*cue feeling famous for a few seconds*
So, I’m pretty psyched that Cosmopolitan magazine retweeted me today. If you’re curious as to what my tweet was, fear not, I’ll tell you. I just have to explain it first.
It was reported through multiple media outlets earlier this week that former Rebupblican Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee said the following in response to the “anti-Republican War on Women narrative”:
Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women. That’s not a war on them. It’s a war for them. And if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.
Huckabee went on to say that women across America feel insulted and “outraged” when the Democratic Party makes them out to be nothing more than “victims of their gender”. Click here to see the full article.
Well, this has angered a few folks.
Women and men across the country are balking at Huckabee, in part because his rant makes him seem as though women are uncontrollable sex-beasts whose only purpose is to have sex for conceiving; maybe even that women should not be able to choose to put off or avoid pregnancy when possible.
In response, #CantControlMyLibido has been trending on twitter by users who wish to show the ridiculousness of Huckabee’s comments. I decided to speak out on my twitter page today, using this hashtag. Here’s my tweet in response to the Huckabee controversy that got retweet by @Cosmopolitan today:
Where do you stand on what Huckabee said? Have you ever been retweeted by a famous twitter handle? Comment below!