May 13, 2013

Gail Simone sets up the straw man

The writer of the "Hey! I'm hip!" The Movement, Gail Simone, sets up her own straw man to "make a point":

Where is this "demonization" of single moms, Gail? No example is given. But don't worry, Gail elaborates:

Ridiculous. Please show me one person who denigrates a mother who "takes responsibility for their child under tough circumstances." A woman who has children and whose husband/children's father has left her or has passed away deserves all the empathy and sympathy we can muster.

But here's what worries me as to what Simone is intimating: That it's not OK to criticize woman who knowingly chooses to have children (out of wedlock) ... whose life situation is far from optimal. For every dopey situation we see on Maury, how many more thousands of like situations are out there in the world? Are we really supposed to say to these people "Aww, don't worry -- it's OK! We'll take care of you, no problem"? Are such folk really not due for a "WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING??"?

Alas, such is the PC environment we currently all inhabit, and Simone is one of the greatest purveyors of the philosophy. It's also a side effect of the ever-expanding definition of "choice," and the ever-expanding no-consequences society.

Posted by Hube at May 13, 2013 05:23 PM | TrackBack

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I always say, "what the hell were you thinking?" Which is what people used to say before the PC mindsets took over.

Posted by: Carl at May 13, 2013 06:01 PM

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