Which is more horrifying?
A news anchor blatantly insulting 25% of the electorate (and indirectly another 25%), or four women letting it happen without batting an eyelash?
I genuinely do not know.
Let’s walk through it and decide together.
I’ll leave the politics out of this one and focus on the comment that quite literally made my jaw drop.
Jesse Waters Says 7 Horrifying Things in 7 Seconds
“I call them the Beyoncé voters, the single ladies. … They depend on government because they’re not depending on their husbands. They need things like contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay.”
1. Single women depend on government
WAIT. Nobody told me I could be getting paid for being an unmarried female!!! Yippeee, guess I can quit my job at a national research lab, throw my two engineering degrees in the dumpster, and ~freeload 4 eva~.
It’s good to know that that’s how it has secretly been working all along. Growing up with my single mother raising my two sisters and I, then financially supporting us through a cumulative 19 years of college, I thought that surely women were capable of supporting themselves. But guess it was the government all along, how sneaky!
2. Non-single women depend on their husbands
Cool. Last time I checked (May 2013) “Four in 10 American households with children under age 18 now include a mother who is either the sole or primary earner for her family”. And that was a year ago. (Source: NYTimes)
3. Single women need contraception
Being single over the age of 22 makes us whores, we get it. But now besides that [horribly offensive suggestion], how about those who need it for medical purposes? Those who need it in emergency (nonconsensual) situations? Those who prefer to not spend 3 days a month wailing in uncontrollable pain (lookin’ at you, cramps) unable to contribute to society? (Oh wait, I guess we weren’t doing that to begin with)
4. Non-single women do not need contraception
Oh, really? I’m pretty sure of no married women used contraception there would be no need for the Duggars to have an entire reality show. Actually, the majority of Fox viewer’s wives perhaps do not need it, as they are too repulsed by their condescending, entitled husbands to have sex with them.
Not to mention, everyone (even men!) benefits from responsible family planning. How many accidental spawn of the politicians you support would be running around if none of their mistresses or hookers ever used the stuff?
5. Single women need healthcare
Well geez, I mean if we’re depending on the government for everything how do you expect us to pay for all our medical bills? Plus, don’t you know that being single is directly correlated with eating large amounts of ice cream (leading to obesity) and drinking copious amounts of liquor on a regular basis (liver problems)? Because all single women definitely do all of those things and need ~LOTS~ of healthcare.
6. Nobody else needs healthcare
Yeah, the whole “healthcare” thing really something we’ve got a monopoly on. Men and married women are shockingly healthy and immune to diseases, car crashes, etc. They really are ***flawless.
7. Single women ~LOVE~ to talk about equal pay.
You know what we would love more? NOT HAVING TO TALK ABOUT IT. See people don’t generally talk about things that are not real issues. Why, its been years since I’ve seen a political debate on whether or not free sodas should be served on the first commercial flight to Mars. Because that’s not a real thing.
Make unequal pay a real thing, then we’ll stop having to talk about it. Now that, I would love.
And now, back to the main point of this article.
Despite the insanity of this whole statement, you know what is even more terrifying? The fact that he said this DIRECTLY to FOUR women, with no other men on set, and managed to walk off with all his teeth. Those four newscasters ought to be ashamed of themselves for not even showing an ounce of concern with the statements made. Kudos, Fox recruiting team, for finding mindless puppets to push the right wing agenda into our hearts and homes every evening.
At least one good thing came out of all of this.