TheDC’s Alex Pappas is out with a story today on some of Ashley Judd’s past controversial statements.
As Pappas reports, Judd has said that it’s “unconscionable to breed,” has compared mountaintop removal mining to the Rwandan genocide, and thinks Christianity “legitimizes and seals male power.”
Pretty radical stuff. But what is perhaps even more interesting, though, is how many liberals have responded.
Mother Jones conceded that in Kentucky, Judd’s opinions “might be a losing proposition,” but added that “there’s nothing ‘bizarre’ about feminism.”
Almost in lockstep, ThinkProgress tweeted:
Right-wing publication suggests Ashley Judd is disqualified from being a Senator because she’s a feminist thkpr.gs/YV5YP8
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) February 26, 2013
Merriam-Webster defines feminism as, “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” I don’t see anything that says being a mom — or a Christian — is unfeminist. But we’re led to believe that Judd’s comments merely reflect what any feminist would say or think?
Do all feminists really think it’s “unconscionable to breed”? — because if so — we’ve got to start telling all those soccer moms about this…