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More conservatives hit Twitter, explain to women that only dirty girls do sex

By Amanda Marcotte
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 10:45 EDT

You may see a happy couple, but some see a harlot and her male accessory.

Even though the Hobby Lobby case is actually fairly limited and may not, in the end, deprive any women of their contraception access, conservatives on Twitter seemed to believe that it constituted a ban on insurance coverage of contraception. Ecstatic at the belief that stupid sluts (“Slut”in conservative parlance=anyone who has sex on purpose while female) are getting punished, they went to Twitter. I collected some tweets and some of the general arguments being floated on Storify.

The thing I found interesting was how many of them screamed “buy your own!” at me. This is stupid for two extremely obvious reasons. One, using insurance to buy contraception is, in fact, buying your own. That insurance belongs to you, and is neither your boss’s nor, as some conservatives seemed to believe, a public entitlement program. Second, there is no reason to believe any of the feminists they’re screaming at work for Hobby Lobby or any of the other companies that want to opt out. Which suggests “buy your own” is just a new form of conservative gibberish to give voice to their fear and loathing of female sexuality and should not be taken literally.

Dumb conservative dudes weigh in on Hobby Lobby, remind us they don’t know how contraception works

By Amanda Marcotte
Monday, June 30, 2014 14:06 EDT

Ladies, I may not know how female anatomy works, but I figure that you can only get pregnant if you like sex too much. No, put that biology book down. Did you notice I’m a man? I don’t need to know how this stuff works to opine about it. I quickly finished my post at Slate about why I think the Hobby Lobby decision is more of an own goal than the Christian right realizes—in…


Conservatives bring their D game to culture war whining about World Cup

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, June 27, 2014 8:02 EDT

Can you correctly identify what this is? If so, you are too learned to read an Ann Coulter column. World Cup is fucking exciting this year, isn’t it? It’s really hard not to blow off work to watch games, isn’t it? Almost enough to make you forget that enjoyment of…


It’s the 21st century, and yet here we are arguing the “legitimacy” of black voters

By Amanda Marcotte
Thursday, June 26, 2014 13:05 EDT

The Tea Party still thinks it’s debatable whether or not to let all Americans do this. It’s been fascinating watching the total meltdown on the right over the issue of how to feel about Republican Sen. Thad Cochran beat Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in a primary runoff. This may…


Skinny jeans are here to destroy you by insisting you be slightly less racist

By Amanda Marcotte
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:14 EDT

Stop oppressing conservatives, denim-wearing hooligans! Via Whiskey Fire and Lawyers Guns and Money comes this hilarious tantrum thrown by oversized baby Erick Erickson over the Washington Vile Racial Slurs. Never one to decide a hill is too small to die on, Erickson has decided to dump buckets of tantrum tears…


Anti-feminists are outraged that feminists argue you should only kiss people who are kissing you back

By Amanda Marcotte
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:47 EDT

Rape apologists are all up in arms over new efforts to clarify the definition of “consent” in California to make it harder for rapists to operate without any pushback. Cathy Young, professional female misogynist and sister-punisher, is all pissed off because state Senator Kevin De Leon is pushing a bill that…


Does your indignation meet George Will’s approval? A test to find out.

By Amanda Marcotte
Monday, June 23, 2014 10:17 EDT

Every time I think George Will has reached a new level of lacking self-awareness, I have to check myself and remember, no, he’s always been this big of an obtuse fathead. But truly, this quote during his indignant, pouty-pants defense of his column where he tried to shame rape victims…


Orange Is The New Black has a pitch-perfect characterization of a manipulative abuser

By Amanda Marcotte
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:56 EDT

This entire review is spoilers. Just accept it. I don’t think I’ve really written on Orange Is The New Black, due to the glut of think pieces on it last year, but I just finished watching the second season last night and I have some thoughts about it. I particularly…


Dr. Oz gets lambasted by Claire McCaskill. Now onto the rest of the weight-loss fraudsters.

By Amanda Marcotte
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:49 EDT

Yea! Let’s pretend that all I needed to do was take the stairs once in awhile! I cannot tell you how thrilled I was yesterday when Sen. Claire McCaskill finally got Dr. Oz in her sights. Dr. Oz may seem like a fun guy who just is overly obsessed with…


Is this man trying to gaslight the Supreme Court?

By Amanda Marcotte
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:50 EDT

Stop saying I’m threatening you, or you’ll be sorry! I can’t say I thought I’d see a day when an abuser would try to the favorite psychological tactic of abusers—gaslighting—in an argument in front of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Anthony Elonis on…