Angry Democrats could not help but express their disdain for Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing.
Their attacks are disturbing to say the least.
Now, Democrats crossed a big line with this ugly attack on Amy Coney Barrett.
Radical leftists, furious at the prospect of Barrett’s potential confirmation to the Supreme Court, took to Twitter to express their disapproval and anger.
The comments attacked Barrett’s children, specifically insulting her for being a mother.
The tweet that was most notable – and most shocking – was sent by Lauren Hough.
“It’s a very weird thing to watch these old creeps congratulate a handmaid on her clown car vagina.”
Hough was referencing Margaret Atwood’s classic novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, in which women given the societal role of Handmaid serve as only baby-making containers.
In addition, she called her womb a “clown car,” making fun of the fact that she has had multiple children.
Hough insinuated that because Barrett is a mother and has a large family, she is unfit to serve as a Supreme Court justice.
And the insults do not stop there.
“You can tell a lot about how a judge will rule by her fertility so I’m glad she’s already proven hers because the cervix check really shouldn’t be done live. But I’m excited for her to share her casserole recipe and some stain-removal tips.”
But not all of the comments senselessly attacked Barrett.
Jill Filipovic of the Washington Post chimed in, saying:
“It does seem telling that the Republicans who have spoken so far have emphasized Amy Coney Barrett’s fertility and family size. It’s almost like the message is, ok you’re a very successful Career Woman, but you’ve justified your selfish ambitions by having seven kids so it’s ok.”
She brings up a valid point.
A woman should not only be defined by her family size or her children.
This is what I believe the feminists object to: reducing women in positions of power to little more than Handmaids who have served “their societal role.”
However, their anger at a centuries long system of oppression does not excuse the insults slung Barrett’s way.
Helen Olen, also of the Washington Post, echoed Filipovic, stating:
“By the way, I’m really tired of hearing about Amy Coney Barrett’s family. I’m sure she’s a great mom! I’m sure she’s better than me! (I can barely manage 2 kids, never mind 7). But she’s not getting voted into a parenting position. Let’s move on.”
It is strange that the Republicans are putting such a heavy emphasis on Barrett’s family size instead of her accomplishments in her career.
And Olen is correct, Barrett is being voted into a Supreme Court justice position, not a parenting or nanny position.
Thus, why is her family part of the discussion at all?
Why are other politicians’ families not a part of discussions about their careers?
These questions – and many others – will continue to be discussed as Barrett’s hearings continue.