Via my friend Mary, this New York Times interview with Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a hot mess on many counts, but this just takes the fucking cake:
Do you notice a difference between young women and women our age in their excitement about Hillary Clinton? Is there a generational divide? Here's what I see: a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided.OH HELL NO.
If there's COMPLACENCY regarding repro rights, it's in the Democratic Party, most of whose members won't even say the word "abortion" aloud.
If Debbie Wasserman Schultz is concerned about COMPLACENCY, she could try telling her party to stop being afraid of the word abortion.
Does Debbie Wasserman Schultz not think it's COMPLACENT to be the ostensibly pro-choice party without prioritizing erosion of access?
COMPLACENCY is letting Roe become an empty statute because your party treats abortion like something necessary but icky.
COMPLANCY is the motherfucking Hyde Amendment. (And the Helms amendment.)
COMPLACENCY is a national party effectively treating abortion access like a state's rights issue.
COMPLACENCY is a national party that claims to be pro-choice not doing anything meaningful to address anti-choice terrorism.
COMPLACENCY is leaving pro-choice activism to individual activists up against a funded movement and then calling those activists complacent.
I was born after Roe. I am anything but fucking complacent. I really don't think most of the members of the Democratic Party can say the same.
I'll tell ya this: I am pretty goddamn complacent about donating to Democrats.