Unfunny Abortion 'Comedy' Tour Coming to a Baby Butchery Near You
The online version of Teen Vogue (that's the only version available after its magazine went down in flames) has a new article out for your teenager about how absolutely hysterical abortion can be. "Yes, abortion can be funny," writes Solange Azor about the Lady Parts Justice League. For those uninitiated into feminist "comedy," the Lady Parts Justice League is a group of what looks like mostly millennial college grads—and a few third-wave feminist hangers-on for good measure—who go around and perform skits in abortion mill parking lots. Some of them include setting up a hot tub to splash around in as they counter-protest pro-life groups. Sounds hilarious.
Our minivan was heard before it was seen. At 7:30 a.m. a group of brightly dressed feminists rolled up to the Sterling Heights location of Northland Family Planning Clinic, an independent abortion clinic in Michigan. Our packed minivan blared Beyoncé to overpower the chants from the stunned anti-abortion protestors and energize the enthusiastic clinic staff. The next eight hours were spent painting fences, counter-protesting the antis, and getting to know the team of abortion providers and escorts. The sun was unforgiving and the protestors unrelentingly dogmatic, but we performed at max energy and passion. We are Lady Parts Justice League.
For all the talk about how there is comedy to be found in the act of sucking unwanted human remains into a sink, there is nothing remotely funny about these broads. They say they are comedians but even their promotional trailer is devoid of any laughs.
If abortion is so funny, how come they aren't advertising the jokes they tell? I got excited that they would finally get to the joke-telling further down in the article, but was sadly disappointed.
For example: at counter protests, like the one we staged at the Northland Family Planning Clinic, LPJL shows just how brilliant of a pairing comedy and grassroots abortion activism can be. The Lady Parts Justice League escalates clinic escorting by further drawing attention to themselves with big posters that distract from protesters’ anti-abortion posters. They directly engage with the protesters: asking them questions to expose logical fallacies, gleefully shouting back at their violent language, invoking their improvisation skills and natural wit to make jokes out of the situation.
With all the complimenting of their "natural wit" and "improvisational skills," there's a telling lack of examples of either, leading me to believe this is less comedy and more social justice activism (none of which is ever even mildly amusing). The group was founded by "comedian" Lizz Winstead, who can't go onstage and perform without bringing her notes. No, really. Here she is (at the 2:33-minute mark) setting up her notes at a show she is supposedly headlining. Lots of f-bombs, lots of stupid political commentary, zero comedy.