When I read elsewhere that Gabby Giffords was on a ‘Protect All Women tour,’ I assumed it was a snarky joke. Who besides cisgender patriarchal white male jerks would ever think all women need protection? Surely at least some of them are capable of protecting themselves. Right? I mean, I know some women and would step in to lend a hand if they needed it, but …
Women around here tend to know how to use guns.
So…a “Protect All Women” tour? Some gun writer just made that up to be snarky, right?
Giffords’ organization that she created earlier this year, the Protect All Women Leadership Network, hosted the fifth day of her Protect All Women tour in Tempe at the O’Connor House.
Giffords is in the midst of traveling to nine states in nine days, also visiting Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington.
“We can lead the way,” said Giffords in her speech before opening up the discussion. “We stand for common sense. … We stand for responsibility. We can change our laws. We can win elections. Please join your voice with mine.”
Whatever happened to those annoying “have it all” women from the ’70′s & ’80′s? They were far preferable to the ones progressives are turning out these days, who seem so fragile that merely the thought of a guy like me will cause them to shatter like a crystal figurine of a…I dunno, crystal figurine. Or something.
Shit. What I’m trying to say is, I’ll help if you want, but screw you if you’re too special to protect yourself. And I’ll be dipped in liquid dog shit before I’ll make myself helpless just so you can ‘feel safe.’