It's a day ending in Y, so of course, a Duggar has done something spectacularly offensive. This time, it was Anna Duggar, she of this week's twin speculation. She retweeted a message tying the pro-life movement to Black History Month and of course, people are rightly offended. And of course, some are right there with her.
It should not come as a shock to anyone that the Duggars would use social media to push their staunchly anti-choice agenda, but I have always comforted myself with the fact that most people roll their eyes and move on. However, reading the comments section from this Facebook post shows that there are plenty of Duggar fans just as backward and racist as they are. Here is the offending retweet:
Before I get into all the reasons this is wrong, here is a sampling of the comments supporting her:
Sure, Tamara. We'll get right on that.
Guys, screw racism. Let's focus on the REAL problem of Kim Kardashian's naked butt!
Right, she is just using Black History Month to promote her aggressively anti-choice agenda. And in this case, anti-choice for African-American women in particular. No big deal AT ALL, people.
Someday soon, I am going to write about the correlation between being a Duggar fan and not knowing how to spell. Or turn off caps lock. Really, like, R U kidding, Lexi?
There is no such thing as a "racist card" but if there were, I think many of these Duggar fans would be carrying one in their wallet.
Sorry for being so sensitive to the idea of women of every color having a choice in what happens to their bodies. Geeze.
Well, dearest Whitney- clearly, YOU know nothing about the Duggars to not see why anyone would hate them. Paying their own way for their giant family does not make them immune to criticism and people calling out their offensive views.
Geez, Morgan- I too hate racism. At least we have that in common. #blessed
So, let's review. Why is this offensive? To start with, as I stated above, Anna Duggar and the Radiance Foundation are somehow pushing their anti-choice agenda into Black History Month. That is offensive, point blank. It is also a little rich on Anna's part to be so concerned about African-American babies because I highly doubt the Duggars have plans to adopt unwanted African-American babies anytime soon, so who the fuck are they to tell African-American women to continue with unwanted pregnancies? It is none of their business, period. Overall, the anti-choice movement is offensive because obviously, there are different schools of thought on when life begins. Not everyone shares the Duggar's convictions that birth control is the devil and that women should have babies until their bodies give out. And not everyone is in a stable situation and easily able to welcome and care for a child. This is not everyone's truth, Duggars. If you are pro-life, keep having babies and don't use birth control- why worry over the choices of other women? If you are going to promote an agenda, how about worrying over the families in poverty that already exist? That would be a cause that everyone could get behind.
(Facebook posts: Entertainment Tonight Page)
(Feature Image: Anna Duggar Instagram)