Who saw this coming?
The most recent episode of NBC’s comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live admitted that feminists can be pro-life while cracking some jokes about the recent Women’s March.
“The Women’s March in Washington was held today…” the comedian began in the “Weekend Update” bit. “It was an amazing show of support for feminism. But some feminist groups were actually asked not to march because of their pro-life views. Which raises the question, what makes a feminist a feminist? It’s confusing.”
He added a bit later in the skit: “A feminist is really just someone who believes in equal rights for women, and that’s easy to get behind. That is, until you see an actual feminist screaming into a cop’s face wearing a homemade uterus hat, and you’re like, ‘Oh, there are levels to this.'”
Three things to notice here:
1) He admitted that a feminist group could be pro-life.
2) He used the term “pro-life,” rather than “anti-choice” or “anti-abortion.”
3) He was willing to make light of some of the more extreme participants at the pro-abortion Women’s March.
Not something you’d normally expect from the main stream media!
Here’s a video of the bit (warning: there is bad language and crude humor):
[See also: 5 Feminist Pioneers Who Were Against Abortion]