Angry women shouldn’t use the ‘F’ word

The Supreme Court decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby on June 30. It ruled a closely held private corporation’s owners could refuse to pay for 4 out of 20 covered birth control methods mandated by Obamacare because of a sincerely held religious belief that they were abortofascients.

The decision relied on the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act that overturned a Supreme Court decision affirming that Oregon could deny unemployment insurance to Native Americans who used peyote in their religious rituals. The RFRA now protects a person who violates certain mandates from criminal or civil prosecution due to their religious beliefs.

The decision set off a firestorm in the twitterverse.

Extreme left wing populist Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma): “Can’t believe … we’d even consider letting big corps deny women access to basic care based on vague moral objections.”

Her followers will see big corps, access, women’s basic care, and immediately will think: Stop the religious right hillbilly deviationists!

What is remarkable is the profanity and violent imagery used by liberal women. See:

@SandraMcMahan1h: “Fuck you, Hobby Lobby, you narrow-minded, anti-women pieces of shit!!!!!!”


@AtheistBrandi: “Fuck you Hobby Lobby, I hope all your stores burn to the ground. Fuck you, fuck you, FUCK YOU!!!!!!”

@ObfusticateHobby Lobby: Time to burn that shit down.:

Costa Koutsoutis (@costa_kout): “#HobbyLobby are scum of the earth. Burn every single one down, build a homeless shelter there instead.”

Whew! Why do progressive feminists harbor so many violent fantasies! Are these the voices of empowered, independent women, or spoiled princesses?

One of the most talked about tweets was this:

“All of the people who voted in favor of #HobbyLobby have one thing in common and it’s not a vagina.”—Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous).

Contrast the tweets from some young libertarian feminists.

“Why is ’equality for women’ considered synonymous with ’forcing other people to pay for your birth control’?” — Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti).

Hey. It’s wrong for government to mandate employers pay for birth control. It’s wrong for government to mandate employers pay for Viagra. — Julie Borowski (@JulieBorowski) June 30, 2014.

“Over the counter, people. Just make birth control available over the counter. This shouldn’t be difficult.” — Lucy Steigerwald (@LucyStag).

“To every conservative whining about #HobbyLobby: advocate for OTC birth control or please shut the hell up.”—Cathy Reisenwitz (@CathyReisenwitz).

Libertarian women are self reliant. They want the state out of their sex lives, and that goes both for the religious right and the progressive left. When women are forced by law to get a prescription for birth control it drives up the cost and demeans their ability to take care of themselves.

As we continue to politicize health care and science, we waste time and vitriol arguing that could have been better spent living. The conservative looks at a partially drunk glass of water and argues it is half full. The liberal cries it is half empty. The libertarian drinks it down and gets a refill.

A few Republicans, notably Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindall, have also advocated for over the counter birth control. Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark said, “Cutting the government requirement that birth control be purchased only with a prescription and making it over-the-counter would advance liberty by giving easier access to birth control without putting their employer in the middle of their personal choices. Government doesn’t make men get prescriptions for condoms, there’s no reason it should make women get prescriptions for birth control pills.”

And he doesn’t have a vagina, either!