There’s no better wisdom than received wisdom. And when it comes to parroting things she’s heard from people she believes to be smarter than her — which doesn’t really narrow it down — Lena Dunham is tops.
Take it away, genius!
Women’s access to birth control should not be denied because of their employer’s religious beliefs.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 30, 2014
This is true, in theory. It’s also irrelevant, because that’s not what just happened.
Lena Dunham is very stupid, but perhaps this analogy might find its way through that geologically thick skull:
I’m kind of hungry for lunch, but my employer doesn’t buy my lunch for me. It gives me cash to buy food. Which means I’m going to starve.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 30, 2014
Do you get what he’s saying here, Lena? An employer gives money to its employees for the work they do. Those employees can then spend that money on the things they want and need. Including, for the purposes of this example, birth control. These employees’ access to birth control has not been denied in any way. On the contrary, they can buy as much of it as they can afford, if they so choose.
Access not denied. At all.
This is just another moronic cause célèbre, like the Chick-fil-A nonsense. Let’s just hope this one doesn’t inspire another gunman to take matters into his own hands, like Floyd Lee Corkins tried to do. That’d be the first Hobby Lobby story the media wouldn’t want to cover.
(Hat tip: Twitchy)
Update: Awwww, dayum.
— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) July 1, 2014