When Lesbian Jokes Go Wrong

Monica Crowley, Fox News anchor and absolute worst thing about McLaughlin Group, made a homophobic funny on Twitter today! Remember Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who testified in front of the House Democrats earlier this year in favor of mandating coverage for contraceptives and was relentlessly called a slut by Rush Limbaugh afterward because, as everyone knows, birth control is for whorez only? Anyway, Ms. Fluke is engaged now! Which, sigh of relief here, means no more slutting around — but more than that. It also means that Monica Crowley, who has apparently had a weird, nonsensical lesbian joke saved up for this very occasion, finally got to use it to sully Fluke’s big announcement because ???

When the internet called Crowley out for being homophobic, she was all, “You guys have no sense of humor!” followed by, “Who’s joking? Serious question here, no one has answered it!” I’m not really sure why anyone would assume that the straight woman who testified in favor of birth control would be marrying another woman… oh, wait. I get it! Sandra Fluke has short hair and wore a suit in court — a pants suit, no less — and we all know what that means. It means Crowley watched an episode of Ellen once fifteen years ago and well, you know what they say about first impressions.

Anyway, in honor of Crowley’s HIGHlarious joke (meaning you’d have to be high for it to make sense) and subsequent accusations that the left has no sense of humor, the Twitter hashtag #CrowleyJokes has taken off, and man is it lesbians!

image via Daily Dot

The internet: where one bad joke deserves 1,000 others. TC mark

image – Monica Memo


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  • http://www.oneyearintexas.com Perfect Circles

    we all (should) hate pretend outrage, but she’s a piece of shit, like all conservative commentators (especially those on FOX) and deserves nothing but scorn.

    • http://twitter.com/emilcDC Emil Caillaux

      I particularly like it when her chyron reads “Monica Crowley, Ph.D.” as she’s slandering the “liberal elites in higher education”.

  • Anonymous


    “It means Crowley watched an episode of Ellen once fifteen years ago and well, you know what they say about first impressions.”

  • Anonymous

    I love the tweet that she retweeted that includes: “Wow, the Left has really been busy spewing vile and misogynistic bile at Conservative women today.” 
    Oh rly. And she wasn’t spewing hateful and bile misogyny at women in general early. But you GUYZZ she waz making the funniez! 

    • http://twitter.com/emilcDC Emil Caillaux

      When she’s attacked, it’s always “the Left”, no matter who or where the “attack” comes from. But hey, we’ve always been at war with Eastasia, right?

      • Charlotte

        1984 reference! Swoon.

  • Nishant

    Last line. Gold! :D

  • Taylor

    That’s definitely more of a stab at feminists and the stereotype that women who care about their reproductive rights are lesbians – as if that makes any sense.

    • El

       stupid is as stupid does, stupid all around

  • Michaelwg

    Oh Fox, you never fail to not surprise me.

  • independentcollegestudent

    People who assume Crowley’s comment was a lesbian joke are the prejudiced ones.  She could’ve been genuinely asking without knowing Fluke’s sexual orientation.  The author of this entry reinforces stereotypes by listing off Fluke’s attributes that, according to some people, would imply she is a lesbian.  

    • independentcollegestudent

      Sarah Fluke also emphasized that she was advocating birth control coverage for health conditions such as ovarian cysts.  A lesbian not at risk of getting pregnant could still have plenty of uses for contraception.

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