Self-proclaimed “Nasty Woman” Ashley Judd is trying to rebrand herself. Instead of an actress, she lately appears to be a full-time activist. Unfortunately, her latest comments explain yet again why Hollywood should think twice before using the extra PR it has access to for weighing in on matters beyond its grasp:
“The U.S. ranks 104th, behind countries like Burundi, Serbia and Iraq.” https://t.co/TT54goMkRH
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 22, 2017
Of course, Judd isn’t the only one to spout this brand of stupid. In fact, she’s only parroting someone else’s stupid:
Women in Rwanda, Iceland, Vietnam and 131 other nations have constitutionally guaranteed equal rights, but American women do not, claims Rep. Jackie Speier who wants to change that with a constitutional amendment because she obviously doesn’t know much about the Constitution which guarantees equal rights for all.
“We think we’re so enlightened and ahead of the curve and, frankly, we’re behind,” said Speier who has a bill to update the Constitution with discrimination on the basis of sex which is what this bill would engender.
Both crazy Ashley Judd and Jackie Spier think people in Rwanda, Angola, Eritrea, Sudan, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and so many other similar nations have it better.
Of course, our Constitution actually doesn’t spell out women’s rights explicitly — but not because of the “Patriarchy” or anything. No, they’re not spelled out as women’s rights because the Constitution protects rights for everyone. Period.
Meanwhile, nations like Saudi Arabia do not permit women to drive or even to leave home without a male escort, and they punish women who are the victims of rape.
This is a prime example of why feminist activists like Judd and Speier aren’t taken seriously outside of their little bubble. Anyone with a halfway-functioning brain can look at this and immediately understand it’s a stupid, stupid list. There’s no way a nation like Saudi Arabia or Sudan is a better environment for women unless you believe legally mandated head coverings are the mark of true liberation.
Judd shared something so obviously stupid without investigating it because it supported her position. She won’t change people’s minds with ridiculous arguments that fly in the face of reality. You want to convince me that women do not have equal protection in this country, you won’t do it by pretending they have it better in some third-world hellhole where women are chattel.