Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Feminist 'Juno' Unfit For Any Family Award

Feminist 'Juno' Unfit For Any Family Award
By Phyllis Schlafly

"Juno," which won an Academy Award for best original screenplay, is a movie sure to delight feminists. The script answers "No" to the question posed in the title of Maureen Dowd's book, "Are Men Necessary?"

Juno is the name of a bratty 16-year-old girl (and I do mean "girl" because she's too immature to be called a woman). She finds herself in what the feminists call an unplanned pregnancy after initiating a loveless one-night incident with a classmate named Paulie.

After the sex, Juno ignores Paulie, treating him as a total irrelevancy. He has nothing to say about her predicament or her decision any more than any other classmate on the high school's cross country running team.

Juno's first response to her pregnancy is to head for the abortion clinic. She changes her mind after passing a pro-life activist carrying a sign and being told that the baby has "fingernails."
The existence of fingernails seems to be what motivated her to reject abortion. Even so, Juno never refers to what she is carrying as a baby; she always calls her unborn child an "it."

Juno makes her decisions solely on a whim. She doesn't permit her parents, or Paulie, or anyone else to have any input or advice about what she will do with the baby.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous cassie said...

Good article. You know, I never used to read PS, but she's getting better and better!

3:28 PM  
OpenID DocWashboard said...

It would seem to me that the woman never saw the movie.

3:25 PM  

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