The FOX spin machine was working overtime on October 21, and the goal was to convince every young woman that she isn’t smart enough to vote – because young, single women tend to vote for Democrats. FOX host Kimberly Guilfoyle said young women “don’t get it” and they should just go play on dating sites instead of focusing on yucky, important things like voting or civic participation.
Not surprisingly, the panel dismissed the idea that there is a Republican War on Women and predictably said the real war is that sexist Democrats insist women stay dependent on government for birth control.
So, let’s just stop right there.
Much of the very real Republican War On Women is about withholding contraception benefits on health insurance plans AND that in some states, pharmacists are legally able to deny prescriptions for birth control because it goes against the pharmacist’s religious leanings. For anyone who wishes to argue that businesses should have the right to refuse customers – would you still make that argument if a pharmacist refused to fill an urgent and time-sensitive prescription for a cancer patient just because they claim it goes against their religion?
FOX host Kimberly Guilfoyle attempted to prove that young women should not be trusted with important, grown-up decisions like voting and agreed with co-host Greg Gutfield when he said that he likes to tell young people they don’t have to wait until later in life to become conservative. Guilfoyle chimed in and added they don’t have to wait to “get a brain.” She also became very excited and heated at the prospect of young women voting, and in an effort to prove her point that millennials are just too stupid to be trusted, she said:
The same reason young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it. They’re not in that same, like, life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, healthcare. They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world.
I just thank and excuse them so they can go back on Tinder and Match.com.
So there you have it young women of America. A young woman on FOX has been paid to tell you that you are too stupid to be trusted with important decisions.
If you are one of the many thousands of young women in the United States who no longer has access to affordable healthcare – because conservative, Republican legislators have shut down low-cost women’s health clinics based on the false premise they are abortion mills – FOX “News” wants to save you from becoming a dependent harlot and says you should stay home on voting day so the GOP can continue to take away your rights and access to low-cost healthcare.
If the FOX performers hosts really believe that young women are lacking the smarts to make important decisions, perhaps they should take a cue from recent Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Youfazai and promote better education. But then – who would watch FOX?