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Miss USA the Terrible Terrible Equalist - Polecat Cast 113

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A Woman Gets Yelled At For Saying She’s an Equalist… for the 129th Time
Polecat Cast – May 16th, 2017


            Dear Honey Badgers… dear fans listening to our show… how many times have you heard this story before? A woman is asked if she considers herself a feminist and responds with some variation of “no, I’m an equalist/egalitarian.” Following this, legions of online slacktivists - without any capacity for self-reflection - criticize said woman for saying feminists are anti-men.

            Yeah? So you’ve heard about this before? Let’s talk about it again for the 129th time. Kara McCullough, from D.C. was crowned the new Miss U.S.A. last Sunday. Now, to all the gentlemen in the audience… tell me if this doesn’t sound like your dream woman: 25, naturally curly black hair, nuclear scientist, a great body AND is capable of individual thought by saying she’s not a feminist?

            I mean… SIGN ME UP. However, naturally… because she decided to make her thoughts on feminism known (plus her thoughts on why healthcare is, in her view, a privilege), every newspaper in America had to write about this terrible slight against her gender.

            If you type in Kara McCullough’s name into Google you’ll find titles like the following:

SALON – Miss USA Kara McCullough thinks unemployed shouldn’t have health care
PEOPLE – Miss USA Kara McCullough sparks controversy for her stance on health care
CNN – Miss USA: Health care ‘a privilege,’ not a right
(Linda Stasi) NY Daily News – Brainiac Miss USA Kara McCullough says some really idiotic things

            You get the point. Naturally, following all of this, Kara did a complete reversal on her health care stance the following day, saying that health care is actua