Fox News Thinks Young Women Care More About Tinder Than Voting, Proving Why Most Young Women Are Democrats
Oh, Fox News. Do you ever shut up? A conversation about how women are voting in the fall midterms (Reminder: go vote on November 4!) once again veered into crazy territory yesterday when Kimberly Guilfoyle started ranting about how younger women “don’t get” larger, pertinent issues because “they’re not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortage, kids, community, crime, community, healthcare. They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world.”
She prefaced this rant by saying, “Young women on juries are not a good idea!” and finished with a joke about how she was just excusing young women so they could “go back on Tinder and Match.com.”
On behalf of women everywhere, young and old, I beg of you, Kimberly: SHUT THE F**K UP.
18-year-old Tavi Gevinson has produced three books, the website Rookie Magazine, and starred in movies and Broadway plays. 24-year-old Emma Watson just created a new feminist movement and spoke on the floor of the UN. 22-year-old Divya Nag founded a company that’s revolutionizing stem cell technology. 29-year-old Issa Rae is a gifted actress and writer who founded Color Creative to “increase opportunities for women and minority TV writers.”
15-YEAR-OLD MALALA YOUSAFZAI JUST WON THE MOTHERF**CKING NOBEL PRIZE.
Young women not only are focused on huge issues, they are pushing the world toward positive change. And you know what? They can do this while they check their Tinder profiles, thank you very much. This crazy narrative that young women are vapid and self-obsessed is harmful bullsh*t spewed by people too stupid to actually pay attention to the incredible work so many women are doing. If Fox News is baffled as to why young people don’t vote conservatively they should look in the mirror for the answer.