Ah, word choice. That tiny detail, that ruiner of political careers, those Fruedian slips that often cause us to reveal our innermost feelings despite our best efforts to hide them. Here's a perfect example.
In a recent fundraising post on Facebook piggybacking off Hollywood director Joss Whedon’s support of abortion, Planned Parenthood tried – and miserably failed – to tie in a feminism-forward reference to Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, an incredibly popular ‘90s era show that taught little girls that they, too, could be superheroes.
Unfortunately, word choice isn’t the abortion giant’s strong game. In a gruesomely ironic display of tactlessness clearly meant to push girl power or something, the group openly encouraged young girls to “Watch. Share. Slay."
"If there's anything we've learned from Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, The Avengers) over the years, it's this — every single one of us has a hero inside; and it's our responsibility to use our superpowers to slay," Planned Parenthood said, encouraging young girls to get on board the P'hood Train and promote abortion rights.
"That's how we slay. That's how we win," the group added.
That's how we slay. Planned Parenthood literally just said it’s great to slay.
That obviously thoughtless reference to “vampire slaying” struck a bit too close to home for at least one social media user, who observed that a group that gets its funding from dismembering and forcibly removing unborn infants from the womb probably shouldn’t openly promote the "slaying" of anything, much less try to raise money off the practice.
Then again, this is Planned Parenthood we're talking about, here. When you make your profits off the mass slaughter of innocent, helpless tiny humans, you’re probably open to making other mistakes that further prove you have no soul to tell you otherwise.