Tweet of the Day: Gloria Steinem said what?

Feminism pioneer and publisher Gloria Steinem is 81, bless her heart, and still wears her hair like she’s 21. But nobody can accuse her of not being on top of current events. Steinem is not only cognizant of the deep doo-doo Planned Parenthood currently finds itself in but pretends, like any good liberal, not to know that the kerfuffle is over the organization’s sale of fetal body parts, not blanket denial of health care to women and not (as Steinem suggests) that concern over abortion is a “male thing.”

On Twitter, PP quotes Steinem:

Gloria Steinem

Apart from the “us vs. them” sensibility the quote emodies, what does Steinem mean (or think she means) by including “[cis]” as a modifier, in square brackets no less. Granted, men born as men who self-identify as men can’t become pregnant. It is a biological impossibility. But neither can people born as females who self-identify as men, at least once they’ve undergone a plumbing change.

And what makes Steinem think she knows what’s in the hearts of all transgenders? “Caitlyn” Jenner, the most famous “trans” in America right now, self-identifies not just as a woman but as a conservative Republican. Why does Steinem assume that any human being “enlightened” enough to feel uncomfortable in the skin he was born in is perforce a liberal?

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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