Rose McGowan has been championing women’s rights and issues for years, and — in recent weeks — her efforts and bravery sparked what feels like a revolution of sorts for victims of harassment and assault everywhere. This cultural dialogue was long overdue, and we will be forever grateful.
However, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention how McGowan’s recent tweet to Ellen DeGeneres unfortunately missed the mark — especially in a time when intersectional feminism is more important than ever.
Earlier this month, DeGeneres tweeted out a response to Mississippi’s recent approval of laws that allow medical practitioners to refuse service and treatment of LGBTQ+ patients due to “religious objections.”
Right now in Mississippi, gay people can be refused service, and trans people can be refused treatment. Mississippi, you deserve better.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 7, 2017
McGowan responded to the tweet in a post of her own, writing,
“Right now in America, birth control is being taken away&abortion is almost illegal. Speak for women as well plz. Huge platform.”
Right now in America,birth control is being taken away&abortion is almost illegal. Speak for women as well plz. Huge platform. https://t.co/PqBNhSb237— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 7, 2017
Many Twitter users were quick to point out the problem with McGowan’s comment and logic.
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