show host and conservative folk-singer”; the one I have never heard of, until now.
    But thanks for responding to the spiteful bile from this particular Megan Fox, tigtog – is a great and succinct post.

    • Good point re the name clarification (this blogging one is the first one I heard of, before the actress, so I didn’t think of it – but I should have).

  2. This is a common tactic from the Right. They are so accustomed to thinking of one narrow way to live that in their minds, failing to condemn behavior is tantamount to promoting it. If you don’t gay-bash, you must believe that everyone should be gay.

    • That explains so much about the way that the Right impugns motivation to those of us who ask for more tolerance and less condemnation of those outside their normativity. If we’re not condemning we must be recommending.
      P.S. and then they get all mock-proud about their lack of nuance.

  3. Hang on, Megan Fox says feminists think single mothers are the best thing evar, and Megan Fox says feminists hate baybeez?!?

    • Another one who doesn’t get it is UK Conservative MP Dominic Raab, who has some very odd ideas on what feminists generally think about the work of Not-A-Doctor John Gray:

      You can’t have it both ways. Either you believe in equality or you don’t. If you buy into the whole Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus theory of gender difference – with all its pseudo science – you can’t then complain about inequalities of outcome that flow both ways from those essentially sexist distinctions.

      He appears to think feminists are lining up for John Gray’s autograph. Not this one, and not any other feminist I know either.
      Ever found that whole Mars/Venus male/female thing sorta suss?
      Debunking differences
      Not So Much

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