#WarOnWomen: Hello. I’m a man with breasts …or so @BabetteJosephs says

Posted by: ST on March 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Heh. Who knew?  Via PennLive (hat tip: Life News):

Pennsylvania State Rep. Babette Josephs, D-Philadelphia, picked up the political hand grenade that is the state’s ultrasound bill today when she wondered aloud at a Capitol rally if Republican women who had co-sponsored the bill are “men with breasts.”

Josephs’ remarks came in a speech about what she perceived as a series of Republican-led attacks on a woman’s right to have an abortion, in the guise of a new law tightening regulations on clinics that perform abortions; the bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before an abortion; and a proposal to bar health care exchanges from providing insurance coverage for abortions.

During her remarks, she blasted women lawmakers who co-sponsored the ultrasound bill, asking rhetorically, “What are they? Women, or are they men with breasts?” according to supporters of the bill who watched the rally.

Coming just two weeks after Gov. Tom Corbett was flogged in the national media echo chamber for his own “you just have to close your eyes” comment about the ultrasound bill, which he said he could support, Corbett supporters seized on Josephs’ remarks as insensitive to those who consider abortion murder.

Josephs stood by her words after the rally, arguing that the women lawmakers on the bill – sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp of Warren County — are acting like women only in the sense “that they will do what the men tell them.”

“They must believe that they are not capable of making their own health care choices, but they are capable of voting on bills that control all of our behavior,” Josephs continued. “I don’t understand it …

“I don’t believe they’re really women. … I believe they’re men with breasts.”

Gosh – where have we heard this before? Oh yeah.

This is just one more in a long line of classic examples of the so-called “tolerance” routinely exhibited by “feminist” politicos (and other liberal female public figures) who think conservative women either can’t think for themselves because they’ve been brainwashed into being “subservient to the patriarchy”, “aren’t really women” – or are both.  They know challenging a woman on her womanhood is probably the most insulting thing you can do to a fellow woman.  Of course, these days most of us conservative gals just laugh about it — because we know that oftentimes these “feminists” do us a favor by so openly declaring what we’ve known they’ve thought about average American women for a long time.

What a fascinating way to promote the “respectful dialogue” Democrats so often claim is lost in our national discourse as a result (allegedly) of “hateful Republicans.”   And isn’t it extremely interesting that many of the same females who so often fly the flag of “feminism and freedom!!!” have completely forgotten – willfully or otherwise – that a core goal of early (real) US feminists was to fight for a woman’s right to have an equal voice at the table?  Yet these days there are female voices that are apparently more “equal and worthy” than others in FeministaLand.  Those who aren’t worthy don’t even count. How very regressive, especially for women like Rep. Babette Josephs (contact info) who openly & proudly claim to be “progressive.”


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12 Responses to “#WarOnWomen: Hello. I’m a man with breasts …or so @BabetteJosephs says”


  1. SturJen says:

    I would rather take the moniker of being a ‘man with breasts’ than be a woman who’s sum total of being is what goes in, or out of her vagina. Apparently that is the only important item for women in the Democratic Party: a vagina. We must make laws protecting it, allowing it to be freed of ‘parasites’ whenever and for any reason. And now we must make sure it can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for free.

    If I’m a dude with breasts, at least that means I can THINK, I can be INDEPENDENT, and I can REASON. Which is more than those Democrat vaginas can do. It’s pretty bad when you’re entire being is devolved down to your reproductive organs……….

  2. Carlos says:

    The “men with breasts” comment and the notion that women who don’t go along with abortion and “free” contraceptives, along with the thread that conservative African-Americans and conservative Latinos are simply white people in “colored” skin, begs the real question, that being, which side is really “brainwashed?”

    Is it the side that uses reason, has a moral compass, stands with ethical backbone for their arguments, or is it the side that injects fear and loathing, unreasoning passion and hate into all their arguments?

    Personally, I’d rather give an impassioned, reasoned argument against governmental interference about anything than simply spout by rote memorization those straw-men arguments that we constantly hear from the statists. The left simply cannot win an argument on merits of their side, because so few of their arguments have any merit in virtually any discussion, so they drop to the level of name-calling, hate-spewing and ad hominem attack and figure that by the time a thinking person figures out what they just said they can move to their next useless and irrelevant point.

  3. Michael Teuber says:

    SturJen (terrific fish, reproductively commendable compared to the Sandy Fluke) and Carlos both great comments.

    And ST, these lefties find the whole subject of human reproduction so disturbing that they indulge ignorance to epic proportions. Once again they have confused ovarian gonadal fortitude with the testicular variety.

  4. EBL says:

    There are a lot of men that are missing a few things too…

    That is good if you want a gentle riding horse or a cat that does not spray in the house.

  5. Drew the Infidel says:

    Now I see what Freud meant by “penis envy”.

  6. TexasMom2012 says:

    LOL, according to Dems our reproductive organs help us reason if they are a vagina but either breasts or a penis alone make us think like a man? Now I have seen men stop thinking with their brain and use their little head.. But I have never seen a woman do the same with their vagina… With the possible exception of PMS that actually disappears when pregnancy occurs which Dems want to end via abortion? Twisted logic, twisted people. But always good for a laugh or at the least a groan of disbelief!

  7. Dana says:

    Well, for a guy, you sure have nice . . . .

    Nahhh, not going there! :)

  8. Dana says:

    According to our friends on the left, only white men are allowed to have independent thoughts, are allowed to do anything but toe the liberal line. For a woman, or a black, or an Hispanic, or any minority group member (other than a Jew, of course) to have any thoughts or ideas or beliefs that do not closely adhere to the national Democratic policy is to call into question whether they are women or blacks or Hispanics or whatevers.

    It’s almost as if they didn’t respect the intelligence of anyone other than white men.

  9. Carlos says:

    What you’re saying, the, Dana, is that the feministas are really only white men with breasts?

    I love it! Talk about poetic justice!

  10. Taxpayer says:

    She’s just jealous that conservative,pro-life women have breasts AND titanium nads.