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Do all feminists think it’s ‘unconscionable to breed’?

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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

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:

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…