Jessica Valenti, a radical feminist blogger at the Guardian and Feministing, routinely raises the eyebrows of critical thinkers with her long-winded rants on gender relations and sexual inequality. She reached a new low, however, with her recent opinion piecemeant to expose the unequal treatment of men and women in the United States.
In an attempt at satire, Valenti depicts a dystopia in which men are treated just as badly as women. As part of her portrayal, she refers to the 72-hour waiting period for abortions that Missouri recently mandated and imagines what she believes to be an equivalent scenario for men.
She tells men:
“Before you’d be allowed to actually have sex, what if you had to wait 72 hours to make sure that’s really what you wanted to do?”
What? Waiting to undergo a medical procedure, one that indisputably ends a human life, is comparable to waiting to… have intercourse?