Wednesday morning, NARAL posted what they thought was the most clever takedown of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh yet -- a GIF calling him "Brett" with a caption that alluded to his "frat boy" life at Yale, and their firm commitment not to allow "five MEN" to overturn precious "super-precedent" Roe v. Wade.
"We'll be DAMNED if we're going to let five MEN—including some frat boy named Brett—strip us of our hard-won bodily autonomy and reproductive rights," NARAL Tweeted, adding, "#StopKavanaugh #SaveRoe."
The Tweet didn't get the response NARAL anticipated. For starters, as the Internet quickly reminded the abortion rights organization, Roe v. Wade was decided by seven men, so Supreme Court's gender makeup seems to have little to do with whether they plan on preserving a tenuous Constitutional "right to privacy" found in the "penumbras and emanations" of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, which might generally include the "right" to control one's own reproduction by ending the life of one's own child.
That moment someone reminds you that 7 men decided Roe... pic.twitter.com/AttJugwTMM— Brittany Hughes (@RealBrittHughes) July 11, 2018
I know you’re not that smart, but Roe was actually decided by 7 men.— DB (@thenegativefan) July 11, 2018
So it was okay for men to have an opinion when it was in your favor? Bringing the sex of the justices into your argument makes you look immature. Besides, you always had reproductive right. If you didn’t want to reproduce, you didn’t do the things that reproduce humans.— Avery Holt (@WatermelonJim) July 11, 2018
But NARAL's apparent lack of knowledge when it comes to the Supreme Court decision that is largely responsible for their entire existence was only mistake among many. Others reminded NARAL that, according to their own list of beliefs, gender is fluid -- so why would anyone lock a Supreme Court justice into being male or female?
And then there's the little matter of "frat boy" "Brett."
"Some frat boy named Brett"? He's a sitting judge. You look ridiculous https://t.co/vdWCeN3BIV— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair (@senatorshoshana) July 11, 2018
“some frat boy named Brett” https://t.co/qZFNhGbPbY— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 11, 2018
Way to make this awkward, NARAL. That "Brett" has been sitting on a Federal bench for over a decade. As for the "frat boy" part, well, it seems NARAL wants to make some sort of tenuous connection between Brett Kavanaugh and sexual assault, since connecting college co-eds to a national epidemic of rape seems to be the primary focus of modern feminism.
'Fratboy'? I'd tell NARAL to grow up, but they're literally against that sort of thing. https://t.co/B5nT3weajm— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) July 11, 2018
Someone got owned, but it wasn't Brett Kavanaugh.