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Conservative Blogger Thinks Feminists Too Ugly to Get Dates, Will Cut Men's Penises. Seriously.

Erick Erickson, the conservative blogger and founder of RedState, finally gets why pro-choice groups blasted CBS for airing Focus on the Family's anti-choice ad yesterday: it's because feminists are too ugly to get dates, of course. Erickson, who is preternaturallygood-looking, tweeted during the Super Bowl, "That's it?!?! That's what the feminazis were enraged over? Seriously?!? Wow. That's what being too ugly to get a date does to your brain." Oh, and you know what else? They should get back in the kitchen! Yeah! "Thus ends the credibility of all pro-abortion groups. Thanks Mrs. Tebow for that. Ugly feminists return to their kitchens." The conservative blogger, clearly determined to wedge every cartoon anti-feminist smear from the 70s into a great illustration of why booze and social media don't mix, continued "That's not smog in Miami. It's bras burning from the sheer stupidity of the pro-abortion crowd's reaction to the Tebow ad." What will all those crazy, ugly feminists do next, to occupy all the empty time not spent on dates? What they do best: castrate. "Next the feminist groups will lash out at all the commercials praising manly men. They'll trot out Lorena Bobbit to spade/neuter your man." So there's Erick Erickson's take on the role of women in the public sphere. Wonder if conservative women bloggers, who love to decry the occasional mysogonistic misstep from the left, will have something to say about this. Probably, right? As far as the Tebow ad; didn't that pretty much shake out the way everyone expected? I don't think anyone actually thought Pam Tebow would march on screen waving around a pickled fetus to the sound of crying babies; the networks are way to cowardly for the grislier elements of the anti-choice message. Instead we got cutesy, sitcom hijinks (oh Tim!) -- a far more effective vehicle for anti-abortion propaganda, since it so clearly masks one of the most important facts of the controversy: that Pam Tebow made a choice; a right she seeks to deny other women. But mostly I'm pissed because I can't get a date. h/t Media Matters.